Elizabeth Wharff

Elizabeth Wharff, PhD, MSW, LICSW

Chief of Social Work in Psychiatry; Director, Emergency Psychiatry Service; Director, Social Work Training Program; Director, EPS

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7871

  • Fax: 617-730-0319

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emergency Psychiatry

Departments

  • Psychiatry

Programs

  • Emergency Psychiatry Program
  • Psychosocial Treatment Program
  • Social Work Training Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7871

Experience and Education

Publications

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  1. Stanley IH, Horowitz LM, Bridge JA, Wharff EA, Pao M, Teach SJ. Bullying and Suicide Risk Among Pediatric Emergency Department Patients. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jun; 32(6):347-51.
  2. Ross AM, White E, Powell D, Nelson S, Horowitz L, Wharff E. To Ask or Not to Ask? Opinions of Pediatric Medical Inpatients about Suicide Risk Screening in the Hospital. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:295-300.
  3. Horowitz LM, Bridge JA, Teach SJ, Ballard E, Klima J, Rosenstein DL, Wharff EA, Ginnis K, Cannon E, Joshi P, Pao M. Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ): a brief instrument for the pediatric emergency department. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Dec; 166(12):1170-6.
  4. Wharff EA, Ginnis KM, Ross AM. Family-based crisis intervention with suicidal adolescents in the emergency room: a pilot study. Soc Work. 2012 Apr; 57(2):133-43.
  5. Ballard ED, Bosk A, Snyder D, Pao M, Bridge JA, Wharff EA, Teach SJ, Horowitz L. Patients' opinions about suicide screening in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Jan; 28(1):34-8.
  6. Wharff EA, Ginnis KB, Ross AM, Blood EA. Predictors of psychiatric boarding in the pediatric emergency department: implications for emergency care. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jun; 27(6):483-9.
  7. Mansbach JM, Wharff E, Austin SB, Ginnis K, Woods ER. Which psychiatric patients board on the medical service? Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1):e693-8.
  8. Ellison JM, Wharff EA. More than a gateway: the role of the emergency psychiatry service in the community mental health network. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1985 Feb; 36(2):180-5.
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