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Psychopharmacology Certificate Course for Mental Health Clinicians
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
$149.99 USD
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Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on August 26, 2019.
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
SUSAN MARIE, PH.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
8/26/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV055105
Objectives
  1. Describe the expanding role of the mental health clinician in issues related to clients’ psychotropic medication use.
  2. Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants.
  3. Explain how to recognize problematic prescribing patterns related to benzodiazepines and what can be done to resolve them.
  4. Summarize effective strategies for improving outcomes of clients taking mood stabilizers.
  5. Determine how to help clients manage possible side effects of antipsychotic medications.
  6. Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  7. Contrast the benefits and risks of using hypnotics vs. alternative treatment options for sleep disorders.
  8. Determine how to effectively incorporate medication treatment options for substance use disorders into an overall plan of care.
  9. Communicate the efficacy of psychotropic medications in treating eating disorders and how to integrate their use with psychotherapy.
  10. Evaluate the unique medication treatment considerations for geriatric clients.
  11. Scrutinize the use of psychopharmacology interventions for women’s health issues in light of the current evidence.
  12. Ascertain the effectiveness of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of psychiatric conditions.
Outline
THE VITAL, AND EXPANDING, ROLE OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN IN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Understand, and explain, drug metabolism and mechanism of action
  • Recognize when to refer for medication, and how to increase client interest and participation
  • Develop highly effective collaborations with prescribers
WHAT THE MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT
Depressive Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of depression
  • Controversy regarding antidepressants and placebo – Who to treat when?
  • Types of antidepressants – pearls and pitfalls of different agents
  • Managing side effects
  • Treatment-Resistant Depression and drug combinations
Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, & Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of anxiety
  • SGAD, panic disorder, phobias
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Physiological interventions
  • Anti-anxiety medications
    • Antidepressants
    • The many other options often ignored
  • Benzodiazepines: risks and benefits
    • How to recognize problematic prescribing patterns
    • Getting off benzos: key pearls for success
  • Managing side effects
Bipolar Disorders
  • Neurochemistry and symptoms
  • The Bipolar Spectrum concept & DSM-5® changes
  • Types of mood stabilizers, when to use which and potential adverse effects
    • Lithium
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Atypical antipsychotics
    • Augmenting agents
  • Effective strategies for improving outcomes for clients
  • Using blood levels effectively – what the prescriber may not be watching
  • Treating pregnant or potentially pregnant women with bipolar disorder
Psychotic Disorders/Schizophrenia
  • Neurochemistry of psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Antipsychotic Medications:
    • First generation (typical)
    • Second generation (atypical)
  • Managing side effects
    • Extrapyramidal symptoms and TD
    • Metabolic problems – what blood tests are needed and when
    • Preventing Diabetes Mellitus
  • Recognizing hyperprolactinemia – and why you need to know
  • Use of atypical antipsychotics for multiple disorders
  • Pregnancy and psychotic disorders
Attentional Disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurochemistry of ADHD
  • Controversy about treatment of ADHD with stimulants
  • Substance abuse and ADHD
  • Stimulant medications
  • Non-stimulant options
  • Managing side effects
Sleep Disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Chicken or the egg? What came first, sleep problems or mental illness?
  • Controversy about treating sleep problems with hypnotics
  • Sleep interventions that really work
  • Hypnotic medications: risks and benefits
  • Alternatives to hypnotics
  • Recognizing adverse effects
Substance Use Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of addiction & habit development
  • Drugs of abuse and interaction with psychiatric medications
    • Caffeine
    • Nicotine
  • Marijuana (discussion of medical marijuana, cost vs. benefit)
  • Others
  • Challenging the old thinking about when to prescribe for clients with dual diagnosis – what we now know
  • Medication assisted treatments for addictions
    • Alcohol
    • Nicotine
    • Cannabis
    • Opiates
  • Behavioral addictions – what we know works
Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • Weight gain from psychotropic medications
  • Recognizing medical emergencies
    • Standard of care for lab work
  • Integrating psychotherapy with psychopharmacology
Special Populations: Geriatric
  • Specialized guidelines for geriatric clients
  • Discussion of dementia treatment
  • Antipsychotic controversy
Special Populations: Women
  • Hormonal issues in mood disorders & anxiety
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding - Presenting the choices
  • Resources for you and your clients
  • The dangerous, the concerning, and the possibly good options for psychopharmacology
Use of Complementary and Alternative Agents Across Psychiatric Conditions
  • Safety issues
  • Proven efficacy and dosin
Author

SUSAN MARIE, PH.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP

Susan Marie, Ph.D., CARN-AP, a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner with full independent prescriptive practice and certification in addictions, brings to you over 30 years of clinical experience with highly vulnerable clients with suicidality, co-occurring addiction, homelessness, serious mental illnesses, traumatic brain injuries, and persistent pain conditions. She is noted for her “pearls and pitfalls” of psychopharmacology. Her passions are radical respect for people with serious mental illnesses & addictions, excellence in psychopharmacology, and integrating psychotherapeutic interventions for clients with PTSD, addictions and chronic pain.

Dr. Marie is Senior Clinical Director for Behavioral Health at Old Town Clinic, Central City Concern and Associate Professor at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She teaches nationally on psychopharmacology as well as suicide assessment and intervention.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Marie is an Associate Professor for Oregon Health & Science University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Marie has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

**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.

Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Psychiatrists
  • Other Mental Health & Healthcare Professionals