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Psychopharmacology 2-Day Conference


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Category:
Psychopharmacology
Faculty:
Perry W. Buffington
Duration:
12 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
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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
  • Understand current controversies in the field
  • New and emerging ethical dilemmas both prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians face daily

Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. From his unique perspective, Dr. Perry Buffington teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Dr. Buffington’s years of experience in mental health and passion for clients, shines through in the detail and thoroughness of his presentation.

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

This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, substance use disorders and psychopharmacological ethics. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics, and clients with chronic pain. Discuss how the DSM-5® and the Affordable Healthcare Law have impacted 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 how to effectively collaborate with prescribing practitioners. You will find this conference to have the most up- to-date medication information and how to use it most effectively with your client.

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Credits


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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

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Treatment Plan 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.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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: 09/14/2020.


Pharmacists

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 12.6 self-study contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-17-005-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.


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.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 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.


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.


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.



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Faculty

Perry W. Buffington Related seminars and products: 1

PH.D., MS


Perry Buffington, Ph.D., M.S., has over 20 years of experience in the medical consulting field and is currently a full-time senior lecturer at the University of Georgia, teaching psychopharmacology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is former chairman of the prestigious Florida Psychological Association’s Prescriptive Authority Committee and teaches seminars nationwide on minimizing psychopharmacological errors. 

As the author of eight books (currently working on his first psychopharmacology text), his by-line has appeared in hundreds of periodicals including the Saturday Evening Post, USA Today, and Success. He is the former contributing editor for Delta Air Lines’ in-flight magazine, Sky, and served as a syndicated newspaper/web columnist for Universal Press. Additional, he hosted his own radio show, syndicated nationally, by Envison Radio Networks. 

Perry’s presentation style is engaging, a blend of education and entertainment; as a result, critics (and especially his students) applaud his ability to make complicated topics understandable and applicable – even useful!! 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Perry Buffington is the President of Go-Buff Enterprises, Inc. He is a member of the psychology faculty, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, The University of Georgia. Dr. Buffington receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Perry Buffington has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

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Target Audience

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

Outline

DAY ONE

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Historical antecedents of modern psychopharmacology
  • Diagnostic issues
  • Clarification of terms
  • Drug metabolism concepts: pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics
  • Drug mechanism of action
  • Placebo & Nocebo
  • Pharmacotherapy vs. Pharmacotherapy
  • Developing highly effective collaborations with prescribers
DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS
  • Biogenic Amine, Cortisol, Down-Regulation, & Neurotropic Hypotheses
  • Neurochemistry of depression
  • Types of anti-depressants
  • Preventing side effects
  • Tardive Dysphoria: real or imagined?
ANXIETY DISORDERS & OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS & TRAUMA RELATED DISORDERS
  • Neurochemistry of anxiety
  • GAD, panic disorders, phobias
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Physiological interventions
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Anti-depressants
  • Non-pharmacologic options
  • Benzodiazepines: risks and benefits
  • Preventing side effects
BIPOLAR DISORDERS
  • Neurochemistry
  • The Bipolar Spectrum & DSM-5® Changes
  • Mood stabilizers
    • Lithium
    • Anti-convulsants & neuromodulators
  • Typical, atypical, & third-generation antipsychotics
  • Effective strategies for improving outcomes for clients
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

LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH & POTENTIAL RISKS

DAY TWO

ATTENTIONAL DISORDERS
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurochemistry of ADHD
  • Treatment controversies
  • Substance abuse and ADHD
  • Stimulant medications
  • Non-stimulant options
  • Preventing side effects
SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS
  • Neurochemistry of addiction
  • Negative reinforcement & creation of habits
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine
  • Cannabis
  • Opiates
  • PCP & Ketamine
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • Energy vs. Chill Drinks
  • Over-the-counter & herbal psychopharmacology
  • Addiction treatments
  • Behavioral addictions
SPECIAL POPULATIONS
  • Specialized guidelines for geriatric patients
  • Dementia treatment
  • Slow vs. rapid metabolizers (genetic polymorphisms)
TREATING CLIENTS PAIN
  • Acute vs. chronic pain
  • Alternatives to pharmacology
  • Pain vs. depression: which comes first?
ETHICS & PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

 

  • High-risk pharmacology & psychopharmacology
  • Off-label use of medications
  • Prescribing for children
  • Elective psychopharmacology
  • Marketing of mental illness
  • Polypharmacy
  • Informed vs. uninformed consent
  • Patient & third party pressures
  • Professional boundaries
  • Ethics associated with medical errors
  • Role of placebo
FUTURE TRENDS
  • Change of mind: preventing vs. managing side effects
  • Medicalization of normal
  • Computer assisted devices
  • New meds, new diagnoses, new theories, new normal
  • Top 10 Medical Emergencies
  • Integrating psychotherapy with psychopharmacology
LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH & POTENTIAL RISKS

Objectives

  1. Analyze the historical antecedents of psychopharmacological products and their relation to today’s psychotropic medications.
  2. Designate the mechanism of action of today';s psychotropic medications and how it relates to your clients.
  3. Breakdown the process of medication selection and receptor activation/blocking for specific disorders.
  4. Communicate the side effects including nutritional, cognitive, sexual, and behavioral associated with psychotropic medications.
  5. Specify how medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics.
  6. Compile medication treatment options for your clients with ADHD.
  7. Determine the unique medication considerations for geriatric clients.
  8. Determine acute and chronic pain and methods of treatment.
  9. Analyze future trends, including preventing side effects vs. managing side effects.
  10. Establish ethical issues specifically relating to the child and adolescent population as it relates to clinical psychopharmacology.
  11. Apply traditional standards (autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, confidentiality, veracity) of ethical behavior to issues peculiar to the practice of clinical psychopharmacology.
  12. Explore specific ethical issues and their resolve to the everyday practice of clinical psychopharmacology.

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Total Reviews: 183

Comments

Kimberly C - Bronx, New York

"This was an amazing and thorough course"

George S - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"I was very satisfied with this course. I learned a great deal from this program. The presenter was excellent. I would take another course with this presenter. I will take another course with this company. You all have above average, superior CEU programs."

Lisa G - Sneedville TN, Tennessee

"I was very en-captured with this seminar. To be honest I was a little unsure at first because I am a FNP and I didn't know if I would be able to understand the content. I was proved wrong 1 Dr. Buff made this seminar very intersting and fun. He was right I was overwhelmed the first day and I thought my gosh I never learned any of this in FNP school. The second day I followed along and learned even more. I highly recommend this course!"

Holley H - RANBURNE, Alabama

"Great presentation "

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