Psychological Care & Healing Center Presents Medicating Normal & Panel Discussion

  • Fri 29th Oct 2021, 1:30am – 4am UK time (UTC +01:00)
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Join Psychological Care and Healing Center (PCH)  for a virtual community screening of Medicating Normal, a 76-minute documentary film exploring our current mental health care system's reliance on psychiatric drugs to deal with trauma, grief, and distress. There will be an interactive community discussion immediately after the film. CE’s available for mental health care professionals.

Panelists include: Jeff Ball, PhD, CEO of PCH and assitant clinical professor at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior; Adriana Westby-Trent, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Executive Clinical Director at PCH. She is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Managing and Adapting Practice and is an adjunct faculty in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pacific Oaks College; Timothy Pylko, MD Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, USC School of Medicine and the Executive Director of PCH Pasadena Treatment Center; and Angela Peacock, MSW, former U.S. Army Sergeant and subject of the film, Medicating Normal.


Psychological Care and Healing Center provides sophisticated state-of-the-art psychological treatment, assessment, and family therapy for depressive and bipolar states, anxiety and OCD, personality and relational issues, psychotic states, psychological trauma and co-occuring substance use issues. Staffed by licensed psychologists, social workers, family therapists, and board-certified psychiatrists, PCH Treatment Center offers a unique combination of psychotherapeutic and holistic treatments, along with appropriate psychopharmacology, within the context of a private, comfortable and safe environment. We empower our Clients to maintain a high quality of life as they go about the work of healing.

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Two CEs for Psychologists 

At the conclusion of the film's screening and discussion, participants will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze the current paradigm of mental health care treatments.
  2. Demonstrate health literacy for themselves and their patients/clients.
  3. Describe psychiatric drug medication safety.
  4. Explain informed consent. 
  5. Discuss the potential risks, benefits, complexities and complications involved with deprescribing and withdrawal from psychiatric drugs.

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


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No refunds will be given after the start of the event. 

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Ticket type Price Quantity
General Admission $10
CE's for Psychologists $15
Low Resources / Student / Disabled $5
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