October 16, 2019

410 - The New World of Psychopharmacology

Essential Updates for Mental Health Professionals

How many of your clients are taking psychotropic medicines prescribed by other healthcare professionals? Do you always know what they’re taking. Or understand why? And if it’s working or doing more harm than good? Despite who wrote the script, it’s your responsibility to know your clients' symptoms and reactions to medications, and to coordinate their care. This workshop focuses on providing practical and useful information about antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and medication for insomnia, as well as the tools to handle the ethical decisions that surround psychopharmacology. Get to the bottom line on the most prescribed antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and medication for insomnia on the market today, and learn how to discuss scope of practice with your patients in order to optimize their care. The goal is for you to leave better prepared to communicate with your clients as well as the prescribers. You’ll discover:

  • The most effective ways to help your clients taking psychotherapeutic medications
  • Understand the research behind common medications used for the treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and insomnia
  • Recent advances in the medications for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and insomnia

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s served as a senior assistant research scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and he’s been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years.

Note: This workshop is available as self-study credit.

This workshop replaces Treating the Self-Harming Adolescent workshop with Meagan Houston.


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