• 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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John M.  Thorp
MD

Dr. Thorp is the McAllister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and the vice chair for research. He is a professor of maternal and child health, division director of women’s primary healthcare, deputy director for the Center for Women’s Health Research, and the executive medical director for the UNC Horizons Program. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal and fetal medicine. Dr. Thorp is a highly successful research scientist, and has published over three hundred peer-reviewed journal articles to date.