• 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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Kim S. Slosman
LMHC, CRC

Kim S. Slosman, LMHC, CRC, received her master's of science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She currently is a research therapist at the Research Institute on Addictions at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has provided addiction and mental health counseling for adults in community mental health, private practice, and research settings. She supports young adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Asperger syndrome, and other autism spectrum disorders, with executive functioning instruction.