Tom Horvath, PhD., ABPP

Psychologist/Addiction Expert

Tom Horvath, Ph.D., is a California licensed and board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP). Dr. Horvath is the founder and CEO of Practical Recovery, a San Diego based self-empowering addiction treatment system. He is past president of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50), the world’s largest organization of addiction psychologists. He is the author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions, which is listed by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies as a “Self-Help Book of Merit.” He has been president of SMART Recovery, an international, non-profit, science-based, self-empowering addiction support group, for many years.

Professional Education

1975
B.A. in Liberal Arts

St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland

1981
Ph.D. Psychology

California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego

1990
Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)