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Houston Psychoanalytic Society's Upcoming Event 2/18

January 19, 2023 7:45 PM | Jacqueline Herrera (Administrator)

Houston Psychoanalytic Society


Psychopharmacology for Non-Prescribers

Catherine Stevenson, MD

Saturday, February 18, 2023

9:00AM – 12:15PM Central Time




Live via Zoom

*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation


Registration Fees

HPS Active Members: $75

HPS Friend Members: $90

HPS Student Members: $45

Non-Members: $105


Instructional Level: Beginner - Advanced


Psychiatric medications can be confusing for psychotherapists and psychoanalysts who have not been educated in psychopharmacology. What are the indications for a psychiatric referral? Why might a psychiatrist prescribe a particular type of medication, or even choose not to prescribe medication at all? This presentation provides an overview of current strategies and trends in prescribinging. It is designed to increase the knowledge of non-prescribing clinicians about medication and to aid in client care and coordination of care. This program will also consider the new horizon of ketamine and other psychedelic therapies.


After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain why an antidepressant is not always indicated for depression.
  2. Identity 3 uses of antipsychotics for non-psychotic symptoms.
  3. Describe the downsides of sedative hypnotics.


Dr. Catherine Stevenson is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Houston, Texas. She received psychiatric training at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, moving to Houston to complete her residency as part of the Menninger merger with Baylor College of Medicine. Her psychoanalytic studies, begun at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, were completed at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute after the move. A former President of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Stevenson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor, where she teaches and supervises residents in psychotherapy. In addition, she is a member of the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.


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Gazzellone, M. J., Oliver, D., & Gomes, F. A. (2022). Psychopharmacology for the clinician. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN47(3), E194-E195.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, as a co-sponsor of Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Houston Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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