• 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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Bob  Tyler
BA, LAADC, CADC II, ICADC

Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC, CADC II, ICADC, has been working in recovery since 1990. He is currently owner of Bob Tyler Recovery Services (counseling, consulting, writing), was past president of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), authored the book Enough Already! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and teaches at Loyola Marymount University Extension. His website is www.bobtyler.net.