Seminar Detail

Psychopharmacology in Plain English
Psychopharmacology in Plain English

Where:  FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Clear, Concise, and Current Information on Psychotropic Medications
Does this sound familiar? Your clients are taking multiple psychotropic medications prescribed by different health care professionals. You watch as prescriptions stream in from psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and others, and you discover that your clients have no idea who wrote which prescription or why they are even taking the medication. You realize that despite the confusion, you still have a responsibility to know your clients' symptoms and reactions to medications, and to coordinate their care. 

 In one of Cross Country Education's most popular seminars, Dr. Kenneth Carter shares practical and useful information that you need in order to advocate for your clients. You will get the latest information on antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, medications for insomnia, and others. You will take a close look at the ethical decisions that accompany their use. You will leave better prepared to communicate with your clients as well as the prescribers, as Dr. Carter instructs you on how the medications work, their benefits, and the side effects and dangerous reactions associated with them.
Do you want to vastly increase your knowledge and ability to communicate with your clients and health care providers? The prescription: Register for this seminar!

  • Recall the common questions frequently encountered by non-prescribing mental health care professionals regarding medications


  • Tell why non-prescribing mental health care professionals should be knowledgeable about basic psychopharmacology


  • List actions assumed to be beyond the scope of practice and not appropriate for non-prescribing therapists


  • Explain the benefits and side effects for the most common depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, antipsychotic, and insomnia medicines

  • Psychologists

  • Psychiatrists

  • Social Workers

  • Counselors

  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • Nurses

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Educators

  • Case Managers

KENNETH E CARTER, PHD, ABPP

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this, Dr. Carter served as a senior Assistant Research Scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years, during which time he has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Carter is actively engaged in translating psychology to everyday language. His “In Plain English” seminars on the DSM-5® and Psychopharmacology for Cross Country Education have been among the most successful in the company’s history. He has also appeared in magazines such as Mental Floss and Reader’s Digest, as well as in news programs such as Connect with Kids and NBC’s Today Show. Dr. Carter recently published Learn Psychology, an introductory psychology textbook, with Dr Colleen Seifert of the University of Michigan.

Learn more about Dr. Carter at www.drkencarter.com

DISCLOSURES
Financial: Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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This course has been approved by Vyne Education, LLC., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Case Managers
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00025665 Approval Number: 170000671. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Counselors: This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Marriage & Family Therapists: This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Nurse Practitioners
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours which includes 6 hour(s) of pharmacology.


Nurses
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.


Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.


Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.


Psychologists
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers
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Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 3 clinical and 3 ethics continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Beginning level for social workers.


Educators
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.


Ethics
This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of continuing education of which 3 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"This is by far the BEST psychopharmacology course that I have EVER taken---and I've taken several over the years! Great job!!! Very comprehensive and easy to understand." 

- Deborah Pilgrim-Graham, Psychologist

 
 "Wonderful presentation. Possibly the most entertaining presenter I have ever seen. Very useful information that I can put into practice tomorrow. He made a potentially complex topic easily understandable."

 - Randee McArdle, LMSW 


 "Bravo! Dr. Carter is intelligent, funny, engaging presenter. I learned a lot. Thank you!

 - Souci Grimsley, Pastoral Counselor

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