• 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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Carol  Teitelbaum
MFT

Since 1999 Carol Teitelbaum  has had a private practice in Rancho Mirage and offers individual and group counseling for trauma, mood disorders, anxiety reduction, stress reduction, grief, and marriage issues. 

Carol is past  President of  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Desert Chapter, She is a long time member of Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County and chairs the "It Happens to Boys" Project,  Coordinator of the Trauma Response Team for the Desert Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and  has been a workshop leader for a range of groups.

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