• 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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Suzanne  Spencer

Suzanne Spencer is executive director of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force. She brings leadership and a steadfast commitment to both the community and the vulnerable population served by the Drug Task Force. She has a ten-year history in the nonprofit sector, specializing in administration, communication, special events, fundraising, and leadership.

Suzanne’s accomplishments include serving as board member of the Inner Circle Network, as well as previous roles on the advisory board for the Florida Association of Recovery Residences, and the Ethics Committee. She is working towards a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Suzanne is certified as a recovery support specialist and peer support specialist.