International Bipolar Foundation and Practical Recovery hosted a free mental health event on Of Mind and Men: Mental Health, Addiction and Hope, with keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Jensen and moderator, Dr. Tom Horvath.
Dr. Tom Jensen graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCSD with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. After obtaining his degree in Medicine from UCLA, Jensen did his residency at UCSD followed by a Child Psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University. Throughout his career, Dr. Jensen was a department chair, has written several medical articles, has been interviewed by news and radio, spoken to over 100 different organizations, was President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, held positions as both assistant and associate professor and has received several awards including the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Distinguished Fellow and a Special Presidential Commendation from the APA.
Tom Horvath, Ph.D., a board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP), earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, and a Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego. After serving as an active duty Navy psychologist, in 1985 he founded Practical Recovery, which offers a self-empowering alternative to 12-step addiction treatment, including residential treatment, sober living, and outpatient services. Dr. Horvath is a past president and fellow of the San Diego Psychological Association, past president of the Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50) of the American Psychological Association, the long-standing president of SMART Recovery, and a board member of Moderation Management and Faces and Voices of Recovery. He is author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions, and a co-author (with Beck, Liese, and Newman) of the forthcoming Cognitive Therapy of Addiction (2nd ed.).
An evening of education and awareness concerning men’s mental health and addiction issues.