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New Faculty Focus: Stephanie Steinman

December 2, 2019

Stephanie Steinman, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department

Hometown: Hamilton, Illinois, which is located on the Mississippi River where Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri meet.

Photo: Stephanie Steinman

Stephanie Steinman

Educational/professional background: PhD in Clinical Psychology, previously worked at UW Health Behavioral Health and Recovery

How did you get into your field of research? I chose my career in 6th grade as part of a social studies project. I had family members and friends who worked in psychology and realized this was what I wanted to do with my life.

What attracted you to UW–Madison? We moved to the area as we thought it would be a great place to raise a family.

What was your first visit to campus like? I visited campus in 2001 looking into the PhD Clinical Psychology program. I fell in love with Madison, but recognized I wanted to get my master’s first and practice therapy before returning to graduate school.

What’s one thing you hope students who take a class with you will come away with? That we can help create a life worth living for our patients.

Do you share your expertise and experiences with the public through social media? If so, which channels do you use? At this point, I try to minimize my social media presence due to my direct work with patients.

Do you feel your work relates in any way to the Wisconsin Idea? Using research-based practices is very important to me in my work with patients and I try to embody the Wisconsin Idea daily.

What’s something interesting about your area of expertise you can share that will make us sound smarter at parties? Nature or nurture? Either way it’s your parent’s fault.

Hobbies/other interests: I’ve tried most kinds of yoga including stand-up paddleboard and goat yoga