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.
Lawrence V. Tucker, MD
Lawrence V. Tucker, Medical Director of American Addiction
Center’s Laguna Beach Recovery Hospital, is a Newport Beach
psychiatrist. He is a Diplomate of the
American Board of Psychiatry and
Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine,
practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders including
attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, brain SPECT
imaging, as well as addictionology. He
is also a distinguished member of the International Society of Sports
Psychiatry. Dr. Tucker has worked extensively in the juvenile and adult justice
system in Los Angeles and California’s state run regional center. He has also worked in the community
with trouble children in foster care and group homes, who struggled with
addiction and/or mental illness.
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