Psychopharmacology for Psychological Practitioners

Friday, May 14, 2021
8:30 a.m. - Login
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Webinar description

This live, synchronously delivered webinar will focus on the array of pharmacological treatment options for common DSM disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on the differential utilization and side effects of anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic medications with such disorders as Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. Psychological practitioners—including Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), social workers, school psychologists, and psychologists in private practice—from a variety of settings will benefit from this workshop.

Webinar Schedule

Time Activity Description
8:30-9 a.m. Login Login at least 15 minutes prior to webinar start time.
9-10:30 a.m. Training (1.5 hours) Underlying neurochemistry serving as the foundation for pharmacological treatment and differences in pharmacological treatment options for common DSM disorders.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Training (1.5 hours) Continue pharmacological treatment options for DSM disorders and examine the various side effects associated with specific pharmacological treatment options.

Webinar objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate the underlying neurochemistry mechanisms serving as the foundation for pharmacological treatment modalities in such disorders as Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.
  2. Explain the differences in various pharmacological treatment options for common DSM disorders.
  3. Describe the common side effects associated with pharmacological treatment options and how they apply to clinical practice with DSM diagnoses.

CE approval

This program was approved for 3 Related hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers—GA Chapter as authorized by Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist (Approval # XX-XXXXXX-2020).

3 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval # 2021-02-24-344LW.

3 CORE hours of continuing education have been approved by the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW CEU Approval # 031721).

This program was approved for 3 Related hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers—GA Chapter as authorized by Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist (Approval # XX-XXXXXX-2020).

Center Point, GA Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center Point maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3 hours of American Psychological Association continuing education credit is awarded for this CE program.

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*** Important Messages for Brenau Clinical Counseling Graduate Students ONLY: You will receive three Professional Development activity credits by attending. You are encouraged to sign up early to reserve your spot for this professional development event. HOWEVER, if you decide at any time that you cannot attend this event, you MUST cancel your reservation. Otherwise, you will not be invited to the next two professional development events hosted by Brenau, and you will not receive Professional Development credits even if you do attend those events.

Questions? Contact Dr. Tim Bryant at tbryant3@brenau.edu.

Josh Hall, Ph.D.

Josh Hall, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Brenau University Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling where he teaches courses in cognitive and personality assessment and the neurological bases of behavior. His graduate studies and post-doctoral training were completed at the University of Georgia in Athens and the Medical College of Georgia. Areas of specialization include neuropsychological aspects of cognitive and behavioral functioning, especially within child, adolescent, and young adult populations. Dr. Hall’s areas of research interest include neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Tourette’s Syndrome, as well as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and seizure disorders. He also works within many school settings facilitating the identification and treatment of students who are experiencing disorders requiring Special Education, or other specialized services.

Thomas Xavier, M.D.

Thomas Xavier, M.D., is an ABPN board-certified psychiatrist and a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, he has worked in outpatient settings for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including his time as clinical director of the Primary Care Mental Health Integration team at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. His professional interests cover diverse topics from critical thinking in medical decision-making to spirituality as related to mental health. Dr. Xavier has most recently pursued his passion for teaching through his work as Psychiatry Champion for Rosh Review, LLC, a medical education board prep company.

Registration Fees

All Current Brenau Graduate and Undergraduate Students — $15
Brenau MS Clinical Counseling Program Alum – $50
Graduate Students from other Universities — $50
Brenau Faculty and Adjuncts — $50
Center Point Clinicians and Staff — $50
Community Professionals — $100
Friend/Other — $100

** You will receive a confirmation email with a webinar zoom link and payment total. Contact Dr. Tim Bryant at tbryant3@brenau.edu if you do not receive this confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

A 30% cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to April 23, 2021. No refunds will be given after April 23, 2021.

Paid reservations may not be transferred to other individuals

Please feel free to forward this workshop information to other professionals.

Presented By

Brenau University Center for Lifetime Study and the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling in partnership with Center Point.

 

Webinar Sponsor

This continuing education training event is sponsored by Foothills Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

Foothills AHEC supports the recruitment, training, and retention of a diverse health professions workforce throughout Northeast Georgia. For more information on our mission and programs, please visit their website.