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OC-CAMFT's Virtual Webinar: Psychiatric Medications - Overview for Therapists (1 CEU)

  • Fri, June 17, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


OC CAMFT's Virtual Webinar

Psychiatric Medications: Overview for Therapists

Presented by 

Dr. Josephine McNary, MD & Dr. Leigh Goodrich, MD

WHEN:  Friday,  June 17th, 2022 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE:  Zoom | The Comfort of Your Home or Office!

CEU:  1 unit

Event Price

Members:  Free

Pre-licensed: Free

Non-members:  $20

NOTE:  A link for this webinar will be sent in a reminder email sent to all registered members and guests on Wednesday, June 15th, after registration is closed.  

Event Description

This is an overview on the use of psychiatric medications in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. We will discuss when to consider recommending medication. We will also discuss the different types of medication used, their efficacy in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and common side effects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe when psychiatric medications are indicated in treatment of mood/anxiety disorders
  • Compare efficacy and side effects of medications used to treat mood and anxiety disorders
  • Analyze treatment algorithms through presentation of clinical case vignettes.

Presenter Bios

Dr. Josephine McNary, MD: 

Dr. McNary is a board-certified general psychiatrist, working with a variety of patients in her outpatient practice. She has specialty training in mood disorders, women’s reproductive mental health and psycho-oncology. She is the founder of CalPsychiatry, a group psychiatry practice with locations throughout California, including Orange County. She is currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where she provides both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services. She is also the host of MindStories, a podcast that explores different modalities of mental health treatment.

Dr. Leigh Goodrich, MD:

Dr. Leigh Goodrich is Chief Psychiatry Resident at UC Irvine Medical Center who will be joining CalPsychiatry in September, 2022. She will be providing outpatient psychiatry services at CalPsychiatry's Orange County office. Her specialty areas of interest include: anxiety disorders, adolescent and transitional age youth (TAY) patient populations, women’s mental health, and working with Spanish-speaking patients. Prior to her residency training at UCI, Dr. Goodrich graduated from UC Irvine School of Medicine, where much of her work centered on underserved communities and global mental health. Her research in rural Panama focused on prenatal education for indigenous women and barriers to accessing mental health screening and supports. She has presented internationally on related topics, including the psychiatric evaluation of asylum-seekers, at World Psychiatric Association conferences in Portugal and Australia.

Looking forward to seeing you Friday, June 17th!

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