• 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.


  • 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.


Shaina K. Zura

Shaina K. Zura, LCSW, has fourteen years of experience in mental and behavioral health services. As part of the senior management team with HealthRIGHT 360, she specializes in the use of holistic, strengths-based approaches in her role as managing director of San Diego County. Zura partners with clients, participants, and multidisciplinary staff to generate successful and sustainable change which best meets individualized needs in dynamic, supportive treatment settings.