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Psychopharmacology for Social Workers

  • U of M School of Social Work 1801 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 United States (map)

Course Description:

This course has a clinical focus and practical orientation; therefore, we will examine basic  neuropsychopharmacology,
neurotransmitter systems, drug metabolism (i.e, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion), and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic medications to only a limited degree. Our emphasis will be primarily on understanding the physiological actions, therapeutic effects, and potential toxicities associated with prescribed pharmacotherapies for major
classes of mental disorders affecting youth, adults, and the elderly along with other special populations. Lastly, we will discuss ethical and legal issues, the social workers role in collaboration and communication with prescribing doctors and nurses.

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CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard, Ethics

University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala