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Explore Best Practices For Combining Talk Therapy,
Medication, And Alternative Treatments!
Learn from some of the field's leading experts about current best practices for combining meds and talk therapy. You'll explore the latest research on SSRIs and other commonly prescribed medications. You'll gain actionable insight into the specific challenges that come with medicating kids. And you'll learn what steps to take when a client on medication isn't improving. Among the issues we'll cover are:
- Recent advances in medications for anxiety, PTSD, and other common disorders.
- How to initiate collaborative relationships with psychiatrists and prescribing primary care physicians.
- How to follow guidlelines and recognize the side effects of different kinds of medications.
- Evolving issues in medication use for children and adolescents with AD/HD and ADD.
- Recognizing and addressing medication compliance issues.
- When to involve family members in a clients' treatment and how to do it in a productive way.
- The current knowledge about complementary, non-pharmacological approaches to working with psychiatric disorders.
5 Wednesday Sessions • 1pm EST
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5 Leading Experts! 5 Information-Packed Sessions!
Gain a comprehensive overview of the latest findings on medications and their effectiveness. Get concrete advice on how to apply best practices in your clinical work.
|Session 1 - May 1
What’s New in Psychopharmacology?
||Caroline Williams, Ph.D.
Get answers to all your questions about reconciling the use of drugs with talk therapy, including:
- Understanding the decision tree matrix for prescribing meds.
- Learning how different kinds of medications affect the neurotransmitters and other aspects of brain function.
- Recognizing what specific factors determine what medications are prescribed for which disorders.
- Exploring the latest information about psychopharmacological interventions with anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse.
- Determining how to best understand the respective influence of medications vs. other therapeutic interventions.
|Session 2 - May 8
The Great SSRI Debate
||John Preston, Psy.D.
Explore the latest controversies about antidepressants and their effectiveness, including:
- What clinical conclusions can be drawn from the research on SSRIs and other antidepressants.
- How to offer clients an informed perspective on the decision to go on medication.
- The three types of psychotherapy shown to work with depression.
- How to prepare clients in remission for the possibility of recurrence.
- How to involve clients’ families to increase compliance and improve treatment outcomes.
|Session 3 - May 15
Does This Kid Need Medication?
||Ron Taffel, Ph.D.
Enhance your effectiveness in working with kids and teens by learning how to:
- Look for the key diagnostic signs that medications might be helpful, especially with symptoms of depression, anxiety, AD/HD, and intense affective disorders.
- Collaborate effectively with psychiatrists, especially in regards to day-to-day indications that a given medication is working or not.
- Determine when interventions, both psychological and pharmacological, need to be changed.
- Understand the key developmental issues in prescribing medications.
- Address common parental concerns about medications and involve them in medication decision-making.
|Session 4 - May 22
Whole Psychiatry: Alternatives to Conventional Psychopharmacology
||Robert Hedaya, M.D.
Learn how to treat the seven bodily systems that underlie many mental health issues without resorting to psychopharmacology by:
- Developing a simple clinical assessment procedure you can use without medical training.
- Understanding the role of digestion and nutrition in many psychiatric symptoms.
- Assessing the influence of lifestyle issues in clients’ clinical complaints.
- Becoming knowledgeable about such factors as hormones, oxidative stress, free radicals, toxic substances, and various environmental influences.
- Discovering how complementary treatments like acupuncture can play a role in treatment.
|Session 5 - May 29
When Meds Don’t Work: A Troubleshooter’s Guide
||Steven Dubovsky, M.D.
Explore an assessment procedure for determining the factors at work when medications don’t appear to be helping a client, including how to:
- Conduct an extended interview that gets at the vital information.
- Distinguish various diagnostic dimensions crucial to prescribing the appropriate medications.
- Assess issues of compliance, duration of med usage, and dosage.
- Determine the role of family relationships and other psychological factors in lack of treatment progress.
- Avoid common mistakes like changing meds at random, blaming the patient, and continuing ineffective medications.
|Bonus Session - May 29
How Therapy Can Enhance Psychopharmacology
||Frank Anderson, M.D.
Learn how therapists can help clients derive more benefits from medications by:
- Distinguishing biology from psychology, and psychiatric symptoms from feelings.
- Determining whether psychological factors, including attitudes toward authority and fear of losing symptoms, are blocking medication effects.
- Empowering clients to take responsibility for their own medication decisions.
- Teaching clients to listen to how various parts of themselves are responding to—and often resisting—their prescribed medication.
- Tuning into your own attitudes and biases regarding medications.
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Have You Wondered...
- ...what's the latest best practice for coordinating psychotherapy with psychopharmacological interventions?
- ...about the role of medication in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, substance abuse, AD/HD, and other psychiatric disorders?
- ...what's the best way to establish good communication with a prescribing physician for the benefit of your client?
- ...how to get beyond controversy, hearsay, and consumer advertising to the latest scientific findings about psychopharmaceuticals?
- ...what to do when you think a client is not taking medications as prescribed or not taking them at all?
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Caroline Williams, Ph.D., is a medical and clinical psychologist who provides medication management services through The Evolution Group in Albuquerque, NM, and through PESI offers continuing education seminars including "Psychopharmacology: What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications."
John Preston, Psy.D., is a board certified neuropsychologist and ABPP in counseling psychology. He is the author of over 20 books, including Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, and Consumer’s Guide to Psychiatric Drugs.
Ron Taffel, Ph.D., is the chairman of the board of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York. His books include Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents: Uncommon Sense for Child Professionals and his latest, Childhood Unbound: Authoritative Parenting for the 21st Century.
Robert Hedaya, M.D., developed the Whole Psychiatry methodology. He is a clinical professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center School of Medicine and author of The Antidepressant Survival Program: How to Beat the Side Effects and Enhance the Benefits of Your Medication.
Steven Dubovsky, M.D., is a professor and chair at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is the author of Clinical Guide to Psychotropic Medications and coauthor of Psychotropic Drug Prescriber’s Survival Guide: Ethical Mental Health Treatment in the Age of Big Pharma.
Frank Anderson, M.D., is a psychiatrist and supervisor at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts, and works in private practice in Concord, Massachusetts. He's also affiliated with the Center for Self Leadership (CSL) along with the JRI and the Trauma Center.
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