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Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medications
Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know Today About Psychiatric Medications

When:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 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.
OUTLINE

Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurotransmitters: The theoretical emotional signaling chemicals of the brain
DSM-5® and Psychotropic Med Use Depression
  • Antidepressants: How they are thought to work
    • Cyclics
    • SSRIs
    • SNRIs
  • Other common antidepressants – and why they are used
  • Side effects and risk factors
  • Herbals and depression
  • Treatment-resistant depression
Improving patient compliance with mental health medications
  • What you and your clients should know
Bipolar Spectrum
  • Medicating Bipolar disorder
  • Current “gold standard” treatment and side effects
  • Anticonvulsant and antipsychotic use in Bipolar disorder
  • Anticonvulsant side effects
  • Risks of medication non-compliance
  • New! Controversial concepts in treating Bipolar spectrum
The Many Manifestations of Anxiety
  • Medicating anxiety
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Non-benzodiazepines
  • Medications used to treat insomnia
  • Using anxiolytics safely
  • Side effects of the anxiolytics
Schizophrenia
  • How antipsychotics medications are thought to work
  • Conventional antipsychotics
  • Second generation agents
  • Antipsychotic side effects
  • Relapse and non-compliance
Controversy surrounding antidepressants in treating children and adolescents
  • Antidepressants and suicide in children: The real truth
  • Medicating anxiety in children
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder – the new pediatric bipolar disorder?
ADHD Medications – What’s new, what’s old. Stimulants, and some surprises!
  • The evolution of psychostimulants
Alzheimer’s medications, treatments, theory and controversy

What’s Next: Newly Approved Mental Health Medications

THOMAS SMITH, PD, LMHC, NCP, FAPA, BCCP

Tom Smith, P.D., LMHC, NCP, FAPA, BCCP, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Doctor of Pharmacy, is a Board Certified Clinical Counselor, holds Fellow status in both the American Psychotherapy Association and the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists, as well as Diplomate Status in the American Psychotherapy Association.

Tom has spoken on Bipolar Disorder, the DSM-5®, and psychopharmacology throughout the United States, and has had Adjunct Associate Professor Academic Appointments at the Butler University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Saint Louis University School of Graduate Nursing, as well as having been Faculty at the University of Phoenix.

Tom is internationally published on the topic of Aromatherapy, and has just completed his book on Psychopharmacology. He 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.
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 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.

ILLINOIS ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 6.25 CEUS. Program number: 13032. Category: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS I or II,CFPP II.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate 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.

ILLINOIS COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The State of Illinois, Department or Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

INDIANA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association, ASWB or NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation to submit to their state board.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the 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 course qualifies for 6.0 credits.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONER/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.


NURSE PRACTITIONERS
This program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


PHARMACISTS
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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 6.0 contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-14-008-L01-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.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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