Patricia A. O’Gorman, Ph.D.

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Patricia A. O’Gorman, Ph.D.

Patricia A. O’Gorman, Ph.D. is an author and Clinical Psychologist with expertise in substance abuse, psychological trauma, and resilience, and co-chairs the Medical and Addiction workgroup, for the APA COVID Psychology Task Force.

Dr. O’Gorman is currently the consulting psychologist for both the Merkel Veterans Residence and the Rose Hill Adolescent Residential Treatment Program of St. Joseph’s Addiction and Treatment and Recovery Centers in Saranac Lake, NY. 

Dr. O’Gorman formerly served as director of the Division of Prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), was a co-founder of The National Association for Children of Addiction, where she serves on the Advisory Board, is chairperson of the Advisory Board of Horses Healing Hearts, and secretary of the board of the Sober St. Patrick’s Day Foundation. She has also held leadership positions in eradicating sexual violence and promoting child welfare.

A professional speaker who is known for her warm and funny presentations, Dr. O’Gorman is the author and co-author of 10 books,  including: The Girly Thoughts 10 Day Detox, The Resilient Woman,  Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting, The Lowdown on Families Who Get High, and Self-Parenting in the Age of COVID-19 (in press). Learn more at 

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