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Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Psychologists I via NMSU
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 29, 2021, 6:00 PM CDT
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Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Psychologists I
(13.5 Hours)

The Iowa Psychological Association is pleased to partner with New Mexico State University's Clinical Psychopharmacology Post- Doctoral Masters Degree Program to offer Continuing Education (CE) training to IPA members.

Program Orientation, Basic Sciences in Gross Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Hours: 13.5 CEUs (Provided by NMSU, Sponsored by APA) NMSU is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NMSU maintains responsibility for the program and its content

Location: Online, via Zoom

August 28-29th, 2021
9:00am - 6:00pm CST

Casey McDougall, Ph.D., LP, MSCP
Jennifer E. Nordhauser, MD, MPH

$300: IPA Member
$200: IPA Lifetime Member
$200: IPA ECP Member
$130: IPA Retired Member
$0: IPA Student Member
$450: Non-Member

About This Workshop

Class Description: Continuing Edication, Class #1 will provide an overview of the 25-month clinical psychopharmacology curriculum at NMSU. The training director will provide information related to the program expectations, degree requirements, and resources. The program curriculum is reviewed; academically and clinically. Finally, the training director will review the New Mexico Law for Prescriptive Authority; and other states with RxP legislation as needed. Dr. McDougall will introduce the necessary competencies required of a prescribing psychologist as defined by the ASPPB Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists. In addition, he will detail the skill set necessary for a successful and competent prescribing psychologist in New Mexico. Dr. McDougall will discuss the psychobiosocial model of care. Dr. Nordhauser will provide an introduction to gross anatomy, physiology, and the relevance of overall health of a patient to an RxP psychologist in a primary and/or specialty care medical setting. By the end of the training weekend, psychologists will have completed a detailed review of the clinical psychopharmacology program at NMSU. In addition, they will have received a detailed review of the competencies examined through the ASPPB PEP; as well as learned about the skill sets required of a practicing prescribing psychologist in a primary care setting.

Emphasizing the importance and relevance of adding formal medical training to the practice of clinical psychology in order to enhance our skill set in order to competently and safely prescribe or discontinue psychotropic medication.

This is the first of many classes and courses included in the 25-month Program. In addition, this class will particularly highlight systems, organs and tissues of the body and emphasize anatomical features and physiological processes that must be well understood by a properly trained psychologist licensed to prescribe of psychotropic medication. The lecture series focuses on basic medical terminology and homeostatic mechanisms. In addition, Dr. Hoover will present at least one complex case with both psychological and physical manifestations to introduce the student to the broad knowledge base required of a prescribing psychologist. This course is congruent with the College of Education's Conceptual Framework in that it provides a general knowledge background, addresses assessment competencies, and integrates content knowledge and professional knowledge.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. List 13 core competencies in clinical psychopharmacology training and education; as defined by the APA Designation Committee
  2. List 10 Content Areas of the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists.
  3. List 20 Knowledge Statements within the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists.
  4. List 3-degree requirements to graduate with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree at NMSU.
  5. List 4 sections of the Conditional Prescribing Psychologist application; as defined by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department.
  6. Regarding intro to anatomy, list 10 Characteristics of Life.
  7. List 10 major organ systems.
  8. List at least two major functions of each major organ system.
  9. List 13 relative positions (location of one body part with respect to another)in anatomical terminology.
  10. List 4 major/important organic substances.
  11. Recognize and communicate the essential terminology necessary to properly describe the fundamental relationships and orientation of structures in the human body.
  12. List at least 4 components of the respiratory system.
  13. List 5 regions of the spinal column.
  14. List 3 forms of medical imaging in identifying anatomic structures.
  15. List 5 branches of physiology.
  16. List 2 principles of homeostasis.
  17. Develop increased understanding of morphology on the cellular, tissue, and gross levels.

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Course Materials and Continuing Education

NMSU will email registrants course materials, and a link to join the live training two business days before the training.

Upon completion of the training, NMSU will email registrants the training evaluation. Upon completion of the training evaluation, the NMSU will email the registrant the CE certificate.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

IPA will offer a full refund to registrants who cancel their registration 7 days prior to an event/course. If a registrant would like to cancel their registration within 7 days of the event, no refund will be offered.

Contact: Suzanne Hull, [email protected]