ABPP: Ethics and Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

Presented By Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP
Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP

3 Hours | 3 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Ethics and Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is presented by Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

This training program focuses on providing practical and useful information on how to handle the ethical decisions that surround psychopharmacology. Familiarize yourself with appropriate aspects of various ethics guidelines and examine how those guidelines might apply to your practice. If you are like a lot of psychologists, many of your clients are taking psychotropic medicines prescribed by a number of different health care professionals.

These medications stream in from psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and, inevitably, there are always those clients who have no idea from where they got the prescriptions or the reasons behind them. Despite who wrote the script, it is your responsibility to know your clients’ symptoms and reactions to medications and to coordinate their care. This can be tricky because psychologists need to be well-versed in the language of medications and have the skills to communicate not only to their clients about medications but to prescribers as well.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the proper role of psychologists who treat clients receiving both psychotherapeutic medications and psychotherapy

Describe specific ethical issues and resolutions related to communicating with clients and prescribing professionals about psychotropic medications

Describe the role of non-prescribing psychologists in communicating to clients and to prescribers about medications


Presented By

Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP

Kenneth Carter, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this, Dr. Carter served as a senior assistant research scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Con...


1. Introduction

2. Psychopharmacology Ethics

3. Psychopharmacology 101

4. Depressive Disorders

5. SNRIs

6. Other Considerations

7. Anxiety

8. Resources

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Program Partner

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

We are proud to partner with The American Board of Professional Psychology. The American Board of Professional Psychology serves the public by promoting the provision of quality psychological services through the examination and certification of professional psychologists engaged in specialty practice. ABPP is the primary organization for Specialty Board Certification in Psychology. There are currently 15 Specialty Boards and one Subspecialty Board.

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