LETTERS OF REFERENCE AND TESTIMONIALS (all used with permission)
From Professionals in the Field of Alcohol and Addiction . . .
“With a very high rate of success, Bill Maher is able to move the family along a path of healing, as well as foster a desire for recovery in the addicted individual.”
—Dr. David Smith, Haight Ashbury Free Clinic; Former President and Chair Physician of The Well Being Committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Read Dr. Smith’s entire letter.
“Bill Maher has been an innovator in the field of intervention, developing new and increasingly effective approaches to the intervention process. In addition, he is highly skilled in working with a wide array of clients and their families from all walks of life.”
—James M Tracy, DDS, Former Vice President, Professional Recovery Program, The Betty Ford Center
Read Dr. Tracy’s entire letter.
“Bill Maher and I have participated in interventions jointly and I have first-hand knowledge of his exceptional skills as an interventionist.”
—Jody Schefer, MSW, SCSAC; Program Coordinator, Pinnacle, Inc.
“Bill Maher manages the intervention with a compassionate but firm style of leadership that brilliantly combines his very considerable administrative and clinical skills to motivate and empower the anxious family members in their difficult task.”
—Garrett O’Connor, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA; Past President, The California Society of Addiction Medicine; Former National Board Member, The American Society of Addiction Medicine; Senior Organizational and Clinical Consultant, the Betty Ford Center; Senior Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry to the FAA
Update Note: Dr. O’Connor is now the Chief Psychiatrist at the Betty Ford Center
Read Dr. O’Connor’s entire letter (PDF).
“Bill Maher earned my respect for his impressive working knowledge of alcoholism and other forms of drug addiction. He is quickly able to establish trust and rapport in working with individuals who have great difficulty trusting others.”
—Michael L. Fisher, LCSW, BCD; Former Supervisor of Social Work, Marshall I. Pickens Hospital, Greenville, SC
More letters of reference are available on request.