Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medi
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Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medications


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Pharmacology
Faculty:
Tom Smith
Duration:
Full Day
Original Program Date :
07 Jun, 2016
SKU:
POS050515
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. Describe the benefits, risks, safety factors and controversies associated with psychotropic medication use in children and adolescents.
  3. Address the wide array of mental health disorders for which medications are frequently prescribed.
  4. Examine what’s coming next as well as emerging and innovative trends in psychopharmacology.
  5. Implement effective methods for collaborating with clients, families and prescribers.
  6. Recognize the ethical and legal issues in discussing medications with clients.

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CEUs

General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 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.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services{CustomCreditField1} skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

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California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

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South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

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Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. 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 self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

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Nurse Practitioners - Pharmacology (Self-Study)

This self-study program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


California Nurses

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** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

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Iowa Nurses

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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 07/06/2019.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


Social Workers

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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

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


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

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 self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.
Other Professions

This self-study 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.


Handouts

Faculty

Tom Smith Related seminars and products: 1

P.D., FASCP, LMHC, NCP, BCCP


Tom Smith, P.D., FASCP, LMHC, NCP, BCCP, is a Doctor of Pharmacy, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Psychologist, and a Board Certified Clinical Counselor.  He holds academic appointments at Butler School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Saint Louis University School of Graduate Nursing, and the University of Phoenix. Tom is a Fellow of the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists.
Tom has spoken on Bipolar Disorder, the DSM-5®, and psychopharmacology throughout the United States, He is the author of Psychopharmacology Made Simple: A Primer, and he is internationally published on the topic of Aromatherapy.

Tom maintains an active private practice in Martinsville, Indiana, where he works with clients of all ages. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tom Smith maintains a private practice.  He will address ‘off-label’ uses of commercial products. Mr. Smith is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc. 

Non-Financial: Tom Smith is nationally published on the Americans with Disabilities Act and receives no compensation.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications -3rd Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders, please visit our product store.


Target Audience

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

Objectives

  1. Articulate the clinical uses of the five major psychotropic medication classes - antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics and psychostimulants - including their efficacy and their common side effects.
  2. Communicate the potential benefits and risks of using psychotropic medication to treat a wide array of conditions.
  3. Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  4. Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants in adults and children.
  5. Implement effective methods for collaborating with clients, families and prescribers in order to build a comprehensive treatment plan.
  6. Explore specific ethical issues and their resolve to the everyday practice of clinical psychopharmacology.

Outline

Biological Psychiatry

  • Neurotransmitters: The theoretical emotional signaling chemicals of the brain
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

DSM-5® and Psychotropic Med Use Depression

  • Antidepressants: How they are thought to work
  • Cyclics
  • SSRIs
  • SNRIs
  • Other common antidepressants – and why they are used
  • Side effects and risk factors
  • Herbals and depression
  • Treatment-resistant depression

Improving Patient Compliance with Mental Health Medications

  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • What you and your clients should know

Bipolar Spectrum

  • Medicating Bipolar disorder
  • Current “gold standard” treatment and side effects
  • Anticonvulsant and antipsychotic use in Bipolar disorder
  • Anticonvulsant side effects
  • Risks of medication non-compliance
  • New! Controversial concepts in treating Bipolar spectrum

The Many Manifestations of Anxiety

  • Medicating anxiety
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Non-benzodiazepines
  • Medications used to treat insomnia
  • Using anxiolytics safely
  • Side effects of the anxiolytics

Schizophrenia

  • How antipsychotic medications are thought to work
  • Conventional antipsychotics
  • Second generation agents
  • Antipsychotic side effects
  • Relapse and non-compliance

Controversy Surrounding Antidepressants in Treating Children and Adolescents

  • Antidepressants and suicide in children: The real truth
  • Medicating anxiety in children
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder – the new pediatric bipolar disorder?

ADHD Medications – What’s New, What’s Old. Stimulants, Non-Stimulants, and some surprises!

  • The evolution of psychostimulants

Alzheimer’s Medications, Treatments, Theory and Controversy

What’s Next: Newly Approved Mental Health Medications

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