UCLA Dual Diagnosis Providers
Meet the Doctors And Staff
In order for recovery from addiction to be successful, the treatment plan must meet the unique needs of each recovering addict. If the person also suffers from ADHD, depression or other mood disorders, and/or an anxiety disorder, the treatment plan must simultaneously address the symptoms, causes, and consequences of all conditions. This can be difficult to accomplish in an addiction-treatment environment that does not employ full-time psychiatrists.
The UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program has a staff of board-certified psychiatrists and other addiction medicine professionals. Trained at top institutions, our experts provide exceptional care to patients who are enrolled in the program. To set up an evaluation or get more information, contact the program administrator today.
Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA
The founder and director of the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program, Dr. Schiffman completed his residency in psychiatry at UCLA after earning MD and MBA degrees from USC. He also received a Master’s Degree in linguistics from UCLA.
His research interests include investigation of novel psychotropic compounds, clinical psychopharmacology, and microbiology, and he has authored numerous scientific papers in these fields.
Dr. Schiffman developed the curriculum used at the Dual Diagnosis Program which employs a combination of individual and group therapies as well as medication management and psychoeducation. In addition to directing the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program, Dr. Schiffman is also a columnist for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
Andrew Halladay is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Sociology, earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and received a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. Andrew has worked with individuals who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, and specializes in treatment for sex addiction and sexual compulsivity. He combines his psychodynamic training with a recovery-based, twelve-step approach. After training at the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles for two years, he became a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association (LAGPA)
- Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
- Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA)
Michael L. Stroud, MA, LMFT
Michael received his M.A. in psychology from Antioch University. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Chinese Studies.
He specialize in working with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, anxiety, stress, addiction, eating disorders, relationship and family issues, career focus and problems and spiritual crisis. His work with clients is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic and Rogerian therapy, Jungian therapy and training in mindfulness.
He is a mindfulness meditation instructor at lnsightLA . He completed lnsightLA's professional practicum in MBSR, has trained with MBSR creator Jon Kabat-Zinn, and have co-taught numerous classes on mindfulness at lnsightLA and elsewhere.
He is certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) by UCSD Medical School, and trained with cognitive psychologist Zindel Segal, one of MBCT's founders. He also completed training in Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention with Sarah Bowen and Neha Chawla, part of the original research team that developed it at the University of Washington.
James E. Rosser, LCSW
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Administrative Director, ECT Services
Director of UCLA Partial Hospital Programs
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA