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(NEW) Psychopharmacology in Plain English: Essential Information and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Professionals

December 18 Breakfast 8:15am-8:45am   Training 8:45am-4:00pm $169, 5 Ethics CEUs, 1 CEU for the thrill seeking content Presenter: Ken Carter, Ph.D. Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Ave. Pikesville, MD 21208 United States + Google Map

Dr. Kenneth Carter, a board certified clinical psychologist with a Master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology, shares his clinical experience and training to provide detailed information about the range of common medications prescribed for mental health conditions. You will get the latest information on antidepressants, anxiolytics, and common medications for insomnia and Attention deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among others. Through lecture, the examination of multi-disciplinary ethics codes and real case examples, you will take a close look at the ethical decisions that accompany medication use and the non-prescribers role and limits with regards to medication discussions with your patients.

Dr. Carter answers questions from providers in the field and walks through examples of practical clinical discussions that come up every day in practice, including how to discuss scope of practice with your patients in order to optimize their care when working with multiple providers. The goal is for you to 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.

To help your thrill-seeking client, Dr. Carter will also provide bonus information from his new book “Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies.”

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To celebrate our move to The Woodholme Country Club, we are delighted to offer you a very special gift! When you register for a Fall workshop along with a colleague, you will both receive $60.00 off the regular tuition price of $169.00.

To take advantage of this offer, YOU must register yourself and your friend at the same time. ***You’ll also need to enter discount code MYFRIEND at checkout to apply the discount to the workshop selections.

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Please Note: If you’ve already signed up for a workshop and wish take advantage of this offer, email Gerri at [email protected] or call 410-409-7061 so that she can help you with the process.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the ethics and proper role of mental health professionals who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy.
  • Explore specific ethical issues and resolutions related to communicating with clients and prescribing professionals about psychotropic medications.
  • Explain the neurotransmitter systems and neuroanatomy underlying the biological basis for mental disorders and pharmacotherapy.
  • Identify the major classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders and which mental disorders are appropriately treated with each class of drugs.
  • Describe adverse effects and drug reactions of the commonly prescribed psychotropic medications and when to alert the prescriber about them.
  • Analyze the role that half-life plays in the efficacy of medications prescribed for clients and how it may affect behavioral interventions.
  • Explain the biological and environmental contributions to high sensation seeking as well as the current research



  • Psychopharmacology Ethics

10:30-10:45   BREAK


  • Psychopharmacology Guidelines

12 – 1:00 pm   LUNCH

1 -2:30pm

  • Medications for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar

2:30 – 2:45pm  BREAK

2:40-4:00 pm

  • Medications for ADHD, Psychosis, and Herbals
  • *Bonus* Helping your thrill seeking client
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