Joseph S Ruggiero, PhD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Joe Ruggiero PhD is a clinical psychologist who graduated from Fordham University’s doctoral program. He has worked in the field of addiction for roughly twenty years. As Assistant Clinical Director of The Addiction Institute of New York, he oversees all the outpatient programs at Mount Sinai WestHospital. In addition, he is a co-founder and Director of the Crystal Clear Program which addresses the issue of methamphetamine use for gay and bisexual men. The program was initially funded by DOHMH and is the only program in NYC that specially addresses this issue. He has co-authored an article about the program and has done many talks at conferences, grand rounds, and other forums. He has made several television appearances to inform people about this concern. Lastly, he also has a private practice.
PhD, Fordham University
Internship, Psychology, Manhattan Psych. Ctr. Ward's Island
Ruggiero J. (2015). A Systematic Review of Community Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Distribution Programs. In A.J. Herron and T.K Brennan (ed). The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer..;.
Ruggiero J. (2015). Therapeutic Communities: A Summary. In A.J. Herron and T.K Brennan (ed). The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. .;.
Ruggiero, J (2014). Stimulants: Sex, Drugs, and Techno: Gay Men and Crystal Methamphetamine. In P. Levounis and A. Herron. (Ed.), The Addiction Casebook. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Publications. .;.
Levounis,P and Ruggiero, J. (2006). Outpatient Management of Crystal Methamphetamine Dependence Among Gay and Bisexual Men: Can It Be Done? Primary Psychiatry, 13, 2, 75-89..;.
Ruggiero, J. (2003). Book Review: Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. Group, 27, 4, 243-245..;.
Ruggiero, J. (2001). Clinical Issues in the Psychotherapy of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual Clients with Problematic Alcohol and Drug Use. FAMHA, 3 2, 3-5..;.
Ruggiero, J., Bernstein, D., and Handelsman, L. (2000). Traumatic Stress and Later Personality Disorders: A Retrospective Study of Male Substance Dependent Patients. Psychiatric Annals, 29, 713-721. .;.
Bernstein, D., Fink, L., Handelsman, L., Foote, J. Lovejoy, M., Wenzel, K., Sapereto, E., & Ruggiero, J. (1994). Initial reliability and validity of a new retrospective measure of child abuse and neglect. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 1132-1136..;.
Wenzel, K., Bernstein, D., Handelsman, L., Rinaldi, P., Ruggiero, J., & Higgins, B. (1997). Level of dissociation in detoxified substance abusers and relationship to chronicity of alcohol and drug use. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 162, 121-133. .;.