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About Me

Margaret November, M.D.

Present Position

Private Practice, in Ventura, CA from 2000 to present , Santa Barbara, California 1990-2000 

Practice includes Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, supervision and Art Therapy

Patient populations include adults age 18 year old and up. Oldest patient is 95. 1988-Present

Courtesy Staff – Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital  

Past Positions Have Included:

Ventura County Behavioral Health 2010 to May 2014: 
1. Participated in Collaborative Medicine/Behavioral Health Integration Program: Duties included supervision of Master and Ph.D Level cliniciansas well as Primary Care Residents
2. Taught Clinical Psychiatry to Family Medicine Residents
3. Worked in Behavioral Health Clinics

Consulting Psychiatrist, Phoenix of Santa Barbara Residential Treatment Center: Facilitated process group for the staff
Consulted on patients and taught workshops for staff. 1991-2000

Staff Psychiatrist, Santa Barbara County Mental Health. 1989-1990

Staff Psychiatrist part-time, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Student Health Center. 1988-1993; January 2008-March 2009

Staff Psychiatrist, Community Counseling Services, Los Angeles, California. 1987-1989

Staff Psychiatrist, Progress Foundation, and Ventura, California: Residential treatment. 1987-1989

Staff Psychiatrist, Crisis Unit of the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center. 1986-1987

Attending Psychiatrist, Acute Inpatient Ward, Los Angeles County/USC Psychiatric Hospital. 1984-1986

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, USC Medical Center. 1984-1986.

Psychiatric Emergency Services, Psychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center. 1982-1984.

Fellowship: Served as both Team Leader of outpatient Multidisciplinary Treatment Team and Coordinator of USC Depression Clinic.
Responsibilities included public education and community outreach; evaluation and management of research patients; supervision of
medical students and residents; development
of new protocols in clinical psychopharmacology. Under direct supervision of George Simpson, M.D. Major research involvement
included both the areas of affective disorder and
tardive dyskinesia. 1982-1984.

Psychopharmacology research with Drs. Arthur Rifkin and Sam Siris. Major involvement was in following projects: depression
in the medically ill: post-psychotic depression.
Trained in diagnosis by authors of DSM IV. 1981-PGIV. Mount Sinai Hospital.

Bronx V.A. Hospital, CRC worked with Dr. K. Davis’ group participation in projects-PGIII-Mt. Sinai; Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s research.


  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, Doctor of Medicine. 1978

 City University of New York, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry. 1971-1973

 Brooklyn College, New York, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (Cum Laude). 1970

 Post Graduate Medical Training

Internship:  Roosevelt Hospital, Internship straight medicine, New York. 1978-1979

Residency:  Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency Psychiatry, New York. 1979-1982

Chief Resident, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1981- 1982

Fellowship:  Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Clinical Psychopharmacology, Adult Psychiatric Outpatient Department. 1982-1984; mentor - Dr. George Simpson


Special Ongoing Training

Psychotherapy Supervision and Training with Dr. Marvin Osman, Ph.D., M.D., Training Analyst at Southern California Psychoanalytic Association. 1981-Present

Psychopharmacology and Neurobehavioral Supervision and Consultation with Dr. David Rudnick, former director of UCLA Neurobehavioral Clinic. 1981-2002


Siris, S.G., Rifkin, A.E. Reardon, G., November, M. “Comparisons of Imipramine and Benztropine in the Prevention of Extrapyramidal Side Effects of Fluphenazine.”
Psychopharmacology Bulletin, Volume 10, No. 21, January 1993

Siris, S.G., Rifkin, A.E. Reardon, G., November, M. “Comparative Side Effects of Imipramine, Benztropine, and their combination in Patients Receiving Fluphenazine Decanoate.”
American Journal of Psychiatry, 140:8, August 1983.

Simpson, G.M, Pi, E.H., Gross, L., Baron, D., November, M. “Plasma Levels and Therapeutic Response with Trimipramine Treatment of Endogenous Depression.”
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 49, March 1988.


Diplomate in Geriatric Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996.-2006

Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1994.  (Lifetime)

Certification, Buprenorphine and Office-based Treatment of Opioid Dependence, January 2008

Community Activities and Membership (Past and Present)

American Medical Woman’s Association

California Medical Association

Community Recovery Network (CRN)

National Association of Women Psychiatrists

Santa Barbara County Partners in Education Volunteer

San Marcos High School Career Day

Ventura County Medical Association

American Medical Association

West Ventura Women Physicians Network

Role Model for "Girls in S.T.E.M" - CSU Channel Islands Event -10/2015

Buenaventura Art Association

California Art Association

Advisory Boards ~ Past and Present

CASA Serena~Residential Treatment for recovering females


Granada Teenage Project “Points of View”

Fighting Back Internship Program

Legislative Action Committee, Member CMA

Manic Depressives Anonymous

Post Partum Education for Parents

Rape Crisis Center, Post Partum Distress Group

Other Interests

Respected artist and speaker

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