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F. Michler Bishop

F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D. is the Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI), where he worked closely with Dr. Ellis, running groups and workshops. He is the author of Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques and, most recently, a self-help book, Am I Addicted: 64 Questions and Answers to Help You Change an Addictive or Semi-Addictive Behavior (available on Amazon). In both, he advocates for an integrative, goal-focused approach, incorporating a variety of research-based treatment options. Dr. Bishop is past president of the Division of Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association and the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies. As national vice president of SMART Recovery®, he was instrumental in the development of SMART Recovery’s Four-Point Program. He has conducted numerous workshops on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and SMART Recovery in the United States and internationally. He is currently focusing on webinars, most recently for a group in Lima, Peru, in Spanish. He has worked at AEI for over thirty years, seeing clients with a wide variety of problems, including addictions, anxiety and mood disorders, and relationship issues.