A Women's Mental Health Event: Dark Side of the Full Moon
Film Screening | Light Dinner | Panel Discussion
Dark Side of the Full Moon delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S. It will uncover the disconnect within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat the 1.3 million mothers affected each year, giving a face and voice to the countless women who suffered in silence.
Join the Yates Children Memorial Fund Advisory Committee, a women's mental health initiative, and Mental Health America of Greater Houston for this special Texas Postpartum Awareness Month Event.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MATCH| Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002
Event held in Matchbox #4
Expert panelist will be executive producer and author, Shoshana Bennett, PhD, Rhoda Seplowitz, MD & Jasmine Burton, PhD and Representative Senfronia Thompson, who will discuss legislation around perinatal mental health.
Check In: 5:30 pm | Light Dinner: 6:00 pm
Event Cost: $10.00
Free CEUs - 2 hours for licensed Social Workers, LMFTs, LPCs, and LCDCs
and 1.5 hour CEUs for Community Health Workers
All Attendees Must Register and Pay online to attend event!
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For Help, Contact Tiffany Ross
Education & Training Program Manager
Dark Side of The Full Moon is an awareness project of the
Yates Children Memorial Fund Advisory Committee, a women's mental health initiative, at
Mental Health America of Greater Houston, A United Way Agency Since 1958.
Emerging from her own nightmare with postpartum depression thirty years ago, Dr. Shoshana Bennett started a crusade that has taken her into the lives of thousands of women across North America and around the world... helping them rebuild their lives and helping families heal. As a keynote speaker, guest lecturer and radio talkshow host, Dr. Shosh knows that positive thought, hope and the ability to apply sound physical and mental knowledge are powerful things... and she helps her clients do that every day.
Jasmine R. Burton, Ph.D., founder of Essence Psychological Health Services, is a licensed psychologist practicing in the greater Houston area. A native of the Bronx, New York, Dr. Burton loves the vibrancy and diversity of large cities. Dr. Burton’s approach to therapy and treatment is largely influenced by multicultural and feminist theories.
Dr. Burton has a strong passion for assisting clients on their journey for optimal mental health and wellness. Dr. Burton has extensive experience working with historically underserved groups such as women, ethnic and racial minorities, juveniles, the severely and persistently mentally ill, and incarcerated populations. She specializes in treating individuals across the life span facing such issues as adjustment/transitional difficulties, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, relationship issues, trauma/abuse and women’s mental health issues.
Dr. Burton holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston and a M.S. in Counseling from the State University of New York, University at Albany. She is also a proud alumna of Union College where she studied Psychology, Sociology and Africana Studies. She has also trained in criminal justice settings where she provided assessment, individual and group therapy, and crisis services to the culturally diverse female and male inmate population.
Dr. Burton has published and presented on such topics, as women’s mental health, sexual scripts within Hip-Hop culture, multicultural theory and racial identity development. Her clinical and research interests center on women’s mental health and sexuality, trauma and women’s reproductive issues. And her personal and professional aspirations are fueled by a desire to empower through psychotherapy as a tool for social justice.
Rhoda Seplowitz completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in 2008. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Upon completing her residency, Dr. Seplowitz worked at Baylor College of Medicine where she was the Director of Reproductive Women’s Behavioral Health Services for the Harris County Hospital District, now the Harris Health System. As an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Seplowitz taught and supervised psychiatry and family practice residents. In private practice since 2009, Dr. Seplowitz is still involved in research and community outreach.
Yates Children Memorial Fund Advisory Committee.
Event held in Matchbox #4
Closet to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage directly to the south of MATCH across Holman. Mid-Main also will be offering valet parking off Holman Street for many performances.
Mid-Main has two surface lots, one at the Southeastern corner of Main and Holman, directly to the South of Trinity Church. The other can be found at the Northeastern corner of Fannin and Windbern. Both of these lots will open at 5:30pm.
There is also a fair amount of street parking, some of which is free.