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Stephen Sideroff, PhD is an internationally recognized psychologist, consultant, and expert in addiction, resilience, optimal performance, neurofeedback, stress, and mental health. He is an assistant professor at UCLA and director of the Wallenberg Institute of Ethics. He is the founder and former Clinical Director of the Stress Strategies program of UCLA/Santa Monica Hospital and former Clinical Director of Moonview Treatment Center. Dr. Sideroff began his career studying and publishing research in conditioned aspects of addiction and was one of the first Postdoctoral Fellows of NIDA in 1976. He has helped establish innovative treatment approaches in addiction, psychosomatic medicine, optimal functioning, and attention deficit disorder in China, Europe, and the US. Dr. Sideroff was the creator and coordinator of the UCLA course in chemical dependency that he led for 30 years and was designed to satisfy the Board of Behavioral Health's certification in addiction for licensing in psychology. He has published groundbreaking research in the use of neurofeedback for addiction and on conditioned aspects of addiction. Dr. Sideroff has created a model of resilience that is presented in his book, The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success. He has adapted this model for recovery called, "resilient recovery." He has presented talks in addiction for the last 40 years.
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  • WCSAD is the only national addiction conference we exhibit at annually because it meets all of our objectives – more awareness, lead generation and networking.


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