Thomas G. Beley, PhD, LCSW has over twenty five years of experience in the field of addictions and mental health where he has excelled both as an expert clinician and an organizational leader. He has been responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of innovative treatment programs specializing in substance use and mental health disorders. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany, his MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and his PhD from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. He also has extensive post-graduate training in systems theory and therapy from the Georgetown Family Center in Washington, D.C., currently known as the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. His area of expertise has focused on program development addressing the integration of neurobiology, behavior, and healing into the recovery process regardless of the disorder. He is also the author of the book Beyond Addiction: Making Recovery More Effective.