With so many controversies and contradictory research about the effectiveness of psychopharmacological interventions, it’s often hard to know how to work with your clients around the issue of meds. How can you best evaluate the new promising medications on the market? Are antidepressants really any better than placebos? Why are so many clients prescribed antipsychotics these days? And what’s on the horizon for the next generation of meds? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this comprehensive workshop. You’ll explore the latest information about:
- How different kinds of medications affect the brain and nervous system
- Current best prescribing practices for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, psychotic disorders, insomnia, ADHD, and more
- New drugs on the market as well as what the next generation of psychoactive meds may have to offer
- How to talk with clients who may be skeptical, ambivalent, or curious about possible medications
Frank Anderson, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He’s the vice chair of the Foundation for Self Leadership and a supervisor at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.