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Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, The Basics of Pharmacology via NMSU
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 9:00 AM to Sunday, December 12, 2021, 6:00 PM CDT
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Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, The Basics of Pharmacology via NMSU
(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.

Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, The Basics of Pharmacology

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 (live), via Zoom or Adobe Connect

December 11 - 12, 2021
9:00am - 6:00pm CST

Davena Norris, Pharm.D., PhC, BCPS

$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: This weekend training module covers the principles of drug action that sets the stage for all further discussion of drug action and drug use in the treatment of mental disorders. The mechanisms of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics determine the properties that characterize all drugs, such as route of administration, dosage and dosing interval. Objectives include understanding the central role in drug metabolism of the cytochrome P450 enzyme system; how pH and pKa determine the distribution of drugs across biological membranes.  Moreover, the training exposes attendees to common drug-drug interactions at the pharmacokinetic level.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
1. Define 4 basic terms of pharmacology: drug, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and therapeutics.
2. Identify at least 4 major sources of where or how drugs are obtained or collected.
3. Explain and differentiate 4 principles of pharmacokinetics.
4. Describe and evaluate at least 2 routes of drug administration.
5. Describe and evaluate at least 2 routes of drug elimination.
6. Differentiate 4 principles of pharmacodynamics.
7. List at least 4 types of drug preparations.
8. Chart at least 6 enzymes responsible for metabolizing drugs within cytochrome P450 enzyme system.
9. Define placebo effects, then explain the beneficial and negative effects.
10. Define the nocebo effect.
11. Articulate 1 feature of upregulation.
12. Articulate 1 feature of downregulation.
13. Label 3 features of a dose response curve.
14. Categorize at least 3 types of agonists.
15. Classify 3 different antagonists.
16. Name 3 common side effects.
17. Name 3 common adverse drug effects/reactions.
18. Distinguish among 5 categories established by the Federal Drug Administration to classify potential drug risks to the fetus (A, B, C, D, X).
19. Identify 4 basic considerations of drug therapy during pregnancy.
20. Provide an example of 1 kind of drug-drug inducer interaction.
21. Provide an example of 1 kind of drug-drug inhibiter interaction.
22. Name at least 3 classes drug medications.
23. List 3 laboratory studies and provide normal (within normal limits (WNL) values for each.
24. Explain at least 2 mechanisms of therapeutic drug monitoring.
25. Identify the main age-related physiologic, pathophysiologic, and pharmacologic factors that influence how older adults respond differently to drugs and state how those differences could affect drug responses.
26. Identify at least 2 important factors that predispose older patients to adverse drug reactions.
27. Be able to state the primary characteristics that determine whether a drug is scheduled I through IV, as defined by the Controlled Substance Act of 1970.
28. Match at least 1 type of a controlled drug substances, of drugs scheduled I through IV.

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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]