Adjunct Clinical Faculty Association

Welcome to the Adjunct Clinical Faculty Association

Department of PsychiatryThe Adjunct Clinical Faculty Association in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine is a non-profit, non-political organization of Stanford affiliated, community based, mental health professionals who are dedicated to high quality clinical training and effective communication between its members and academic faculty, psychiatric residents, and other important segm). ents of the Department, the School of Medicine, and the University. Membership in the Association is limited to members of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty in Psychiatry and its Emeriti.

Dr. Eli Merritt Launches Bay Area Suicide Risk Project

Eli MerrittFormer Stanford resident Dr. Eli Merritt, responding to the fragmented nature of the mental health care system, most notably diminished acute and subacute psychiatric services, launched the Bay Area Suicide Risk Project in the fall of 2014. The project is designed to identify, describe, and share with all interested individuals and organizations vital suicide-related resources to help both health care professionals and concerned family members navigate risk. Most recently, he and his research team released two of three Bay Area wide resource directories, Suicide Risk Emergency Services and Hotlines and Mobile Crisis Services. The third directory, expected in April, will focus on treatment. 

Dr. Lembke Spoke to ACF at Annual ACF Appreciation Lunchion on April 2nd 2016

Dr. Anna Lembke received her undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University. She is on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and commentaries, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Addiction. Dr. Lembke sees patients, teaches, and does research. She is the author of a book on the prescription drug epidemic: “Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop” (Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016). Dr. Anna Lembke's key areas of interest include treating patients who have become addicted to prescription drugs. She takes a holistic, harm-reduction approach to each patient, and encourages spiritual and alternative therapies in the process of healing. See her in action at Video.

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