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Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medications

Length: Full Day

Additional Participant CE:
$19.99

Description

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  • Improve your clients’ adherence to their meds
  • Practical ways to effectively communicate med information
  • Best meds for each disorder & age group
  • Depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD
  • DSM-5® and psychotropic med use

Most Up-To-Date Psychotropic Medication Info - Guaranteed!

Demands on mental health professionals to expand their knowledge of psychotropic meds are like never before . . . not only do you need to be on top of the latest developments and what is on the horizon, but you also have to take that information, and use it most effectively for your client.

  • Proven methods to improve clients’ understanding of their mental illness, and how medication aids recovery
  • Identifying treatment concerns with inappropriate, inadequate doses of medication
  • Tools to help clients manage unpleasant side effects
  • Strategies to improve client adherence to medications
  • Depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD -- the latest trends in medication management

OUTLINE

Biological Psychiatry

  • Neurotransmitters: The brain’s building blocks

Depression

  • Antidepressants: How they work
  • Cyclics
  • SSRIs
  • SNRIs
  • Atypicals/combining antidepressants
  • Side effects and risk factors
  • Herbals and depression
  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Improving compliance with antidepressants
  • What you and your clients should know

Bipolar Disorder

  • Medicating Bipolar disorder
  • Lithium as the “gold standard”
  • Side effects of Lithium
  • Anticonvulsant and antispsychotic use in Bipolar disorder
  • Anticonvulsant side effects
  • Risks of medication non-compliance

The Many Manifestations of Anxiety

  • Panic disorder
  • Medicating anxiety
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Non benzodiazepines
  • Medications used to treat insomnia
  • Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, Rozerem, Intermezzo
  • Using anxiolytics safely
  • Side effects of the anxiolytics

Schizophrenia

  • Symptom domains of schizophrenia
  • How antipsychotics work
  • Conventional antipsychotics
  • Second generation agents
  • Antipsychotic side effects
  • Relapse and non compliance

Special Populations: Children, Adolescent, Elderly

  • Using medications for children to treat diagnoses usually found in children
  • Medicating pediatric depression
  • Antidepressants and suicide in children:
  • The real truth
  • Pediatric Bipolar disorder
  • Medicating anxiety in children
  • ADHD and its expanding etiology
  • The evolution of psychostimulants
  • Antidepressant, non-stimulates use in ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s medications

DSM-5® and Psychotropic Med Use

What’s Next: Breakthrough Antipsychotics and Antidepressants

Collaborating with Clients, Families, and Prescribers: Techniques that Work!

OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss the clinical uses of the five major psychotropic medication classes—the antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics and psychostimulants— how they work, and their common side effects.
  • Describe the benefits, risks, safety factors and controversies associated with psychotropic medication use in children and adolescents.
  • Address the wide array of mental health disorders for which medications are frequently prescribed.
  • Examine what’s coming next as well as emerging and innovative trends in psychopharmacology.
  • Implement effective methods for collaborating with clients, families and prescribers.
  • Recognize the ethical and legal issues in discussing medications with clients.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Tom Smith, P.D., LMHC, NCP, FAPA, BCCP, is a licensed mental health counselor, a Doctor of Pharmacy and Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist. He has presented his signature interactive workshops to thousands of healthcare professionals through the United States, topics ranging from psychopharmacology, bipolar, substance abuse, chronic pain, and psychotherapy for rehabilitation.

His extensive teaching background includes an adjunct associate professor of pharmacy at the Butler University College of Pharmacy; adjunct associate professor at St. Louis University School of Nursing; Faculty, University of Phoenix; and guest lecturer at the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Graduate Psychology and the University of Indianapolis Graduate School of Nursing.

Tom recently served 12 years on the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board for the State of Indiana. He maintains an active private practice in Martinsville, Indiana, where he works with clients from cradle to grave.


To order the book, My Mental Health Medication Workbook, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications – 2nd Edition, please visit our product store.


 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and other Mental Health Professionals

ADA NEEDS

PESI Inc. would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 800-844-8260.


Credit Information

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for $19.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact PESI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

SOCIAL WORKERS

ASWB

SOCIAL WORKERS:  PESI, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this activity after successful completion of the post test/evaluation form. Course Level: All Levels.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:  PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS:  PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #:  CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This activity qualifies for an approved continuing education offering for New Jersey Social Workers. The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this activity for 6.0 (Clinical) credit hours.

COUNSELORS

NBCC

COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc, is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. ACEP#: 5637. This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

OHIO COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS

NAADAC

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: PESI is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), provider #: 00131. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. This activity qualifies for 7.5 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS:  PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #:  OS-03-036-1013. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:  168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 credits. 

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  PESI has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by theANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES:  PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.

FLORIDA NURSES: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.3 contact hours.

FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

IOWA NURSES:  PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal.

NURSE PRACTITIONERS: This program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 BEFORE the event. Additional credit inquiries submitted after the date of the event will not be honored, per board regulations. For all other inquiries, please contact info@pesi.com.

Faculty

  • Tom Smith, P.D., LMHC, NCP, FAPA
    • Tom Smith, P.D., LMHC, NCP, FAPA, BCCP, is a licensed mental health counselor, a Doctor of Pharmacy and Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist. He has presented his signature interactive workshops to thousands of healthcare professionals through the United States, topics ranging from psychopharmacology, substance abuse, chronic pain, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. His extensive teaching background includes an adjunct associate professor of pharmacy at the Butler University College of Pharmacy, and lecturer at the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Graduate Psychology and the University of Indianapolis Graduate School of Nursing. Tom recently served 12 years on the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board for the State of Indiana. He maintains an active private practice in Martinsville, Indiana, where he works with clients from cradle to grave.

Course Materials

  • Buy It/Rent It Manual (53 pages)
  • Webcast Manual (48 pages)
  • Additional_Participant_CE_Request_Form (4 pages)
  • Revised Slide Handout