Image of 2016 Psychopharmacology Conference
Digital Seminar

2016 Psychopharmacology Conference


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.



Description

  • Learn current understanding of how & why mental health medications work
  • Understand which medications are evidenced-based to best treat which disorders
  • Improve your clients’ responses and clinical outcomes to medications
  • Help your clients recognize side effects and learn how to manage them
  • Learn about new trends in prescribing, including the impact of DSM-5®
  • Understand current controversies in the field

Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. From her unique perspective as a prescribing clinical psychologist, Caroline teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Caroline’s extensive 17 years of experience in mental health and passion for her clients shine through in the detail and thoroughness of her presentation.

Clients often only have a few minutes with their prescriber and require additional support. It is vital that you are able to answer their questions, help manage side effects and understand drug reactions. This training, designed for counselors, nurses, psychotherapists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, provides the information you need in order to best help your clients.

This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, chronic pain, sleep, eating, and substance abuse disorders. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics and pregnant or nursing women. Discuss how the DSM-5® may impact prescribing patterns and the use of psychotropics in newly defined diagnoses. In addition to a general ‘nuts and bolts’ review of medications, you will examine case examples, discuss medication controversies and learn the “inside scoop” about newly released medications. Caroline’s engaging style makes her an excellent teacher. She uses metaphors from daily life to illustrate complex neurological and psychological concepts. Her vivid, down to earth teaching approach generates an easy guide for providers.

Her presentation includes many take home points that you can use to teach your clients about mental illness, and how medications work. Update your psychopharmacology knowledge, and discover why attendees rave about Caroline, with comments like, “Wonderful presenter and teacher,” and, “Extremely knowledgeable presenter who was very collaborative with the audience.”

DAY ONE OUTLINE

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

  • Alternative treatment approaches
  • Drug metabolism concepts
  • Drug mechanisms of action- what we know, what we don’t know
  • Placebo effects- power & how to get it to work for your client
  • When to refer for medication- pearls for increasing client interest and participation
  • Developing collaborations with prescribers
  • Neurological effects of medication
  • Understand the decision-making process for choosing a specific medication

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 DISORDERS & OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS & TRAUMA RELATED DISORDERS

  • Neurochemistry of anxiety
  • GAD, 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 and usage 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

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

DAY TWO OUTLINE

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
  • Neurochemistry of sleep problems
  • Non-medication sleep interventions
  • 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
  • When to prescribe for clients with dual diagnosis?
  • Medication treatments for addictions
    • Alcohol
    • Nicotine
    • Cannabis
    • Opiates
    • Exploration of controversy over Suboxone Stimulants
  • Behavioral addictions

EATING DISORDERS

  • Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • Weight gain from psychotropic medications

TREATING CLIENTS WITH COMORBID CHRONIC PAIN

  • Neurochemistry implications- why it’s critical to intervene
  • When psychopharmacology can help

SPECIAL POPULATIONS: GERIATRIC

  • Specialized guidelines for geriatric clients
  • Discussion of dementia treatment
  • Antipsychotic controversy

SPECIAL POPULATIONS: WOMEN

  • Hormonal impact of menstruation on mood disorders
    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding-
    • Presenting the choices
  • Resources for you and your clients
  • The dangerous, the concerning, and the possibly good options for psychopharmacology
  • Menopause- current knowledge and agents
  • New Trends: Genetic Testing and more?

DAY ONE OBJECTIVES

  • Describe how mental health medications work.
  • Explain how medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics.
  • Define the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants.
  • Identify and overcome barriers that block your clients’ success with their medication.
  • Discuss options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders.
  • Identify the actions, side effects, and therapeutic uses of antipsychotic medications.
  • Describe use of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of mental illnesses.

DAY TWO OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss medication treatment options for ADHD.
  • Define medication management of sleep disorders.
  • Identify medications effective with eating disorders.
  • List medication treatment options for substance use disorders and discuss how to effectively incorporate medication assisted treatments into an overall plan for care.
  • Describe the interaction between women’s and men’s’ hormone levels and their mental health.
  • Distinguish the unique medication considerations for geriatric clients.

 

Credits


**

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

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

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 12.5 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.5 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

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 12.5 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

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 12.5 continuing education credits.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 760 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 12.6 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.5 self-study contact hours. 

** 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.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 15.2 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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 12.6 contact hours. Expires: 07/28/2019.


Canadian Psychologists

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 12.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

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 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

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 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

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 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

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 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 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.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

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 12.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

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 #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

15  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

15  Hours


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 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

Caroline B Williams's Profile

Caroline B Williams Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D., MP, Prescribing Clincial Psychologist

Private Practice


Caroline Williams, PhD., MP (medical psychologist), is a clinical prescribing psychologist in New Mexico. She has experienced psychopharmacology from both sides; as a provider referring patients for medication management, and for the last five years as a prescriber. Currently she provides medication management services in private practice, and for The LifeLink, both in Santa Fe, NM .She has worked as a clinical psychologist for more than 19 years. Her practice has included psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, consultation, forensic work, supervision, and training.

Dr. Williams has provided training and education to many professional and consumer groups. She has presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) yearly conference, and has trained psychologists through the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA), and the Texas Psychological Association (TPA). She has taught consumers and their supporters through the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Dr. Williams has taught at the University of New Mexico, and at New Mexico State University’s prescribing psychologist degree program. Find out more about Dr. Williams and her professional activities at www.carolinewilliamsphd.com.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications - Second 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.

To order the book, My Mental Health Medication Workbook, please visit our product store.


CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store.


Target Audience

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

Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

Overall:     4.9

Total Reviews: 46

Comments

Carol S - GOLDEN, Colorado

"Very happy with info and thoroughly enjoyed the instructor. Easy to listen to and extremely knowledable. She made a tough subject interesting and digestible to a professional with limited pharmacology knowledge."

Barry S - Daphne, Alabama

"Excellent present. interesting and informative"

Please wait ...

Back to Top  
;