Shawn B. Hersevoort, M.D., M.P.H.
UCSF-Fresno Integrated Mental Health
Primary Care Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine
 

TREATMENT APPROACH

In his clinical practice, Dr. Hersevoort provides evaluations, medications, and psychotherapy
to individuals.  The treatment approach is primarily
psychodynamic, using a biopsychosocial model to evaluate and understand patient difficulties.

Depending on the circumstances each patient will benefit from a different treatment plan based on their individual needs.  Difficulties can range from primarily biological to fundamentally psychological with very different treatments shown to be effective.  These interventions may include medications, psychotherapy, both, or neither.  In many cases, as demonstrated by research, a combination of modalities has been found to be the most effective.

EDUCATION

Dr. Hersevoort has extensive education and training in both the biological and psychological aspects of mental health.  He holds undergraduate degrees in both biochemistry and clinical psychology from University of California Davis and California State University Sacramento

He also holds a Master's in Public Health in International Health and Development 
from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.  His medical degree is from Tulane University School of Medicine.  His psychiatric training was completed at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California . CPMC is known to be one of the best programs in the country for the training of psychotherapy, demonstrated by both a long tradition of skilled graduates as well as objectively by a top ranking on the Columbia Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Skills Test yearly since its conception.
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Dr. Hersevoort has work experience in virtually all environments of mental health services including outpatient, inpatient, crisis, and emergency psychiatry.  He is currently working at UCSF Fresno as the Director of Integrated Psychiatry.  In the past 6 years, these have included consultation or teaching relationships with the inpatient services at Alta Bates, in Berkeley, the Consultation-Liaison service at the University of California at San Francisco, and the emergency department at John George Psychiatric Pavilion, in San Leandro.  In 2009, Dr. Hersevoort was elected as a councilor-at-large for the Northern California Psychiatric Society which is the American Psychiatric Association division for Northern California.  In 2015 he was elected president of the Sierra region of Central California Psychiatric Society.  He was previously on staff at California Pacific Medical Center as an adjunct professor of psychiatry.

He has additional experience working with specialty populations including eating disorders, geriatric psychiatry, dual diagnosis, and ADHD.  He has worked as a consultant to, and evaluator for, several law practices in  San Francisco
 in the last several years.  This includes
 extreme hardship waivers in the area of Immigration Law, as well as independent medical examinations in the area of workers' compensation.

In September of 2013, Dr. Hersevoort became the Director of Integrated Mental Health at the Ambulatory Care Center at UCSF-Fresno.  Here he works to develop and deliver psychiatric care in a primary care setting as well as educate residents in this innovative care model.  In 2014 Dr. Hersevoort additionally joined the Sleep Medicine faculty at UCSF-Fresno in order to teach the behavioral aspects of insomnia care. Since joining UCSF-Fresno, Dr. Hersevoort has been a local, regional, and international speaker on psychiatry as it interfaces with overall medical care.