Psychotherapeutic Medications (3 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Developed 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 prepared by Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC) under an agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. At the time of publication, Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., served as the SAMHSA Administrator. H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH served as CSAT Director, and Donna M. Doolin, LSCSW, Public Health Advisor served as the ATTC Network Project Officer.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course description: This course provides mental health professionals with a current and succinct review of the key classes of psychotherapeutic medications. The sections address the following topics: purpose of the medication; usual dose, frequency, and side effects; potential side effects; potential for abuse or dependence; emergency conditions; cautions; and special considerations for pregnant women.
- Gain knowledge of the symptoms treated by each class of medication
- Delineate the proper administration and potential side effects of each medication
- Evaluate potential dangers associated with each medication (e.g., emergency conditions, abuse/dependence, and risks to pregnant women)
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.