Psychopharmacology Online Text-based Home Course (2 CE)

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Pharmacotherapy has become a progressively dominant option in treating psychiatric/psychological disorders. In order to follow the rapid changes in the field of psychiatry, psychotherapists should understand some basic elements of brain biology and how the prescribed medications affect the brain to provide symptom relief.

This course addresses psychotropic medications commonly used, their implications, and side-effects. It focuses on disorders that are often treated with medication: Depressive, Anxiety, Psychotic, and Bipolar Disorders, and AD/HD. By understanding this information, therapists can be more effective when consulting with psychiatrists and primary physicians and provide thorough patient care. Case vignettes address Acute Situational Anxiety, Major Depression, and Bipolar Illness and reference guides to commonly used psychotropic medications.

Authors: Emily Bost-Baxter, M.D., Lesli Johnson, M.A., LMFT, Jodi Blackley, M.S., LMFT

Target Audience:
Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the types of medications commonly used to treat depressive and anxiety symptoms.
  2. Identify the types of medications commonly used to treat bipolar and psychotic symptoms.
  3. Identify the types of medications and alternative approaches commonly used to treat AD/HD.


Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.