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Stephen Soreff, M.D.
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Résumé

Stephen Michael Soreff, M.D.
32 Dolloff Dam Road
Nottingham, NH 03290
Tel 603 895-6120 Cell 603 568-3202
E-mail soreffs15@aol.com http://eduinitiatives.net/

PROGRAM, PROCESS, MISSION and VISION:

Expertise in emergency psychiatry, total quality improvement, mental health systems, dynamic documentation, geriatric initiatives, information services, communications patterns, innovative experiential learning, program development, grant writing and stress management.

POSITIONS:
Present
Education Initiatives, Nottingham, NH, President 1994-
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Boston, MA 1996-
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH 2004-
Psychiatric Consultant, Nottingham Fire & Rescue, Nottingham, NH 2008-

Past
Fisher College, Boston, MA 1997-2013
Rivier College, Nashua, NH 2010-2015
Advisory Board, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire 2008-2015
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH 2012-2015
Daniel Webster College, Nashua, MA 2008-2017
Boston University, Metropolitan College, Boston, MA
Chester College of New England, Chester, NH 2008-2012
webMD MedscapeReference, Psychiatry Editor-in-Chief 1999-2011
New Hampshire Educators Online, NH, Dept Education 2006-2008
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH 2006-2008
Worcester State College, Worcester, MA 2004-2006
New Hampshire, Dept of Education, Office of School Health 2005-2007
Stonehill College, Easton, MA 1995-2006
WCUW-FM/ 91.3, Worcester, MA Worcester Health Team 1993-2005
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (W.I.S.E.), Worcester, MA 1998 -2004
HMA Behavioral Health, Inc., Dir., Quality Improv, Worcester, MA 1993- 2003
WCCA-TV, Public Access Television Director of Development 2000-2003
Westborough State Hospital, Westborough, Massachusetts 1988-1994
Chief of Psychiatry, Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine 1982 1987
Attending Psychiatrist, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 1973 1987
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 1980 1987
Director of Emergency and Consultation Psychiatry,


PUBLICATIONS (Books):
Soreff, S. and Cadigan, R, Drug Use and Misuse: The Psychological and Sociological Perpectives, San Diego, UniversityReaders, 2011
Soreff, S. and Cadigan, R, Drugs and Society: An Anthrology, San Diego, UniversityReaders, 2009
Soreff, S. and Cadigan, R., E.M.S Street Strategies: Effective Patient Interactions, Second Edition , Albany, NY, ThomsonDelmar Learnin Cengage 2003
Soreff, S and Siddle, D, A Caregiver's Guide to Working with Combative Residents-an e-book, www.ccuniv.org/CCUNICEU/courseindex.asp, 2003
Soreff, S., Editor, The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 23, No. 2, "Managed Care and Mental Health", Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 2000.
Soreff, S. Editor, Handbook for the Treatment of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Seattle, Washington, Hogrefe & Huber, 1996.
Soreff, S. and McDuffee, M.A., The Documentation Survival Handbook for Psychiatrists and Other Mental Health Professionals: A Clinician's Guide to Charting for Better Care, Certification, Reimbursement, and Risk Management, Seattle, Washington, Hogrefe & Huber, 1993.
Soreff, S. and Uttermohlen, D., Editors, The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 13, No. 1, "Improving Quality", Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1990.
Soreff, S. and McNeil, G., Handbook of Psychiatric Differential Diagnosis, St. Louis, MO, Mosby Yearbook, 1987.
Soreff, S., Editor, The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 8, No.3, "Alternatives to Hospitalization", Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1985.
Soreff, S., Editor, The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 6, No. 2, "Emergency Psychiatry", Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1983.
Soreff, S., Management of the Psychiatric Emergency, New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1981.

PUBLICATIONS (Articles and Chapters):
Soreff S. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Medscape Reference. Updated May 7, 2015 Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/289350-overview .
Soreff S. Suicide. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated April 21, 2015. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2013085-overview  
Soreff S, McInnes LA. Bipolar Affective Disorder. Medscape Reference. Updated Mar. 16, 2015 Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/286342- 
Soreff, S. and Cadigan, R., PSTD in EMS Personnel Updated Feb. 3, 2015
http://www.continuingeducation.com/course/12-gann-f3-0032/ptsd-in-ems-personnel/ .
Soreff, S. and Cadigan, R., EMS and Suicide Updated Feb. 3, 2015
http://www.continuingeducation.com/course/12-gann-f3-0033/ems-and-suicide/  
Soreff,S. Violence in the Long Term Care Facilities: Resident to Resident Aggression Understandings, Management, Impact and Documentation in Mental Health / Essential Notes in Psychiatry, Oliah, V,ed., Intech, Croatia, 2012
Bazemore, P.H., Soreff, S, Marking the passage of time, Behavioral Healthcare 2009 July-August;29(7):16-20
Soreff, S., Bazemore, P.H, Mental health and the run for the White House, Behavioral Healthcare, 28:9 pp 22-26 September 2008.
Available at http://www.behavioral.net/article/mental-health-and-run-white-house 
Soreff, S., Bazemore, P.H., The Forgotten Flu, Behavioral Healthcare, 28:2 pp 12-15 February 2008. 
Soreff S, Bazemore P. Anxiety disorders in adolescents: identification and treatment. eMedicine from WebMD. Depression and Anxiety Feature Series 2, Issue 10. 2007.
Soreff, S. The Biopsychosocial Information Model: The New Disease Paradigm 
Soreff S, Bazemore P. eMedicine from WebMD. Depression and Anxiety Feature Series 2- Co-morbidity of Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders, Issue 6. 2007. Available at: http://www.emedicine.com/email/DepressionAnxiety/depression2-6.htm
Soreff S, Bazemore P. eMedicine from WebMD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Newsletter Series 1, Issue 1, 2007, Methylphenidate Use and Abuse: Extent, patterns and prevention
Soreff,S, Freeda,S, Engaging Students in the Online Classroom, June 7, 2007. 
Soreff, S., The Biopsychosocial Information Disease Model, February 26, 2007
Soreff, S., Bazemore, P.H., Examining Phrenology,
Behavioral Healthcare, 27: Number 1, 14-18, January 2007.
Christensen, R.W., Soreff, S.M., ELDERtech: Promoting intergenerational understanding, NursingHomes, 55:12, 46-49, 2006.
Soreff, S., Bazemore, P.H., Confronting Chaos,
Behavioral Healthcare, 26: Number 6, 16-20, 2006.
Soreff S, Bazemore P. Major depressive disorder: Genetics, detection, and an association with cardiac comorbidities. eMedicine from WebMD. Depression and Anxiety Feature Series 1, Issue 1. 2006. Available at:
http://www.emedicine.com/email/DepressionAnxiety/depression1-1.htm.
Soreff, S., Bazemore, P.H., Seizing upon ECT’s Opportunities,
Behavioral Healthcare, 26: Number 3, 13-16, 2006.. 
Soreff, S contributor toPearls of Wisdom of Wisdom Second Edition,
ed. Haskell, G., USA, Jones and Bartlett, 2006.
Soreff, S., Bazemore, P.H, Trying to Put the Demons of Schizophrenia Asleep:
Behavioral Healthcare, 26: Number 2, 9-11, 2006.
Soreff, S., Bazemore, P.H., When State Hospitals Were Communities,
Behavioral Health Management, 25: 10-12, 2005.
Bazemore, P.H., Gitlin, D., Soreff, S. Treatment of Psychiatric Hospital Patients Transferred to Emergency Departments, Psychosomatics, 46:65-70, 2005.
Soreff S, Siddle D., What CNAs taught us: lessons learned while teaching CNAs how to handle resident aggression. The Director. 2004:12(4):210-2
Soreff,S; Siddle, D.,Understanding and dealing with resident aggression, Nursing Homes, 2004, 55: 58-60.
Jette, AM, Soreff, SM, Capriole, CM, An Advanced CNA Education Program: Meeting the Need, Annals of Long-Term Care, 2000, 8: 47-51.
Soreff, S., “Erik Homburger Erikson (1902-1994), in Doctors, Nurses, and Medical
Practitioners: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, Magner, L.N., Ed., Westport, CT, Greenwoord Press, 1997.
Aspel. B.D., Soreff, S.M., Hoey, K., "A Method to Reduce High Inpatient Utilization and Improve Care: A Managed Care System Approach", HMO Practice, 1996, 11:
Perrelli, W.V., Cyr, C.R., Soreff, S.M., "Effective Treatment of Chronic Constipation in a Psychogeriatric Population", Nursing Home Medicine, 1995, 3:282-287
Soreff, S., "Psychiatric Home Care Revisited: Its Scope and Advantages", Continuum: Developments in Ambulatory Mental Health Care, 1994: 1, 71-78.
Fisher, W. H., Soreff, S. M., Geller, J. L., White, C. L., Hicks, L., "Inpatient Treatment 'Careers' of Persons with Schizophrenia", Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Winter, 1994-1995.
Soreff, S. and Cadigan, R., "Depression and suicide: A semester in hell," Emergency Medical Services, 1993, 22: 66-73, 91.
Kaye, N. and Soreff, S., "When Your Patient Commits Suicide: The Psychiatrist's
Role, Responses, and Responsibilities," American Journal of Psychiatry, 1991,
148: 739-743.
Soreff, S., "Reflections and Observations on Emergency Psychiatry", Focus on
Emergency Psychiatry, (1989-1990) 1, (4-7).
Soreff, S., Gulkin, T., Pike, J., "The evolving clinical chart: How the medical record reflects and influences psychiatric and medical practice and shows the quality of care," Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 1990, 13, (127-134).
Soreff, S., "Quality improvement: The collaborative discipline approach," Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 1990, 13, (187-192).
Soreff, S. and Barton, G., "A Report: Challenges and Dilemmas: The Meaning and the Message of Woodstock, 1988." Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 1989, 16: 239-242.
Soreff, S., "Galehead for Father's Day." Appalachia Bulletin Issue. 1989; 55: 18
Soreff, S., "Loneliness: The Condition, the Challenge, the Approach."Emergency Medical Services, 1987; 16: 12, 13, 79.
Friedman, R.S., Soreff, S., Barton, G.M. "The Development of Emergency Psychiatry," in Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry for Clinical Administrators. Ed. Barton, G.M., Friedman, R.S. New York, The Haworth Press. 1986.
Soreff, S., Review of Emergency Psychiatry: Concepts, Methods, and Practices, edited by E. Bassuk and A. Birk. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1985; 36:1224.
Soreff, S., "Violence in the Emergency Room," in Phenomenology and Treatment of Psychiatric Emergencies. Ed. Comstock, B.S., Fann, W.E., Pokorny, A.D., Williams, R.L. New York, S.P. Medical & Scientific Books. 1984.
Soreff, S., "New Directions and Added Dimensions in Home Psychiatric Treatment." American Journal of Psychiatry, 1983; 140:9, 1213 1216.
Soreff, S., "Sudden Death in the Emergency Department. "Critical Care Medicine,
1979;7:321 323.
Soreff, S., "Psychiatric Consultation in the Emergency Department." Psychiatric Annals, 1978; 8:189 194.
Soreff, S., "A Family Practice Rotation on a Psychiatric Service."The Journal of Family Practice, 1977; 5:799 802.
Soreff, S. and Elkins, A. "A Community Mental Health Centered Approach to Psychiatric Consultation in a General Hospital." Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1977; 28:749 752.
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Soreff, S., "The Last Child in School." Primary Care, 1977; 4:355 356.
Soreff, S., "The New Medical Guilt." New England Journal of Medicine, 1976; 295:1265.
Soreff, S. and Hymoff, I. "The Practice of Dynamic Psychotherapy in a Circumscribed Community." The American Journal of Psychotherapy, 1976; XXX:658 665.
Soreff, S., "Depression and the Middle Aged Woman." Primary Care, 1975; 2:609 614.
Soreff, S., "A Follow up Study of General Hospital Patients Seen in Psychiatric
Consultation." Psychosomatic Medicine, 1975; 37:95.
Soreff, S., "The Impact of Staff Suicide on a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1975; 161:130 133.
Soreff, S., "The Suicidal Patient." The Journal of the Maine Medical Association, 1972; 63:225 226.

EDUCATION:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology –Diplomate in Psychiatry 1975
Maine Medical Center, Portland Chief Resident 1972 1973
Maine Medical Center, Portland Psychiatric Resident 1970 1973
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle Rotating Intern 1969 1970
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago M.D. 1965 1969
Tufts University, Medford B.A. in sociology 1960 1965
TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH 2006
New Hampshire Educators Online, New Hampshire, Dp. Education 2006-8
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, Laconia, Salem NH 2004-
Worcester State College, Worcester, MA 2004-
Boston University-Metropolitan College 2000-
Mount Wachusett Community College 1999-2003
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE), Worcester, MA 1998-
Fisher College, Boston, MA 1997-
Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA 1996-1999
The Salter School, Worcester, MA, Continuing Education 1999-2002
Municipal Leadership Training Institute, Worcester, MA 1995-1998
Founder, Co-Director/Facilitor Basic Course, Director First Advanced Class
Assumption College, Social and Rehabilitation Institute 1993-1995
Courses-Psychiatric Rehabilitation I & II, Family Systems
Counseling and Interviewing, Medical Rehabilitation
Education Committee, Westborough State Hospital 1988-1994
Chairman 1992-1994
Jewish Healthcare Center, Worcester, MA, Director-CNA II Course 1995-1998
Stonehill College: Continuing Education Program 1992-2005
TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES continued
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Quality Assurance Seminar Using a Case Study for University of Massachusetts Medical School students 1990-1991
Clark University, courses: Mental Health: Controversies 1991
Mental Illness in US Society 1990
Teaching University of Massachusetts Medical School students and
psychiatric residents in Quality Improvement, Risk Management 1988 1994
Lecturer, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 1987
Individual supervision of psychiatric residents in psychotherapy,
Maine Medical Center 1973 1987
Developing and conducting the Scientific Sessions for the
medical staff at the Maine Medical Center 1977 1987
Teaching family practice residents hospital psychiatry 1982 1987
Instructing and supervision of psychiatric residents in emergency
psychiatry, consultation work, and psychosomatic medicine 1973 1985
Working with dialysis staff on psychosocial issues 1980 1987
Psychiatric consultant and faculty to Maine EMS 1976-1983 Visiting Lecturer in Psychiatry, Bowdoin College 1973

RESEARCH:
Documentation and Literature Referencing for Medical Students 1994
Diversion Units and the Continuum of Care 1994
High Inpatient Utilization Program 1994
Hospital Transfers 1993
Comparison of Admission Units 1992-1994
Patient Care Satisfaction Survey 1991-1994
Readmission Study 1991-1993
A Study of Patients' Mental Health Careers 1989-1991
Total Quality Improvement Studies 1988-1994
Consultant, New England Study of Severity Index and
Quality of Care Assessment in Emergency Psychiatry 1984 1988

MEMBERSHIPS:
Brittan Square Neighborhood Association 1992-2005
Vice President 1993-2005
Editor, The Brittan Square Bugle 1993-2005
Board of Directors, Worcester Public Library 1992-1999
Vice President 1998-1999
American College of Psychiatrists 1977 1993
American College of Mental Health Administration 1981
Fellow 1984
Program Chairman 1987 1988
American Psychosomatic Society 1983 1990
American Society of Quality Control 1991-
American Psychiatric Association 1973 1988
Fellow, APA 1980 1988
Maine Psychiatric Association 1973 1988
President 1978 1979
Chairman, Ethics Committee 1985 1987
Maine Medical Association 1973 1987
Impaired Physician Committee 1982 1987
Goodwill Industries of Maine
Board of Directors 1975 1987
Vice President 1985 1987
Appalachian Mountain Club 1970
Information Volunteer and Editor of INFO: Info 1999-
Mystic Seaport Museum 1975
Temple Sinai-Chairman, Adult Education + Worship Committee 1998-2000
Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association 2005-
Weed Watch Captain 2007-
NH Advisory Committee, Consumer Survey 2009-
Etz Hayim Synagogue Board, President, Derry, NH 2014-
The Forum, Chairperson of its Board 2011-
Nottingham Historical Society 2011-
Jewish Federation of New Hampshire 2012-

AWARDS:
1st Annual Media Award from American Heart Association, New England Affiliate for the Worcester Health Team, 2000.
Walter E. Barton, M.D., Award from the American College of Mental Health Administration to S. Soreff and W. James for their paper "The Use of Data to Engage the Medical Staff in Quality Improvement: The Notation Accountability Goals System (NAGS)," March 20, 1993.
EXAMINER:
Massachusetts Quality Award 1995-1996
COMPLETION: Human Subjects Protection Training: Social & Behavioral Focus Company Name Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative 2016

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST