Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, 6th Ed

Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, 6th EdCE Credit: 4 Hours (0.4 CEUs)
Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Dietitians
Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Abstract:
This 4-hour mail order continuing education course includes an overview of clinical psychopharmacology written in an engaging and concise format. Focuses on general principles of psychopharmacology and key features of depression, anxiety disorders, disorders of extreme stress, disorders of control, and psychosis. MedMaster | 2009 (6th edition) | 80 pages | 15 posttest questions | Course #40-18

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify an antidepressant that is likely to result in side-effect related discontinuation
  2. Name a medication that is effective in treating dysphoric mania
  3. Name an antipsychotic medication with a low incidence of tardive dyskinesia
  4. Identify the class of antidepressants that are most effective in treating OCD

About the Author(s):

John Preston, PsyD, is the author or co-author of a number of books including: Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, You Can Beat Depression, and Every Session Counts. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California; certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology; a member of the Editorial Board of Psychopharmacology Update; and a member of the Core Faculty at Alliant International University, Sacramento, California.
James Johnson, MD
Kaiser Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
South Sacramento, CA

CE Information:

Professional Development Resources is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the following:
AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association (#3159)
APA: American Psychological Association
ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046)
CDR: Commission on Dietetic Registration (#PR001)
NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590)
NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279)
California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625)
Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant.
Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531)
Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501)
South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193)
Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) & State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678)
What Customers Are Saying:
  • “Excellent review of use of psychotropic medications – the textbook is clear, organized, and well-written, making it an excellent handbook for practitioners.” – J.B. {Counselor}
  • “Enjoyed this book. Lots of succinct info for a psychologist. Also helped me diagnosis a “mystery patient” in my practice. Thanks.” – S.D. {Psychologist}
  • “I found the book hard to follow at times. For example, I would have liked a section that detailed SSRI’s and MAO Inhibitors more clearly.” – D.W. {Psychologist}
  • “This was my first attempt at getting CEU’s without attending a class. I liked having the book, studying, then taking the course. I’ll do it again next year.” – J.B. {Counselor}
  • “Charts were not helpful and somewhat misleading. Better definition of terms would be helpful.” – H.B. {Psychologist}
  • “To me this subject has always been difficult, because it has so many angles. Here, I don’t agree has been made that ridiculously easy but effectively designed. Thank you.” – S.B. {Social Worker}

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