The Asher Center and our faculty members contribute much to education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the broader Northwestern University, field colleagues, and our community. We believe that educating future generations and sharing knowledge gained through our research is key to better clinical outcomes related to depressive disorders.
Learn more about our educational opportunities and activities below.
Perinatal and Women's Mental Health Fellowship
The Asher Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to recruiting and training fellows to provide care for women across the reproductive lifespan and particularly during pregnancy and postpartum.
We offer a one-year fellowship with an optional second year for two candidates. Candidates will join a rich, collaborative environment with other clinicians and scientists in the Feinberg School of Medicine and throughout the University. The fellowship presents opportunities to complement existing clinical and research initiatives in women’s and perinatal mental health.
Psychiatry Resident Elective
At the Asher Center, senior residents from the McGaw Psychiatry Residency Program have the opportunity to learn about the special behavioral health needs of women’s during their reproductive years. In addition to seeing new intakes in a perinatal clinic, as well as individual supervision with Asher faculty (Drs. Clark and Driscoll), the residents have the opportunity to spend elective time in a perinatal HIV clinic, women’s neurology clinic, high-risk OB rounds, hospital consult-liaison cases, and working on a scholarly project.
- Oral Contraception and Mood Stabilizers - Dr. Clark
- Introduction to Psychiatric Interviewing- Dr. Driscoll
- Psychiatric Emergencies in Pregnant and Postpartum Women- Dr. Driscoll
- Perinatal Mental Health: Preconception Consultation- Dr. Driscoll
- Psychopharmacology during the Perinatal Period- Dr. Driscoll
- Mood Disorders during Reproduction in Women- Dr. Driscoll
- Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Activation - Dr. Gollan
- Basic Principles of Brain Neurotransmission - Dr. Radulovic
- Basic Research in Anxiety and Depression - Dr. Radulovic
- Case Consultation Seminar: Psychotropic Drug Treatment during Pregnancy - Dr. Wisner
Asher faculty are currently mentors for the following: Area of Scholarly Concentration Medical Student, Post-doctoral Reproductive Psychiatry Student, Undergraduate Student Externship, Clinical Psychology Students, Psychiatry Residents, BIRCWH Awardee, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow, K-Award Applicants, and junior faculty researchers.
- Neuropharmacology of Brain Disorders Cognitive and Systems Neurosciences
- Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Information Storage
- Great Experiments in Molecular Neuroscience
- Mood Disorder and Antidepressants - Dr. Clark
- Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Class – Expert Panelist - Dr. Clark
- Reproductive Medicine: Perinatal Depression - Dr. Wisner
Lurie Children's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (Residency) Program
Case Consultation: Postpartum Depression in Adolescents for Child Psychiatry - Dr. Wisner
Department of Pediatrics Neonatology Fellowship
Maximizing Maternal Health during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period - Dr. Driscoll
Clinical Psychology PhD Program
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Dr. Fisher
External Workshops and Presentations
Kara Driscoll, MD, chaired a workshop, If We Build It, They Will Come: Constructing a Perinatal Psychiatry Curriculum at the 2013 Perinatal Mental Health Workshop in Chicago, Illinois. The workshop included presentations describing women’s mental health psychiatry fellowships and perinatal programs from across the United States. Additionally, material was presented outlining the steps for making women’s psychiatry an ABPN-recognized subspecialty as well as the development of ACGME-accredited fellowships. Through the use of a complex perinatal case, the needs of this specialty population were illustrated as means of informing a curriculum. Finally, workshop attendees imagined future opportunities for perinatal mental health education in the US; a lively discussion ensued.
- 20th Annual Harold Cooper Lectureship, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, Texas - Dr. Wisner
- Gloria H. Park Memorial Lecture, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois - Dr. Wisner
- Neuropharmacology Fundamentals Program at the School of Pharmacy, European University, Novi Sad, Serbia - Dr. Radulovic
- La Teppe Regional Perinatal Psychiatry Update: Clinical Challenges in Perinatal Psychiatry, Tain L’Hermitage, France - Dr. Wisner
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health CME Series, Dr. Wisner
- “Y” Does “X” Make a Difference?
- Stemming the Rising Tide of Depression: Sex and Gender Implications
- Webinar, sponsored by PRIM&R: Overcoming Obstacles to Research with Pregnant Women