Psychopharmacology, Ethnicity and Culture


Craig Strickland, Ph.D. – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

December 7, 2023

A live, interactive, online training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


In the US, psychopharmacology has been in existence for approximately 70 years since the FDA approval of Thorazine (1952). Much of the research focus has been on group differences associated with age and gender. Surprisingly, little research has focused on different ethnoracial groups. This presentation will look at differences in how medications are absorbed, distributed, and metabolized (known as pharmacokinetics) across groups. In addition, there are differences in how ethnoracial groups view the value psychotropic medication including medication adherence, another topic to be discussed within this workshop.


Training Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

1. Summarize critical diagnostic issues associated with ethnoracial groups

2. List several differences between groups based on pharmacokinetics (how the body reacts to the presence of a drug)

3. Describe at least differences in how different group view the recovery potential of psychotropic medication used to treat mental illness



9:30-9:40 Welcome 

9:40-10:00 Challenges and history

10:00-10:15 Definitions/language overview 

10:15-11:15 Biology  -Liver function, Genetics, Metabolizer types, Pharmacokinetics (ADME): (how the body reacts to a drug), Pharmacodynamics: (the effect the organism has on the drug)

11:00-11:15 Break 

11:15-11:45 Specific medication examples 

11:45-12:00 Comorbidities 

12:00-12:20 Social bias

12:20-12:30 Question/Answers 

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 Speaker:

Dr. Craig Strickland graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Doctorate in Psychology and a focus on experimental research and neuroscience. Past positions include a faculty position at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and affiliate 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, the Rutgers School of Social Work and an affiliate professor position at
Thomas Jefferson University, East Fall Campus in the Community and Trauma Counseling program. 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 email 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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  • December 7, 2023 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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