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  • Article: In Partner Abuse journal: “Guiding as Practice: Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Work With Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence” (you can find a copy of this under the “pdf” tab above). For a free copy of the entire journal, please go here.

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New Work Coming in 2012
  • E-pamphlets are coming in 2012 on various conversations about change. If there’s a particular change you’d like to see information about - for yourself or clients - please let me know!

  • Blog: Join me and special guests each month as we discuss timely subjects on recovery, addiction and other behavior changes, trauma and other mental conditions, harm reduction, and drug policy Read here and on Facebook.

  • CLAS grant (through Ontrack): if your non-profit agency is in California and is looking for free training in a variety of areas connected with cultural and linguistic needs, please consider technical assistance from me or other trainers through www.getontrack.org. Just complete the TA application online and enter my name under “trainer!” Remember, it’s free to you!!
About Responsible Recovery

What if there was a way to feel better about your work, burn-out less and improve your outcomes.  What would you say?  Are you curious?

  • Responsible Recovery offers behavioral health counseling & coaching services for individuals and families, using traditional and non-traditional methods.

  • We offer training for practitioners, including Motivational Interviewing Coaching and Supervision.
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New Offerings

Consider becoming an MI trainer. It will put your career on the next level! MI trainers must receive supervision. Audiotaped role plays are submitted and telephonic supervision is conducted with conversation, interactive games, & role-play, to improve your MI skills. Courses are based on “The 8 Stages of Learning Motivational Interviewing” (Miller & Moyers, 2007). Private sessions are available to dramatically increase your skills!

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T.V. Appearance

Look for my appearance on the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series Penn & Teller’s Bullshit! The episode, "12 Stepping,", is now available on the Season 2 DVD. Click here to buy it


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What is gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment (GRTI)?

Gender-responsive* means any alcohol and other drugs treatment (AOD) that appreciates and specifically treats men, women, and all other genders as unique peoples requiring unique treatment. Trauma-informed treatment is any AOD treatment that is influenced by staff’s understanding of the impact of interpersonal violence (IPV) and victimization on an individual’s life and development. (Elliot, et al, 2005) 

*The State of California is specifically focusing on women’s treatment for GRTI services but we should remember that trauma and gender influence and affect more than just women.

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Treat people as if they are who they can be and you help them become who they're capable of being.
- Goethe

Other News


Buy It!

My book, “Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking and Screaming:  Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World” is finished!!  It is available now through the publisher and other major book retailers.

Buy an autographed copy with Paypal:

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