Seminar Detail

Psychopharmacology in Plain English
Psychopharmacology in Plain English

Where:   MADISON, WI

When:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Does this sound familiar? Your clients are taking multiple psychotropic medications prescribed by different health care professionals. You watch as prescriptions stream in from psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and others, and you discover that your clients have no idea who wrote which prescription or why they are even taking the medication. You realize that despite the confusion, you still have a responsibility to know your clients’ symptoms and reactions to medications, and to coordinate their care.

Dr. Kenneth Carter shares practical and useful information that you need to advocate for your clients. You will get the latest information on antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, medications for insomnia, and others. You will take a close look at the ethical decisions that accompany their use. You will leave better prepared to communicate with your clients as well as the prescribers, as Dr. Carter instructs you on how the medications work, their benefits, and the side effects and dangerous reactions associated with them.

Do you want to vastly increase your knowledge and ability to communicate with your clients and health care providers? The prescription: Register for this seminar!
Objectives:

  1. Define the proper role of mental health professionals who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy.
  2. Explore specific ethical issues and resolutions related to communicating with clients and prescribing professionals about psychotropic medications.
  3. Explain the neurotransmitter systems and neuroanatomy underlying the biological basis for mental disorders and pharmacotherapy.
  4. Describe the major classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders and which mental disorders are appropriately treated with each class of drugs.
  5. Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  6. Analyze the role that half-life plays in the efficacy of insomnia medications prescribed for clients.
OUTLINE

MEDS 101
  • Case study
  • Reasons to be knowledgeable about psychiatric medications
  • Lessons from other disciplines
    • Pharmacy
    • Nursing
  • Ethics guidelines
  • The common questions clients have about their medications
  • Handling differences of opinion between yourself and a prescribing professional
General Overview of the Nervous System
  • Organization of the nervous system
  • Structure of the neuron
  • Communication between neurons
  • How medicines interact with the nervous system
Depression Medications
  • Neurobiology
  • SSRIs and SNRIs
  • Mechanism of action
  • Benefits and adverse reactions
  • Medications in these categories
  • Case study
Anxiety Disorder Medications
  • DSM-5® anxiety categories
  • Deconstructionist approach taken by prescribers
  • Neurobiology
  • SSRIs and Benzodiazepines
  • Mechanism of action
  • Benefits and adverse reactions
  • Medications in these categories
  • Case study
Bipolar Medications
  • Monotherapy
  • Lithium, Anticonvulsants, and 2nd generation antipsychotics
  • Mechanism of action
  • Benefits and adverse reactions
  • Medications in these categories
  • Case study
ADHD Medications
  • Neurobiology
  • Methylphenidate and Amphetamine
  • Mechanism of action
  • Delivery systems
  • Benefits and adverse reactions
  • Medications in these categories
  • Case study
Antipsychotic Medications
  • Psychosis symptoms
  • Neurobiology
  • 1st and 2nd generation
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mechanism of action
  • Benefits and adverse reactions
  • Medications in these categories
  • Case study
Insomnia Medications
  • Causes and treatments for insomnia
  • Medications for insomnia
  • Half-life
  • Benefits and adverse reactions
  • Case study
Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks

KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this, Dr. Carter served as a senior assistant research scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years, during which time he has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Carter is actively engaged in translating psychology to everyday language. He has also appeared in magazines such as Mental Floss and Reader’s Digest, as well as in news programs such as Connect with Kids, and NBC’s “Today Show”. Dr. Carter recently published Learn Psychology, an introductory psychology textbook, with Dr. Colleen Seifert of the University of Michigan. Dr. Carter received his M.A. and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a postdoctoral master's degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickerson University.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Kenneth Carter is a professor at Oxford College of Emory University. He is a clinical supervisor for Positive Impact Health Centers. He is an author for Cambridge University Pres and receives royalties. He is an author for Jones and Bartlett Learning and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Kenneth Carter has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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.

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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.

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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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.


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.

WISCONSIN COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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.

WISCONSIN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 6.25 credit hours.


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 6.3 contact hours. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-18-003-L04-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 Practice) 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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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