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February 27, 2016: Psychopharmacology for Non-Prescribers

posted Apr 21, 2016, 8:10 PM by Crissy Nolen   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 8:12 PM ]

Psychopharmacology for Non-Prescribers 

Presented by Catherine Stevenson, MD 

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX  77006

8:30 am-9:00 am Refreshments and Socialization
9:00 am-12:00 pm Presentation by Speaker and Informal Discussion

Active:  $75
Student Members: $25
Friends: $100
Non-members: $125

Up to 3 Hours of CEP/CEU/CME credits available*

Objectives: After attending this worship, participants should be able to:
1. identify three possible ways to augment antidepressants,
​2. understand why a mood stabilizer could be  helpful, even if a client is not bipolar,
​3. list three indications for the use of atypical anti-psychotics. 

Program Description:
This workshop is an overview of the current thinking in psychopharmacology for therapists who do not prescribe medication. A greater understanding of medications and their uses can help therapists support their clients. Going beyond the well known antidepressants, the workshop will discuss multiple strategies for augmentation, as well as a variety of indications for mood stabilizers and atypical anti-psychotics. Strategies for effective collaboration between therapists and prescribers will be explored. 

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Catherine Stevenson is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Houston, Texas.  She trained at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, moving to Houston as part of the Menninger-Baylor College of Medicine merger to complete her residency. Psychoanalytic studies, begun at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, were completed at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute after the move. A former President of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Stevenson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor, where she teaches and supervises residents in psychotherapy, and a member of the faculty of the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and  presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

*Active: $75, Student:  $25, Friends: $100, Non-members: $125

*SOCIAL WORKERS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved to offer continuing education units to social workers by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, sponsor number CS4518. It is anticipated that this monthly meeting will meet their requirements for 3 hours of continuing education credit.

*PSYCHOLOGISTS . The Texas State Licensing Board of Psychologists does not pre-approve workshops for continuing education. It is anticipated that this monthly meeting will meet requirements for 3 hours of CE credit.

*LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved by The American Psychoanalytic Association through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, CE Provider Number 2666, to offer continuing education credit to licensed professional counselors.

*MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society, as a co-sponsor with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

*PHYSICIANS . This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should only claim those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.