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The GAP Fellowship

Michael Ascher, M.D.

Michael Ascher, MDMichael Ascher is currently a resident in psychiatry at the Beth Israel Medical Center and a candidate in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Michigan and his medical degree from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His current clinical interests include addictions, family inclusive treatment, and integrative psychotherapy. He is the founder of The Young Professionals Society for the Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Michael has served as chair of the Residents' Committee for the New York County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association. Michael has advanced training in the practice of Motivational Interviewing and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He has served as a guest section editor for the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal.

The way that GAP pursues its goals through collaboration, debate, and publication is particularly exciting to Michael because it encompasses his own love of discourse, writing, and research.