Mental Health Medications (2 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: This publication was created by the National Institute of Mental Health through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course description: This course provides an introduction into the types of medications used to treat mental disorders, for example, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and ADHD. This includes an overview of the side effects of these medications, guidelines for taking these medications, and warnings about the use of these medications from the U.S. Food and Drug administration.
- Compare commonly used medications used to treat various mental disorders.
- Discuss the prominent side effects associated with the use of psychotropic medications.
- Describe the risks associated with the use of psychotropic medications.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.