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2-Day: 2018 Psychopharmacology Conference
2-Day: 2018 Psychopharmacology Conference

Where:  ELLICOTT CITY, MD

When:  Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Friday, February 2, 2018

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Details

$429.99
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$389.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

TURF VALLEY RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
2700 TURF VALLEY RD
ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 465-1500
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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 her unique perspective, Sharon Freeman Clevenger teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Sharon’s years of experience in mental health and passion for clients, shines through in the detail and thoroughness of her presentation.

Clients often only have a few minutes with their prescriber and require additional support. It’s 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, Sharon provides the information you need in order to best help your clients.

This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, sleep, eating, 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.

Sharon’s engaging presentation includes many take home “pearls” you can use to teach your clients about their medications and how to protect them from concerning, dangerous or adverse effects. As a bonus, Sharon will discuss alternative approaches using nutrition, supplements, vitamins and essential oils. Increase your understanding about complementary alternative medications such as supplements and essential oils including expected effects, side effects and interaction effects with prescribed medications. 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:

    Day 1

    1. Breakdown how mental health medications work.
    2. Specify how medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics.
    3. Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants.
    4. Establish and overcome barriers that block your clients’ success with their medication.
    5. Determine options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders.
    6. Communicate the actions, side effects, and therapeutic uses of antipsychotic medications.
    7. Evaluate the three critical strategies for improving collaboration with prescribing practitioners.

    Day 2

    1. Compile medication treatment options for ADHD.
    2. Explore medication management of sleep disorders.
    3. Articulate medications effective with eating disorders.
    4. Formulate medication treatment options for substance use disorders and discuss how to effectively incorporate medication assisted treatments into an overall plan for care.
    5. Specify the interaction between women’s and men’s hormone levels and their mental health.
    6. Explore the use of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of mental illnesses.
    7. Determine the unique medication considerations for geriatric clients.
OUTLINE

DAY ONE

Psychopharmacology
  • Drug metabolism concepts
  • Drug mechanisms of action – what we know, what we don’t know
  • Placebo effects – power & how to get it to work for your client
  • When to refer for medication – pearls for increasing client interest and participation
  • Developing highly effective collaborations with prescribers
Depressive Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of depression
  • Controversy regarding antidepressants and placebo – Who to treat when?
  • Types of antidepressants – pearls and pitfalls of different agents
  • Managing side effects
  • Treatment Resistant depression and drug combinations
Anxiety Disorders & Obsessive Compulsive Disorders & Trauma Related Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of anxiety
  • SGAD, panic disorder, phobias
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Physiological interventions
  • Anti-anxiety medications
    • Antidepressants
    • The many other options often ignored
  • Benzodiazepines: risks and benefits
    • How to recognize problematic prescribing patterns
    • Getting off benzos: key pearls for success
  • Managing side effects
Bipolar Disorders
  • Neurochemistry and symptoms
  • The Bipolar Spectrum concept & DSM-5® changes
  • Types of mood stabilizers, when to use which and potential adverse effects
    • Lithium
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Atypical antipsychotics
    • Augmenting agents
  • Effective strategies for improving outcomes for clients
    • Using blood levels effectively – what the prescriber may not be watching
  • Treating pregnant or potentially pregnant women with bipolar disorder
Psychotic Disorders/Schizophrenia
  • Neurochemistry of psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Antipsychotic Medications:
    • First generation (typical)
    • Second generation (atypical)
  • Managing side effects
    • Extrapyramidal symptoms and TD
    • Metabolic problems – what blood tests are needed and when
    • Preventing Diabetes Mellitus
  • Recognizing hyperprolactinemia – and why you need to know
  • Use of atypical antipsychotics for multiple disorders
  • Pregnancy and psychotic disorders
DAY TWO

Attentional Disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurochemistry of ADHD
  • Controversy about treatment of ADHD with stimulants
  • Substance abuse and ADHD
  • Stimulant medications
  • Non-stimulant options
  • Managing side effects
Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Chicken or the egg? What came first, sleep problems or mental illness
  • Controversy about treating sleep problems with hypnotics
  • Sleep interventions that really work
  • Hypnotic medications: risks and benefits
  • Alternatives to hypnotics
  • Recognizing adverse Effects
Substance Use Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of addiction & habit development
  • Drugs of abuse and interaction with psychiatric medications
    • Caffeine
    • Nicotine
  • Marijuana (discussion of medical marijuana, cost vs. benefit)
  • Others
  • Challenging the old thinking about when to prescribe for clients with dual diagnosis – what we now know
  • Medication assisted treatments for addictions
    • Alcohol
    • Nicotine
    • Cannabis
    • Opiates
  • Behavioral addictions – what we know works
Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • Weight gain from psychotropic medications
  • Recognizing medical emergencies
    • Standard of care for lab work
  • Integrating psychotherapy with psychopharmacology
Special Populations: Geriatric
  • Specialized guidelines for geriatric clients
  • Discussion of dementia treatment
  • Antipsychotic controversy
Special Populations: Women
  • Hormonal issues in mood disorders & anxiety
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding -
    • Presenting the choices
    • Resources for you and your clients
  • The dangerous, the concerning, and the possibly good options for psychopharmacology
  • Menopause – current knowledge and agents
Treating Clients with Comorbid Chronic Pain
  • Neurochemistry implications – why it’s critical to intervene
  • When psychopharmacology can help
  • Other alternative interventions

SHARON M FREEMAN CLEVENGER, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC

Sharon Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC, is the CEO of the Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has national certification as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with prescriptive authority, she has senior level international certification as an Advanced Practice Certified Addiction Nurse through the International Society of Nurses on Addictions (IntsSNA) and is former president of NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals.

Sharon has lectured to professional and military/law enforcement audiences worldwide. She has authored more than 50 chapters and articles and has been a guest expert on the TV show, The Doctors. She is the co-editor for both the therapist manual and patient handbook of Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Behavior Approach (Oxford University Press, 2009), senior editor and author of Living and Surviving in Harm’s Way: The Psychological Treatment Manual for Pre-and Post-Deployment of Military Members (Routledge, 2008), Behind the Badge: A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers (Routledge, 2014), and senior editor and author of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Nursing Practice (Springer Publishers, 2005).

Mrs. Clevenger has a Master’s in Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and a Masters in Counseling in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Doctor in Health Sciences at the Huntington College of Health Sciences in Knoxville, TN.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sharon Freeman Clevenger is Founder and Executive Director of the Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Sharon Freeman Clevenger has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), 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.

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




ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 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.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the 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 760 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.


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 12.6 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.


NURSE PRACTITIONERS
This program offers 760 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 12.6 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 12.6 contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-15-004-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.


PHYSICIANS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 12.5 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 12.5 (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.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 760 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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