• 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.


Rosemary S. Tisch

Rosemary Tisch is the author of numerous substance abuse prevention curriculums for children and families. She has conducted training programs throughout the world, and is an advisor and consultant to the National Drug Endangered Children Alliance, SAMHSA, and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. Ms. Tisch is the author of numerous evidence-based curriculums for high-risk populations: children of alcoholics/addicts, sexually active teens, individuals with learning differences, and those exposed in utero to alcohol and other drugs. She received her bachelor's degree in anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara, her master's degree in counseling psychology from Stanford University, and a master's degree in piano performance from College of Notre Dame.