Alison Steier, PhD

VP. Mental Health Services, Southwest Human Development

Alison Steier, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and vice president of mental health services at Southwest Human Development, in Phoenix, AZ. She is director of Southwest’s Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute, Arizona’s toll-free Birth to Five Helpline and Fussy Baby service as well as Arizona’s system of early childhood mental health consultation, known as Smart Support. Dr. Steier is the founder and co-chair of The RAINE Group, a think tank composed of national experts which works to advance practice, policy, and research in the specialty of early childhood mental health consultation. She is a frequent presenter on topics related to infant mental health, nationally and internationally and has published in the areas of consultation, ethics, and children’s attachments to transitional objects.