The Psychotherapy of Psychopharmacology: What every Mental Health Prof
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The Psychotherapy of Psychopharmacology: What every Mental Health Professional needs to know!


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Psychopharmacology
Faculty:
Frank G. Anderson
Duration:
6 Hours
Original Program Date :
16 Jun, 2016
SKU:
POS049585
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Many professionals like you are intimidated by the risks associated with psychiatric medications:

  • How do you know if psychiatric meds are the best choice for your client right now?
  • Could a new medication provide better patient outcomes?
  • Could drug side effects make your client worse?
  • How do I remember the names of all these drugs and what they do?

Like most mental health professionals you imagine you play no role with your clients and their meds. But you do play an important role in the success of medications your clients take.

This workshop will teach you what you need to know to become better informed, proactive, and effective in working with clients and medications. You will:

  • Determine when a psychopharmacology consultation is necessary
  • Help clients effectively communicate with their prescriber
  • Learn the best prescribing practices for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, psychotic disorders, insomnia, ADHD, and more …
  • Learn how to stay involved throughout the prescribing process - increasing the likelihood of medication success
  • Help clients understand that medications treat symptoms – not feeling or diagnoses

In addition, you will learn how medications work to permanently change the brain and calm down the nervous system. By simply knowing the functions of the five neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, glutamate and GABA), you will have a solid understanding for which medications treat which syndromes. We will also discuss the benefits and uses of alternative and complimentary medications as well as what is new and emerging in the world of psychopharmacology.

You will walk away from this workshop with all you need to know to help your clients avoid the risk of experiencing unnecessary side effects, having poor compliance, taking to many meds (poly-pharmacy) or even taking the wrong medications for their symptoms.

OUTLINE

The Therapist’s Role

  • Determining when a med consult is appropriate
  • What prescribers need to hear from you
  • Prepare your client to talk to their prescriber
  • Working with your own feelings and beliefs about medications

Preparing your client

  • Exploring your client’s hopes and fears about medications
  • Help your client differentiate a psychological issue from a biological syndrome
  • Uncover the roadblocks to successful treatment

Neurotransmitters and Receptors

  • How medications work in the brain
  • The Five Neurotransmitters: All you need to know
  • Cortisol and the stress response
  • Matching symptoms with the correct medications

Antidepressants

  • For the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and more
  • SSRI’s, SNRI’s and dual agents
  • Dealing with sexual side effects
  • How to boost the antidepressant response
  • Treating kids and the elderly
  • Hormones and mood: What’s the connection?

Anti-Anxiety Medications

  • Benzodiazepines- why they are so addictive?
  • Why so many doctors prescribe them
  • How to help clients use them appropriately and get off them safely
  • What is best med for acute trauma?

Mood Stabilizers

  • How they work to treat bipolar disorder, PTSD and more
  • Why is compliance such a big issue?
  • Dealing with the drawbacks and downsides

Antipsychotics

  • For treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dissociation & more
  • Why the upsurge in popularity?
  • The differences between the old and new antipsychotics
  • What I need to know about “metabolic syndrome?”

Meds for ADHD, Sleep Disorders and Substance Abuse

  • Are they addictive? Do they actually work?
  • Why are they overprescribed?
  • How do I help my clients use them safely?

Exploring Alternative Treatments

  • Acupuncture
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • St John’s wart
  • Diet & exercise
  • Light therapy
  • Medical marijuana…and more!

What’s new and what’s in the pipeline?

OBJECTIVES

  • Distinguish between the biological and psychological components of psychiatric symptoms and learn how to work collaboratively with both.
  • Explore your client’s attitude and responses toward medication, such as fears of changes in personality, becoming dependent, ingesting a foreign substance, losing symptoms, or uncovering wounds and vulnerabilities.
  • Examine your own feeling and beliefs around meds that can get in the way of the therapeutic process.
  • Explain how psychiatric medications work in the brain.
  • Summarize the best prescribing practices for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, psychotic disorders, insomnia, ADHD, and more.
  • Describe alternative treatments and medications new to the market.

 

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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.


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). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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 (Self-Study)

NAADAC

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Addiction Counselors - Connecticut (Self-Study)

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - California (Self-Study)

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 (Self-Study)

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Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists - South Carolina (Self-Study)

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.


Counselors - Texas (Self-Study)

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 (Self-Study)

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Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois (Self-Study)

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.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Nurse Practitioners - Pharmacology (Self-Study)

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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.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

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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: 16/06/2019.


Pharmacists (Self-Study)

ACPE

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this Knowledge-based activity qualifies for 6.3 self-study contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-16-005-H01-P. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. You are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test and bring your e-Profile ID to the seminar to receive CPE credit. Don’t have your e-Profile ID yet? Visit the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website and complete your e-profile at www.nabp.net in order to obtain your NABP e-Profile ID.


Psychologists
Psychologists - Canadian (Self-Study)

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.


Psychologists – Florida (Self-Study)

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 automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

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.


Social Workers - Kansas (Self-Study)

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Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

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.


Social Workers - New York (Self-Study)

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. 


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

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.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania (Self-Study)

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.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists - California (Self-Study)

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.


Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

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 automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

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

Frank G. Anderson's Profile

Frank G. Anderson Related seminars and products: 1

MD


Frank Guastella Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is the vice chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. He is a trainer at the Center for Self Leadership with Richard Schwartz, PhD, and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston, MA.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA, and serves as an Advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He receives a consulting fee from the Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Frank Anderson is the President of the Foundation for Self Leadership


Target Audience

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

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