• 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.

    Read More >>

  • 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.

    Read More >>

Sheri L.  Towe
PhD

Sheri L. Towe, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and postdoctoral associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute. She has specialized training in addiction and her current research focuses on studying the effects of substance use and HIV infection on decision making and cognitive functioning.