Psychiatric Illness During Pregnancy
Mental Health America of Greater Houston - Perinatal Mental Health Learning Community will have its first networking dinner and presentation on Psychiatric Illness During Pregnancy. The presentation will focus on techniques, treatment options, ways to work with pregnant moms experiencing psychiatric illnesses related to perinatal mood disorders and a sample case study will be provided. This training is designed for all levels of medical and mental health professionals and students in the graduate social work and nursing programs.
Monday, March 7, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Networking dinner
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Training presentation provided by Dr. Sandhya Prashad
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Q & A and evaluations
Location: Mental Health America of Greater Houston, suite 810
Free Professional Networking Dinner and Free 1.5 hours of CEUs provided to: LMSWs/LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCs and LCDCs
Free Dinner ~ Free Event ~ Registration Required (seating limited to 35)
Dr. Sandhya Prashad is a board certified psychiatrist who completed her internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. During that time she served as the administrative co-chief resident as well as the chief resident of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic. She was also the recipient of the Eugen Kahn award for excellence in Psychiatry. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with high honors. She then obtained her Doctorate of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 2007.
During her residency training, Dr. Prashad obtained specialized training in treating psychiatric illnesses in pregnant and postpartum women as well as women considering pregnancy. She also pursued additional psychotherapy training from the Houston Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute. In addition, she has a special interest in treating depression and bipolar disorder, and focused on seeing these patients at the Baylor Mood Disorders Center. Dr. Prashad has a long-standing commitment to women's psychiatric needs, and continues to be involved in community awareness.