Pharmacotherapy and Self-Help Groups (8 Hours)

Contact Hours: 8

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP

Objectives

  • Identify the primary medications used to manage substance withdrawal and describe when they should be used
  • Identify the drugs currently FDA-approved for the treatment of substance use disorders
  • Identify a patient's stage of disease and whether and when to use pharmacotherapy including key indications and contraindications.
  • To identify and define the purpose of 9 types of psychotropic drug classes.
  • To name common side effects and risks of these classes of drugs.
  • To list the five strategies for aiding tobacco users willing to quit (Five A's) and unwilling to quit (5 Rs).
  • To identify and describe life-threatening syndromes that can develop as a result of taking psychopharmacological medication.
  • To educate the counselor in ways to encourage medication compliance in client sessions.
  • Discuss the different self-help group options
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of each type of self-help group
$24.00 for 90 days
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