• 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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Joseph B Stone

Joseph B. Stone is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet (Anmsakipipikuni) tribe with Sioux (Lakota) and Chippewa (Turtle Mountain) descendency. He is licensed psychologist and substance abuse counselor and Director of Kinuk Sisakta Consultation, Training, and Research. Behavioral health and the health of indigenous peoples is not just his job. It is his passion and his mission and it is an honor to serve his tribal relatives.