• 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.


  • 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.


Jodi  Star

A Consulting Psychiatrist with Seaside Palm Beach, Dr. Star is a clinician and academician in the field of Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychosomatic Medicine and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Star has taken part in numerous clinical trials and has conducted research in the areas of: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, and “hands on” psychotherapy methods for children, adolescents, and adults. 

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