- Enhance viewers’ understanding of current trends as well as the negative behaviors that promote excessive alcohol and illicit drug use.
- Develop an understanding of the recovery culture and how it reflects the courage, positive language, shared values and behaviors that surround individuals striving to overcome substance use disorders.
Contact Hours: 2 Hours
Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC
- Review the functions of: Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine
- Review the symptoms of excess or insufficiency: Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine
- Review the building blocks of: Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine
Neuropsychopharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress Editors:
Kenneth L. Davis
Joseph T. Coyle
Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
- Explain why pain management matters.
- Name various treatment team members.
- List drug and non-drug treatment options.
- Learn the three classes of analgesics.
- Name goals of pain therapy.
- Develop skills for communicating with a medical practitioner about pain.
- Describe pain using numerical, verbal and visual scales.
- Discuss concerns for use of opiod medication for pain treatment.
- Discuss and describe the "Opiod Contract".
- List the five classes of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
- Identify prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the U.S.
- Compare and contrast Injection and Infusion therapies.
- Identify benefits and drawbacks of various treatments.
- Learn four stress management techniques.
- Classify methods of pain management that can be completed by the client on their own.
- Learn about promising new treatment options.
1. Identify the most commonly used and abused drugs
2. identify symptoms of overdose and withdrawal from most commonly abused drugs
3. define protracted withdrawal
4. define tolerance and cross tolerance
5. match substance effects on the body with the correct substance
6. identify the effects of each substance on unborn children
7. discuss the effects of each substance on athletic performance
8. become familiar with the Jellinek curve
9. identify web sites and activities to use when doing community education presentations
Contact Hours: 4
Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC
- Define neurotransmitters and what role they may play in drug use and mental illness
- Identify common drugs of abuse, signs of intoxication & withdrawal
- Develop a protocol for patient evaluation
- Discuss data and information gathering methods
- Identify resources to research medications and drugs patients may be taking
- Hypothesize reasons for possible accidental overdose
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Pharmacology: Stimulants, Depressants, Hallucinogens
Contact Hours: 3
Instructor: Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, NCC
Identify the following for each class of drugs: Stimulants, Depressants and Hallucinogens
~Common types of drugs in this category
~Short and long term biological, and psychological effects on the person
~Proposed Medication Assisted Treatments (if any)
- Identify the primary medications used to manage substance withdrawal and describe when they should be used
- Identify the drugs currently FDA-approved for the treatment of substance use disorders
- Identify a patient's stage of disease and whether and when to use pharmacotherapy including key indications and contraindications.
- To identify and define the purpose of 9 types of psychotropic drug classes.
- To name common side effects and risks of these classes of drugs.
- To list the five strategies for aiding tobacco users willing to quit (Five A's) and unwilling to quit (5 Rs).
- To identify and describe life-threatening syndromes that can develop as a result of taking psychopharmacological medication.
- To educate the counselor in ways to encourage medication compliance in client sessions.
- Discuss the different self-help group options
- Evaluate the pros and cons of each type of self-help group
Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes; Stephanie Adams
1. To identify and define the purpose of 9 types of psychotropic drug classes.
2. To name common side effects and risks of these classes of drugs.
3. To list the five strategies for aiding tobacco users willing to quit (Five A’s) and unwilling to quit (5 Rs).
4. To identify and describe life-threatening syndromes that can develop as a result of taking psychopharmacological medication.
5. To familiarize the counselor with ways to interact with their client’s medical doctor.
6. To educate the counselor in ways to encourage medication compliance in client sessions.
Psychopharmacology: What Every Counselor Should Know
Contact Hours: 6
Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC,SPARC
Psychotherapeutic Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know Mid
Atlantic ATTC/SAMHSA Publiction:
- Review the use of Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, and Antipsychotic/Atypical Antipsychotic medications in the treatment of mental health and co-occurring disorders
- Discuss the varied clinical picture when there is a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issue
- Examine the current information regarding the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of behavioral addictions
- Generic and Brand Medication Names
- Usual Dose and Frequency
- Potential Side Effects
- Emergency Conditions
- Substance Use Disorders Treatment Medications