• 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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Ethlie Ann Vare

Writer/producer Ethlie Ann Vare has helped shape such popular television shows as Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Adventure Inc., aand the Jane Doe mystery movies on the Hallmark Channel.  She has written everything from CSI to VIP.  A former rock journalist, Ethlie also worked in from of the camera as a "music gossip" on E! Entertainment Television.  Yet, surprisingly, she is an award-winning historian, whose books and lectures about female inventors are lauded worldwide.

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