• 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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Vic  Shaw
MTh

Vic Shaw, MTh is an author and master trainer with 38 years experience in the addicitons field. Prior to establishing counselor training programs in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and California, he worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Recently retired from his responsibilities as co-founder and Vice President of Operations for the Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies (DLCAS.com) the largest and oldest Internet-based addiciton counselor education program in the world, Vic maintains a private counseling practice focused on helping addicted persons and their families.