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Central California Women's Conference on Sept. 16, 2014

We are thrilled to have a booth at the Central California Women's Conference on Sept. 16, 2014. Come by and meet some of our members: Shawn Hersevoort, MD; Sonia Sahi-Bains, LMFT; Susan Kordell, RN; and Ellen Middleton, NP, PhDc. This 1-day conference serves women of all generations, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The forum educates and facilitates idea sharing about how to succeed personally and professionally in life while juggling the increasingly complex and diverse demands of family and community.

Introducing Dr. Christine Obata

Christine Obata, MD

Christine Obata, M.D., is board certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Obata received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her Psychiatry residency at UCSF Fresno's Medicine Education Program. Dr. Obata has special interests in Bipolar Disorder, psychotherapy, Women's health and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Obata is a professor at UCSF-Fresno and supervises the psychiatry residents in their outpatient experience as well as teaches the cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) course. She is also works with and supervises medical students and primary care residents in the Integrated Mental Health program in the departments of OBGYN and Internal Medicine.

Introducing Dr. Shawn Hersevoort

Shawn Hersevoort, MD, MPH

Shawn Hersevoort, MD, MPH is the director of Integrated Psychiatry at the UCSF Fresno Ambulatory Care Center. His medical training and Master's of Public Health in International Health were completed at Tulane University School of Medicine and Public Health in New Orleans, Louisiana. His psychiatric residency training was done at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California.

Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF Fresno, Dr. Hersevoort worked primarily in outpatient psychiatry for the past six years, although spent a portion of his time in other settings including teaching the Crisis Intervention Therapy course to residents at CPMC. Other relationships include the inpatient services at Alta Bates Hospital, in Berkeley, the Consultation-Liaison service at UCSF, and the Psychiatric Emergency Service at John George Psychiatric Pavilion in San Leandro. In 2009, Dr. Hersevoort was elected as a Councilor-at-Large for the Northern California Psychiatric Society, which is the American Psychiatric Association division for Northern California.

Last updated: 09-10-14

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