Psychotropic Drugs: What You Need to Know and Current Trends with Deborah Plachta at NYPSI

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247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

Deborah Plachta, M.D., Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 pm, November 6 – 20, 2012, 3 sessions, Fee $60

This course highlights the cutting edge of psychopharmacology to acquaint participants with the major trends in diagnosis and medication. The aim is to help the clinician recognize when a treatment could benefit from a psychopharmacology consult or ongoing medication backup. Included are issues of how to approach this with patients/clients, as well as medication side effects and their possible (and impossible) remedies. Topics included are: depression and bipolar illness; anxiety disorder spectrum (e.g., panic states, OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, phobias); psychosis; drugs in pregnancy; sleep disorders. Questions (including case presentations) will be encouraged.

Dr. Plachta is a member of NYPSI, the American Association of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is certified by the American Psychoanalytic Association. Psychopharmacology has been a particular focus of hers for many years, during which she has practiced as psychopharmacology backup for a broad range of patients as part of a tertiary referral group.

Register form is at:

For more information: or 212-879-6900

Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to
1) Distinguish biologically-driven syndromes that underlie presenting symptoms and often require medication to resolve.
2) Recognize common side effects of medications, and distinguish them from somaticizing.
3) Learn to counter patient fears and resistance to medication with understanding that it enhances conflict exploration and permits access to feelings that would otherwise be repressed as too dangerous.

Information regarding CME credit for physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [4.5] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists

Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists).

APA-approved CE Credits:

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, we will send you via email a PDF of your CE credits.

Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.

DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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