• 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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Janice  Tsoh
PhD

Janice Tsoh, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and a practicing California-licensed psychologist at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Tsoh’s research program has focused on reducing health disparities, particularly in smoking cessation treatment for vulnerable populations with smoking prevalence remain disproportionately high. Her current research projects focus on identifying effective channels for delivering smoking cessation treatment and on developing culturally sensitive treatment approaches in community- and practice-based settings.