This video is a conversation with Dr. Tom Horvath about the current state of SUD treatment and aspects of SMART Recovery. A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., is a California licensed and board certified clinical psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology). He has specialized in addictive problems since 1985. He is the founder and president of Practical Recovery Psychology Group, a self-empowering addiction treatment center in San Diego, past president of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50; the world’s largest organization of addiction psychologists), past president of the San Diego Psychological Association, and author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions (recognized as a “Self-Help Book of Merit” by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and in Self-Help That Works, edited by Norcross, Campbell, Grohol and Santrock).
He was adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego (10 years), and Alliant International University (9 years). For 20 years he was the volunteer president of SMART Recovery (established 1994), an international non-profit offering free, self-empowering, science-based mutual support groups for addressing any substance or activity problem. He is a fellow of the San Diego Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Psychological Association.
The opinions in CDP Staff Perspective blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science or the Department of Defense.
Jeff Mann, Psy.D., is a Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and is located at Naval Medical Center San Diego.