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Non-prescribing therapists are crucial to the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients. In contrast to clinicians who focus primarily on medications, therapists generally spend more time with their clients and are more familiar with their history and current situation. They also tend to develop a greater rapport. And considering that most clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and virtually every other psychiatric disorder receive pharmacological interventions, the non-prescribing therapist needs to understand how psychiatric medications work, their limitations and side effects, and how to help their clients maximize gains through increasing medication compliance. Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will understand the effective use of psychiatric medications, basic pharmacological and neurobiological principles as they relate to clinical psychopharmacology, and be in a better position to help clients maximize outcomes from medication therapy.
Date: Saturday, Feb 26, 2022
Time: Sign-In: 9:30am EST – Workshop: 9:45am-1:00pm EST
Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive – Cat I CE Credits (same as in-person!)
Cost: $69 early registration through Feb 19
$79 after Feb 19 , 2022
$55 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more
Presenter: Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP
CEU Credits: 3 Cat I MD and DC Social Work CE Credits (same as in-person) – See below for credit details
Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP is Vice Chair of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth and a clinical and prescribing psychologist based in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former active duty Army psychologist and completed two tours (27 months) in Iraq as a Clinical Psychologist and held the positions of Chief of Clinical Operations and Officer in Charge of Preventative services while deployed. He is the author and editor of 22 books, including Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple, Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook, The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment, and Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear. In addition to writing dozens of book chapters and journal articles, Dr. Moore has written feature articles for a number of popular press publications to include Scientific American Mind, The New Republic, Psychology Today, and Military Times. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Charles S. Gersoni Military Psychology Award and the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement in Military Psychology from Division 19 and the Early Career Achievement Award in Public Service Psychology and the Peter J. N. Linnerooth National Service Award from Division 18 of APA. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.
CE Credit Info
All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CE credits. These credits are accepted for:
- Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
- Maryland Social Workers
- Maryland Psychologists
- Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
- Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
- Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
- DC Social Workers
- DC Licensed Professional Counselors
- Virginia Social Workers
- West Virginia Social Workers
- New Jersey Social Workers
- Alabama Social Workers
- Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.
Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CE Credits). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work. For more information please visit our FAQ page.
- Summarize the concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in clinical psychopharmacology.
- List the different reasons non-prescribers should understand clinical psychopharmacology.
- Describe the effective treatment of depressive disorders with psychotropic medications.
- Describe the effective treatment of anxiety disorders with psychotropic medications.
- Describe the effective treatment of psychotic disorders with psychotropic medications.
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