Clinical Psychopharmacology
Made Ridiculously Simple

by
John Preston, Psy.D.
and James Johnson, MD

This course meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education units

APA, BRN, CA BBS, FL, NAADAC, NBCC, TX SBEPC, TXBSWE

Clinical Psychopharmacology can be confusing and overwhelming! Yet psychotherapists more and more need to understand the meds that are available for their patients, the side effects, when to reevaluate current meds, etc. We have to be able to talk quickly and intelligently to medical doctors about appropriate medications.

 

Learning Objectives for this 5 unit course.

Clinicians will be able to:

1. Discuss the psychotropic medications that their patients are using
2. List the major clinical features, and target symptoms for common psychiatric disorders.
3. Explain differences and similarities among medications for each disorder;
4. Describe side effects of medications;
5. List common treatment errors to avoid;
6. Communicate with physicians and psychiatrists regarding medications
7. Describe the ‘red flag’ issues in psychotropic medications

 

 

 

We will be discussing medications for

"A great book...easy to follow, it absolutely gave me the basics, and much more confidence in speaking to my patients and their physicians! Somehow, Dr. Preston and Dr. Johnson did make it seem 'ridiculously simple'. The book stays in my office for quick reference."

 

This course meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education units

is approved by the:

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Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling (BAP 753 )
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals (#575)
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Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1761)
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (#6246)

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That's it! You are done!

 

To receive credit students must
  • register for the course (order on-line or call 888-777-3773), after which you will receive the Post-Test. 
  • read Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple
    by John Preston, Psy.D.


 

  • Pass the post-test
  • Upon passing the test, print out your own certificate of completion.
     


 

This course consists of a post-test based upon reading the text. There is no online material to read. After you pass the post-test, you may print out your own certificate.

 

 

Table of Contents


Preface
Chapter 1: General Principles
Chapter 2: Depression
Chapter 3: Bipolar Illness
Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 5: Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 6: Miscellaneous Disorders
Chapter 7: Non-Response and "Breakthrough Symptoms" Algorithms
Chapter 8: Case Examples
Appendix A: History and Personal Data Questionnaire
Appendix B: Special Cautions When Taking MAO Inhibitors
References
Index

John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP is a Professor with Alliant International University (California School of Professional Psychology), Sacramento. He has also taught with UC Davis, School of Medicine. He is the author of eighteen books on various topics including depression, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, borderline disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. His book, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists was the year’s number one bestseller with the Behavior Sciences Book Club. He is the author of “Drugs in Psychiatry” chapter in the Encyclopedia Americana. Dr. Preston is the recipient of the Mental Health Association’s President’s Award for contributions to the mental health community and the California Psychological Association’s “Distinguished Contributions to Psychology” award. He has lectured in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia.

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