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Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Therapists

Basic introduction to psychopharmacology for mental health providers, such as licensed social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, and any non-medical treatment providers. Major categories of psychotropic medications will be described. Specific medications for a broad array of DSM-5 disorders will be identified as well as potential risks and benefits. Management adherence, psychoeducation, and treatment issues will be discussed.

 

Presenter

Dr. Aleksandr Zverinskiy, MD,MHA, is a Psychiatry specialist in Staten Island, New York. He attended and graduated from medical school in 2010, having over 8 years of diverse experience, especially in Psychiatry. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital.
 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, LCATs, Licensed Psychoanalysts,
Other: Licensed Mental Health Counselors, LP Mental Health Counselors

 

Main Points:

  1. Introduction to major categories of psychotropic medications
  2. Medications that are used for a broad array of DSM-5 disorders and  diverse populations  will be identified.
  3. Risks and benefits will be explored.
  4. Potential side effects and cautions will be noted.
  5. Indications and contraindications will be addressed.
  6. Methods of psychoeducation will be introduced.
  7. Cognitive-behavioral methods for adherence to treatment and overcoming difficulties will compliance will be given
 

Agenda

2/25/2018

9:00-10:00

Introduction to Psychopharmacology. Major categories

10:00-11:00

Treatment for specific DSM-5 disorders, side effects, indications and contraindications

11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Treatment for specific DSM-5 disorders, side effects, indications and contraindications continued

12:00-1:15

Cognitive behavioral strategies for adherence to treatment.

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, And signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in Or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit Is Not available.

Psychologists 
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 4 CE hours.

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. 
4 clock hours.

Social Workers 
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, 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. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 4 continuing education clock hours. 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 4 contact hours live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (4) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
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.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (4) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (4) contact hours. 
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (4) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (4) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 4 CE contact hours. Provider #151.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (4) contact hours.

This course is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

For questions of concerns, phone 866-992-9399

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.