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CNGC 563 - Psychopharmacology for Nonmedical Professionals

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: Matriculation in the MEd or CAGS or postmaster’s program in counseling; or consent of instructor
This course is for the counseling student who intends to work in mental health or PreK-12 settings, and who may also be seeking licensure as one or more of the following: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor or School Counselor. It examines modern medication treatments for psychological disorders, including schizophrenia, mania, depression and anxiety. Additional problems such as ADHD/ADD, steroids, alcohol and cigarette dependency, street drugs and inhalants will be examined. Types of medications reviewed are the following: antipsychotics, antidepressants, antianxiety, sedative-hypnotics, over-the-counter and herbal alternatives are discussed in conjunction with diagnostic factors, effectiveness, side effects, risk and biological actions. Offered fall and spring semesters.