Psychopharmacology (15 CE)

Total Hours: 15

No Book to Buy - Online Text

Unlimited Test Retakes

Sponsor Approval: Please visit our provider approval page for a list of national and state sponsored approvals. Some states require this course to be taken at the university level. We do not offer university credit. We offer continuing education credit only. Please check with your licensing board before completing this course.

Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.

Course Requirements:

1. Course Reading,

2. Online PostTest

3. Course Evaluation.

After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.

Advanced level course

Course Description: This continuing education course is designed to provide counselors with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills for integrating psychopharmacology into their counseling practice. As mental health professionals, counselors often work in conjunction with psychiatrists and other medical professionals to support clients with mental health concerns. Understanding the principles of psychopharmacology enables counselors to collaborate effectively with prescribers, enhance treatment outcomes, and provide holistic care to clients. Through this course, counselors will explore the fundamentals of psychopharmacology, including the mechanisms of action, indications, contraindications, and side effects of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications. Additionally, the course will cover ethical considerations, cultural competence, and legal implications related to discussing and collaborating on psychotropic medication management with clients.

Course Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the basic principles and mechanisms of action of psychotropic medications commonly used in mental health treatment.
  2. Identify the indications, contraindications, and potential side effects of psychotropic medications.
  3. Learn strategies for collaborating with prescribers and communicating effectively about psychotropic medication management with clients.
  4. Explore ethical considerations and legal implications related to discussing and integrating psychopharmacology into counseling practice.
  5. Enhance cultural competence in addressing psychotropic medication use within diverse client populations.
  6. Develop skills for assessing clients’ medication adherence, efficacy, and side effects within the counseling context.
  7. Implement techniques for educating clients about psychotropic medications and empowering them to make informed decisions about their mental health treatment.