• 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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Stephen  Sideroff
PhD

Clinical Psychologist and internationally recognized expert in addiction, optimal performance, resilience, neurofeedback, and alternative approaches to stress and mental health. Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, as well as the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics. Former Clinical Director of the Stress Strategies program of UCLA/Santa Monica Hospital and the former Clinical Director of Moonview Treatment and Optimal Performance Center, His latest book, is titled The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success.