• 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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Warren J. Wheatley
LCSW, DCSW

Currently the Clinical Director at Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas, NV. As a Clinical practitioner he specializes in Anger Management, Gambling Addiction, and PTSD issues. He has also spent time teaching at the University of Illinois School Of Social Work, and has worked closely with UNLV’s School of Social Work with MSW practicum students. He has also worked in administrative and clinical venues in psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse settings, and community based settings, and has had a private practice, working with various age populations and diagnoses in individual, couples, and group therapies, using CBT and REBT as primary modalities.