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. This workshop will provide the participant with the clinical uses of the five major psychotropic medication classes: antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics and psychostimulants; the efficacy and common side effects of medications will be discussed; effective methods for participants to use with clients who have difficulty being medication compliant will be discussed; information on the therapeutic use and side effects of antidepressants in adults and children; information regarding psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; and information regarding current controversies in psychopharmacology.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Available Continuing Education:
CHES – Certified Health Education Specialist
CPH – Certified Public Health
DMH – Addiction Therapist
DMH – Community Support Specialist
DMH – Peer Support Specialist
DMH – Mental Health Therapist
DMH – Licensed Administrator
MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
NBCC/LPC – National Board Certified Counselors
CE’s for CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselors) applied for
Ray Hale, Psy.D.