2-Day Conference: Psychopharmacology in Plain
Clear, Concise, and Current Information on
Psychotropic Medications Does this sound familiar?
Your clients are taking multiple psychotropic medications prescribed by
different health care professionals. You watch as prescriptions stream in from
psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and others, and you
discover that your clients have no idea who wrote which prescription or why they
are even taking the medication. You realize that despite the confusion, you
still have a responsibility to know your clients’ symptoms and reactions to
medications, and to coordinate their care.
In an expanded 2-day version of one of Vyne Education’s most popular seminars,
Dr. Kenneth Carter goes further in depth with practical and useful information
that you need to advocate for your clients. You will get the latest information
on antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, medications for insomnia, and
others. You will dive deeper into the ethical decisions that accompany their
use. After two days of dynamic training, you will leave better prepared to
communicate with your clients as well as the prescribers, as Dr. Carter
instructs you on how the medications work, their benefits, and the side effects
and dangerous reactions associated with them.
Do you want to vastly increase your knowledge and ability to communicate with
your clients and health care providers? The prescription: Register for this
- Recall the common questions frequently
encountered by non-prescribing mental health care professionals regarding
- Tell why non-prescribing mental health care
professionals should be knowledgeable about basic psychopharmacology
- List actions assumed to be beyond the scope of
practice and not appropriate for non-prescribing therapists
- Explain the mechanisms of action, benefits,
and side effects for the most common medications for depression, anxiety,
psychosis, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and insomnia
- Describe the concerns related to commonly used
over the counter and herbal medicines for mental health conditions
- Analyze medication considerations for special
Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP, is a
board-certified clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology at Oxford
College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this, Dr. Carter
served as a senior Assistant Research Scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence
Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has been a
psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years, during which time he has
garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart,
Lung, and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. In addition to his
teaching and research, Dr. Carter is actively engaged in translating psychology
to everyday language. His “In Plain English” seminars on the DSM-5® and
Psychopharmacology for Cross Country Education have been among the most
successful in the company’s history. He has also appeared in magazines such as
Mental Floss and Reader’s Digest, as well as in news programs such as Connect
with Kids and NBC’s Today Show. Dr. Carter recently published Learn Psychology,
an introductory psychology textbook, with Dr Colleen Seifert of the University
Financial: Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist
by far the BEST psychopharmacology course that I have EVER taken---and I've
taken several over the years! Great job!!! Very comprehensive and easy to
- Deborah Pilgrim-Graham, Psychologist
“Wonderful presentation. Possibly the most entertaining presenter I have ever
seen. Very useful information that I can put into practice tomorrow. He made a
potentially complex topic easily understandable.”
- Randee McArdle, LMSW
“Bravo! Dr. Carter is intelligent, funny, engaging presenter. I learned a lot.
- Souci Grimsley, Pastoral Counselor
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Marriage and Family Therapists
CREDITS - CE Approvals
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
This course has been approved by Vyne Education, LLC., as a NAADAC Approved
Education Provider, for 12.0 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600,
Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full
attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance
may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 12 clock hours of continuing education.
Counselors: West Virginia: This seminar has been submitted for review to the
West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling for 12 hours of continuing
Marriage & Family Therapists: This educational offering qualifies for 12
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.
Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with
AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 12.0
contact hours which includes 12 hour(s) of pharmacology.
Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education
by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This
course is offered for 12 contact hours.
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider #CEP 16668, for 14.4 contact hours. Full attendance is required to
receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 12.0 contact hours.
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 14.4 contact hours.
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains
responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 12 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.
Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is
approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18).
Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers
will receive 8 Clinical and 4 Ethics 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 ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
more information. This educational offering is at the Beginner level for social
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development
requirement. The educational offering consists of 12 clock hours. Use this
information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional
development/continuing education credit.
This educational offering is offered for 12 hours of continuing education of
which 4 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.
This educational offering 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.
Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of
All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the
appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.
Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be
awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational
offering and evaluation form.
Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered
by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the
event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating
the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne
ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least
two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance
learning products so that arrangements can be made.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -