Today, clinicians are faced with the problems of choosing and implementing
the best therapeutic interventions for their clients. Routinely, they have to
deal with political, marketing and formulary issues. Mental health practitioners
and other professionals are often overwhelmed with the pharmacological
information that is presented to them. They are unaware of the pharmacodynamic
and pharmacokinetic reactions of the drugs they implement into therapy. As new
trends in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology are introduced, staying
abreast of those trends, while attempting to meet the therapeutic needs of their
patients, can be challenging. One of the greatest challenges has been the use of
the Internet to self-diagnose and self-medicate.
This informative one-day seminar will address the practical and ethical issues
surrounding the use or non-use of accepted psychological and
psychopharmacological interventions. Treatments for common mental health
conditions seen by clinicians in practices serving clients of all ages will be
covered. This seminar will inform those attending about current and new
psychopharmacological agents that are available, along with those awaiting
approval for use in the United States. Concerns regarding patient use of the
Internet for behavioral therapy and the effectiveness of alternative therapies
will be discussed. Psychopharmacology of drugs will also be presented for
non-prescribing practitioners. Attendees will leave the seminar better equipped
to evaluate the efficacy of their clients' medication. This is NOT your typical,
boring psychopharmacology seminar!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Differentiate between the different types of currently available
- Identify which agents are clinically indicated for which mental health
- Appraise ethical considerations for using, not using or using a
combination of available therapies for the practitioner's clinical population
- Evaluate the "risks vs. benefits" of different therapies
- Discuss Black Box Warnings and how they impact the treatment process
- Comprehend appropriate and available therapeutic alternatives for your
- How to help your patients understand the risks, benefits and complications
of therapeutic choices
- Increase your knowledge in assessing side effects of drugs, and how those
side effects may affect the treatment of your patients
- Focus on the ethical issues involved in the selection of therapy
- Discuss how your new knowledge of how these drugs work, both for good
effects and side effects, will help you provide better mental health services
to your patients
- Recognize how Black Box Warnings impact the therapeutic process
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Thomas A. Smith, M.S., L.M.H.C., P.D., F.A.S.C.P., has been a
licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 10 years and a Registered
Pharmacist for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of
Consulting Pharmacists and also the Ethics Chairperson for the Indiana
Counselors Association. Dr. Smith continues to have an active mental health
counseling private practice, and still practices as a Registered Pharmacist. He
is an advocate for disability rights and has presented seminars on
psychopharmacology, hypertension, infertility, geropharmacology, suicide, crisis
intervention, alternative therapies and business issues pertaining to opening a
private practice. A guest lecturer on several topics relating to pharmacology at
several universities and colleges, Dr. Smith provides consulting services and
seminars to businesses, state and federal agencies, private non-profit groups
and private individuals on the topic of disability rights.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Hands down, the most helpful and informative conference I have attended
since I began practicing counseling. Everyone should attend this conference at
least once every two years." - Ezekiel Burnett, Salt Lake City, Utah
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Substance Abuse Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Case Managers
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Pharmacy Technicians
- School Counselors
- Nurse Practitioners
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing
pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Program Number 012-999-06-034-L01. This
seminar is offered for 6 ACPE contact hours. Statements of Continuing Pharmacy
Education Credit will be distributed by Cross Country Education serving as an
agent for The University of Florida College of Pharmacy following the program.
For those who?s Statement of Credit cannot be distributed, it will be mailed by
Cross County Education within 4 weeks following the program.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of
Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its
content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is
required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial
attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC
Approved Education Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for
6 contact hours.
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case
Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida
Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education
Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet
NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all
aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for
completion of this program.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider
#044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of
Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This course is offered for 6.0 contact
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa
Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is a registered social worker continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 159-000976). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for social workers. Licensed social
workers in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to
review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Application has been submitted to the NASW-Missouri Chapter and
is pending for pre-approval of Social Work contact hours.
Cross Country Education is a registered counselor continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 197-000144). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in
other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the
current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Cross Country Education is a registered marriage and family
therapist continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois
Department of Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is
offered for six (6) contact hours of continuing education for marriage and
family therapist. Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should
contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing
education requirements for licensure renewal.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -