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Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, CEO for Sovereign Health, to Present on Measurement-Based Care at the ‘Freud meets Buddha: Mindfulness, Trauma and Process Addictions’ Conference in Chicago

San Clemente, Calif. — March 8, 2017 — Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is proud to announce that Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, will be presenting on Measurement-Based Care (MBC), the practice of basing clinical care on client data collected throughout treatment, at the “Freud meets Buddha: Mindfulness, Trauma and Process Addictions” conference. Dr. Sharma’s presentation, “Using Measurement-Based Care to Enhance Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment,” is effective in treating addiction, yet it is grossly underused and misunderstood as a standard of care in substance use disorder treatment. The presentation, hosted by the Summit for Clinical Excellence, will be given at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North on Friday, March 10, from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Central Standard Time.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. is in the midst of an addiction crisis. To address this national emergency, healthcare professionals nationwide must adopt strategies proven to combat substance use in their patients, and MBC is considered a core component of numerous evidence-based practices, has transtheoretical and transdiagnostic relevance with broad reach across clinical settings, provides insight into treatment progress, highlights ongoing treatment targets, reduces symptom deterioration and improves patient outcomes.

Dr. Tonmoy Sharma has been recognized with numerous awards, honors and grants for his work in advancing mental health and its treatment in the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia. He is a prolific researcher and scientist as well as the author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and five books on schizophrenia and mental illness. Dr. Sharma has served on numerous editorial boards, acted as peer reviewer for 14 international medical journals, and has been on various advisory boards governing the development of antipsychotics. He currently co-hosts KABC 790 AM’s “In Your Right Mind,” a cutting-edge, weekly radio show that covers various topics in behavioral health.

Sovereign Health currently operates nine treatment facilities in five states: California, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah. The facilities are licensed in accordance with the regulations of the state where the facility is located. Sovereign facilities have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation available in the behavioral health field.

About Sovereign Health

Sovereign Health’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.

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