PSYD9172: Clinical Psychopharmacology

Class Program
Credits 2
This course will develop student knowledge, skill, and self-awareness in psychotropic medication as adjunctive therapy to psychotherapy. Current information on the use of medications in the treatment of psychological disorders, as well as common side effects, is provided. Consideration is given to the special needs of certain populations (i.e., the elderly or substance abuse patients) when psychotropic medications are prescribed. Students develop skills in case management when referral to physicians or neuropsychologists is part of therapeutic practice.