Dr. Peter Provet joined Odyssey House as President and CEO in 1999. Odyssey House is a multi-site drug treatment, mental health services, and supportive housing agency that daily serves 1,500 men, women, and children in residential and outpatient treatment and in a range of housing options. Previously, Dr. Provet was Vice President and Director of Adolescent Programs and Clinical Support Services at Phoenix House, where he ran the largest adolescent treatment system in the country. He has more than 25 years of clinical experience treating people with addictions and mental illness.
He was awarded a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University; a Master of Arts in Psychology from City College of New York; and a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health from Tufts University. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and formerly an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Provet holds memberships with Treatment Communities of America (TCA); New York Association of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP); and serves on the Boards of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. He has authored several articles and op-eds on substance abuse issues including help for cocaine abusers and their families, guidelines for psychologists in assessing and treating substance abuse, and adapting treatment techniques for special populations. Dr. Provet is an expert spokesperson on substance abuse and health issues. Extensive media commentary includes: letters to the editor and opinion pieces published in major media outlets (The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, and New York Daily News); national and local television and radio news features and documentaries.