• 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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Candice  Stewart-Sabin

Candice Stewart-Sabin is a licensed psychologist and currently employed by the Veterans Administration Health Care system in Palm Harbor, FL.  The majority of her career has been providing clinical and consulting services for American Indian and Alaska Native People. She is one of the developers and authors of the "Walking in Beauty on the Red Road" manual. This is a model that promotes the integration of AI/AN traditional ways and healing into the treatment of addiction and mental health services.  She has dedicated her career to promoting the importance of clinicians providing culturally responsive services.