WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome clinical professor Kathleen M. Seibel, M.D., MHA, DFAPA, from the Department of Psychiatric Medicine in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, as featured speaker for the upcoming Psychology Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Dr. Seibel’s lecture, titled “Involuntary Commitments,” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Psychology Club. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.

Dr. Seibel graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota in 1976. She taught school and coached for one year prior to returning to the university to complete her pre-med requirements. Entering medical school in 1981, she completed her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1985 and began a one-year psychiatry-pediatrics internship in West Virginia. She then completed her residency in psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center.

Following her residency, Dr. Seibel worked at Wake Mental Health, later known as Wake Human Services, for 11 years. For nine years of that appointment, she served as director of psychiatric services. During this period, she also held a private practice in psychiatry for six years and also spent four years working with people who were homeless in Greensboro through the support of a McKinney grant. In 1995, Dr. Seibel began her pursuit of a Master of Health Administration degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which she completed in 1998.

In 2000, she stepped down from her role at Wake Human Services and began her tenure at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. She currently serves as the director of emergency and consultation and liaison psychiatric services. Dr. Seibel also is the chair of the Committee on Physician’s Health. Among her published research is work on psychiatric emergencies and capacity evaluations.

For additional information about the lecture, please contact Dr. Edward M. Fernandes, Department of Psychology at Barton College, at 252-399-6497 or email: efernandes@barton.edu.

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