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An Overview of Psychopharmacology for Non-prescribing Mental Health Professionals

General Information

Title: An Overview of Psychopharmacology for Non-prescribing Mental Health Professionals

Presenter: Joseph F. Goldberg MD

Dates: Tuesday, June 4, 2024. 12 PM-3 PM ET

Fee: $85. Please contact us for special group rates.

Venue: Online Webinar

CE Credits: 3

Includes access to recordings, full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

An Overview of Psychopharmacology for Non-prescribing Mental Health Professionals

Description

The course will provide a basic overview for nonprescribers of the major psychotropic drug classes used in psychiatry, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, lithium, anticonvulsants, psychostimulants, and sedative-hypnotics.  We will discuss basic mechanisms of action, dosing, safety, scope of pharmacodynamic properties, and drug effect sizes relative to placebo.  Known predictors of drug response, including clinical subtypes associated with responsivity, will be reviewed alongside the strengths and limitations of pharmacogenetic testing for purposes of drug safety and efficacy.    

 

Instructor

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.  He attended college at the University of Chicago, graduate school in neuroscience at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and medical school at Northwestern University Medical School, then completed his psychiatry training, chief residency, and psychopharmacology research fellowship at the Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Presbyterian Hospital.  His research has been funded by NIMH, NARSAD, private foundations, and industry, and focuses on the clinical phenomenology, treatment and outcome of mood disorders.  He has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers on psychopharmacology and mood disorders, as well as five books, most recently “Clinical Reasoning and Decision-Making in Psychiatry” to be published in 2024 by Cambridge University Press.  He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and an Associate Editor for the journal CNS Spectrums.  Dr. Goldberg is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been listed for many years in Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors.”

An Overview of Psychopharmacology for Non-prescribing Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

1. I am better able to describe the basic mechanisms of action behind major classes of psychotropic agents and the role of disordered synaptic plasticity, rather than “chemical imbalances,” as the guiding neurobiological explanation for major psychiatric disorders

2. I am better able to summarize the pharmacodynamic strengths and limitations of existing pharmacotherapies and be able to interpret effect sizes across mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders

3. I am better able to identify clinical patient subtypes in understanding candidacy profiles for specific psychotropic agents and risk-benefit decisions when choosing from among viable treatment options

4. I am better able to articulate the limited role for pharmacogenetic testing in clinical practice, and the types of pharmacological questions pharmacogenetic testing is able to answer

Application Deadline

June 2, 2024 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete, and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $15) until May 2, 2024.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

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CE Information

Three Continuing Education Credits are granted through Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, LMFTs, and LCATs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

 

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. 

 

APA 

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

 

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Neuhoff Psychological Consulting PLLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7503. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

 

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References

Goldberg, J.F., Stahl, S.M. (2021). Practical Psychopharmacology: Translating Findings From Evidence-Based Trials into Real-World Clinical Practice.  London: Cambridge University Press.

 

Goldberg, J.F., Ernst, C.L. (2019). Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropics Medications, 2nd Edition.  Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing.

 

Goldberg, J.F. (2024).  Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenetics.  Chapter in American Psychiatric Association Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 8th Ed.  American Psychiatric Publishing, Nemeroff C, Schatzberg A (Eds).

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

An Overview of Psychopharmacology for Non-prescribing Mental Health Professionals

Schedule

Tuesday June 4, 2024

12:00-12:05:  Welcome and Introduction

12:05-12:50: A basic overview of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and brain circuitry involved in major psychiatric disorders

12:50-1:00: Questions and discussion

1:00-1:50: Pharmacotherapy of mood and anxiety disorders

1:50-2:00: Questions and discussion

2:00-2:50: Pharmacotherapy of psychotic and cognitive/attentional disorders

2:50-3:00: Questions, discussion and adjourn         

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An Overview of Psychopharmacology for Non-prescribing Mental Health Professionals

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