• 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.


Paul R. Stasiewicz

Paul R. Stasiewicz received his PhD in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1989 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He currently is a senior research scientist and director of the Clinical Research Center, the outpatient chemical dependency clinic, at the Research Institute on Addictions at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research in addictions is focused on the development and evaluation of interventions for individuals with alcohol problems.