• 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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Sonnee  Weedn
PhD

Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Novato, CA. In addition to her psychology practice, Dr. Weedn provides continuing education and training programs for mental health professionals. Having studied with many leaders in behavioral/mental health care, as well as wisdom keepers from many traditions, Dr. Weedn applies traditional wisdom to a dynamic format. Since 2004, she has provided in-depth psychological assessments of patients at chemical dependency treatment centers. Her reports and recommendations guide individualized treatment planning and interventions designed to maximize treatment outcomes and guard against episodes of relapse.