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Course Title: Psychopharmacology: New Developments and Treatment Implications for Psychotherapists
CE hours: 6
Instructor: John Preston, PsyD., ABPP
Date: TBA
Location: Sacramento
Cost: $75
Course Description:

This 6 CE workshop is for licensed psychologists, MFT’s, LCSW’s and therapists that will allow them to develop a solid understanding of recent changes in psychopharmacology and the treatment implications for their clients. This course will discuss the importance of the therapist’s role in understanding the common psychotropic medications, the role psychotropic drugs play in protecting and healing the brain, inform them of the most recent updates for antidepressant medication treatment for children and teenagers, discuss differential diagnosis and treatment for childhood onset bipolar disorder, explain new diagnostic criteria for bipolar spectrum disorders (DSM-5), empirically derived treatment guidelines for ADHD, experimental treatments for PTSD, and new studies on over-the-counter products such as St. John’s Wort, Omega-3 fatty acids, and SAM-e.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, the attendant will be able to:

  • Explain the need for integrated approaches and the relevance of psychotropic medications in clinical practice.
  • Identify the potential problems with suicidality in children and teenagers treated with antidepressants.
  • List differential diagnosis and treatment for childhood onset bipolar disorder and the new DSM-5 criteria for bipolar spectrum disorders.
  • Recite and discuss new bipolar medications and empirically-derived treatment guidelines for ADHD and for major depression.
  • Analyze new studies on over-the-counter products to treat depression.
  • Identify the potential neuro-protective role of psychotropic drugs.
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