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Medical Conferences  >  Board Review Courses  >  Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals 2020 - Poughkeepsie
Contact Hours : 7.5

Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals 2020 - Poughkeepsie

Jan 14, 2020 12:00 AM-12:00 AM   |   Poughkeepsie, New York  United States Of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
Specialties : Psychology   |   Clinical Pharmacology
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Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 14, 202 at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, New York, United States of America. This CE Course has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 contact hours.

Target Audience:
• Counselors
• Psychotherapists
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• Nurse Practitioners
• Case Managers
• Marriage & Family Therapists
• Addiction Counselors
• Nurses
• Clinical Nurse Specialists
• Pharmacists
• School Psychologists
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Other Mental Health Professionals

Course Description:
Most clients with DSM-5® diagnoses are being treated with a combination of psychological and pharmacological treatments. Newer drugs are being developed to treat mental disorders based on a better understanding of neurobiological contributions to mental disorders and the latest pharmacological research. To provide appropriate services, you are expected to have a thorough understanding of these common and complex issues. As a mental health professional, keeping up-to-date is essential.

This seminar will update and increase your knowledge of:
• Neurobiological underpinnings of major DSM-5® diagnoses
• Effects and side effects of drugs used to treat these diagnoses
• Responsibilities of the non-prescribing therapist to clients taking psychiatric medication

Specifics of the pharmacological treatment and drugs of choice for Depressive, Bipolar, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Anxiety, OCD, Sleep-Wake, ADHD and Neurocognitive disorders will be presented. Unique to this seminar is information on the common types of psychotherapeutic drugs and other drugs that are abused, and methods for prevention and early detection. Throughout the day, representative case studies will generate discussion and examination of the latest drug treatment for DSM-5® disorders. You will leave this seminar with knowledge and confidence regarding effective and safe application of pharmacological drugs.

 Course Objectives: 
• Explain the neurotransmitter systems and neuroanatomy underlying the biological basis for mental disorders and pharmacotherapy.
• Define the role of mental health professionals who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy.
• Describe the major classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders and which mental disorders are appropriately treated with each class of drugs.
• Compare the effects and side effects of various psychotropic medications, including antipsychotics, antidepressants, benzodiazepines and anticonvulsants.
• Discuss the abuse liability of drugs used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, pain and ADHD.
• Describe methods for prevention and early identification of prescription drug abuse among clients.

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Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States Of America

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