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Frederick Rotgers, PsyD, ABPP
732-762-6557 or 908-276-3888
Cognitive Behavioral Psychologists of New Jersey
1150 Raritan Road, Suite 101
Cranford, NJ 07016

I am a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience working with people whose substance use and other so-called "addictive" behaviors create problems in their lives. I have taught in graduate training programs, directed substance abuse treatment programs, and been active in professional associations. I use a philosophy in my practice that is called harm reduction therapy (HRT). HRT is a person-centered, respectful, non-confrontation approach that assumes the the client is the person who always makes the decisions about his/her life. The role of the therapist is not to "fix" the client, but rather to work with and alongside the client to elicit the client's own strengths and motivation to move toward a healthier lifestyle. HRT is a gradualist approach that works with and rewards even small changes in a healthy direction. It is distinctly non-confrontational and is based on the best current research in "what works" in therapy with substance users and other persons with "addictive" behaviors. 


BA: Rutgers University, 1969
PsyD: Rutgers University, 1983

License, Certifications & Awards

Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey (NJ License # 1969)
Member: National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in two specialties: Clinical Psychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology
Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12 and 50)
2009 Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Career Achievement Award

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association 
     Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
     Association for Psychological Science
    NJ Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists
Professional Activities:

     President, Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50) 2010-2011