RxP International's 15 Hour Review Course on the Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP)
Follow the links below for Dr. Marlin Hoover's PEP Review Course. Using case examples, Dr. Hoover reviews all knowledge domains as required for successful performance on the nationally standardized PEP examination. A practice exam is also included with the course material.
Sex, Gender and Psychopharmacology Sex and Gender: What’s the Difference? Should differences between males and females guide prescribing practices or is it a type of sexual discrimination? This course is designed to teach you why biological differences are so critical to drug response and dangerous side effects. Did you know that certain drugs can reduce a woman’s contraceptive levels making her more likely to become pregnant? Explore clinically grounded, sex-related issues including:
Why urologists refer to a man’s penis as an anatomical “dip stick”
Which drugs rapidly treat Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
The impact of serotonergic drugs on males during their reproductive years
Why drugs have different effects depending on when they are taken during pregnancy
Learn through real-life, case examples that drive home the most useful, practical points to augment your treatment strategies. Whether you prescribe or not, this course will offer critical information that will help you respond to some of the most common clinical dilemmas faced by males and females.
Transcultural Psychopharmacology Is it ethnic sensitivity or racial profiling? Most providers are required to take continuing education courses on ethnic and cultural differences but can these variations also affect drug response? This topic has been debated with great vigor, but with little hard data. If differences do in fact exist, how can they be used to optimize clinical decision-making without stereotyping? This course on Transcultural Psychopharmacology will explore the genetic and cultural factors that influence an individual’s reactions to psychotropic medications, including reactions that are sometimes fatal. Join us as we explore:
Why genes are not immutable and can be changed by environmental factors
How specific populations are more sensitive to the effects of alcohol and other drugs
What culture-bound syndromes can teach us when developing differential diagnoses
How “drug-seeking” behavior may be caused by a genetic variation rather than addiction
The importance of genetic screening prior to starting specific medications
This class also uses case examples to explain key principles and concludes with best-practice tips for interviewing your patients and prescribing. As an added bonus, we’ve included a list of instruments developed in different languages that can be used to assess for various mental health disorders.
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