• 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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Manuel  Villacorta
MS, RD, CSSD

Manuel Villacorta, the founder of Eating Free, is one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country, he is a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Manuel's San Francisco-based practice, MV Nutrition (where he developed Eating Free), has served thousands of people and received two consecutive "Best Bay Area Dietitian" awards (2009 and 2010) from the San Francisco Chronicle and Citysearch. He has been a spokesperson for statewide health campaigns such as the "California Latino 5-A-Day Program" and "Got Milk. Villacorta's easy-to-understand teachings, alongside his strong bilingual fluency in English and Spanish, have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on both local and national television and radio, and in articles in print publications and online.

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