F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D., is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI), where he worked closely with Dr. Albert Ellis, running groups and workshops. He is the author of Am I Addicted: 64 Questions and Answers to Help You Change an Addictive or Semi-Addictive Behavior and Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques. In both, he advocates for a compassionate, 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 and SMART Recovery Therapy. He has conducted numerous workshops on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and SMART Recovery in the United States and internationally. He has worked at AEI for over 30 years, seeing clients with a wide variety of problems, including anxiety and mood disorders, impulse control, and relationship issues.