Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Psychotherapists of all disciplines and experience levels
Friday January 31, 2020: 10:00 – 11:30 am and Friday, February 21, 10:00 - 11:30 am
About the Session
Psychotropic medications are some of the most widely prescribed medications in the country. Often psychotherapists are working with clients who are also taking psychotropic medications, or who may want to consider medication as another option. It is important that therapists have a good understanding of the indications for medications, the different classes of medications and when they are used, and what to expect in terms of efficacy and side effects. The role of the therapist in making a referral for medication management is also of vital importance. Therapists can help the patient and the prescriber to ascertain whether medication is having a benefit, and whether changes need to be made in prescribing patterns.
Through this introductory to intermediate-level training, participants will build awareness of the importance of their role in making a referral for medication management and ways in which they can collaborate with the prescriber to best coordinate services. Participants will come away with increased knowledge of psychotropic medications used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adolescents, including indications for when to refer, common side effects, expectations for efficacy, and related safety issues regarding medication.
- Identify the various classes of psychotropic medications used to treat ADHD in children and adolescents.
- Identify common side effects and rate of side effects for different medications and strategies to mitigate these side effects.
- Discuss recommended medication treatment lengths, and identify indications for tapering medication.
- Identify treatment approaches for use of medication in patients with co-morbid anxiety, depression and/or substance use disorders.
Dr. Kristine Goins specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Highly regarded for her diagnostic skills, Dr. Goins prescribes medication when appropriate and uses supportive psychotherapy with all patients for whom she provides medication management. Her goal is to help each individual reduce emotional distress, maintain or improve self-esteem, and reinforce healthy behaviors. For the parents of children and adolescents, Dr. Goins offers sensitivity, guidance and hope while responding to their individual needs and concerns.
FREE – Space is limited
*Please note, if you need to cancel, kindly provide 48 hour notice to [email protected].
1 CE credit awarded for psychologists
(Full attendance is required to obtain CE credit)
The Ross Center – Northern Virginia
1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 520 – Conference Room
Vienna, VA 22182
Agenda: Click here
For more information, please contact Stacy Coyle, Psy.D. at: [email protected] or 202-363-1010 ext. 125. Special accommodation requests must be made one week prior to the workshop.
There is no known commercial support for this program.
The Ross Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For information about our grievance procedure relating to CE programs, click here.
Kristine Goins , MD