This publication is the latest edition of the previously offered course entitled, Psychotherapeutic Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know.
Patients who are in combined treatment often see a pharmacotherapist for their medication therapy and a psychotherapist for their talk therapy. This material provides a quick "desk reference" on psychotherapeutic medications for substance abuse and mental health treatment providers. The following topics are included for each medication type: Generic name/Brand name; Purpose of the medication; Usual dose, frequency, and side effects; Potential side effects; Potential for abuse or dependence; Emergency Conditions; Cautions; Special Considerations for Pregnant Women.
Note: This course is presented in a PDF format only.
This CE program is designated as intermediate.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Ignacio Alejandro Barajas Mu??oz, MS, MA
Content review for current edition provided by:
Steven C. Stoner, PharmD, BCPP
Marcia J. Walmer, RN, AP/MHNP-BC, LCSW, ACSW
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Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
- Describe medications and their uses for various psychiatric disorders.
- Identify potential side effects of psychotherapeutic medications.
- Discuss dosage, cautions, and potentials emergencies for each medication.