• 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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Kacy  Silverstein
MEd, NCC

Kacy has 10 years experience in body-centered psychotherapy and joined ILC as Director of Business Development. Kacy’s approach to business development is strongly influenced by her clinical work with individuals impacted by addiction, trauma, and other life stressors. She received both a BA in Anthropology and a MEd in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University and has completed almost 10 years of advanced training in body-centered psychotherapy, mindfulness based practices, and the treatment of trauma. As a trainer and consultant, Kacy has taught extensively on such topics as transpersonal psychology, the impact of trauma on victims of sexual and domestic violence, and trauma-informed care for girls and women.