Basics of Psychopharmacology *

Presented by Anna Holen, M.D.
March 1st,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

*No CE’s will be offered for this presentation

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

Psychotropics are the most commonly prescribed medication in the United States.  Furthermore, primary care providers, while having limited training, are the number one prescriber of these medications. This course provides an overview of psychopharmacology, including general philosophies around prescribing, information about commonly used medications, and clinical applications of various medications. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the common medications used to treat psychiatric conditions, including their various risks, benefits, and side effects.
  • Participants will be able to explain why/how these medications are used in different conditions/presentations.
  • Participants will be able to assist patients in understanding their medication regimens and provide basic education around medications.
  • Participants will demonstrate understanding of basic concepts around psychiatric prescribing.

Presenter Information

Anna L Holen, MD, has been a practicing and Board-certified psychiatrist in Washington for the last 13 years, working in inpatient, outpatient, and consultation settings. She currently provides psychiatric consultation to primary care providers. She has experience in prescribing/recommending a wide variety of psychiatric medications in these diverse settings. Over the course of her career, Dr. Holen has provided education regarding psychiatric medications to psychiatry residents, medical students, behavioral health staff, and behavioral health interns.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the HealthPoint Administration Office 955 Powell Avenue SW, Renton, Washington 98057

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.