Act Smart New York



Don Sheeley, MD, ABIM, ABEM, ASAM

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120 West Avenue, #203

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

        518 813 8971         

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction

2017 -The Joseph Gerstein Award for Exemplary Service to SMART Recovery

2009-Present:  Emergency Physician, Saratoga Hospital Focusing in the Psychiatric Crisis Area

35 years experience in Emergency Medicine, with special interest in psych

1982-2008 Emergency Physician, Glens Falls Hospital

1990-1998. Medical Director of the ED, Glens Falls Hospital

Member of ASAM, the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine

University of Rochester School of Medicine, MD in 1978

500 hours of Psych training in Medical School

Internal Medicine Residency, Rhode Island Hospital 1978-1981

Teaching Attending for 1st Medical Service, RIH, 1981-1982

Milton Hamolsky, MD, Teaching Award, 1982

Board Certification in Internal Medicine, 1982, Permanent.  

Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, 1988,1998, 2008-2018

SMART Recovery Activities 2010-Present

Facilitator, ACT SMART Saratoga. 2010-Present, Tuesday Evenings

Frequent Contributor to SMART Blog and Email Commentary Listserve

Creator of SMART Video. “For The Courts”, a 9 minute video presenting the legal requirement to offer non-religious options to offenders

Audio Editor and Commentator for SMART Podcasts, 2011-2016

Proficiency in ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Current Outpatient Practice for Addiction and ACT Psychotherapy in Saratoga Springs, NY Active usage of ACT in the Emergency Department

ACT Workshops Attended

Steven Hayes PhD, Kirk Strosahl PhD, and Kelly Wilson PhD, ACT Bootcamp

John Forsyth PhD, ACT for Anxiety

Jason Luoma PhD, ACT for Shame and Compassion

Dennis Tirch PhD, Compassion Focused Therapy

Matthew Villatte PhD, Relational Frame Theory and Metaphors

ACT Conferences. (ACBS)

Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, Minnesota 2014

Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, Seattle 2016


PRESENTATION AT ACBS, Seattle, June 2016, DISCUSSANT, ACT for Substance Abuse

WORKSHOP,  "ACT FOR ADDICTIONS"   Albany SUNY School of Social Welfare, 3 hours, April 2017





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Addiction Treatment and Psychotherapy in Saratoga Springs, NY


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