Psychopharmacology 2003/2004

By Barry Pierce, M.D.
CEs: 6

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Dr. Pierce, a practicing psychiatrist, is an engaging speaker with a wealth of practical information to offer non-prescribing clinicians. Very easy to listen to, non technical, and full of helpful information about the most recent psychotropic medications.

COURSE OUTLINE

I. Basic neuroanatomy and neuropharmacology
II. Antidepressants
A. Tricyclics
B. Serotonin Selective Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s)
C. Newer atypical antidepressants
D. Adjunctive medications
E. Use of combinations
F. Specific data (side effects, half-lives, dosing guidelines, etc.)
G. Useful drug interaction information
H. Patient Profiles
I. Course of treatment (switching, restarting, discontinuation)
III. Anxiolytics
A. Benzodiazepines
B. Beta-blockers
C. Antihistamines
D. Specific data (side effects, half-lives, differential effects)
E. Tolerance, dependence and addiction
F. Patient Profiles
IV. Hypnotics
A. Benzodiazepines
B. Antihistamines
C. Ambien
D. Antidepressants
V. Mood Stabilizers
A. Lithium
B. Anticonvulsants
C. Monitoring and Side Effects
VI. Neuroleptics
A. Conventional vs. Atypical
B. Use as adjuncts in depression, personality disorders, PTSD, etc.
VII. The Psychiatric Consultation
VIII. The Family Physician

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

1. The direct effects and side effects of the most widely prescribed psychotropic medications.
2. Recognizing the side effects of medications and developing strategies for remedying them
3. How to develop a complimentary and collaborative relationship with a prescribing physician
4. The expected clinical course of action of the most widely used medications
5. Understand issues of liability for failure to refer for medications
6. The most common diagnosis for which medications are the recommended treatment

 

Course Overview

Understanding the use, effectiveness, and side effects of psychotropic medications has become an essential part of doing therapy for therapists and counselors alike. Dr. Barry Pierce presents the most recent developments on the most commonly prescribed psychotropic medications focusing on practical and applied issues relevant to outpatient therapy. He covers the basics necessary to understanding the pharmacologic action of medications, the direct clinical effects and side effects of each medication, and the clinical course of treatment for a non-prescribing audience.

Medications which are reviewed in this talk include; Nardil, Parnate, MAOinhibitors, Elavil, imipramine, desipramine, doxepin, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, Zyban, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderal, Lithium, Depakoe, Neurontiin, Tegretol, Topamax, Lamictal, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Buspar, Ambien, Sonata, Restoril, Dalmane, Haldol, Thorazine, Mellaril, Navane, Clozapine, Zypreza, Respirdal, Geodon, Seroquel. Special problems covered include anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, psychotic disorders and seasonal affective disorder.

Non-prescribing professionals should realize how important and necessary their role is in the process of prescribing and monitoring client medications. Primary care physicians and psychiatrists, whose client contact is often very brief, depend on those doing client therapy to provide diagnostic, behavioral, and affective data to fill in vital parts of the treatment picture. The same is true for monitoring medications, where it is the therapist who has the most frequent, ongoing contact with the client, and can therefore provide important information about medication effectiveness and compliance. Dr. Pierce educates attendees on how to form a collaborative relationship with prescribing MD's, including referral vernacular, client education, medication consultation, follow up, and establishing a team treatment approach.

 

Course Learning Objectives:

The direct effects and side effects of the most widely prescribed psychotropic medications
Recognizing the side effects of medications and developing strategies for remedying them
How to develop a complimentary and collaborative relationship with a prescribing physician
The expected clinical course of action of the most widely used medications
Understand issues of liability for failure to refer for medications
The most common diagnosis for which medications are the recommended treatment

 

800129

6 CEs Audio Course Taken Online 

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
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Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

Social Workers 
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Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
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Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
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OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (6) CE clock hours. Provider #151


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Educators
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CA:
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CA:
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