Psych Media Discussion Group – Euphoria with Larissa Mooney, MD, Sir Melancon, MD and Leigh Goodrich, MD
Join CalPsychiatry’s Sir Norman Melancon, MD and Leigh Goodrich, MD with special guest Larissa Mooney, MD for a clinician discussion of the HBO series Euphoria, beginning with the first episode.
About the speakers:
Sir Melancon, MD
Dr. Melancon is a general psychiatrist who underwent special training in addiction and dual diagnosis management at UCLA. He has experience in managing patients who struggle with substance use including cannabis, cocaine, alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, and methamphetamine. His background in anxiety and trauma also contributes to his ability to have both a psychological and a pharmacological approach to managing substance use. Given his knowledge in working with young adults and transitional age youth, he uses a structural lens in addressing race and gender-based trauma. As a former college athlete, he also has a unique approach when it comes to caring for college and professional athletes and managing the impact of substance use on performance.
Leigh Goodrich, MD
Dr. Goodrich is a general adult psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety and OCD, with a focus on working with adolescent (16+) and transitional-aged youth (18-25) clients. Dr. Goodrich completed her Psychiatry residency training at UC Irvine, where she served as Chief Resident. Her training included specific clinical work with adolescents and adults with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and substance use disorders, in IOP, PHP and residential treatment settings. She has also received specific training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and in the use of a psychodynamic approach to medication management.
Dr. Goodrich has a long-standing interest in the intersection between medicine, mental health and the arts. She developed and taught a seminar for medical students examining media representations of mental illness, and the ways in which writing, film and TV both reflect and impact cultural perceptions of mental illness. She leads similar discussions within the Orange County Psychiatric Society, chairing the council’s Media Interest Group, and in her role teaching second-year UC Irvine Psychiatry residents.
Larissa Mooney, MD
Dr. Mooney is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She directs the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Clinic and the UCLA-VA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, where she teaches psychiatrists in training in the clinical management of substance use and mental health disorders. Dr. Mooney previously served as the Section Chief for Substance Use Disorders at the Greater Los Angeles VA. She is the President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Mooney has conducted research at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) on pharmacological and behavioral treatment interventions for addictive disorders and is one of two Principal Investigators for the Greater Southern California Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network.
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