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CNSL 576 Psychopharmacology

This course provides an overview of the use of medications for treating mental disorders in adults. The emphasis is on practical application: what should I know about the medicines my clients are taking? How do I educate clients about their medications? What positive effects and side effects might I see in my patients taking medication? How can I better collaborate with medical practitioners and other mental health professionals? This course will also explore related historical, social, ethnic and cultural factors. In addition, this course will look at how therapists can work effectively with family members, physicians, and other members of the collaborative mental health team.