Michael S. Ascher, MD has been selected to receive the 2015 Jack Greenspan Award from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society (PPS).
This award is presented to a “psychiatrist who has been out of training for up to seven years and has established a private practice, who has excelled in preserving, protecting, and defending the practice of psychiatry in Pennsylvania or has made a substantial contribution to the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and/or organized psychiatry.”
Dr. Ascher, Clinical Associate in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, is clinically focused on addictive behaviors, harm reduction, and family-inclusive treatment. His research interests include the psychotherapy and pharmacology of addiction.
Dr. Ascher’s books include The Behavioral Addictions (Washington: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2015), Couples and Family Therapy in Clinical Practice, Fifth Edition (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), and Psychiatry Made Ridiculously Simple (Miami: MedMaster Publishing, 2015).
Dr. Ascher is scheduled to receive the Greenspan Award at the PPS’ annual Benjamin Rush Event on November 6, 2015.
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