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Psychopharmacology Intensive Online Course: Everything the Non-Prescriber Needs to Know

Program Information


  1. Analyze the historical antecedents of psychopharmacological products and their relation to today’s psychotropic medications.
  2. Identify the mechanism of action of today’s psychotropic medications and how it relates to your clients.
  3. Breakdown the process of medication selection and receptor activation/blocking for specific disorders.
  4. Communicate the side effects including nutritional, cognitive, sexual, and behavioral associated with psychotropic medications.
  5. Communicate options for clients including medications and/or psychotherapy.
  6. Explain how medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics.
  7. Compile medication treatment options for your clients with ADHD.
  8. Determine medication management strategies for clients with sleep disorders.
  9. Identify medications effective for your clients with eating disorders.
  10. Determine how to effectively incorporate medication assisted treatments into an overall care plan for substance use disorders.
  11. Determine the unique medication considerations for geriatric clients.
  12. Discriminate between acute and chronic pain to recommend best methods of treatment.
  13. Analyze future trends, including preventing side effects vs. managing side effects.
  14. Establish ethical issues specifically relating to the child and adolescent population as it relates to clinical psychopharmacology.
  15. Apply traditional standards (autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, confidentiality, veracity) of ethical behavior to issues peculiar to the practice of clinical psychopharmacology.
  16. Explore specific ethical issues and their resolve to the everyday practice of clinical psychopharmacology.
  17. Explain the role of prescriber as both patient advocate and protector.
  18. Evaluate research and its impact on future prescribing and patient care.


Copyright : 07/17/2017