Basic Psychopharmacology

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Basic Psychopharmacology

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of commonly prescribed medications used to treat emotional and psychiatric disorders in adults. The primary classes of medication will be discussed including antipsychotic medication, anti-depressants anti-anxiety medications and mood stabilizers. The benefits, side-effects and drug interactions will be addressed.  Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to: Differentiate between traditional and atypical anti-psychotic medications used to treat mood disorders and psychoses Discuss the differences between the major classes of anti-depressants used to treat depression. Compare the different medication classes to treat anxiety-related disorders. Describe the most common benefits and side-effects associated with commonly prescribed psychotropic medications.

 Presenter: Dr. Craig Strickland Dr. Strickland graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1993 with a Doctorate in Psychology and a focus on experimental research. Past academic positions include a faculty position at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and adjunct faculty positions at Widener University and Springfield College. Dr. Strickland currently is a guest lecturer at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and Rutgers University. In addition, he maintains an Affiliate Professor position at Jefferson University-East Falls campus in Philadelphia. Finally, he is the sole owner of Biobehavioral Education and Consultation, LLC. Dr. Strickland lectures on local, state, and national levels on such topics as psychopharmacology for people recovering from dual-diagnoses, medication adherence, attention deficit disorder, herbal treatments, the biology of the co-occurring diagnoses and the neurobiology and pharmacological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

CEU's: Three CEU's (social work/marriage and family therapists/professional counselors) for this training will be provided by Widener University at a cost of $25.00. Check/money order should be payable to "Widener University." * "Widener University Center for Social Work Education is a pre-Approved provider by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to Offer Continuing Education credits for Social Workers"* *Refreshments will be provided. * Parking will be reimbursed with parking receipt. Craig Strickland .

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