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Digital Seminar

Psychopharmacology: What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Psychotropic Medications


Faculty:
Perry W. Buffington
Duration:
6 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
POS045405
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Understand how and where drugs work
  • Assess the effectiveness of psychotropic medications
  • Predict side effects & empower patients to report them
  • Psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy -- or both
  • Improve client adherence and outcomes

Understanding psychotropic medications is important for all healthcare practitioners. Many primary care prescribers of medications are limited to as little as 15 minutes in order to diagnose client mental health disorders and to select appropriate psychiatric medications. This has significant implications for mental health practitioners who treat these clients and for other healthcare professionals that may be involved directly in medication changes and adjustments.

All health care providers who deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders will encounter treatment concerns due to psychotropic medications including the following:

  • Inappropriate selection for the presenting mental health disorder
  • Inadequate doses of medication
  • Drug interactions
  • Unpleasant and unexpected side effects

It is becoming increasingly important that all providers of mental health care become knowledgeable about the appropriate use of psychotropic medications, the mechanisms of drug action and the recognition of specific side effects. With this knowledge mental health treatment can be optimized for patients. Attend this seminar and expand your knowledge pertaining to the safe and effective application and management of psychotropic medications.

OUTLINE

THE PERFECT PILL

  • Origins of Today’s Psycho-affective Medications
  • What the Body Does to the Drug
  • What the Drug Does to the Body
  • Placebo vs. Nocebo Effects

WHERE DRUGS WORK

  • Brain Chemistry Alternations in Mental Illness
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurons
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Drug Mechanism of Action
  • The Terminal Button
  • Meds and their Anatomical Site of Action

ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS & WARNINGS

  • Cognitive
  • Nutritional (Metabolic Syndrome)
  • Movement Disorders
  • Sexual/Libidinal Problems
  • FDA Pregnancy Categories
  • Black Box Warnings

MEDICATIONS & MANAGING SIDE EFFECTS

  • Neurochemistry of Depression
  • Antidepressants
    • Tri-Cyclic Antidepressants
    • MAOI s
    • Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SRIs)
    • 5-HT Syndrome
    • Serotonin Discontinuation Syndrome
    • Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
      • Venlafaxine (Effexor)
      • Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
    • Atypical Antidepressants
      • Mirtazapine (Remeron)
      • Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
  • Stimulants
    • Neurochemistry of ADHD
    • Stimulant Medications
    • Non-stimulant Options
  • Anxiolytics/Anti-Anxiety
    • Neurochemistry of Anxiety
    • Benzodiazepines
  • Antipsychotic Medications
    • Neurochemistry and Neuropathways
    • Associated with Psychosis
    • Traditional Antipsychotic Medications
    • (Neuroleptics)
    • Atypical Antipsychotic Medications
  • Mood Stabilizers/Neuromodulators
    • Lithium
    • Anti-seizure Medications
    • Atypical Antipsychotics
  • Substance Abuse
    • Neurochemistry of Addiction
    • Medications for the Addictions
  • Memory Medications
    • Acetyl Cholinesterase Inhibitors

CURRENT AND FUTURE TRENDS

  • Depression -- Treatment Selection for Mild, Moderate, & Severe
  • The New Normal: Tardive Dysphoria
  • Choosing Psychotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, or Combination
  • Diagnostic Aids & Computerized Devices
  • New Theories of Mental Illness & Treatment
  • Future Drugs

OBJECTIVES

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the historical antecedents of psychopharmaceutical products and their relation to today’s psychoaffective medications.
  • Analyze the more common neurotransmitters and their role in both drug action and side effects.
  • Discuss adverse drug reactions including nutritional (metabolic syndrome), cognitive, sexual, and behavioral toxicities associated with psychoaffective medications.
  • List the major classes of psychopharmacologic medications and how these medications impact illnesses.
  • Describe psychopharmacologic diagnostic aids, devices, and computerized applications currently available to practitioners in their clinical practice.
  • Create a treatment strategy for mild, moderate, and severe depression.

 

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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 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


Addiction Counselors (Self-Study)

NAADAC

This self-study 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.


Addiction Counselors - Connecticut (Self-Study)

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors (Self-Study)

This intermediate self-study 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.


Counselors - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists - South Carolina (Self-Study)

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists (Self-Study)

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 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. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois (Self-Study)

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 6.0 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Nurses - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 6.0 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.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 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.


Psychologists - Canadian (Self-Study)

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 6.0 self-study continuing education hours.


Psychologists – Florida (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #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. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #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. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

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 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - New York (Self-Study)

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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania (Self-Study)

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 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.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists - California (Self-Study)

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Perry W. Buffington Related seminars and products: 1

PH.D., MS


Perry Buffington, Ph.D., M.S., has over 20 years of experience in the medical consulting field and is currently a full-time senior lecturer at the University of Georgia, teaching psychopharmacology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is former chairman of the prestigious Florida Psychological Association’s Prescriptive Authority Committee and teaches seminars nationwide on minimizing psychopharmacological errors. 

As the author of eight books (currently working on his first psychopharmacology text), his by-line has appeared in hundreds of periodicals including the Saturday Evening Post, USA Today, and Success. He is the former contributing editor for Delta Air Lines’ in-flight magazine, Sky, and served as a syndicated newspaper/web columnist for Universal Press. Additional, he hosted his own radio show, syndicated nationally, by Envison Radio Networks. 

Perry’s presentation style is engaging, a blend of education and entertainment; as a result, critics (and especially his students) applaud his ability to make complicated topics understandable and applicable – even useful!! 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Perry Buffington is the President of Go-Buff Enterprises, Inc. He is a member of the psychology faculty, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, The University of Georgia. Dr. Buffington receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Perry Buffington has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications - 3rd Edition, please visit our product store.

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Target Audience

Counselors, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Case Managers, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Other Interested Healthcare Professionals, Marriage and Family Therapists

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 50

Comments

Shelly I - NORTH ADAMS, Massachusetts

"I thought this was an excellent presentation and did not feel like six hours of "learning" Dr. Buff was an excellent presenter with thorough command of the topic."

Lisa C - Cumberland, Maryland

"His delivery made learning enjoyable and interesting. "

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"Great, informative, food for thought! "

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"The presenter was awesome!!"

Dawn L - ROCHESTER, New York

"This is truly the best training I have ever attended!! He was incredibly informative, organized, interesting and helpful. I walked away with pages of useful information! GREAT job!"

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