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Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Disorders An Update on Prescription Privileges for Psychologists

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

A 3-hour workshop May 10, 2019

presented by

Ruth Roa-Naverrete, Psy.D. LtCol

Wright Patterson Air Force Base


Workshop Description

 This presentation will present a brief history of psychotropic drug use and prescriptive rights for psychologists in the United States and new advances in psychopharmacology. Other topics covered will include the therapist’s role in enhancing adherence/positive outcomes, client/culturally sensitive RxP, the APA model curriculum for pharmacopsychologists, comparative training experiences of other psychiatric prescribers, and differences between a psychological model and medical model of prescribing.    Information will be provided about the conventional and other uses for antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, sedative/hypnotics, psychostimulants and other medications (tobacco cessation, ED aids, ancillary).


Learning Objectives

Understand major psychotropic agents (including newer ones), their clinical use, and be able to describe them to clients, when appropriate, in everyday practice

  • Understand the role of the therapist in enhancing pharmacotheraupetic outcomes, recommending discontinuation, and preventing early relapse from non-compliance
  • Understand client and culturally-sensitive values that affect pharmacotherapy
  • Understand the model of training required to become a pharmacopsychologist and how it compares to the training of other prescribing providers


When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 1:00 – 4:15 pm

 C.E.U. Credit & Cost: 3 hours of CEUs for attendance.  Free for DAPA members and students with identification. $65 for non-DAPA members, payable at the workshop by credit card, check or cash.

 Workshop Reservations:  Call Ashlee at 937-428-0724 or email her at ashlee@drogrady.com by Tuesday, May 7, 2018.

 Where: WSU School of Professional Psychology Ellis Institute at West Third St. and Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Dayton Ohio.

DAPA is an Ohio Psychological Association MCE Program provider for psychologists.

DAPA is responsible for the program.


About the presenter:

Lieutenant Colonel Ruth A. Roa-Navarrete, Psy.D., M.S. is the Clinical Psychology Training Director at Wright Patterson Medical Center. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Alliant International University, San Francisco and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in 2010, and currently works as one of a small number of uniformed prescribing psychologists in the Department of Defense. She has functioned as a staff psychologist, chief of mental health services, director of alcohol and substance abuse services, and flight commander (department head) at several clinics throughout the Air Force including during two overseas assignments and two contingency deployments to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Her clinical interests include gender, ethnicity and psychopharmacology, as well as management of chronic and severe mental illness.


May 10
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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