• 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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Jeff  Wilbee

Jeff Wilbee is the Executive Director of the Canadian Addictions Certification Federation and operates a consulting and speaking business called Discovering Recovery. He is Past President of IC&RC and currently chairs the organization’s International and Cultural Affairs Committee. IC&RC protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. Incorporated in 1981, the organization represents 40,000 professionals and 75 member boards, including 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and all branches of the U.S. military. Members also include 22 countries and six Native American areas.

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