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.
Sydney SmithMS, LPC
She is a PhD Candidate, and is the founder of RISE Center
for Recovery in Las Vegas, NV, an intensive outpatient treatment Program for
problem gamblers and their families.
Devoting 15 years to the counseling field, she has spent the majority of
her career working with co-occurring disorders as a substance abuse and
gambling addiction therapist practicing in both inpatient and outpatient
settings. Her expertise resides in the treatment of problem gamblers and their
families. In collaboration with UCLA Psychiatry Department, she and her
affiliates are conducting research focused on empirically based treatment of
spouses and families of problem gamblers.
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