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Digital Seminar

2-Day Integrative Psychopharmacology: The Future of Medications, Nutrition and Genetics


Faculty:
Sharon Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC, CARN, AP
Duration:
12 Hours 50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 14, 2020
Product Code:
POS048750
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Does this sound familiar? Your clients are taking multiple psychotropic medications prescribed by different healthcare professionals, not to mention their use of over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. You discover that they 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 client’s symptoms, reactions to medications, and to coordinate their care. It’s more critical than ever for healthcare and mental health professionals to understand how psychotropic medications work, where in the body they work, and why they do (or don’t) improve your client’s therapeutic outcomes.

Are you confident in your role as both the client advocate and protector to effectively address medication-assisted treatments in your overall care plan?

This recording contains content from two-action-packed days learning from expert Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC. She will guide you through the newest advances and contemporary trends in blending medication management with nutrition and psychotherapy interventions for anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders and more. You’ll finish with the knowledge you need to answer clients’ questions, manage side effects, understand medication reactions and improve your treatment outcomes.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. 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, 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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services 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.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for a total of 12.5 ceus in the area(s) of C6 - 12.5 hours.


Counselors

This self-study 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.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 12.5 contact hours. Expires: 05/14/2023.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 12.5​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 self-study continuing education credits.

CE Broker


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 self-study contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. 


Pharmacists

ACPE

Successful completion of this Knowledge-based self-study program qualifies for 12.6 self-study contact hours. PESI, Inc. is on probation as an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Next scheduled review: June 2021. ACPE Universal Program Number: 0289-0000-20-004-H01-P. This activity was originally released on 05/14/2020 and is valid until 05/14/2023. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. Please note: Pharmacists are required to complete a program evaluation/post-test if they would like their participation submitted to ACPE. A valid NABP e-Profile ID and Birthdate (MM/DD) will be required for reporting. 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.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 12.5 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 05/14/2020. It was last reviewed on 02/12/2020 and is valid until 02/12/2023. 

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Psychological Association and/or Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 12.5 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  This activity was originally recorded on 05/14/2020. It was last reviewed on 02/12/2020 and is valid until 02/12/2023. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

 

Psychologists

The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

 


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Sharon Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC, CARN, AP Related seminars and products: 1

Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy


Sharon Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, PMHCNS-BC, CARN, AP, is the founder, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and senior clinical supervisor 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, as well as senior level international certification as an Advanced Practice Certified Addiction Nurse through the International Society of Nurses on Addictions. Sharon 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).

Sharon has a Master’s degree in Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is a Doctor of Science candidate in Integrative Healthcare at Huntington University 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 an honorarium from Allergan. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Sharon Freeman Clevenger has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Choose psychotropic medications for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics.
  2. Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants.
  3. Design a plan to assist clients in overcoming barriers that impede the efficacy of their medication regime.
  4. Determine options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders
  5. Categorize the actions, side effects, and therapeutic uses of antipsychotic medications.
  6. Evaluate the three critical strategies for improving collaboration with prescribing practitioners.
  7. Propose psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  8. Investigate the efficacy of psychotropic medications in treating eating disorders and discuss how to integrate psychotherapy with psychopharmacology for successful treatment outcomes.
  9. Formulate medication treatment options for substance use disorders and discuss how to effectively incorporate medication assisted treatments into an overall plan for care.
  10. Analyze the interaction between women’s hormone levels and their mental health symptoms.
  11. Support the use of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of mental illnesses.
  12. Determine the unique medication treatment considerations for geriatric clients.

Outline

The Nitty Gritty of Psychopharmacology
  • How the brain communicates
  • Specifics about nutrition & neurotransmitters
  • Gut-brain connection: What it is & does it really exist?
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Vitamins: Differences & effectiveness
  • Ancient Medications: Are they still useful?
Genetic Testing: Do’s and Don’ts!
  • Do genetic assays help decide medication choices?
  • Common genes tested & why
  • How to use genetic assays
  • Understanding Methylation
  • Communicating about genetic testing
  • Using genetic testing to predict response & failure
What to Do Before a Diagnosis or Prescription
  • Symptoms vs. circuits
  • How to identify which brain organ to target
  • Using the body to heal itself: Smart nutrition
  • Pharmacodynamics vs. pharmacokinetics
  • Expected & unexpected interactions: CYPs made simple!
  • Off-label medication use & concerns
  • Pearls from the Black Box Warnings
Depressive Disorders
  • Screening & differential diagnosis
  • Integrative approaches: medications, nutraceuticals, herbals
  • Types of antidepressants & the pearls & pitfalls of each
  • Mild & severe side-effects: How to assess & what to do
  • Age-related differences
  • Treatment resistance: What it is and how to manage it
  • Cutting-edge treatments: What’s new, What’s safe
Anxiety-Related Disorders
  • Screening & differential diagnosis
  • Brain organs: Targets & triggers
  • Integrative approaches: medications, nutraceuticals, herbals
  • Choosing gold-standard treatments
  • Benzodiazepines: Pearls & problems
  • Safely discontinuing benzodiazepines
Mood Disorders
  • Screening, stigma & safety concerns
  • Types of cyclical disorders: Different types & different treatments
  • Types of medications: What to choose & what to avoid
  • Monitoring for safety: Labs, age, pregnancy & side-effects
  • Managing mild & severe side-effects: Assessment & interventions
  • When to augment & what to augment with
Psychosis & Schizophrenia
  • Brain targets for treatments
  • 1st & 2nd generation anti-psychotics
  • Monitoring for safety & severe side-effects
  • Assessment & treatment for mild to severe side-effects
  • Other uses for anti-psychotics with pearls for prescribing
  • Avoiding negative side-effects: Tapering off, switching medications, augmentation
Attentional Disorders
  • Neurobiology of cognitive dysfunction
  • Screening & differential diagnosis
  • The science behind treatment options
  • Medication choices: stimulants, non-stimulants, nutraceuticals
Sleep Disorders
  • Types of sleep disorders & how to screen
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Determining what came first
  • Treatment options:
    • Medications
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Integrative approaches: Nutraceuticals, herbals
  • Adverse effects & interventions
Substance Use Disorders
  • Screening, stigma, diagnosis & differentials
  • Abuse vs. addiction
  • Helping your client recover from use
  • Categories of abusable drugs:
    • Caffeine
    • Nicotine
    • Cannabis vs. CBD
    • Alcohol
    • Opiates
    • Stimulants
    • Designer drugs
Putting It All Together
  • Resources for prescribers & non-prescribers
  • Limitations of the research & associated risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Pharmacists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Mental Health & Health Care Professionals

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