Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Therapists

Topics: Teens, Adults, Psychopharmacology

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

Monday, Mar, 20, 2023 12.00 PM to 03.15 PM EST
3 CE Hours

Price $ 79.99

Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Therapists
Live Webinar
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Dr. Sue Futeral

Program Supervisor

Dr. Sue Futeral, PhD, LCSW-C, C-EAT, is a two-time graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Social work, earning both her Masters and PhD degrees there. She has won 3 awards from the University of Maryland, 50 heroes of Social Justice and Outstanding Social Worker, Alumni Association and Lifetime AchievementAward. She also won a similar award from NASW for her career. Sue worked for the BCPS system as a school social worker and has been serving the EAP population for over twenty years offering counseling and CISD (critical incidents stress debriefing) as well as teaching courses in Expressive Art Therapy, time management, negativity in the workplace, coping skills, ethics, and smoking cessation. Dr. Sue, a Baltimore native, is as an Adjunct faculty for SDUIS. She is a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years experience in teaching, research and clinical practice. She earned her BA at Goucher College, and her MSW and PhD from the University of Maryland. She has a second doctorate in addictions counseling, focusing on drugs, alcohol, sex, food and gambling addictions. She holds certifications in techniques that include: hypnosis, art therapy, music therapy, and psychodrama. In the past twenty years she has taught courses in ten colleges and universities from undergraduate introductory work to supervising graduate students in the field. She offers many workshops to professionals on topics such as Expressive Arts Therapy, Stress management, time management and communication skills. Sue has worked in general, special and alternative education in schools through MANSEF, Maryland Association of Non-Public Special Education Facilities, Harford County, Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Her clinical work includes individual, couples and family counseling. She specializes in working with folks in their work settings who get stressed out! Sue is married and has three married  adult children and 6 grand-kids.. She enjoys drawing, painting, sculpting, clay and crafts such as knitting and traveling to National Parks.

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Course Overview

Via live interactive webinar
Course Description:
As therapists, we hear a lot about medications and are often unsure what they are or what they are being taken for. While knowing our role as non-prescribers, it’s important to have a solid working knowledge of medications that clients are mentioning to us.

This webinar will introduce participants to the history and utilization protocols of various medications to treat persons with psychiatric disorders. An overview of various diagnoses, signs and symptoms are included in the course and handouts to address the most common mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis, dementia and more. This course will cover clinical concerns and how and when to share them with clients and collaborative prescribers.

This course includes a brief discussion of suicidality, prescription abuse and alternative and integrative medication. Lastly, this course will touch upon some of the benefits and challenges that medication offers and the importance of advising clients to proactively work with a trusted prescriber. This course will give you confidence to better support clients in their mental health goals. 
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Sources and Resources (click to expand): 

Clinical Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practice (2019). S. Nassir Ghaem

Clinical Pharmacology [database online]. Tampa, FL: Gold Standard, Inc.; 2009.

“Major Depressive Disorder." Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach.From WebMD

The Story of Fidgety Philip” Poem from “Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures” by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. Published in 1845 in Germany, it’s the story of a boy who could not sit still at the dinner table.
CE Credits:
 3 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)

Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same as live in person by most states. Please confirm with your local board.

Core Wellness, LLC 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 #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167 and for psychologists, #PSY-0236. Note: This course provides 3 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar) or live in person. 

Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

ASWB ACE Approved
Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education credits (in person or live online).

NBCC ACEP Approved
Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

APA Approved
Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Content Access:
Upon purchase, all material (link to join the live/webinar, handout and evaluation form) instantly post to your account here (you must be logged in to access) and are also sent to your email on file. Please whitelist all messages from support@corewellceu.com Upon the submission of your evaluation form, the completion certificate is posted to your account here and is sent to your inbox within 1 business day.

Time Zone and Currency
All times listed are EST (New York time); All prices are in USD.

Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.

Accessibility Accommodations:
To request an accommodation, please contact us in writing with at least 30 days prior notice and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

Financial Declarations:
The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

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Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Therapists

Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Therapists

Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

Core Wellness Reviews

Lloyd Bronstein, LMFT.

Dr. Sue Futeral was incredibly knowledgeable and presented the vast amount of material in a clear manner. After taking this Webinar, I feel must more competent. The Webinar held my attention the entire time.

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Lloyd Bronstein, LMFT.
Live Participant

Excellent content - examples weren’t particularly good

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