About the author
Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D., FPPR, has worked with the Jewish communities of the Greater New York area for more than two decades. He has been at the forefront of influencing the Jewish community to acknowledge and deal with the challenges it faces, including dating and relationship issues, substance and alcohol abuse, eating and other disorders relating to body image issues, and abuse. Dr. Salamon is a sought after speaker by synagogues, yeshivas, Jewish communal institutions and social organizations both in the United States and internationally. He is the author of many assessment tools including the Life Satisfaction Scale and the Addiction Dependency Scale, as well as the book Home or Nursing Home: Making the Right Choice. He has presented more than one hundred papers at national and international conferences. Dr. Salamon is the founder and director of the Adult Developmental Center, Inc., and ADC Psychological Services, PLLC, a comprehensive psychological consulting practice in Hewlett, NY. He empowers individuals and families to cope with the various psychological challenges that arise throughout the life span. Among his areas of specialization are substance abuse and alcoholism counseling, crisis management, child, family, and marital counseling, therapeutic interventions, and gerontology. Dr. Michael Salamon received his doctorate in psychology from Hofstra University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Section, and a board-certified Diplomate-Fellow Prescribing Psychologists’ Register. He is also Co-Chair of the Professional Advisory Board of PTACH.