Most clients with DSM-5® diagnoses are being treated with a combination of psychological and pharmacological treatments. Newer drugs are being developed to treat mental disorders based on a better understanding of neurobiological contributions to mental disorders and the latest pharmacological research. To provide appropriate services, you are expected to have a thorough understanding of these common and complex issues. As a mental health professional, keeping up-to-date is essential.
This seminar will update and increase your knowledge of:
Specifics of the pharmacological treatment and drugs of choice for Depressive, Bipolar, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Anxiety, OCD, Sleep-Wake, ADHD and Neurocognitive disorders will be presented. Unique to this seminar is information on the common types of psychotherapeutic drugs and other drugs that are abused, and methods for prevention and early detection. Throughout the day, representative case studies will generate discussion and examination of the latest drug treatment for DSM-5® disorders. You will leave this program with knowledge and confidence regarding effective and safe application of pharmacological drugs.
This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
|Manual - Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals (5.5 MB)||84 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Alan Bloom, PhD, is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned a joint PhD in psychology and pharmacology and consults regularly with psychiatrists and attorneys in drug abuse and other pharmacology related cases. Dr. Bloom has conducted extensive research on the impact of drugs of abuse (marijuana, cocaine, etc.) on the brain through use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). His studies have been funded by the NIH and other national organizations and reported in an extensive number of publications and presentations. Dr. Bloom has served on the NIDA center grant review panel and is an appointed member of the Controlled Substance Board of the State of Wisconsin. He is a strong and experienced presenter providing lively, information-packed seminars.
Financial: Dr. Alan Bloom has an employment relationship with the Medical College of Wisconsin. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Alan has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Alan Bloom is the Vice Chair of the State of Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board. He serves on the advisory board for the Functional Imaging Research Center.
Margaret (Peggy) L. Bloom, PhD, Professor Emerita, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a licensed psychologist and NCC certified counselor. Dr. Bloom is nationally recognized for her knowledge and expertise in assessment, DSM diagnosis and counselor education. She is past chair and member of the board of directors of the Center for Credentialing & Education (NBCC), an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and past president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Beginning her career as a psychiatric nurse and earning graduate degrees in nursing, counseling and a PhD in counseling psychology, Peggy brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to each seminar. She has published numerous journal articles and presented professional education seminars across the world on assessment, diagnosis and counselor education.
Financial: Margaret Bloom has an employment relationship with Marquette University. She is a consultant for Provost, St. Norbert College and Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Margaret Bloom serves on the National Board Counselor Certification, Center for Credentialing and Education and the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. She is a member of American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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