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Meet the Author: Ross Ellenhorn

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Ross Ellenhorn, PhD, is an eminent thought leader on innovative methods and programs aimed at helping individuals diagnosed with psychiatric and substance-use issues recover in their own communities, outside of hospital or residential settings. He is the founder, owner, and CEO of ellenhorn, the most robust community integration program in the United States, with offices in Boston, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham. Dr. Ellenhorn is also the cofounder and president of the Association for Community Integration Programs, and the founder of two lecture series that aim to shift current behavioral health paradigms. He gives talks and seminars throughout the country, and is an in-demand consultant to mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and addiction programs in the United States and Europe. Dr. Ellenhorn is the first person to receive a joint PhD from Brandeis University’s Florence Heller School for Social Welfare Policy and Management and the Brandeis Department of Sociology.

Books by Ross Ellenhorn

Purple Crayons

The Art of Drawing a Life

Book cover image: Purple Crayons: The Art of Drawing a Life

In this joyous and inventive rereading of the beloved children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon, the author of How We Change (And Ten Reasons Why We Don’t) celebrates our inherent “sacred originality” and establishes a new framework for self-reliance. In 1955, Crockett Johnson introduced one of the world’s most beloved and enduring young adventurers, Harold and his purple crayon. Today, we need Harold and his penchant for…  More »

How We Change

(And Ten Reasons Why We Don't)

Book cover image: How We Change: (And Ten Reasons Why We Don't)

In this groundbreaking book, Ross Ellenhorn identifies the ten reasons not to change and how to overcome them, based on the latest social psychological research and decades of experience as a psychotherapist, leader in the mental health field, and founder/director of a renowned mental health and addictions program.  More »