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Learn about the medications most prescribed for persons with psychological disorders, the uniqueness of each drug, as well as the appropriate combinations of medications for use in difficult-to-treat clients. (see full course description)

 

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Clients seen by mental health professionals are often prescribed medication for their disorders. Conversely, they may not need medication, or perhaps are on the wrong medication. Therapists are often in closer contact with the client than the prescribing physician. However, the non-prescriberīs knowledge of the drugs may be inadequate to effectively serve the client. Drug usefulness, drug selection, side effects and toxicities are all essential knowledge to allow you to most effectively serve your client.

This seminar will cover the medications most prescribed for persons with psychological disorders. This includes antidepressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications?not only their pharmacology, but also their variety of uses, side effects and toxicities, allowing rational choice of medication for each particular client. This presentation will also cover the uniqueness of each drug, as well as the appropriate combinations of medications for use in difficult-to-treat clients.

Dr. Julien brings a unique sense of history to the presentation, showing how these drugs developed in progression, from the early days of psychopharmacology in the 1960s to the exciting developments in the 21st century. Dr. Julien brings excitement and clarity, presenting vital information that can only serve you to better assist your client


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Learn how antidepressants, mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics affect your clients

  • Identify the classes of antidepressants and their many and varied uses

  • Understand the variety of mood stabilizers and their uses and limitations

  • Learn how new antipsychotic drugs differ from traditional agents and how this presents new treatment opportunities

  • Understand the uses of medication in the treatment of PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and aggressive disorders

  • Discuss how drugs can be combined to treat poorly responsive affective and behavioral disorders

  • Recognize the necessity of combining psychological and pharmacological therapies in the treatment of many mental health disorders

  • Differentiate each antidepressant drug by actions, side effects, and clinical uses

  • Identify the use of mood stabilizers to treat personality and aggressive disorders as well as bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders and chronic pain

  • Distinguish traditional and "atypical" antipsychotic agents

  • Understand the rationale for the use of mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotic agents in the treatment of PTSD, BPD and aggressive disorders


 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

ROBERT M. JULIEN, MD, PhD, is both an anesthesiologist and Psychopharmacologist, with over 30 years of experience. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 1970 and his MD from the University of California at Irvine in 1977. Previously an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Dr. Julien lectures widely on psychopharmacology. Dr. Julien firmly believes that non-prescribing mental health professionals need to understand the medications that their clients are taking or may need to take.

Dr. Julien recently published the 10th edition of his psychopharmacology textbook, A Primer of Drug Action (Worth Publishers, 2005). With 30 years of continuous publication, A Primer of Drug Action is regarded as the definitive textbook of psychopharmacology, covering both psychotherapeutic agents as well as substances of abuse. Dr. Julien is a nationally recognized speaker and expert in psychopharmacology.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"If you want an excellent seminar on Psychopharmacology this is the one. Dr. Julien is the man on this topic. He makes learning easy! He is very knowledgeable and an experienced speaker. What a delight!" - Angie Thomas, MSW, CSW, Ruston, Louisiana

"Excellent presenter. Information excellent. In the past I have attended Psychiatric Congress (World Congress for Psychiatric Nurses) each year. I found this seminar much more informative and without bias." - Lesley Mullins, an Advanced Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Authority in Psych, Richmond, Indiana


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Psychologists

  • Social Workers

  • Counselors

  • Substance Abuse Counselors

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Case Managers

  • Nurses

  • Nurse Practitioners


CREDITS:

Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through 1-27-09). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWBīs website at www.aswb.org for more information.

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 hours.

Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.

Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.

This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval #5948151485).

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 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 of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerīs Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.

Application has been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers for approval of six continuing education hours.

This program has been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiner for Marriage & Family Therapist for pre-approval of 6 contact hours.

Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

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.

SEMINAR CLASS TIME:

Seminar Check-in: 7:30AM   Seminar Class: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Seminar Summary:

Learn about the medications most prescribed for persons with psychological disorders, the uniqueness of each drug, as well as the appropriate combinations of medications for use in difficult-to-treat clients. (see full course description)

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