Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update

  Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update  $270.00
  Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update - Day 1 only  $150.00
  Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update - Day 2 only  $150.00

Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update

Advanced Psychopharmacology Continuing Education Program for

Graduates of Postdoctoral RxP Training*


Dates:  Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, 8 AM – 5 PM

Venue:  Alliant International University, One Beach Street, San Francisco, CA

Cost:  Including Continental Breakfast, Lunch, AM and PM Snack Breaks

            Friday or Saturday (separately): $150 per day

            Both Days: $270

CPA discount  10% (enter first  numbers of your cpa  member number in the coupon box)

Division V Members 20% (use code  "divisionv" in the coupon box)

Goals of Program: Advanced training in psychopharmacology has prepared graduates to prescribe and to consult.  As our expertise is accepted, many of us find that we are being referred more complex cases.  The goals of this two-day seminar are: 1) to present updates on new medications, medications in the pipeline, and relevant lab tests; 2) to update latest information on a number of topics such as child psychopharmacology and bipolar disease; 3) to address specialty areas such as RxP and Neurological Conditions (including brain injuries); 4) to introduce cutting edge topics such as Mood, Molecular Nutrition, and Psychopharmacology.

The exact schedule is posted at the end of this page.


  •        Steven Balt, M.D., M.S. Private Practice of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Addiction Pharmacology Research Laboratory, California Pacific Medical Center, and Editor-In-Chief, The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Topics: 1) “Recently Approved, Pipeline, and Drugs in Development:  Where is Psychopharmacology Going?” and 2) “What We Need to Know about Lab Tests in Psychopharmacology.”


  •   John C. Courtney, PsyD, MP, Pediatric Neuropsychologist/Medical Psychologist, Director, Department of Psychology, Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA., Clinical Assistant Professor, LSU-HSC, Dept. of Neurology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Topic: “Latest Developments in Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents”


  • Susana Galle, Ph.D., M.S.C.P., N.D.(Naturopath Doctor), C.C.N.(Certified Clinical Nutritionist), Private Practice, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical   School. Topic: “Mood, Molecular Nutrition, and Psychopharmacology.”


  • Marvin Oleshansky, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist, Tripler Army Medical Center.  Dr. Oleshansky was the Director of Clinical Training for the Department of Defense Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project . Topic: “Psychopharmacology with Neurological and Brain Injury Conditions.” 


  • Keith Valone, Ph.D., Psy.D., M.S.C.P., Clinical Director, The Arroyos Psychological Associates, Pasadena, CA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Topic: “Psychopharmacology in the Treatment of Bipolar Disease”

Hotel :  Special hotel rates of $ 115 per night will be available at the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf (free internet, pool and exercise room).  Mention Alliant International University to get the special rate

CE: 7 hours of APA-Approved CE each day

Sponsored by: California Psychological Association Division V (Psychopharmacology) and the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University

*People with equivalent advanced training in psychopharmacology are welcome to attend, with the understanding that the training will be at an Advanced Level

Friday, November 9, 2012

     8:00am          Welcome:  Steven Tulkin, PhD, and Rob Woodman, PhD, Co-Chairs;

                          Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, Dean, CSPP 

     8:15-10:15     Recently Approved, Pipeline, and Drugs in Development:

                         Where is Psychopharmacology Going? - Steven Balt, MD

    10:15-10:30    Break

    10:30-12:30    Pharmacology and Psychotherapy for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

                         - Keith Valone, PhD, PsyD, MSCP

    12:30-1:30      LUNCH (provided) – organized interest groups

    1:30-3:00        Nutrient Paths in Attention & Mood: Building Bridges with

                         Neuroscience & Pharmacotherapy- Susana Galle, PhD, MSCP, ND

     3:00-3:15      Break

     3:15-4:45      Nutrient Paths in Attention & Mood: Building Bridges with

                         Neuroscience & Pharmacotherapy - Susana Galle, PhD, MSCP, ND

     4:45-5:00      Wrap up and CE Evaluations
     5:00-6:00       Reception, Hosted by Andris Skuja, PhD, MSCP, President, Div. V  

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

      8:00                   Welcome

     8:15-10:15      Psychopharmacology with Neurological & Brain Conditions -

                           Marvin Oleshansky, MD                                                                                       

   10:15-10:30       Break

   10:30-11:30       Psychopharmacology with Neurological and Brain Injury Conditions - Marvin Oleshansky, MD

  11:30-12:30        Laboratory Tests of Interest to Psychopharmacology - Steve Balt, MD

   12:30-1:30         LUNCH (provided) – organized interest groups

    1:30-3:00          Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology - John Courtney, PhD, MP

    3:00-3:15          Break

    3:15-4:45          Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology - John Courtney, PhD, MP

     4:45-5:00          Wrap up and CE Evaluations