Psychopharmacology 101 (3 CE’s)

Presented by Anna Holen, M.D., and Jason Tee, Pharm.D.
Friday, February 2nd 2018,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level


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.  Attendees will be provided an overview of psychotropics, including medications for specific concerns, potential side effects and appropriate prescribing.  Attendees will also be exposed to the research regarding the effectiveness of psychotropics.  Lastly, attendees will be provided specific instruction on how to ethically and competently assist primary care providers in prescribing psychotropics.  Experiences will include didactic education, case presentations, and role plays. Jason Tee will present on this topic from 8:30am – 10:00am, and Anna Holen will present on this topic from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 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

  • Attendees will be able to describe common psychotropics and relevant conditions they are prescribed
  • Attendees will be able to describe the research regarding psychotropic effectiveness
  • Attendees will be able to identify strategies in assisting medical providers in choosing, implementing and completing prescriptions of psychotropics.

Presenter Information

Anna L Holen, MD, has been a practicing and Board-certified psychiatrist in Washington for over 10 years, working in inpatient, outpatient, and consultation settings. She has experience in prescribing/recommending a wide variety of psychiatric medications in these diverse settings. Over the course of her career, she has provided education regarding psychiatric medications to psychiatry residents, medical students, behavioral health staff, and behavioral health interns.

Jason Tee, Pharm D., is a pharmacist with HealthPoint and received his Doctor of Pharmacy at Oregon Health & Science University. He has 5 years of community pharmacy experience providing medication therapy management, and overseeing pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students. He is vaccination certified, reviews patient profile for appropriateness of therapy and monitors for potential medication related problems, provides patient education and counseling, and performs control substance audits.

*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.