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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY UPDATE ON MEDICATIONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Broadcast Date: March 26, 2008
Length: 2 Hours
Course Code: A021

 

Presenters:

Karen Fielding, PharmD
Medication Safety Manager, Department of Pharmacy
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
 

 

Program Description:

This program will provide an update on commonly prescribed psychotropic medications for children and adolescents with mental illness. The program will review the indications, adverse drug reactions, important drug interactions, dosing and administration of these agents. In addition, counseling for children/adolescents with mental illness and their families regarding medications will be discussed

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

1. Identify the various classes of psychopharmacologic agents presently being used
2. Monitor children/adolescents with mental illness for the desired therapeutic outcome and for the potential occurrence of adverse effects from the drugs
3. Provide children/adolescents with mental illness and their families with the appropriate information and counseling regarding these new medications
4. Develop an understanding of the economic implications associated with the use of these new drugs

Target Audience:

All clinical and research professionals, students, and trainees as well as interested family members and individuals with mental illness.

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0
CAC 2.0


NBCC 2.0
Psychologist 2.0

PMHCA -- 2.0
SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Psychologist, CAC. CPRP, NBCC,Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

 

CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CAC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 

 

CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PRACTITIONERS:  CPRP

The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).

 

COUNSELORS:  NBCC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ANNUAL ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING PERSONAL CARE HOME ADMINISTRATORS

The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing.  These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS:  SW

The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education.  These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal.  For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: CEU

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.

 

For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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