• 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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Julie  Stevens
MPS, LCDC-1, ACPS

Julie Stevens holds a Masters of Prevention Science degree and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern and an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist. With twenty-five years of experience in the prevention field, she currently serves as Executive Director of Williamson Council on Alcohol and Drugs near Austin. She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 1997. She is chair of IC&RC's Prevention Committee.