Psychopharmacology and the Brain: Clinician Basics

October 6, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location
Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027
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Event Organizer

Office of Professional Education (SWOPE)
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About the Workshop

Psychopharmacology is full of intimidating concepts—neurotransmitter systems, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics of psychotropic medications—that are actually simple to learn and important for all social workers to understand. Drawing on his extensive training at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, psychiatrist Dr. Angel Caraballo (bio), leads a full-day workshop designed to equip social workers with tools for:

  • communicating with prescribing doctors and nurses,
  • understanding ethical and legal guidelines, and
  • advocating on behalf of clients seeking mental health treatments involving pharmacotherapies.

Participants will learn about the effects of commonly prescribed pharmacotherapies, practice applying a contemporary understanding of neurobiology to a treatment plan, and examine the cultural factors that inform diagnosis and psychopharmacological treatment.

For more information, including workshop learning objectives and full presenter bio, please see Eventbrite listing.

Workshop Fees

Registration Fee + 6.5 CEs
$250

Group Registration Fee (for 5 or more attendees) + 6.5 CEs
$200

CSSW Alumni Registration Fee* + 6.5 CEs
$200

*Alumni, please email swope@columbia.edu for promotional code. Your email should contain your name when you attended CSSW, and the year you graduated.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.

Columbia School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW- 0021

Questions?

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