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Addictions Psychopharmacology from the National and International Perspective I via NMSU
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:00 AM to Sunday, April 16, 2023, 6:00 PM CDT
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Addictions Psychopharmacology from the National and International Perspective | 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.

Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Child/Adolescent Disorders

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

April 15 - 16, 2023
9:00am - 6:00pm CST

Lynette Pujol, Ph.D., MSCP

$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

This training module will continue our study of psychopharmacological considerations and treatment in special populations. In this class, the emphasis is on the biopsychosocial aspects of Substance Use Disorders (SUDS). Addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiological disease, with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. Addiction is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving. Basic science and core concepts include brain reward circuitry, epidemiology, and pharmacology. The drug groups that will be discussed in detail: alcohol /sedative hypnotics; opioids; nicotine; cannabis; cocaine/amphetamines; psychedelics and NPS (New Psychoactive Substances). Within each group, we will review the background/history, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicities and the current treatment of addiction.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the background/history/discovery and current epidemiology of the 5 major classes of psychoactive drugs: Stimulants; psychedelics; opiates; cannabis; sedative-hypnotics
  2. Identify and describe the 3 phases of the neurobiology of addiction
  3. Name the primary brain circuits associated with the 3 phases of the biological bases of addiction
  4. List the 5 schedules of Controlled Substances and give an example of one drug in each schedule
  5. List 3 types of pharmacological effects produced by the new class of NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substances).
  6. Identify the current DSM 5 definition of drug abuse, list 5 diagnostic signs and symptoms, and the 3 severity indices
  7. Describe the demographic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on national and international epidemiology of substance abuse
  8. Identify 3 drugs that have shown experimental evidence of benefit in the treatment of addiction
  9. Articulate the primary Mechanism of Action of each of the 5 drug abuse classes
  10. Name at least 3 drugs within each drug class
  11. Categorize 5 physiological and/or psychological acute effects of one drug in each of the 5 major drugs abuse classes
  12. Label 3 symptoms of intoxication/overdose for one drug in each of 3 psychoactive drug classes
  13. Identify 3 symptoms of withdrawal for one drug in each of 3 psychoactive drug classes
  14. Assemble 3 current pharmacological/psychological treatments for withdrawal symptoms
  15. Identify 3 current pharmacological treatments for addiction
  16. Provide 5 examples of the ‘substitution’ treatment of nicotine addiction
  17. Explain 2 approaches of the ‘harm-reduction’ treatment of nicotine addiction

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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]