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Psychopharmacology: Moods, Medication & Mental Health

Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

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  • Expand your understanding of brain chemistry and the latest psychotropic medications
  • Assess the effectiveness of psychotropic medications in terms of selection and dosage for specific disorders
  • Communicate psychotropic medication information more effectively to your clients
  • Improve client treatment outcomes
  • Understanding psychotropic medications is important for all healthcare practitioners.

Many primary care prescribers of psychotropic medications are limited to as little as 15 minutes to diagnose a client’s mental health disorders and select appropriate psychiatric medications. This has significant implications for mental health practitioners who treat these clients and for other healthcare professionals that may be involved directly in medication changes and adjustments.

All healthcare providers who deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders will encounter treatment concerns due to psychotropic medications including the following:

  • Inappropriate selection for the presenting mental health disorder
  • Inadequate doses of medication
  • Drug interactions
  • Unpleasant and unexpected side effects

It is becoming increasingly important that all mental healthcare providers become knowledgeable about the appropriate use of psychotropic medications, the mechanisms of drug action and recognize specific side effects. With this knowledge, mental health treatment can be optimized for clients. Attend this seminar and expand your knowledge pertaining to the safe and effective application and management of psychotropic medications.

OUTLINE

Neurochemistry

  • General overview
  • Environmental and social effects on brain development/neurochemistry

Depression

  • Neurochemistry—symptomatic clues to chemical imbalance
  • Antidepressant medications—the medications available and how they work
  • Side effects of medications—how to recognize and manage
  • Augmentation strategies when standard antidepressant treatment is ineffective
  • Alternative treatments for depression

Anxiety

  • Neurochemistry behind anxiety symptoms
  • Pharmacologic treatment of anxiety
  • Side effects and addiction/withdrawal issues of pharmacologic treatments
  • Alternative treatments

Psychosis

  • Neurochemistry and neuroanatomic pathways of psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Antipsychotic medication—how they affect and correct neurochemistry
  • Managing side effects of antipsychotics

Bipolar Disorder

  • Pharmacology of mood stabilizers
  • Other medications used to treat bipolar disorder
  • Side effects of bipolar medication treatment

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Recognizing Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Medications used to treat ADHD
  • Additional, nonpharmacologic treatments

Substance Abuse—alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs

  • Neurochemistry behind addiction
  • Pharmacologic treatment of addiction and cravings
  • Withdrawal-recognition and pharmacologic treatment

Insomnia

  • Neurochemistry and neuroanatomy of insomnia
  • Medications used to treat insomnia and how they affect neurochemistry
  • Side effects of insomnia treatments

The Female Patient

  • Hormonal effects on neurochemistry
  • Pharmacologic treatment of
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and breast feeding

OBJECTIVES

  • Define the brain chemistry of psychiatric disorders and how these are aff ected by medication.
  • State the types of psychiatric medications used and when their use is indicated.
  • List the side effects of various medications as well as how to assist your clients in managing these effects.
  • Assess the effectiveness of medications and offer recommendations for dosage changes or termination of use to the prescriber.
  • Recognize the roles that vitamins and supplements may play in overall psychiatric mental health.
  • Discuss the rationale for using medications to augment the effects of many psychiatric medications.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, is the CEO of the Center for Brief Therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Freeman Clevenger is an associate faculty member in Psychology at Indiana/Purdue Universities, member of the Executive Board of Directors of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, a certified Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy founded by Aaron T. Beck, M.D., and a Co-Investigator for the DSM-5® Field Trials. In addition to achieving national certification as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with prescriptive authority, she has senior level international certification as an Advanced Practice Certified Addiction Nurse through the International Society of Nurses on Addictions (IntSNA) and is former President of NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals.

Dr. Freeman Clevenger has lectured to professional and military/law enforcement audiences worldwide. She has authored more than 50 chapters and articles and has been a guest expert on the TV show The Doctors. She is the co-editor for both the therapist manual and patient handbook of Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Behavior Approach (Oxford University Press, 2009), senior editor and author of Living and Surviving in Harm’s Way: The Psychological Treatment Manual for Pre- and Post-Deployment of Military Members (Routledge, 2008), Behind the Badge: A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, (Routledge, in Press) and senior editor and author of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Nursing Practice (Springer Publishers, 2005). Dr. Freeman Clevenger has a PhD in Sociology, a Master’s in Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology.


To order the book, Essential Psychopharmacology: The Prescriber’s Guide, 3rd Ed., please visit our product store.

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


 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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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, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, 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 CMI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 6.0 live or 6.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

SOCIAL WORKERS

SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, 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 live or 6.5 self-study (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:  CMI Education Institute, 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 6.0 live or 6.5 self-study continuing education credits.

 

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cecmi@cmieducation.org to have your 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: CMI Education Institute 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 live or 6.5 self-study contact hours.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, 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 live or 6.5 self-study continuing education hours.

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 live or 6.5 self-study (Clinical) credit hours.

COUNSELORS

COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider of the National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This activity qualifies for 6.25 live or 6.5 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, 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 live or 6.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

OHIO COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: CMI Education Institute 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 live or 6.5 self-study clock hours of continuing education credit.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute 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 live or 7.5 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, 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 live or 6.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit.

MICHIGAN ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS:  This course has been reviewed and approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). This course will award 7.5 contact hours and has been identified as RELATED to substance abuse. No self-study credit hours available.

ILLINOIS ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 6.25 CEUS. Program number: 11218. Category: Counselor I or II, Preventionist II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, BRI II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II, GCE.  Expires 10/03/14. No self-study credit hours available.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 380 minutes live or 6.5 contact hours self-study 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:  CMI Education Institute 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 live or 6.5 self-study credits. 

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute 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 live or 6.5 self-study continuing education credits.

WISCONSIN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 6.25 credit hours. Approval #: WAMFT712013. Expires 7/24/13. No self-study hours available.

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. CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 6.0 live or 6.5 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 6.3 live or 6.5 self-study contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.

FLORIDA NURSES: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 live or 6.5 self-study contact hours.

IOWA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 7.6 live or 7.8 self-study 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.

PHARMACOLOGIST

NURSE PRACTITIONERS: This program offers 380 live or 390 self-study instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.5 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 6.3 live or 6.5 self-study 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 cecmi@cmieducation.orgor 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

  • Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC
    • Sharon Freeman Clevenger, Ph.D., MSN, PMHCNS-bC, CARN-AP is the CEO of the Center for Brief Therapy in fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Freeman Clevenger is an associate faculty member in Psychology at Indiana/Purdue Universities, member of the Executive Board of Directors of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, a certified Diplomate and Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy founded by Aaron T. Beck, M.D., and a Co-Investigator for the DSM-5® Field Trials. In addition to achieving national certification as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with prescriptive authority, she has senior level international certification as an Advanced Practice Certified Addiction Nurse through the International Society of Nurses on Addictions (IntSNA) and is former President of NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals.

      Dr. Freeman Clevenger has lectured to professional and military/law enforcement audiences worldwide. She has authored more than 50 chapters and articles and has been a guest expert on the TV show, The Doctors. She is the co-editor for both the therapist manual and patient handbook of Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Behavior Approach (Oxford University Press, 2009), senior editor and author of Living and Surviving in Harm’s Way: The Psychological Treatment Manual for Pre-and Post-Deployment of Military Members (Routledge, 2008), Behind the Badge: A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, (Routledge, in Press) and senior editor and author of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Nursing Practice (Springer Publishers, 2005). Dr. Freeman Clevenger has a Ph.D. in Sociology, a Master’s in Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental health Nursing, and a Masters in Counseling in Psychology.

Course Materials

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