PYB 523: Psychopharmacology for Counselors

Synonym:

78295 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Kurt White

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

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

Description:

Competency Area: Behavioral Science
Prerequisite: PYB 506, Psychopathology: An Ecological Approach
Required of and restricted to CMHC III and CMHC-SAAC III students through July 21; open to all AP students on July 22.

This weekend course will focus on the mechanisms of action and clinical uses of psychotropic medications used in the treatment of affective disorders, psychotic disorders and anxiety disorders. The basic neurobiology underlying these disorders will be presented as part of the discussion of the therapeutic mechanisms of dr ug action. Also included are the mechanisms by which substances of abuse affect the body and the associated drugs used in the treatment of substance abuse disorders.