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Dr. Joe Sepulveda presenting for San Diego Society of Addiction Professionals

Dr. Joe Sepulveda

“MAT and the Negative Stigma around Treatment”

Thursday, Sept. 26th at 10:30 a.m.

Medically-Assisted Treatment is one option that has helped many in their recovery from addiction. But it is not without its controversy, and the various philosophies and approaches to recovery often conflict. So how do we understand and approach MAT?

SOAP is a perfect environment to have this discussion. This is what we’re about. Make sure to join us this Thursday, Sept. 26th.

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About Dr. Sepulveda:

Joe Anthony Sepulveda, M.D., FAPA, FASAM, is an adult psychiatrist double boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, certified in the subspecialty of Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).  Dr. Sepulveda received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and completed his residency in psychiatry from Stanford University Hospital & Clinics.

He is an Assistant Medical Director and Medical Director for Substance Use Disorder Services at Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in San Diego. He founded the organization’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program overseeing the programs clinical planning, implementation, and ongoing development throughout the organizations 23 primary healthcare clinics, 7 behavioral health facilities, 14 different substance abuse treatment centers, and its mobile Clean Syringe Exchange Program.

He volunteers as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry and is on the clinical teaching faculty for the FHCSD Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Sepulveda oversees the FHCSD Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, and is the organization’s consulting psychiatrist for geriatric depression via the University of Washington AIMS Center—Archstone Foundation Community Collaborative Care Partnership Geriatric Grant.

Dr. Sepulveda is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, The San Diego Psychiatric Society, The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM).


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