2022 Public Health Honoree: The Weissman Children’s Foundation

The Weissman Children’s Foundation and the Child & Family Institute have provided pro-bono and pay-what-you-canDr Adam Weissman care to nearly 1,000 underserved families in crisis during the pandemic. The Child & Family Institute and Weissman Children’s Foundation also have trained dozens of mental health trainees, developed a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force, as well as an Equity and Effectiveness Scientific Council, partnering with Columbia University to bring state-of-the-art evidence-based treatments to Westchester communities in greatest need.

Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D., is the president, CEO and chief psychologist of The Child & Family Institute and the Weissman Children’s Foundation, both based in Scarsdale. The Foundation is a 15-site multistate, mission-based behavioral health care organization headquartered in Westchester County. Dr. Weissman’s focus is to increase access to, disseminate and implement best practices and evidence-based treatments for underserved communities.

A pediatric psychologist, Dr. Weissman is an adjunct professor at Columbia University Teacher’s College and director of training in evidence-based treatments for the clinical psychology Ph.D. program. He studies treatment effectiveness, service delivery and implementation models and mental health disparities in underserved communities, with the goal of improving social justice, health equity and

A past president of the New York State Psychological Association, CBT Division, Dr. Weissman is the current president of the Westchester County Psychological Association and the 2022 nominee for WCPA’s Distinguished Service Award. A prolific author and researcher, he was recently honored by the American Psychological Association and the Board of Professional Affairs with the 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Practice Award. Dr. Weissman was named a 2021 Healthcare Hero by Westchester Magazine.