• 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.


Stephen  Tutler
BA (Fall 2013)

 Currently a full-time student at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida majoring in English, Stephen is an intern with Counselor: The Magazine for Addictions Professionals and assists in the editorial department of Health Communications, Inc. He is supplementing his student income as a part-time delivery driver and is a United States Marine Corps veteran with a strong work ethic and self-discipline. 

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