Many therapists feel ill equipped to discuss medications with their clients. However it is our responsibility to make sure to help clients’ understand the treatment that has been prescribed for their mental health condition. This requires an ethical balancing act between education and assessment and advice giving. Using lecture, discussion, and case presentations, this training focuses on the non-prescribing therapist’s role in providing education and assessment of the efficacy of psychiatric medications. A review of common medications and how they work, as well as side effects, and adverse reactions will be discussed.
Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. is offering this training for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. This training is not an ethics course.
Claire Robitaille, Ph.D., Psychologist is the Training Supervisor for Mid-Ohio Psychological Services. Dr. Robitaille holds a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute and University and has over 30 years of combined experience in both the field of education and mental health. Dr. Robitaille is an experienced clinician and educator with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families in educational, community mental health, and private practice settings. She currently oversees the agencies services committed to the ongoing education of mental health professionals and educators in the form of professional consultation, supervision and training.
Registration begins at 8:30 am. The training begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm. Coffee and hot tea is provided. Full attendance will be required to receive a certificate; no partial credits will be offered for individuals missing more than a total of 15 minutes course time.
If you would like to register for the training please call Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. at (614) 751-0042. All Attendees must be registered by the Friday prior to the training date.