H. J. Schulte, M.D., F.A.P.A.
Board Certified | Psychiatry/Addiction | Distinguished Fellow | American Psychiatric Association | Adolescent/Adult/Geriatric
Dr. Schulte grew up in Michigan. He excelled in school athletics and was active in his community.
Never in his imagination, did he foresee that he would end up in Arizona, which he loves. After a month long daily deluge of rain, Dr. Schulte's wife, Marjorie, had the inspiration in 1977, to head for a sunnier climate. Dr. Schulte enjoys gardening and the outdoors.
Dr. Schulte graduated in 1966 from the University of Norte Dame. During his time there, he was a member of the swimming team. He spent the summer working in Africa with a Peace Corps type program, teaching English and building a schoolhouse. As part of his activities that summer, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The next summer was spent by Dr. Schulte working on a kibbutz in Israel.
Medical School Education
In 1970, Dr. Schulte graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Following graduation he spent a year doing an internship, which involved experiences in surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency room, and psychiatry.
Dr. Schulte attended the University of Michigan Psychiatry Residency Training Program. During this time, his had experience learning psychoanalytic psychotherapy. For two years he was the Medical Director for a Methadone Maintenance of Drug Abuse program. He had one year of supervision and training in child and adolescent psychiatry. He also had supervision and training in forensic psychiatry.
Ann Arbor Practice of Psychiatry
Following Dr. Schulte's residency, he worked in Michigan for three years. His outpatient practice of psychiatry involved individual and group psychotherapy. He was a supervisor and trainer of other therapists including psychologists, social workers, and psychiatry residents. He trained them in group psychotherapy, involving the techniques of Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. He was a clinical member of the International Association for Transactional Analysis.
Dr. Schulte worked part-time for the community mental health center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was the director of a team that performed outreach psychiatric evaluations for court ordered treatment.
Dr. Schulte was clinical instructor in psychiatry for the internal medicine residents at the University of Michigan and at St. Joseph's hospital. He helped residents learn how to manage psychiatric patients, who presented with medical problems. In this capacity, he had a keen interest in the interaction of medical illnesses and psychiatric illnesses.
Dr. Schulte worked with Andrew Watson, M.D., teaching psychiatry at the University of Michigan Law School. He and Dr. Watson taught a course on negotiation and were involved in a course, training students how to deal with difficult clients. Dr. Schulte and Dr. Watson collaborated on the preparation of a clinical training program educational video from law students.
Arizona Practice of Psychiatry
When Dr. Schulte and his family moved to Arizona in 1977, he worked at the Maricopa Medical Center. He performed forensic psychiatry for a year in the jail system and he treated patients in the adult outpatient psychiatry department. For several years, he was also the Director of the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Program. For two years, Dr. Schulte was a Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the Maricopa Medical Center. In this capacity, he taught residents about psychiatry, supervisor/clinical work, and administrated in the program 18 residents in psychiatry.
In 1980, Dr. Schulte started working in a private practice at an inpatient psychiatric hospital known as Camelback Hospital. It has subsequently been brought out and is now known as Banner Samaritan Hospital. He was one of the most active psychiatrist seeing patients in this hospital for 23 years. In this capacity, he treated a large number of adult and adolescent patients, while also managing a busy outpatient practice.
During that time, Dr. Schulte was the Medical Director for the adult and adolescent chemical dependency treatment programs. He supervised the treatment of patients in the adult and adolescent chemical dependency programs. He consulted with other physician regarding their patients and also treated his own patients in these programs. He coordinated several national level conferences regarding chemical dependency.
At Camelback Hospital, Dr. Schulte was involved in a sexual abuse treatment program in the early 1990's. He was one of the leading psychiatrists in this program, treating patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, history of sexual abuse, and other kinds of trauma. In this capacity and through his education and training, he became an expert in dealing with patients with various forms of trauma.
Beginning in 1981, Dr. Schulte was the Medical Director and cofounder with his wife, Marjorie, of the Schulte Institute. He and his wife provided treatment with many of providers in an outpatient private practice setting. This was a multidisciplinary approach involving psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapist.
In the early 1980's, Dr. and Mrs. Schulte trained with Masterson & Johnson in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders. Dr. Schulte became a certified marriage and family therapist.
During the 1980's and 1990's, Dr. Schulte was an active participant in teaching the family practice residents at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital. He was the chairman of the department of psychiatry at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, for 8 years during the 1980's.He performed frequent psychiatric consultation on medical conditions at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea from 1981 to 2002. He has a keen interest in psychosomatic psychiatry and the interface of psychiatric issues in medical problems. During those years, he frequently lectured to the medical staff at Scottsdale Healthcare.
In 1995, Dr. Schulte became the psychiatrist for the Phoenix Cardinals. The NFL has an active chemical dependency program to help professional football players overcome chemical dependency and psychological problems related to their work. He was involved in this capacity for five years.
In the last 10 years, Dr. Schulte has lectured for many pharmaceutical companies regarding, antidepressant, antipsychotic, and mood stabilizing medications. For many years, he lectured several times a month, to family practice doctors and other psychiatrists, regarding depression, anxiety, and Bipolar disorder and the use of medications. He continues in this capacity, educating other physicians about the use of these medications.
In 2003, Dr. Schulte's private practice evolved into a fee-for-service solo practice. Since that time, he has continued to be very busy in his practice, treating patients with medications and psychotherapy. He is one of the few psychiatrists who have had extensive experience in different forms of psychotherapy.
Dr. Schulte has been active in continuing his work in forensic psychiatry. He has successfully been involved in numerous cases over the years, both for the defense and for plaintiff. His has performed many independent medical evaluations for the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners, Arizona Board of Nursing, and the Chiropractic Board.
Dr. Schulte has been a Board Certified Addictionologist since 1998 and is Board Certified in Psychiatry. He is a distinguished life fellow of American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Schulte is a senior psychiatrist with a passion for providing excellent care to patients. His compassion, great sense of humor, and treating each patient with care and respect, has earned him the esteem of his peers and patients.