You're in session with a new client and notice she seems exhausted and has trouble concentrating. She tells you she's been crying a lot, has zero appetite, and is having trouble sleeping.
These symptoms tell you that she's likely depressed... So, you start your treatment plan based on that assessment...
But here's what you do NOT know:
Her primary care doctor has recently prescribed her a Xanax-like drug for insomnia. She already talked about her physical symptoms with her doctor, and didn't think it applied to her mood or mental health...
And now, you're getting an incomplete picture of her health. This could lead to inaccurate diagnosis, ineffective treatment, and unintended mental or physical consequences...
Leaving both you and your client feeling disappointed, perplexed, and powerless.
But when you know how psychotropic medicines work in the body and can recognize their effects on your clients, you have the power to provide the absolute best, most comprehensive care possible.
This online course covers what you need to know to make ethical decisions around your clients' medication use...
And reveals how to use the DSM-5®, ICD-10, and online assessment tools to master clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and address frequent comorbid disorders...
...of anxiety, depressive, trauma-related, substance-related, psychotic, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Register today so you can help your clients thrive again!
" This was the absolute best training I have ever gone through- informative, applicable and accessible content presented with an engaging humor and relevant insight. Loved it! Thank you! " — Angela D., Counselor/Psychotherapist-General
" Dr. Kenneth Carter provided a thorough presentation of both empirical and anecdotal information which is most relevant to clinical practice. He was wonderfully engaging and kept the discussion both interesting and informative. He is a great asset to the PESI Team! " — Regina L., Psychologist-Child/Adolescent
" Dr. Carter was awesome! He was knowledgeable, confident about the material, passionate about the material and therefore very easy to listen to and remain engaged with. " — Katherine G., Counselor
" [Dr. Carter] was amazing and born to teach this class! " — Amii L., Counselor
" Thoughtful and very informative. " — Patricia S., Nurse
" I thoroughly enjoyed our presenter and was very pleased with the content! " — Amy K., Social Worker
" This was one of the most comprehensive presentations on the DSM-5 I have ever taken! Provided great resources/ recommendations re: assessments/ supports and references. " — Sevara C., Social Worker-Child/Adolescent
" Course is precise and very useful for clinical interpretation. " — Gollapudi S., Teacher-College/University
Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP, provides detailed information on antidepressants, anxiolytics, and common medications for insomnia and Attention deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and others.
Through lecture, the examination of multidisciplinary ethics codes, and real case examples, you'll take a close look at the ethical decisions that go with medication use and the non-prescribers role and limits with regards to medication discussions with your patients.
Dr. Carter also answers questions from providers in the field and walks through examples of practical clinical discussions that come up every day in practice, including how to discuss scope of practice with your clients to optimize their care when working with several providers.
N. Bradley Keele, PhD, will guide you through the newest advances and contemporary trends in blending medication management with psychotherapy interventions for anxiety, PTSD, depression, psychotic disorders, and more. You'll finish this section with the knowledge you need to answer clients' questions, manage side effects, understand medication reactions, and improve your treatment outcomes.
Alan S. Bloom, PhD, and Margaret L. Bloom, PhD, present up-to-date information on the pharmacological treatment and drugs of choice for depressive, bipolar, schizophrenia spectrum, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and neurocognitive disorders.
Unique to this module is information on the common types of psychotherapeutic drugs and other drugs that are abused, and methods for prevention and early detection. You'll end this module with knowledge and confidence regarding effective and safe application of pharmacological drugs.
A Symptom-Based Approach ($219.99 value)
4th Edition eBook ($29.99 value)
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