2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

Dr. Michael Baly, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Encore Recovery Solutions, Chief Clinical Officer
Michael Baly, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Chief Clinical Officer at Encore Recovery Solutions, a substance use treatment facility in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Baly specializes in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, with a specific focus on the association between traumatic wounds - acute, complex, and developmental - and compulsive, self-destructive, and addictive behaviors. He additionally treats other sequelae of trauma and developmental ruptures, including depressed mood and anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and self-harm and suicide. Dr. Baly’s treatment approach combines principles rooted in attachment theory, neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and cognitive and behavioral science. He integrates relationship-based, mind-body approaches and modalities, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Dr. Baly graduated from Harvard University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology and African-American Studies. After graduation, he joined the New York City Teaching Fellows and became a Crisis Intervention Teacher serving adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. He worked to prevent and de-escalate potentially violent situations and counseled students following crises. Dr. Baly’s experiences in this role fueled his passion for understanding people and the factors that contribute to emotional and behavioral problems. In particular, he became curious about how adverse childhood experiences affect individuals throughout development and into adulthood. To develop his knowledge and skills, Dr. Baly began a doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia (UVA). His research focused on the effects of violence and bullying. In August 2012, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Improvement of the Measurement of Bullying in Schools, which received the Gansneder Award as the outstanding quantitative dissertation of the year at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. In 2013, Dr. Baly completed a doctoral internship at Hartford Hospital and The Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2013, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining the Encore team, Dr. Baly was a supervising psychologist within the Child and Family Therapy clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, providing treatment for adolescents and families, and supervising doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows. He additionally oversaw the postdoctoral fellowship training program within the Child and Family Therapy clinic.

As Chief Clinical Officer, he oversees the development of Encore’s integrative treatment model, clinical programming, and clinical supervision and training. He additionally provides trauma-focused individual, family, and group psychotherapy at Encore and in private practice.