Collaboration & Psychopharmacology:
Exploring how to improve our clients' lives through more effective interdisciplinary treatment of mental health concerns.
6.0 hours of CE, inc. 2 hours of ethics training
Dave Robinson, PhD, LMFT
In this workshop you will learn key strategies that can be utilized to mend the very common conceptual split between treating the mind and body. One key aspect that will be addressed is making sure that as a Mental Health Professional, you are adequately trained in psychopharmacology so that effective collaboration with patients and prescribers can occur.
Collaborative health care, based upon an integration of professionals whose primary focus is on working together in the best interests of the client and family system is needed (and this isn’t just for individuals who work in hospital settings).
With a good understanding of medications and side effects; you will be able to address common concerns that are often expressed by your clients (who see you more often than they do their medical providers). Common ethical concerns in therapy, along with the specific aspects regarding psychopharmacology will also be addressed.
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
· be more comfortable discussing psychopharmacology related topics with clients.
· act more confidently within their role of combining medication and therapy treatment.
· effectively collaborate with medical professionals regarding the use of psychopharmacological medications.
· address and respond to common ethical concerns including those specific to psychopharmacology and collaborative care.
Dave Robinson is the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Utah State University and Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Cache Valley Community Health Centers. He worked for 14 years in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Faculty Member. He is passionate about medical family therapy and really enjoys training students to work in collaborative environments. His research interests include collaborative health care, community-based participatory research, sex therapy, rural mental health, physician/patient relationships, and distance therapy. Dave was previously President of NAMFT and is currently President-Elect of the Utah Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.
- 08:30 - 09:00 Registration
- 09:00 - 12:00 Morning Session
- 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch & an introduction to the NEW NAMFT
- 1:30 - 4:30 Afternoon session
- 4:30 Complete Evaluations and collects CEU certificates.
6.0 Hours of CE for LIMHP / LMHPs, including the 2.0 hours of Ethics CEUs that are required for license renewal this Fall.
Morning Coffee and Lunch provided.
NAMFT is transitioning to become an independent organization representing the professional interests of Marriage & Family Therapists and all mental health providers in Nebraska who have an interest and desire to work systemically. There will be more information available during this event and an opportunity to join the organization and benefit from membership.
This event offers special introductory pricing for registration;
LIMHP / LMHP : $95
Students (Non-volunteers) $30