• 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.


  • 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.


Sharon  Wegscheider-Cruse

Founding Chairperson of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) and founder of Onsite Workshops, Sharon has brought hope and healing to millions as an author, counselor, trainer, consultant, and lecturer. She has written 18 books translated into 13 languages, and broke ground and fostered a movement with her works, including Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family, Learning to Love Yourself, and Family Reconstruction: The Living Theatre Model. Her new book is Becoming a Sage: Discovering Life’s Lessons, One Story at a Time.