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April Webinar - Writing Sensitively About Mental Health Disorders and Topics
Tuesday, April 02, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshops/Webinars

April Webinar 

Writing Sensitively About Mental Health Disorders and Topics

Presenter: Elena Mikalsen 

Host: Lisa Montanaro

Tuesday*, April 2, 7-8:30 PM ET

Join the Webinar

*Please note this webinar is on a Tuesday, rather than Thursday.


Participants will learn how to portray mental health symptoms and treatments accurately and sensitively in women’s fiction. This webinar will cover topics such as mental health disorders and labels, types of mental health professionals, writing about therapy treatments, and writing about suicide and trauma.


Dr. Elena Mikalsen is a nationally recognized expert in women’s and children’s mental health. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Chief of Pediatric Psychology at CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital. Her clinical expertise specifically includes Postpartum Mood Disorders, PTSD, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Eating Disorders. She writes novels about loss and grief and provides sensitivity consultations to authors writing about mental health.

Free to all WFWA Members

Dates subject to change.