• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.

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  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.

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Shauna L. Shapiro
PhD

Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, licensed clinical psychologist, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. Dr. Shapiro has conducted extensive clinical research investigating the effects of mindfulness training across a wide range of populations and has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters. She lectures and leads mindfulness training programs internationally on the growing applications of mindfulness in psychology, health care, education and law. 

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