Bio

Bio


Steven Adelsheim is a child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist who works to support community behavioral health partnerships locally, regionally, at the state level and nationally. Dr. Adelsheim has partnered in developing statewide mental health policy and systems, including those focused on school mental health, telebehavioral health, tribal behavioral health programs, and suicide prevention. For many years Dr. Adelsheim has been developing and implementing early detection/intervention programs for young people in school-based and primary care settings, including programs for depression, anxiety, prodromal symptoms of psychosis, and first episodes of psychosis. Dr. Adelsheim is also involved in the implementation of integrated behavioral health care models in primary care settings as well as the use of media to decrease stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director of Community Partnerships, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2013 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Sidney Berman Award for School-Based Study and Treatment of Learning Disorders and Mental Illness, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012)
  • NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness (2009)
  • Bronze World Medal; “Not in My Family”; Associate Producer, New York Festival (2006)
  • Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention, American Psychiatric Association (2006)
  • Irving Phillips Award for Prevention, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2005)
  • Best Documentary and Best Writing-Programs, Documentaries or Magazines, “Coming Back”, Rocky Mountain SW Chapter; National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; Clinical Editor (2005)
  • Juanita Evans Memorial Award, Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine (2003)
  • "Marketer of the Year” Award; “Childhood Revealed, New Mexico 2001”, New Mexico Chapter of the American Marketing Association (2002)
  • Highland Human Services Collaborative Award for Exemplary Dedication, Highland Human Services Collaborative; New Mexico Advocates for Children and Families (1998)
  • Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1999)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Councilor at Large, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2010 - Present)
  • National Advisory Board, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partners (2009 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Psychiatrists (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Adolescent Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2013 - Present)
  • Member, New Mexico Native American Suicide Prevention Workgroup and Clearinghouse (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, New Mexico State Workgroup on Child Psychopharmacology (2007 - 2013)
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Schools, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2003 - 2010)
  • National Advisory Board, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program (2008 - 2010)
  • Associate Member, John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation Network on Mental Health Policy Research (2003 - 2009)
  • President, New Mexico Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2007 - 2008)
  • National Advisory Committee, Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry (2005 - Present)
  • Member, Committee on Telepsychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2009 - 2011)
  • Commissioner, New Mexico Telehealth Commission (2005 - 2009)
  • Member, New Mexico Governor's Task Force on Compulsive Gambling (2005 - 2009)
  • Chair, New Mexico Child Fatality Review Suicide Review Panel (2005 - 2010)
  • Convener and Coordinator, New Mexico Governor's Task Force on Youth Suicide Prevention (2004 - 2005)
  • Member, New Mexico State Medicaid Advisory Committee (2003 - 2008)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1991)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry (1991)
  • Fellowship, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1990)
  • Residency, University of New Mexico health Sciences Center, General Psychiatry (1988)
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1985)
  • BA, Harvard College, Psychology and Social Relations (1979)

Teaching

2013-14 Courses


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