• 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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Michael  Weiner
PhD, CAP, ICRC

Michael Weiner received his PhD in psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1970. He has taught at the University Of North Carolina At Greensboro and at The Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Weiner has been the director for assessments, education, and research at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches from 1999 through 2009 and clinical director at Seaside Palm Beach from 2009 to 2013. He continues to be engaged with Seaside alumni, research, staff, and professional education.