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.
Cindy Westcott, Clinical Director of Milestones has over 29
years experience as clinical social worker, including 22 years in private
practice as founder of The Psychological Trauma and Wellness Center of Memphis.
She has also developed and facilitated inpatient speciality programs for
suicide prevention and for the treatment of complicated grief and PTSD for
three different hospitals.
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