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Psychopharmacology: Essential Information for Mental Health Professionals

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Objectives

  1. Discuss the proper role of mental health professionals who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy.
  2. Describe 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. Identify the major classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders and which mental disorders are appropriately treated with each class of drugs.
  5. Describe adverse effects and drug reactions of the commonly prescribed psychotropic medications and when to alert the prescriber about them.
  6. Analyze the role that half-life plays in the efficacy of insomnia medications prescribed for clients and how it may affect behavioral interventions.

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MEDS 101

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSION MEDICATIONS ANXIETY DISORDER MEDICATIONS BIPOLAR MEDICATIONS ADHD MEDICATIONS ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS INSOMNIA MEDICATIONS LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH & POTENTIAL RISKS

Copyright : 02/28/2020

Behavioral Emergencies: Accurately Assess & Manage Patients in Crisis

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  1. Examine the pharmacology behind the substances of abuse seen presently in practice.
  2. Analyze how dementia and delirium will present differently.
  3. Evaluate de-escalation techniques for a variety of violent patient behaviors.
  4. Catalogue the terminology used to refer to street drugs today.
  5. Assess and screen effectively for substance use disorders.
  6. Devise strategies to ensure your safety, while caring for an aggressive patient.
  7. Measure predictors of suicide, when evaluating a patient’s risk.
  8. Plan for a patient who threatens to harm himself or another. 

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The Psychosocial Assessment

Psychotic Emergencies ETOH Drug Related Emergencies Violent and Aggressive Behaviors Mood Disorder Emergencies Trauma Emergencies Families in Crisis

Copyright : 10/26/2020

A Therapist’s Guide to the Psychopharmacology of Trauma and Dissociation

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Objectives

  1. Integrate psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of trauma and dissociation.
  2. Determine the positive and potentially negative effects of psychoactive medication interventions related to trauma treatment.
  3. Prepare clients effectively for the implementation of psychopharmacological adjuncts to psychotherapy.
  4. Analyze the neurobiological effects of trauma to the dysregulation of neurotransmitters and the use of mitigating medications.
  5. Assess therapeutic indications for appropriate medication referrals.

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Copyright : 09/11/2019

Risks & Consequences of Covid-19 on Mental Health: A Psychopharmacology Update

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Objectives

  1. Analyze vulnerable populations at greater risk of Covid-19.
  2. Assess for medical disorders in people with mental illness that can cause complications with Covid-19.
  3. Distinguish the consequences of Covid-19 for increased incidence of suicide, domestic violence and child abuse.
  4. Plan how current Covid-19 treatments can have an effect on psychotropic medications.
  5. Evaluate the need for medication adjustments considering the organ/system effected by Covid-19.

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Vulnerable Populations

Increasing Risk through Social Isolation and Unemployment

Psychopharmacology: Consequences of Covid-19

Global Connectedness

Copyright : 11/24/2020