Psychopharmacology

6 Hours

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes; Stephanie Adams

LEARNER OBJECTIVES
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.