PY 714: Clinical Psychopharmacology

Synonym:

78044 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Gila Lindsley

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 10/1 - 10/2 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Biological Bases of Behavior
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Restricted to Year IV students from July 12 – 19; open to Year III students on July 20.
Prerequisite: PY 710 Biological Foundations of Clinical Psychology

This weekend course will focus on the clinical uses of psychotropic medications in the treatment of affective disorders, psychotic disorders and anxiety disorders. The mechanisms by which abused substances affect the body and drugs used in the treatment of substance abuse disorders will also be covered. The basic biology underlying these disorders will be presented as part of the discussion of the therapeutic mechanisms of drug action.