Seminar Detail

2-Day: 2019 Psychopharmacology Conference
2-Day: 2019 Psychopharmacology Conference

Where:   INDEPENDENCE, OH

When:  Monday, February 4, 2019 - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Course Description:

Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. Dr. Sonata Bohen teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Sonata’s extensive 30 plus years of experience in mental health and passion for clients, shines through in the detail and thoroughness of her presentation.

Clients often only have a few minutes with their prescriber and require additional support. It’s vital that you are able to answer their questions, help manage side effects and understand reactions. Designed for counselors, nurses, psychotherapists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, Sonata provides the information you need in order to best help your clients.

This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, sleep, eating, and substance use disorders. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics, pregnant or nursing women, and clients with chronic pain. Discuss how the DSM-5® has impacted prescribing patterns and the use of psychotropics in newly defined diagnoses. In addition to a general ‘nuts and bolts’ review of medications, you will examine case examples, discuss medication controversies and how to effectively collaborate with prescribing practitioners.

Sonata’s engaging presentation includes many take home “pearls” you can use to teach your clients about their medications and how to protect them from concerning, dangerous or adverse effects. You will find this conference to have the most up to date medication information and how to use it most effectively with your client.
Objectives Day 1:

  1. Specify how psychotropic medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics.
  2. Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants.
  3. Assist clients in overcoming barriers that impede the efficacy of their medication regime.
  4. Determine options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders.
  5. Communicate the actions, side effects, and therapeutic uses of antipsychotic medications.
  6. Evaluate three critical strategies for improving collaboration with prescribing practitioners.
Objectives Day 2:

  1. Explore psychotropic medication treatment options for clients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  2. Articulate the efficacy of psychotropic medications in treating eating disorders and discuss how to integrate psychotherapy with psychopharmacology for successful treatment outcomes.
  3. Formulate medication treatment options for substance use disorders and discuss how to effectively incorporate medication assisted treatments into an overall plan for care.
  4. Analyze the interaction between women’s hormone levels and their mental health symptoms.
  5. Explore the use of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of mental illnesses.
  6. Determine the unique medication treatment considerations for geriatric clients.
OUTLINE

DAY ONE

Psychopharmacology
  • Drug metabolism concepts
  • Drug mechanisms of action – what we know, what we don’t know
  • Placebo effects – power & how to get it to work for your client
  • When to refer for medication – pearls for increasing client interest and participation
  • Developing highly effective collaborations with prescribers
Depressive Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of depression
  • Controversy regarding antidepressants and placebo – Who to treat when?
  • Types of antidepressants – pearls and pitfalls of different agents
  • Managing side effects
  • Treatment Resistant depression and drug combinations
Anxiety Disorders & Obsessive Compulsive Disorders & Trauma Related Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of anxiety
  • SGAD, panic disorder, phobias
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Physiological interventions
  • Anti-anxiety medications
    • Antidepressants
    • The many other options often ignored
  • Benzodiazepines: risks and benefits
    • How to recognize problematic prescribing patterns
    • Getting off benzos: key pearls for success
  • Managing side effects
Bipolar Disorders
  • Neurochemistry and symptoms
  • The Bipolar Spectrum concept & DSM-5® changes
  • Types of mood stabilizers, when to use which and potential adverse effects
    • Lithium
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Atypical antipsychotics
    • Augmenting agents
  • Effective strategies for improving outcomes for clients
    • Using blood levels effectively – what the prescriber may not be watching
  • Treating pregnant or potentially pregnant women with bipolar disorder
Psychotic Disorders/Schizophrenia
  • Neurochemistry of psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Antipsychotic Medications:
    • First generation (typical)
    • Second generation (atypical)
  • Managing side effects
    • Extrapyramidal symptoms and TD
    • Metabolic problems – what blood tests are needed and when
    • Preventing Diabetes Mellitus
  • Recognizing hyperprolactinemia – and why you need to know
  • Use of atypical antipsychotics for multiple disorders
  • Pregnancy and psychotic disorders
Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks

DAY TWO

Attentional Disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurochemistry of ADHD
  • Controversy about treatment of ADHD with stimulants
  • Substance abuse and ADHD
  • Stimulant medications
  • Non-stimulant options
  • Managing side effects
Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Chicken or the egg? What came first, sleep problems or mental illness
  • Controversy about treating sleep problems with hypnotics
  • Sleep interventions that really work
  • Hypnotic medications: risks and benefits
  • Alternatives to hypnotics
  • Recognizing adverse Effects
Substance Use Disorders
  • Neurochemistry of addiction & habit development
  • Drugs of abuse and interaction with psychiatric medications
    • Caffeine
    • Nicotine
  • Marijuana (discussion of medical marijuana, cost vs. benefit)
  • Others
  • Challenging the old thinking about when to prescribe for clients with dual diagnosis – what we now know
  • Medication assisted treatments for addictions
    • Alcohol
    • Nicotine
    • Cannabis
    • Opiates
  • Behavioral addictions – what we know works
Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • Weight gain from psychotropic medications
  • Recognizing medical emergencies
    • Standard of care for lab work
  • Integrating psychotherapy with psychopharmacology
Special Populations: Geriatric
  • Specialized guidelines for geriatric clients
  • Discussion of dementia treatment
  • Antipsychotic controversy
Special Populations: Women
  • Hormonal issues in mood disorders & anxiety
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding -
    • Presenting the choices
    • Resources for you and your clients
  • The dangerous, the concerning, and the possibly good options for psychopharmacology
  • Menopause – current knowledge and agents
Treating Clients with Comorbid Chronic Pain
  • Neurochemistry implications – why it’s critical to intervene
  • When psychopharmacology can help
  • Other alternative interventions
Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Pharmacists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Mental Health & HealthCare Professionals

SONATA BOHEN, MSN, ARNP, CS

Sonata Bohen, MSN, ARNP, CS, NEI Master Psychopharmacologist, has been in practice 34 years as a bilingual psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in diverse clinical settings in the U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America. In addition, Sonata brings 37 years of teaching experience across a wide spectrum of settings, including a refugee camp in war time and academic settings at Morehead State University, University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University, with a focus of capacitating local health promoters. Sonata is a sought-after national and state conference speaker on mental health issues and immigrant health, and currently serves in her community in outpatient and inpatient services at a regional hospital. She has a passion for teaching and an ability to make complex knowledge understandable and usable across diverse clinical settings.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cynthia "Sonata" Bohen maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cynthia "Sonata" Bohen has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 780 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 12.6 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


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