• 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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Sumenjeet  Virdee

She began her tenure with Evolve Treatment Centers as the Primary Therapist at the Sunset Hill facility in Bel Air, CA and is currently Evolve’s Director of Clinical Outreach.  She is a psychologist with over a decade of experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, and families. While completing her doctorate, she helped develop and create a teen program for inner city youth in East Los Angeles, providing culturally sensitive individualized intensive therapy and specialized psycho-education for the teens and their families. Sumen has worked with at-risk youth and provided individual, group sessions and psychological assessment for dual diagnosis adolescents and their families.