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Seminar Detail

Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medications

Where:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
When:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Most Up-To-Date Psychotropic Medication Info – Guaranteed!

Demands on mental health professionals to expand their knowledge of psychotropic meds are like never before … not only do you need to be on top of the latest developments and what is on the horizon, but you also have to take that information, and use it most effectively for your client.
  • Proven methods to improve clients’ understanding of their mental illness, and how medication aids recovery
  • Identifying treatment concerns with inappropriate, inadequate doses of medication
  • Tools to help clients manage unpleasant side effects
  • Strategies to improve client adherence to medications
  • Depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD – the latest trends in medication management

Objectives:
  1. Discuss the clinical uses of the five major psychotropic medication classes – the antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics and psychostimulants – how they work, and their common side effects.
  2. Describe the potential benefits and risks of using psychotropic medication for a wide array of conditions and patients.
  3. Address the wide array of mental health disorders for which medications are frequently prescribed.
  4. Examine what’s coming next as well as emerging and innovative trends in psychopharmacology.
  5. Implement effective methods for collaborating with clients, families and prescribers.
  6. Recognize the ethical and legal issues in discussing medications with clients.

THOMAS SMITH, P.D., FASCP, LMHC, NCP, BCCP

Tom Smith, P.D., FASCP, LMHC, NCP, BCC, is a Doctor of Pharmacy, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Psychologist, and a Board Certified Clinical Counselor. He holds academic appointments at Butler School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Saint Louis University School of Graduate Nursing, and the University of Phoenix. Tom is a Fellow of the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists.

Tom has spoken on Bipolar Disorder, the DSM-5®, and psychopharmacology throughout the United States. He is the author of Psychopharmacology Made Simple: A Primer, and he is internationally published on the topic of Aromatherapy.

Tom maintains an active private practice in Martinsville, Indiana, where he works with clients of all ages.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tom Smith maintains a private practice. He will address ‘off-label’ uses of commercial products. Mr. Smith is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Tom Smith is nationally published on the Americans with Disabilities Act and receives no compensation.
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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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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