• 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.


Faye S Taxman

Faye S Taxman, PhD, is a University Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Program at George Mason University. Dr. Taxman is recognized for her work in the development of the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice with other service delivery systems, as well as reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and organizational change models. She conducted a multi-level organizational survey of the correctional and drug treatment systems to examine the utilization of evidence-based practice in correctional and drug treatment settings and the factors that affect the adoption of science based processes and interventions. She has several studies that examine the efficacy of various models of technology transfer and processes to integrate treatment and supervision. In one study, she explores the use of contingency management and incentive systems for drug-involved offenders. 

Her work covers the breadth of the correctional system from jails and prisons to community corrections and adult and juvenile offenders. She has had three R01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and one cooperative agreement. She has also received funding from the National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Corrections and Bureau of Justice Assistance for her work. She has active “laboratories” with her eighteen-year agreement with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and four year agreement with the Virginia Department of Corrections. She is the senior author of "Tools of the Trade: A Guide to Incorporating Science into Practice," a publication of the National Institute on Corrections which provides a guidebook to implementation of science-based concepts into practice. She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Experimental Criminology and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. She has published articles in Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency,Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Drug Issues, Alcohol and Drug Dependence, andEvaluation and Program Planning. She received the University of Cincinnati award from the American Probation and Parole Association in 2002 for her contributions to the field. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology and a member of the Correctional Services Accreditation Panel (CSAP) of England. In 2008, the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections recognized her as Senior Scholar. She has a PhD from Rutgers University-School of Criminal Justice and a BA from University of Tulsa.