The Youth Mental Health Imperative: Creating Early Access to Mental Health Care for Our Young People and Families


The Youth Mental Health Imperative: Creating Early Access to Mental Health Care for Our Young People and Families

Steven Adelsheim, MD Clinical Professor, Associate Chair for Community Engagement and Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, Stanford University

The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Steven Adelsheim, MD as our featured speaker for this year's Clinician Educator Grand Rounds. Dr. Adelsheim is a child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist who works to support community behavioral health partnerships locally, regionally, at the state level and nationally.

Dr. Steven Adelsheim
                           Steven Adelsheim, MD

Dr. Adelsheim is a Clinical Professor and Associate Chair for Community Engagement at Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where he directs the Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing. His work focuses on developing and implementing early detection/intervention programs for young people in school-based and community settings, including programs for those with depression, anxiety, and early psychosis, as well as work in youth suicide prevention, mental health policy, telebehavioral health and tribal mental health. Dr. Adelsheim is leading the effort to partner with international colleagues to bring integrated youth mental health programs to the US based on Australia’s headspace model and other similar models from Canada, Ireland, and other countries. His youth mental health early intervention efforts have been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and others.

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Location. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium.

For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick (Telephone: 412-246-6787; Email:

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this grand rounds participants will be able to:

  1. List the core components of the integrated youth mental health model.

  2. Identify three mental health services critical for the continuum of a public mental health early intervention system.

  3. Understand the key components of the coordinated specialty care model.

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist.  These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal. For more information, call (412) 204-9085.