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
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.
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
This course is available for 6.5 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.
Florida Social Workers
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 6.25 continuing education credits.
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.
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.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Counselors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, School Psychologists, Pharmacists, Other Mental Health & HealthCare Professionals
Neurotransmitters: The theoretical emotional signaling chemicals of the brain
DSM-5® and Psychotropic Med Use Depression
Antidepressants: How they are thought to work
Other common antidepressants – and why they are used
Side effects and risk factors
Herbals and depression
Improving Patient Compliance with Mental Health Medications
hat you and your clients should know
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
Medications used to treat insomnia
Using anxiolytics safely
Side effects of the anxiolytics
How antipsychotic medications are thought to work
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
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.
Communicate the potential benefits and risks of using psychotropic medication to treat a wide array of conditions.
Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants in adults and children.
Implement effective methods for collaborating with clients, families and prescribers in order to build a comprehensive treatment plan.
Explore specific ethical issues and their resolve to the everyday practice of clinical psychopharmacology.
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.