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Psychiatric Medications: Pearls of Wisdom for Therapists

Psychiatric Medications: Pearls of Wisdom for Therapists

Sponsored by SCCPA and SMCPA

Distance Learning Now Open Via Webinar

Presenters:  Josephine McNary, MD and Beatrice Rabkin, MD
Live Session :  Saturday June 19, 9:30 - 11:30 (2 CE)

As therapists, we often encounter the issue of whether our clients might benefit from medication, along with the psychotherapy we provide.  Some clients are already on medication when they come to see us.  While many therapists have had some training in this area, it’s always helpful to have a review and update and an opportunity to ask questions.  This presentation will provide an overview on the use of psychiatric medications in the treatment of mood/anxiety disorders, insomnia and ADHD and newer non-pharmacologic treatments.


At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be able to 1) describe when psychiatric medications are indicated in treatment of mood/anxiety disorders, insomnia and ADHD  2) Compare efficacy and side effects of medications used to treat mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia and ADHD 3) analyze treatment algorithms through presentation of clinical case vignettes.

Dr. Josephine McNary is a board-certified general psychiatrist, working with a variety of patients in her outpatient practice. She completed her psychiatry residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute as well as specialty fellowship training in both psycho-oncology and mood disorders. In addition to working closely with her patients across seven Cal Psychiatry locations and through Telepsychiatry, Dr. McNary is currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where she provides both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services.

Dr. Beatrice Rabkin is a board-certified general psychiatrist seeing a range of patients in her practice.  While she specializes in medication management, she uses a multimodal approach with clients that draws upon psychotherapy, mindfulness work, Yoga psychology, and other integrative practices.  Dr. Rabin completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California and then completed a specialty consult-liason fellowship at Stanford University including psycho-oncology, transplant psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine.

CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Clara County Psychological Association & San Mateo County Psychological Association. CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 2 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Barbara Kirsch
Programs Chair
Annette Taylor
408-757-7720 (p)
408-757-7720 (c)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee