Tue, May 03|
Psychotropic Medication: When They Can be Misused and/or Beneficial for System Involved Youth
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
Time & Location
May 03, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM PDT
About the Event
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
Frequently we work with system involved youth who are taking psychotropic medication and other times we wonder why a youth is not being prescribed medication. In this class you will learn what mental health diagnoses might be treated with medication, medication related referral processes and options, which types of medication are used for which diagnoses, what benefits and risk there are with different medications, how to know when side effects need to be reported to prescribing doctors, how to support system involved youth with medication compliance, how to talk to caregivers about compliance and other concerns related to psychotropic medication and how to help caregivers and youth make the most out of their appointments with their prescribing doctor.
Participants will be able to:
· Identify when a system involved youth shows symptoms that might benefit from a medication evaluation
· List three things they can do to help system involved youth get the most out of medication evaluation and follow-up appointments
· Describe three strategies for supporting medication treatment adherence
· Identify and discuss with caregivers their concerns about making a medication referral for a youth
9:00-9:15am Intros and Logistics
9:15-10:00am Psychotropic medication use with foster children
10:00-10:15am Conditions that benefit from psychotropic medication
10:15-10:30am BREAK (CEUs will not be offered for this time)
10:30-11:00am Psychotropic medication: how they work and their common side effects
11:00-11:15am The impact of alcohol and other drugs on prescription medication
11:15-11:30am Referrals: when and who
11:30-11:45am Supporting system involved youth in making the most out of medication appointments
11:45am-12:00pm Supporting youth in medication compliance
12:00-12:15pm Supporting caregivers concerns around medication use and compliance. Course Evaluations.
Meet Our Trainer
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. She is a CAMFT certified supervisor and has a Certificate in Advanced Supervision from Smith College School for Social Work. She has taught courses in DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.0) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.