This CE workshop is designed to give attendees an overview of the complexities of the human brain and nervous system in regards to the various chemicals associated with moods and various psychological disorders, as well as the mechanisms whereby various medications and therapeutic applications operate in and on the brain to help ameliorate these conditions. In addition, how various substances and activities impact and are impacted by the brain’s neurochemistry is introduced. In this way, participants can expect to better understand the various challenges their clients face and match these untoward conditions with the appropriate therapeutic strategies that will positively impact the neurochemistry of the brain of the sufferer.
- Differentiate psychopharmacology and neurochemistry.
- Explain the brain topography and the relationship to various psychological disorders.
- Identify the effects certain drugs of abuse have on various brain chemicals and centers, thereby affecting behaviors and mood.
- Describe the basics of various adjunctive chemical approaches (both traditional and alternative/holistic) to augment talk therapy modes/techniques used to deal with the various disorders, with an emphasis on co-occurring disorders.
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- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 1
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level Intermediate
- Students 86
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self