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Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple

About the Course

Non-prescribing therapists are crucial to the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients. In contrast to clinicians who focus primarily on medications, therapists generally spend more time with their clients and are more familiar with their history and current situation. They also tend to develop a greater rapport. Considering that most clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and virtually every other psychiatric disorder receive pharmacological interventions, the non-prescribing therapist needs to understand how psychiatric medications work, their limitations and side effects, and how to help their clients maximize gains through increasing medication compliance. In this webinar we will discuss the effective use of psychiatric medications, basic pharmacological and neurobiological principles as they relate to clinical psychopharmacology and help clinicians be in a better position to help clients maximize outcomes from medication therapy

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple created by Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP in 2023.

Publication Date:

First Jul 2023

Course Material Author

Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP
Dr. Bret A. Moore is a prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author and editor of 24 books including Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple, Treating PTSD in Military Personnel, and the Posttraumatic Growth Workbook. He has also written feature articles for Scientific American Mind, The New Republic, and Military Times. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of many state and national awards. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Brett Moore
Dr. Bret A. Moore is a prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author and editor of 24 books including Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple, Treating PTSD in Military Personnel, and the Posttraumatic Growth Workbook. He has also written feature articles for Scientific American Mind, The New Republic, and Military Times. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of many state and national awards. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the important roles therapists play in the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients.
  2. Describe the basic principles of pharmacology and neurobiology as it relates to the practice of clinical psychopharmacology.
  3. Discuss the effective treatment of depressive, bipolar, anxiety, psychotic, sleep, and other common psychiatric disorders with psychotropic medications.
  4. List tips for increasing medication compliance.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Brett Moore

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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