CLM Past Events

Congratulations to our CLM Members for their Presentation on Healing the Healers - March 8, 2017

Warmest congratulations to our CLM (Career, Leadership & Mentorship) members, Doctors Madeline Teisberg and Cristina Secarea for a superb joint presentation on Healing the Healers and to Dr. Constance E. Dunlap for a great discussion

‚ÄčThis‚Äč first CLM event of 2017 was attended by about 30 Resident Fellow Members (RFM), ECPs, and mentors. We intend to do a follow up on the same topic focusing on other countries, this autumn. We also cordially invite you to join our CLM Linkedin Network whether you are an RFM, ECP or you would like to be a CLM mentor. Contact Dr. Madeline Teisberg or me, Dr. Eliot Sorel, if you are interested.

Cosmos Club Health Club Dinner - September 27, 2016


Dr. Eliot Sorel Named Chair of APA Global Mental Health & Psychiatry Caucus

July 26, 2015
CLM/WPS Welcome to DC PGYIs Residents
Nick’s Riverside Grille
Georgetown’s Washington Harbour
Washington, DC

May 5, 2014
APA Caucus on World Psychiatry and Mental Health
WPS CLM Residents and Dr. Eliot Sorel play a key role in the launch of the the new APA Caucus on World Psychiatry and Mental Health, May 5, 2014, Marriott Marquis, New York City

December 11, 2013
DC Chapter CLM Holiday Party
Location: The Colonnade, 2801 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington DC
See photos from event

The items discussed were the following:
  • CLM international debut at WPA 2013 Bucharest
  • Psychiatric News coverage of the same
  • Psych News Chief Editor CLM Mentor
  • 2014 APA Presidential candidates visit CLM event
  • Global Mental Health & Psychiatry Caucus BOT
  • Depression screening in primary care in China done
  • Reviving the Residents Village
  • The Affordable Care Act

November 8, 2013
“An Evening with Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Chief Editor, Psychiatric News”

JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Heavy hors d’oeuvres served
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See photos from event

June 20, 2013
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Title: CLM event with Doctors Hind Benjeloun, Enrico Suardi and Carol Lynn Trippitelli
The Colonade
2801 New Mexico Avenue NW
Washington DC 20007
Event will be held at the pool

April 25, 2013
7 p.m.
Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC
Speaker: Professor Vincenzo Di Nicola
Topic: Letters to a Young Therapist

February 28, 2013
5th Anniversary Celebration
7 p.m.
Chef Geoff’s
3201 New Mexico Avenue
Washington, DC 20016
click here to view meeting details)> See Slideshow

December 17, 2012
“Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health” (more info)
Pamela Collins, MD, MPH, NIMH (see bio)
DC Psychiatry Holiday party
The Party Room at The Colonnade
2801 New Mexico Avenue NW
Washington DC 20007

The final 2012 CLM and DC Psychiatric Society, AWPS Chapter, was a great success with a focus on Global Mental Health with Dr. Pamela Y. Collins as our mentor who gave an inspiring presentation about her career as well as about the NIMH initiatives in global mental health for low and low middle-income countries. The event was attended by about thirty MITs, ECPs and WPS members and guests, including guests from the American Oncological Society interested in our CLM program.

We were also privileged to have with us DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh who engaged robustly in our dialog focusing on the role of prevention and public health. A potential collaborative project with the Councilwoman was discussed. She also accepted the invitation from DC Psychiatric Society President, Enrico Suardi, MD, to meet with the Chapter in the new year.

At this program we were also pleased to announce that the abstracts submitted by our WPS MITs, Doctors Rajeev Sharma, Mona Thappa, Urooj Saeed, Milangel Concepcion, and Veronica Slootsky were accepted by the Scientific Committee of the WPA 2013 Bucharest Congress . The abstracts submitted by our Area 3 members, Bruce Hershfield & Anita Everett as well as those WPS members, Drs. Allen Dyer, Catherine May and Connie Dunlap were also accepted.

They will all be part of the WPA 2013 Bucharest Congress focusing on the Integration of Primary Care, Mental Health & Public Health for Southeast Europe & Eurasia. This historic and unprecedented congress will take place at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, ROMANIA on April 10-13, 2013. For more information about the congress and for early bird registration by January 8th, 2013, please virtually visit it at

October 25, 2012
International Psychiatry in Service to Our Country
Dr. Esther Roberts, former Chief of Mental Health at the US State Department Medical Services and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at GWU
Magic Gourd Restaurant, 528 23rd Street NW Washington DC
Eliot Sorel, MD, CLM program Chair

September 5, 2012
Opioid Dependence and Pain Management
One Washington Circle Hotel
One Washington Circle, N.W.
Washington D.C., 20037

June 20, 2012
Culture & Ethnicity in American & Global Psychiatry
Speaker: Dr. Steven Wolin
One Washington Circle Hotel, NW
Crescent Room
Cost: FREE
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March 15th, 2012
Complexity in Clinical Practice: Integrating Psychiatry & Primary Care
Stephen Hersh, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.
The Zenith Room, One Washington Circle Hotel, DC
6:30pm, food & drinks provided

Global Mental Health in Low and Middle Income Countries: Focus on Nepal
Mona Thappa,MD, PGY 2 Howard University and CLM member; Eliot Sorel, MD, DLFAPA, CLM Chair & Founder, Discussant; Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Howard University Hospital Auditorium
Thursday, March 8th 2012 at 11:00 am
Dr. Mona Thapa did a superb job at Howard University Psychiatry Grand Round today March 8th, 2012, focusing on Global Mental Health in Low and Middle Income Countries (LAMIC): Focus on Nepal. Her splendid presentation is available here

January 19, 2012
Public Psychiatry & Private Practice
Drs. Robert Keisling & Yavar Moghimi
Sports Club LA, Washington, DC

2012 CLM makes a most auspicious start
A spirited group of MITs, ECPs and Senior WPS members met last evening, January 19th at Sports LA cafe in downtown DC to kick off the 2012 Career, Leadership & Mentorship series. Many thanks to Dr. Carol Lynn Trippitelli and to Pat Troy and her staff for taking superb care of all of the logistical details…! It was a very auspicious beginning for our 2012 CLM….!

We enjoyed together thought provoking and inspiring presentations on Public Psychiatry by Drs. Robert Keisling, President of WPS & Medical Director of Pathways, DC, Yavar Moghimi, DC Psychiatric Society President & consulting Psychiatric physician at the Whitman Walker Clinic, and Ricardo Galbis, Medical Director Andromeda Mental Health clinic who spontaneously joined us last evening.

More information on our January program

December 15, 2011
See event summary

Click the image above to see the slideshow of the event.

2008 Presentation on Developing Our Careers, Enhancing Our Leadership Skills: Primary Care, Psychiatry and Public Health Module
Download here