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Perry W. Buffington – Psychopharmacology 2-Day Conference

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Perry W. Buffington - Psychopharmacology 2-Day Conference

Faculty:
Perry W. Buffington
Duration:
12 Hours 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 14, 2017

Description

  • Learn current understanding of how & why mental health medications work
  • Understand which medications are evidenced-based to best treat which disorders
  • Improve your clients’ responses and clinical outcomes to medications
  • Help your clients recognize side effects and learn how to manage them
  • Learn about new trends in prescribing
  • Understand current controversies in the field
  • New and emerging ethical dilemmas both prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians face daily

Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. From his unique perspective, Dr. Perry Buffington teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Dr. Buffington’s years of experience in mental health and passion for clients, shines through in the detail and thoroughness of his 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, Dr. Buffington provides the information you need in order to best help your clients.

This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, substance use disorders and psychopharmacological ethics. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics, and clients with chronic pain. Discuss how the DSM-5® and the Affordable Healthcare Law have 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. You will find this conference to have the most up- to-date medication information and how to use it most effectively with your client.

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Outline

DAY ONE

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

  • Historical antecedents of modern psychopharmacology
  • Diagnostic issues
  • Clarification of terms
  • Drug metabolism concepts: pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics
  • Drug mechanism of action
  • Placebo & Nocebo
  • Pharmacotherapy vs. Pharmacotherapy
  • Developing highly effective collaborations with prescribers

DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS

  • Biogenic Amine, Cortisol, Down-Regulation, & Neurotropic Hypotheses
  • Neurochemistry of depression
  • Types of anti-depressants
  • Preventing side effects
  • Tardive Dysphoria: real or imagined?

ANXIETY DISORDERS & OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS & TRAUMA RELATED DISORDERS

  • Neurochemistry of anxiety
  • GAD, panic disorders, phobias
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Physiological interventions
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Anti-depressants
  • Non-pharmacologic options
  • Benzodiazepines: risks and benefits
  • Preventing side effects

BIPOLAR DISORDERS

  • Neurochemistry
  • The Bipolar Spectrum & DSM-5® Changes
  • Mood stabilizers
    • Lithium
    • Anti-convulsants & neuromodulators
  • Typical, atypical, & third-generation antipsychotics
  • Effective strategies for improving outcomes for clients

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

LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH & POTENTIAL RISKS

DAY TWO

ATTENTIONAL DISORDERS

  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurochemistry of ADHD
  • Treatment controversies
  • Substance abuse and ADHD
  • Stimulant medications
  • Non-stimulant options
  • Preventing side effects

SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS

  • Neurochemistry of addiction
  • Negative reinforcement & creation of habits
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine
  • Cannabis
  • Opiates
  • PCP & Ketamine
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • Energy vs. Chill Drinks
  • Over-the-counter & herbal psychopharmacology
  • Addiction treatments
  • Behavioral addictions

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

  • Specialized guidelines for geriatric patients
  • Dementia treatment
  • Slow vs. rapid metabolizers (genetic polymorphisms)

TREATING CLIENTS PAIN

  • Acute vs. chronic pain
  • Alternatives to pharmacology
  • Pain vs. depression: which comes first?

ETHICS & PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

  • High-risk pharmacology & psychopharmacology
  • Off-label use of medications
  • Prescribing for children
  • Elective psychopharmacology
  • Marketing of mental illness
  • Polypharmacy
  • Informed vs. uninformed consent
  • Patient & third party pressures
  • Professional boundaries
  • Ethics associated with medical errors
  • Role of placebo

FUTURE TRENDS

  • Change of mind: preventing vs. managing side effects
  • Medicalization of normal
  • Computer assisted devices
  • New meds, new diagnoses, new theories, new normal
  • Top 10 Medical Emergencies
  • Integrating psychotherapy with psychopharmacology

LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH & POTENTIAL RISKS

Faculty

Perry W. Buffington, PH.D., MS Related seminars and products: 2


Perry Buffington, Ph.D., M.S., has over 20 years of experience in the medical consulting field and is currently a full-time senior lecturer at the University of Georgia, teaching psychopharmacology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is former chairman of the prestigious Florida Psychological Association’s Prescriptive Authority Committee and teaches seminars nationwide on minimizing psychopharmacological errors.

As the author of eight books (currently working on his first psychopharmacology text), his by-line has appeared in hundreds of periodicals including the Saturday Evening Post, USA Today, and Success. He is the former contributing editor for Delta Air Lines’ in-flight magazine, Sky, and served as a syndicated newspaper/web columnist for Universal Press. Additional, he hosted his own radio show, syndicated nationally, by Envison Radio Networks.

Perry’s presentation style is engaging, a blend of education and entertainment; as a result, critics (and especially his students) applaud his ability to make complicated topics understandable and applicable – even useful!!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Perry Buffington is the President of Go-Buff Enterprises, Inc. He is a member of the psychology faculty, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, The University of Georgia. Dr. Buffington receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Perry Buffington has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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