• 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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Janae B. Weinhold
PhD, LPC

Author of numerous books on developmental psychology, including Breaking Free of the Codependency Trap, The Flight From Intimacy, Healing Developmental Trauma, and Developmental Trauma: The Game Changer in the Mental Health Profession. She draws from her own life experiences and 30 years in private practice helping individuals, couples and families heal early childhood trauma. She trains mental health professionals in trauma-informed care, is Dean and Core Faculty at the Intercultural Open University Foundation’s doctoral program, co-directs the Colorado Professional Development Center in Colorado Springs, and has served as a trainer, consultant and supervisor for mental health professionals in Ukraine since 1994.