Negotiating With Ourselves

August 12, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I contend that the outcome of a given treatment episode is often determined right at the outset, based on why the clients is in treatment in the first place.

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The Motivated Reasoning Paradox

November 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

A better approach is to seek out the motivation behind the belief.

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Cannabis Treatment

July 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…we should be looking at modifying our historical approach to the addicted cannabis client, away from emphasis on legal consequences and mandated compliance, and towards a more patient-centered model.

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Don’t Forget Denial

February 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It seems to me that it’s entirely possible for one person to be lying, ambivalent, and in denial at the same time.

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Drug Testing

October 27, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

If you’re not careful, the whole thing turns into an endless game of cat-and-mouse, that leads nowhere.

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Three Challenges

September 15, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Like a stroke patient who suddenly finds himself needing to relearn basic skills that were once automatic, it may require a level of personal commitment unseen for many years.

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What is Trauma?

August 25, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

The practitioner’s job is to tease apart the clinical picture to identify likely contributors to focus on in treatment.

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Changing the Tipping Point

November 23, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Try thinking of recovery as a learning process based in experience rather than the acquisition of information.

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Practice or Practitioner?

August 13, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The therapist’s faith in the approach appears to be more important than the approach itself.

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Customer Satisfaction: Group vs. Individual

June 11, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

This is not about results. It’s about attention. Our clients want to feel as if somebody’s actually listening to them.

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