Howard Center’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Sandra Steingard chaired a symposium, “The Dilemma of Antipsychotic Drugs: When to Start and When to Stop,” at the May 2017 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in San Diego. She also presented a talk, “Critical Psychiatry and the Treatment of Psychosis: Clinical and Ethical Dilemmas and a Framework for their Resolution” at the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.
In addition to serving as Howard Center’s Medical Director, Steingard is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine She is chair of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, and she writes a blog called “Anatomy of a Psychiatrist” on the website Mad in America Science, Psychiatry, and Social Justice.
Howard Center offers life-saving professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults; supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who need help with education, employment, and life maintenance skills; counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance use disorders, and intensive interventions and supports for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. Last year we helped more than 16,000 people. Howard Center is a funded agency of the United Way of Northwest Vermont.