Image of Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals
Digital Seminar

Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Average Rating:
  4.2   (10 comments)
Category:
Mental Health |  Pharmacology |  DSM-5 |  Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric |  Psychopharmacology
Faculty:
Alan S. Bloom
Duration:
Full Day
License:
Never expires.


Description

Substantial numbers of clients with DSM-5® diagnoses will be treated with a combination of psychological and pharmacological treatments. Newer drugs are being introduced to treat mental disorders based on better understanding of the neurobiological contributions to mental disorders and the latest pharmacological research.

This seminar will update and increase your understanding of:

  • The neurobiological underpinnings of major DSM-5® diagnoses
  • The types and effects of drugs used to treat these diagnoses
  • The responsibilities of the non-prescribing therapist to clients taking psychiatric medication

Specifics of the pharmacological treatment and drugs of choice for the DSM 5® Depressive, Bipolar, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Anxiety, OCD, Sleep-Wake, ADHD and Neurocognitive disorders will also be discussed. Unique to this seminar is information on the common types of psychotherapeutic drugs that client’s abuse (prescription drug abuse) and methods for prevention and early detection.

Disclaimer: DSM® and DSM 5® are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar. For further information, please visit www.dsm5.org.

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 6.0 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 6.25 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 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 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 6.0 continuing education credits.


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

This program has been approved for 6.0 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 6.25 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 6.0 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 6.0 continuing education credits.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 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 6.0 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 7.6 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 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 09/27/2019.


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


Florida Board of Psychology

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This product qualifies for 6.3 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 6.25 (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 6.25 (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 6.0 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 6.0 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 6.0 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 7.5 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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 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.


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 6.0 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 6.25 continuing education credits.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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

Alan S. Bloom Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D.


Alan S. Bloom, Ph.D., is professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he teaches psychopharmacology to medical students and neuroscience graduate students. He earned a joint Ph.D. in psychology and pharmacology and consults regularly with psychiatrists and attorneys in drug abuse and other pharmacology related cases.

Dr. Bloom has conducted extensive research on the impact of drugs of abuse (marijuana, cocaine, etc.) on the brain through use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). He also directed research on the cognitive effects of chemotherapy drugs administered to women with breast cancer, commonly known as “chemo-brain”. His studies have been funded by the NIH and other national organizations and reported in an extensive number of publications and presentations. Dr. Bloom has served on the NIDA Center grant review panel and is an appointed member of the Controlled Substance Board of the State of Wisconsin.

Dr. Bloom is a strong and experienced presenter providing lively, information-packed seminars. He encourages the active learning of participants through application of the material in case studies and problem-based learning. In 1997 he was elected to membership in the Medical College of Wisconsin Society of Teaching Scholars.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Alan Bloom is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Alan Bloom is the vice-chair for the State of Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications - 3rd Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the workbook, 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

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

Objectives

  1. Explain the neurotransmitter systems and neuroanatomy underlying the biological basis for mental disorders and pharmacotherapy.
  2. Define the role of mental health professionals who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy.
  3. Describe the major classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders and which mental disorders are appropriately treated with each class of drugs.
  4. Compare the effects and side effects of various psychotropic medications, including antipsychotics, antidepressants, benzodiazepines and anticonvulsants.
  5. Discuss the abuse liability of drugs used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, pain and ADHD.
  6. Describe methods for prevention and early identification of prescription drug abuse among clients.

Outline

Psychopharmacological Foundations
Behavior and Psychotherapeutic Drug Actions
  • Brain structures and circuits in behavior
    • Experience and regulate emotion
    • Executive function and inhibitory control
    • Reward systems
  • Neurotransmitters
    • Biogenic amines
    • Excitatory neurotransmitters
    • Endorphins and endocannabinoids
Your Role in Psychological and Pharmacological Combined Treatments
  • Collaboration with prescribing professional
  • Managing the combined treatments
    • Referrals for medication
    • Client psycho-education
    • Monitoring drug effects and side-effects
    • Adherence to combined treatments
Treatment of DSM-5® Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • Biological theories of schizophrenia
  • “Typical” antipsychotics for treatment
    • Effects, side effects & cautions of high, medium, and low potency drugs
  • “Atypical” antipsychotics for treatment schizophrenia
    • Effects, side effects & cautions of atypicals
  • Drugs for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
  • Other uses of antipsychotic drugs
  • Representative case discussion
Depressive Disorders
  • Neurobiology of depression
  • Drugs used to treat depressive disorders & the effects, side effects & cautions
    • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
      • Serotonin syndrome
    • Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
    • Atypical antidepressant agents
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • When a first-line antidepressant doesn’t work
      • MAO Inhibitors
      • Augmentation with antipsychotics
    • What about herbs like St. John’s Wort?
  • Representative case study
Bipolar Disorders
  • Biological theories of DSM-5® Bipolar disorders
  • Drugs used to treat bipolar disorders & the effects, side effects & cautions
    • Lithium
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Antipsychotics
      • Atypical vs. Typical
    • Combination antipsychotic-antidepressant drug Symbyax
 
Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • The neurobiology of anxiety related disorders
  • The structure of sleep
  • Drugs used in treatment
    • Benzodiazepines
    • Benzodiazepine-like drugs
    • Misuse of these drugs in treatment
    • SSRI’s and other drugs used to treat anxiety
    • Drugs used to treat OCD
ADHD and Neurocognitive Disorders
  • ADHD
    • Psychostimulants & the effects, side effects & cautions
    • Antidepressants and Alpha-Adrenergic Agonists
  • Major Neurocognitive Disorders
    • Drugs used in the treatment of cognitive impairment and future treatments
Prescription Drug Abuse
  • The risk of comorbid prescription drug abuse
  • Classes of drugs that are frequently abused
    • Stimulants
    • Sedative-hypnotics
    • Opiates
  • Prevention and early identification
  • Case study
Limitations of The Research
  • Evidence base for psychopharmacologic treatments
  • Ethical considerations related to medication trials

Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

Overall:     4.2

Total Reviews: 264

Comments

Jacqueline T - Suffield, Connecticut

"Super informative course!"

Elise K - Southington, Connecticut

"the whole experience was excellent"

LARA W - BEAUMONT, Texas

"Both the presenter and the quality of the information were fantastic."

Leslie S - NICEVILLE, Florida

"Great seminar, thank you!"

Natalie B - Fort Worth, Texas

"Excellent course and presentation."

Please wait ...

Back to Top  
;