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Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., ABPP is Vice Chair of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth and a clinical and prescribing psychologist based in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former active duty Army psychologist and completed two tours (27 months) in Iraq as a Clinical Psychologist and held the positions of Chief of Clinical Operations and Officer in Charge of Preventative services while deployed. He is the author and editor of 20 books, including Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple, Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook, The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment, and Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear. In addition to writing dozens of book chapters and journal articles, Dr. Moore has written feature articles for a number of popular press publications to include Scientific American Mind, The New Republic, Psychology Today, and Military Times. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Charles S. Gersoni Military Psychology Award and the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement in Military Psychology from Division 19 and the Early Career Achievement Award in Public Service Psychology and the Peter J. N. Linnerooth National Service Award from Division 18 of APA. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.
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Roughly one-third of combat veterans battle some form of mental health condition with the most notable being posttraumatic stress disorder. This course is designed to present practitioners with a review of effective treatments for PTSD and related conditions in combat veterans. In addition to PTSD, related disorders such as nightmares, insomnia, and depression will be reviewed. Although there are effective treatments available for these conditions, many clinicians are unaware of the theory and science related to these interventions. Moreover, unless the clinician has served in the military or worked with military or veteran clients in the past, the importance of military culture on treatment outcomes for these conditions will not be fully appreciated. This seminar will help you become a more effective clinician for your veteran clients.
Non-prescribing therapists are crucial to the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients. In contrast to clinicians who focus primarily on medications, therapists generally spend more time with their clients and are more familiar with their history and current situation. They also tend to develop a greater rapport. And considering that most clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and virtually every other psychiatric disorder receive pharmacological interventions, the non-prescribing therapist needs to understand how psychiatric medications work, their limitations and side effects, and how to help their clients maximize gains through increasing medication compliance. This course is designed to present the non-prescribing mental health practitioner with a review of basic concepts in clinical psychopharmacology and the effective use of common psychiatric medications in the treatment of mental health conditions. Effective medication strategies for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, sleep disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions are covered in detail. Basic general pharmacological concepts such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are reviewed as are more specific concepts such as drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination. You will also become aware of common medication treatment errors to avoid and learn tips for helping your clients become more educated about the medications they take as well as help them manage their side effects.
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