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Psychopharmacology Demystified: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

When: 03/10/2018
9:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: LACPA Conference Room
6345 Balboa Blvd., Bldg 2, Suite 126
Encino, California  91316
United States
Contact: LACPA Office

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Psychopharmacology Demystified: What Every Clinician Needs to Know


Date/Time:    Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presenter:    Lance Steinberg, M.D.

Location:      LACPA Conference Room - Encino

CE Credits:   4.0


 Program fee includes continental breakfast and parking:

LACPA Members $100              LACPA Student Members $50

Non-Members $120                   Student Non-Member $65*


Pre-registration ended Wednesday, March 7th at 9:00 PM

On-site registration is available at an additional $20.00, very limited space is available.



Psychopharmacology Demystified: What Every Clinician Needs to Know



At times, modern psychopharmacology can be confusing, yet all clinicians need a working understanding of the medications available for their patients, their side effects, and the skills to communicate appropriate information quickly and intelligently to patients, medical professionals and treatment teams. This course will impart the essential competencies every therapist needs to know about treatment options, new medications, the latest research on side effects, contraindications, and efficacy of major medication classes prescribed for mental health disorders. Learn why patients are prescribed the medications they are taking and the thought processes highly-skilled psychiatrists use to determine them. You will learn about symptom clusters, medication categories, basic psychopharmacology, similarities, and differences among the members of each medication class.  The latest approved medications, “off-label” (non-FDA approved) use of medications, and the thought process in choosing which medicine is best for a specific client and the important variables used in determining these decisions. You will also learn biological/family responses to specific agents, comorbid conditions (both medical and psychological) and standard medication algorithms for selected DSM 5 diagnoses in adults and children and their controversies. There will be time for questions and discussions of clinical material.




Lance Steinberg, M.D., is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA (Geffen) School of Medicine. He has taught at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and received notable awards for outstanding instruction. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, completed his residency in pediatrics at UCLA and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, a fellowship at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, and trained in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Steinberg’s specialties include mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, ADHD, Tics, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, and Autism. He has offices in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia.



This course is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA.)  LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


This course may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.


It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.


 Program and location are subject to change.

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