About Michael Ascher, MD
Michael Ascher is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and a candidate at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. His academic interests include addictions, family-inclusive treatment, and psychotherapy. His opinions on these matters have appeared in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Clinical Psychiatry News, Psychiatric Times and Psychiatric News. He was selected to receive the Dear Abby Fellowship from the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (2011). He frequently lectures to both professional and lay audiences and enjoys the collaborative process. He is passionate about mental health advocacy and working with his patients in their search for overall health, growth, and fulfilling relationships. He is available for consultation and training in the practice of Motivational Interviewing and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.