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Dr Joel Oberstar

Dr. Oberstar is a Director of Confer and a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in the United States with over a decade of clinical and administrative experience. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he serves as Executive Vice President at PrairieCare, a psychiatric health system based in Minnesota. Named by Minnesota Physician as one of the state's "Top 100 Influential Health Care Leaders" in 2016, Dr. Oberstar has served on committees at the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Hospital Association and is a past president of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the Minnesota Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Joel Oberstar


Past and present Confer events
Postgraduate Training in Psychopathology
Deep CPD








Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...