Jeffrey D. Roth

Jeffrey D. Roth, MD is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is an addictions psychiatrist and group psychotherapist.

Lect. Roth’s research and work efforts include integrating the understanding of substance addictions and process addictions (food, money, sex), recognizing the role of family dynamics in perpetuating addiction or furthering recovery, investigating the role of addictions in family violence and understanding the mechanism of action of mutual support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon.

He uses experiential learning methods like group relations conferences to understand addiction and other dysfunctional dynamics such as workplace bullying and helps integrate the use of group psychotherapy and mutual support groups for recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors.

He graduated from Yale University Medical School and did his residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is certified in addictions medicine by the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM). He is the past-president of the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, a fellow of ASAM, of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and of the A. K. Rice Institute and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

He is the author of the book Group Psychotherapy and Recovery from Addiction: Carrying the Message (2004) and the editor of the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

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