Seminar Detail

2-Day: 2016 Psychopharmacology Conference

Where:
DEDHAM, MA
When:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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Course Description:

Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. From his unique perspective, Perry Buffington teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Perry's years of experience in mental health, and his passion for clients, shine through in the detail and thoroughness of his 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 reactions. Designed for counselors, nurses, psychotherapists, psychologists and other mental health professionals, Fran provides the information you need in order to best help your clients.

This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas including ADHA, sleep and substance use disorders. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics, pregnant or nursing women, and clients with chronic pain. Discuss how the DSM-5® has 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.
Objectives:
  1. Describe how psychiatric medications work.
  2. Explain how medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics.
  3. Design strategies to overcome barriers that block your clients’ success with their medication.
  4. Discuss options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders.
  5. Differentiate the actions, side effects and therapeutic uses between antipsychotic medications.
  6. Develop three critical strategies for improving collaboration with prescribing practitioners.

PERRY W. BUFFINGTON, PH.D., MS

Perry Buffington, Ph.D., M.S., has over 10 years of experience in the medical consulting field and over 40 years’ experience as a counseling psychologist and psychology professor. He 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 twelve books, 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. Additionally, he hosted his own radio show, syndicated nationally, by Envision 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.



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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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, or questions on home study credit availability, 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.

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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.



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