Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. From her unique perspective as a prescribing clinical psychologist, Caroline teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Caroline’s extensive 17 years of experience in mental health and passion for her clients shine through in the detail and thoroughness of her presentation.
Clients often only have a few minutes with their prescriber and require additional support. It is vital that you are able to answer their questions, help manage side effects and understand drug reactions. This training, designed for counselors, nurses, psychotherapists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, provides the information you need in order to best help your clients.
This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, chronic pain, sleep, eating, and substance abuse disorders. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics and pregnant or nursing women. Discuss how the DSM-5® may impact prescribing patterns and the use of psychotropics in newly defined diagnoses. In addition to a general ‘nuts and bolts’ review of medications, you will examine case examples, discuss medication controversies and learn the “inside scoop” about newly released medications. Caroline’s engaging style makes her an excellent teacher. She uses metaphors from daily life to illustrate complex neurological and psychological concepts. Her vivid, down to earth teaching approach generates an easy guide for providers.
Her presentation includes many take home points that you can use to teach your clients about mental illness, and how medications work. Update your psychopharmacology knowledge, and discover why attendees rave about Caroline, with comments like, “Wonderful presenter and teacher,” and, “Extremely knowledgeable presenter who was very collaborative with the audience.”
This course is available for 12.5 total CPDs.
The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.
As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.
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Caroline Williams, PhD., MP (medical psychologist), is a clinical prescribing psychologist in New Mexico. She has experienced psychopharmacology from both sides; as a provider referring patients for medication management, and for the last five years as a prescriber. Currently she provides medication management services in private practice, and for The LifeLink, both in Santa Fe, NM .She has worked as a clinical psychologist for more than 19 years. Her practice has included psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, consultation, forensic work, supervision, and training.
Dr. Williams has provided training and education to many professional and consumer groups. She has presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) yearly conference, and has trained psychologists through the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA), and the Texas Psychological Association (TPA). She has taught consumers and their supporters through the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Dr. Williams has taught at the University of New Mexico, and at New Mexico State University’s prescribing psychologist degree program. Find out more about Dr. Williams and her professional activities at www.carolinewilliamsphd.com.
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DAY ONE OUTLINE
ANXIETY DISORDERS & OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS & TRAUMA RELATED DISORDERS
PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS/ SCHIZOPHRENIA
DAY TWO OUTLINE
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
TREATING CLIENTS WITH COMORBID CHRONIC PAIN
SPECIAL POPULATIONS: GERIATRIC
SPECIAL POPULATIONS: WOMEN
DAY ONE OBJECTIVES
DAY TWO OBJECTIVES
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