Psychopharmacology and the Brain

June 1, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

Continuing Education Workshop (see registration page for CE hour info & fees) | Open to the Public | Registration Required

About the Workshop

Angel Caraballo

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. This clinical and practical workshop aims to improve communication between clinicians and prescribing doctors and nurses by covering the physiological actions, therapeutic effects, and potential toxicities associated with prescribed pharmacotherapies for major classes of mental disorders affecting youth, adults, and the elderly along with other special populations. Ethical and legal issues will also be covered.

Over the course of this full-day workshop, Dr. Angel Caraballo (bio) will integrate lecture, seminar, discussion, case studies and multi-media to cover ethical guidelines, common questions clients have about medications, CNS overview, DSM-5 and medications, and basic psychopharmacology including drug metabolism and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

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