Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She currently serves Rock to Recovery, a music therapy based addiction and trauma treatment group, as Science and Research Chair on their board of directors and is writing a book on the power of music therapy with their founder, Wesley Geer. Previously, she was the Senior Addiction Research Fellow and Director of Addiction Research for Cliffside Malibu, an addiction treatment center based in Malibu, California. Her research centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes among addicts and the mentally ill. Dr. Scharff is coauthor of the Amazon.com best-selling book, Ending Addiction for Good and the award-winning poetry book Meeting God at Midnight. She regularly travels the world speaking, teaching and advocating for compassionate health practices that destigmatize mental health problems. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Scharff is a novelist and equestrian who spends time with a half-Arabian gelding named Cody.
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