Heidi Allespach, PhD

Director of Behavioral Medicine of the Family Medicine & Internal Medicine Residency & Subspecialty Fellowship Programs at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

FMX Sessions: Psychogenic: Bipolar Disorder: The Family Physician’s Role in Management of Patients with Bipolar Disorders - Quieting the Maelstrom, CME163, CME164; Psychogenic: Depression, Suicide, and Mood Disorders: Gaining a Glimpse of the Sunrise: Managing Depression and Suicidality in Adolescents in Primary Care; CME167, CME168; Psychogenic: Substance Abuse and Addiction: Diagnosis and Management of Substance Use Disorders, CME171, CME172

Dr. Allespach is a clinical psychologist who specializes in medical/health psychology. For the past 16 years, she has focused on the training and supervision of family medicine residents, physician faculty, medical residents from other specialty areas, and counselors. Dr. Allespach’s primary areas of interest are chronic pain, addiction, physician wellness, and office-based cognitive behavioral stress-management interventions. She has published numerous articles and lectured extensively on chronic, nonmalignant pain and addiction, among others. Dr. Allespach believes that, despite the challenges that modern-day practice poses, family physicians can still enjoy meaningful connections with their patients.