Basic Psychopharmacology for Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals

Mental health professionals are often expected to understand everything about their client, even if the area is not their expertise. Mississippi only allows medical doctors and psychiatric nurse practitioners to prescribe. Thus, many front-line community support workers, counselors, therapists, social workers, and substance abuse counselors need the opportunity to expand their knowledge of psychotropic medications. This course will offer the basic explanation of what is currently being prescribed to most of your clients.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process of drug testing for the public market along with the current controversies in psychopharmacology
  • Understand clinical uses of the five major psychotropic medication classes: antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics and psychostimulants
  • Understand clients who have difficulty being medication compliant
  • Understand the therapeutic use and side effects of antidepressants in adults and children

3.0 CE’s for:

  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH – Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Community Support Specialist
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Peer Support Specialist
  • DMH – Prevention Specialist
  • MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC/LPC – National Board Certified Counselors
  • CHES- Certified Health Education Specialist
  • CPH – Certified Public Health
  • Social Work

Presenter

Ray Hale, Psy.D.

Location

Virtual

Date

Sep. 14, 2021 - Sep. 12, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 am

Presenter

Ray Hale, Psy.D.

Location

Virtual