LIVE: Ethics and Psychopharmacology for Psychologists​

Presented by: Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP

April 21, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

4 Hours | 4 CEs

$225 Registration | $200 Early Registration (through March 21th)

The registration fee includes live online instruction, continuing education credits, and e-copies of all workshop materials.

This live workshop on Ethics and Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is presented by Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

This workshop focuses on providing practical and useful information on how to handle the ethical decisions that surround psychopharmacology. Familiarize yourself with appropriate aspects of various ethics guidelines and examine how those guidelines might apply to your practice.

If you are like a lot of psychologists, many of your clients are taking psychotropic medicines prescribed by a number of different health care professionals. These medications stream in from psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and, inevitably, there are always those clients who have no idea from where they got the prescriptions or the reasons behind them. Despite who wrote the script, it is your responsibility to know your clients’ symptoms and reactions to medications and to coordinate their care. This can be tricky because psychologists need to be well-versed in the language of medications and have the skills to communicate not only to their clients about medications but to prescribers as well.

Presented By

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP,

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this, Dr. Carter served as a senior assistant research scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years, during which time he has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Carter is actively engaged in translating psychology to everyday language. He has also appeared in magazines such as Mental Floss and Reader’s Digest, as well as in news programs such as Connect with Kids, and NBC’s “Today Show”. Dr. Carter recently published Learn Psychology, an introductory psychology textbook, with Dr. Colleen Seifert of the University of Michigan. Dr. Carter received his M.A. and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a postdoctoral master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the proper role of psychologists who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy

  • Describe the proper role of psychologists who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy

  • Describe the role of non-prescribing psychologists in communicating to clients and to prescribers about medications​

  • Intended Audience

    This live workshop is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This live workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Live Event Policy

  • Event Communications

    The Zoom login information will be sent 1-week, 1-day, and 1-hour before the start of the event. When registering, use an email that is active and that you check regularly. We are not responsible for communications not being received; if you do not add caps@paloaltou.edu to your email safe sender list, our emails are likely to end up in your spam or junk folders.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the on-demand version of the program once available. Alternately, your registration can be migrated to another live event.

  • Event Conduct

    Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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