• 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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Gerald  Shulman
MA, MAC, FACATA

Gerald Shulman is a clinical psychologist, master addiction counselor, and fellow of the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators. He has been providing treatment or clinically or administratively supervising the delivery of care to alcoholics and drug addicts since 1962. He provides training and consulting in behavioral health, with an emphasis on the ASAM Criteria, of which he is an author, and the DSM-5, providing quality treatment in a managed care environment, moving to evidenced-based treatment, assessment, pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders, customer service in behavioral health and older adults with substance use disorders. He was an author of the ASAM Supplement on Pharmacotherapy and a workgroup facilitator for two CSAT TIPs. He can be reached at GDShulman@aol.com.