By Joseph Wegmann – With medication management playing an increasingly pivotal role in the treatment of mental health disorders, the challenges faced by clinicians are increasing.
It's more critical than ever for mental health professionals to understand how to effectively collaborate with practioners prescribing medication. Here's what you need to know...
Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW, is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states.
Joe has also served as a Clinical Director of Pharmacy Services at a major metropolitan area hospital and as a Regional Director of Hospital Services for Premier Healthcare Corporation. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Psychopharmacology in the graduate School of Social Work at Southern University of New Orleans for 16 years and maintains an active psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Joe is the author of Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, Third Edition (PESI, 2015) and Behavior Management Guide for the Classroom: Assessments, Best Practices and Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and Disruptive Behaviors (PESI, 2018).
Financial: Joseph Wegmann is an author for PESI Publishing and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Joseph Wegmann has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.