Introduction to Psychopharmacology Including Interactions with Substances of Abuse

Craig Strickland, Ph.D. – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

June 30, 2021

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


This training is designed to provide a basic overview of commonly prescribed medications used to treat emotional and psychiatric disorders in adults. The primary classes of medications will be discussed including antipsychotic medication, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications and mood stabilizers. The workshop will also include a section on common interactions between prescribed medications and substances of abuse.

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate between traditional and atypical anti-psychotic medications used to treat mood disorders and psychoses
2. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the various medication classes including anti-depressant, anti-anxiety and mood-stabilizing medications.
3. List some of the common interactions between prescribed medications and substances of abuse e.g. alcohol, amphetamines, opiates and cannabis.


9:30 – 9:40Welcome and overview
9:40 – 10:15Traditional and atypical antipsychotic medication
10:15  – 11:00Anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications
11:00 – 11:30Lithium and other mood stabilizers
11:30 – 12:20Substances of abuse interactions with commonly prescribed medications
12:20 – 12:30Questions, wrap up, etc.

CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Trainer:

Craig Strickland, Ph.D.-Dr. Strickland graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1993 with a Doctorate in Psychology and a focus on experimental research. His dissertation research involved recording neural activity in order to observe the effects of benzodiazepine administration within animal models of anxiety. Past academic positions include a faculty position at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and adjunct faculty positions at Widener University and Springfield College. He currently has guest lecturer privileges at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and an Adjunct Professor position at Philadelphia University. Dr. Strickland is the owner of Biobehavioral Education and Consultation, LLC.

Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you.

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Event Details

  • June 30, 2021 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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