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.
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.
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