• 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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Kenneth  Thompson
MD, FASAM

Dr. Thompson has worked in the field of addiction medicine for over 24 years and is currently the Medical Director of Caron Treatment Centers. He has been involved in the care and follow-up of professionals for much of his career. He is certified by, and a Fellow of, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and a Past President of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and was instrumental in the development and opening of the Florida Recovery Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine’s first addiction treatment facility. His special interests include treatment of healthcare professionals, chronic pain and addiction, spirituality, and the therapeutic and diagnostic value of step work.

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