3 Continuing Education hours.
Description: Psychotropic medications are increasingly being prescribed for school-aged children. Professionals working with students need to become familiar with the types and effects of medications, as well as incidence and trends in diagnosis and prescribing patterns. This overview will highlight recent findings related to disorders like Bipolar I Disorder in children, medications used for outbursts, and proposed changes in diagnostic criteria in the DSM-V. The role of the counselor, psychologist, and educator will be emphasized.
Instructor: Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D., LPCC. Elliott Ingersoll is a psychologist and licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. He is professor of Counseling in the CASAL Department at Cleveland State University. He has authored or co-authored four books and over thirty articles and book chapters on topics as diverse as integrating Integral theory into training mental health professionals, psychopharmacology, and spiritual approaches to counseling.
Dr. Ingersoll consults with Integral Institute (www.integralinstitute.org) as a trainer in the Integral Psychotherapy program and as co-director of the Integral Psychology Center. He has studied and practiced Eastern and Western spiritual and physical practices. He is a founding member of Integral ReSource Group, a private consulting firm offering psychotherapy, coaching, and corporate consulting.
Registration deadline: April 15, 2013