• 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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Jared  Webber
MA

Jared Webber was brought up in a Pastor's home which had a positive influence on him in regards to providing quality care to clients. He has had over twenty years of experience in the counseling profession, beginning with his experience working in a wilderness program for a number of years outside of Atlanta, GA. Most of his other professional experience was in the Pittsburgh, PA, working with dual-diagnosis programs at Meier Clinics as well as with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is currently employed by an outpatient Methadone Clinic at Pinnacle Treatment Center. Webber received his Bachelor's degree from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, GA, and a Master's degree in Counseling and Development from West Virginia University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and has run seven marathons including the New York City Marathon. He has also ridden a bicycle across the United States with two other counselors working with at risk youth.