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First Friday Forum Webinar: Update on Adult Psychiatric Medications: What Therapists Need to Know
Friday, September 04, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

First Friday Forum Webinar:
Update on Adult Psychiatric Medications: What Therapists Need to Know

Friday, September 4, 2020

This program will be held virtually via Zoom because of safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time the program is only available to attend live.

More details with instruction on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants on 9/3.

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

This lecture will be organized around the different classes of psychiatric medications (antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, etc.). We will review evidence based indications for these medicines and common side effects. We will also discuss mechanisms of action, newer classes of medications (for addiction, dementia), and special considerations (pregnancy and pharmacogenomic testing). Questions are encouraged to foster an open discussion about how psychiatrists and psychologists can collaborate with one another towards optimal recovery for their patients.

This session is at the introductory level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define pharmacologic classes of medications.
  2. List evidence based indications for each class of medications.
  3. Recognize side effects for each class of medications.

About the Presenter:

Nick Allen, M.D., attended the University of Kansas, where he earned his chemical engineering degree and doctorate of medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency and consultation-liaison fellowship at Mayo Clinic, where he now works as a hospitalist on medical-psychiatry services. He is passionate about learning and teaching in interdisciplinary settings.


The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]


To Register:

Click here to register online. Registration will be available up until the start of the program.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Registration Pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student
Pricing $45 $65 $15


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. 
No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.



Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.