Clinical Psychopharmacology (3 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Nurses, and Counselors
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD & Kristin Ceppaluni, MS, MA
Additional Purchase Required: This course requires the purchase of Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Edition 9. Updated for DSM-5 and ICD. It is published by MedMaster Inc. and is available through MedMaster.net or Amazon
The information presented in this course is solely intended for continuing education purposes. This information is neither intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition, illness, disorder, or disease, nor should it be interpreted as medical advice or as a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The entirety of all course components, and all related course materials, are therefore not intended to function as a diagnostic or prescriptive guide.
Content By: Preston, J. & Johnson, J. (2020). Clinical psychopharmacology made ridiculously simple, 9. MedMaster, Inc. Miami, FL.
Course Description: Clinical psychopharmacology is premised on the integration of scientific and medical advancements for mental health symptom mitigation. The continued emergence of empirically substantiated, psychopharmacological treatment modalities warrants consideration for effective patient care. This course explores DSM-V disorder categories respective of congruent, conventional, and innovative psychopharmacological treatment approaches. Medication indications and contraindications, dosages and related tapering and titration schedules, are discussed.
- Recognize and understand the need for diverse psychopharmacological treatment approaches for mental health symptom mitigation
- Identify disorder-congruent psychopharmacological treatment options
- Identify and understand medication indications, contraindications, dosages and related titration and tapering schedules
- Synthesize and integrate the information presented in this course into existent psychopharmacological knowledge
- Read and understand Clinical psychopharmacology made ridiculously simple
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the presented psychopharmacological treatment options for mental health symptomatology
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the course book
- Return to the book for any missed questions and/or to better understand the relationship between psychopharmacological interventions and mental health disorders