Psychopharmacology: What Substance Use Counselors Should Know

This one-day workshop assists participants in understanding the biology and effects of commonly prescribed medications used by clients with special emphasis on treating clients with co-occurring disorders. The addiction potential and side effects of the medications will be explored.  The goal of this training is to review the data on psychiatric medications so as to improve the mental health staff’s clinical performance by having a better understanding of psychiatric medications and being able to better address the questions and concern of clients using the medications.  Participants will be able to:

  •  Place psychiatric medications in the correct therapeutic categories.
  • Explain at least two medications from a biological perspective.
  • Discuss the basis of at least two side effects for two different medications.

6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 4

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2, 13, 14, 16-18

Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A

This training is presented by the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association. To register, click here.

Event Details

August 28, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $60.00
NHADACA Members – $55.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $65.00