• 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.


Barbara  Theodosiou

Barbara Theodosiou is the founder of The Addict’s Mom, a national organization dedicated to helping mothers of addicted children. She also speaks before groups and in schools on addiction and public relations. She has produced highly successful events with hundreds of attendees, featuring well-known motivational and business speakers like Senator Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Tom Antion, Stephen Pierce, Debbie Allen, Craig Duswalt, Maurice DiMino, Tracy Repchuk, and Les Brown. Barbara is a respected and sought after media guest who has appeared on many media outlets, and was named “Top 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County 2009" and was the recipient of the " 2013 Behavioral Health Advocacy Award."