Dr. Ross Fishman
Advisory BoardRoss Fishman, Ph.D., CGP is a New York State licensed psychologist. He is co-founder and President of Innovative Health Systems, an outpatient substance use disorder clinic in White Plains, NY which was established in 1985. Following a post-doctoral fellowship and instructorship in the Department of Psychiatry of Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, he served as Director of Evaluation at the Bureau of Alcoholism Services, NYC Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Fishman later served as the Director of Education and Training at the National Council on Alcoholism, New York City Affiliate. He has served as voluntary faculty in the departments of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College and New York Medical College. For many years he was on the affiliate medical staff at Rye Psychiatric Center in Rye, NY. Dr. Fishman holds the American Psychological Association's Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcoholism and Other Psychoactive Substances and is a member of the Addiction Division of the New York Sate Psychological Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He volunteers in his community as a member and past chair of the Town of Greenburgh Police/Community Advisory Committee, as the substance use disorder specialist on a federal prevention grant to the Village of Ardsley and as a member of Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s Opioid Study Group. Dr. Fishman, author of Alcohol and Alcoholism, Chelsea House Publications, is a frequent speaker on opioid dependence treatment and the opioid crisis; harm reduction psychotherapy; and divorce contemplation, a new approach to divorce prevention.