Session 1A | Toward a New Model: Predoctoral Training in Clinical Psychopharmacology (1.5 CEs)
Presenters: Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez, Ph.D., ABPP, Kim Dell'Angela, Ph.D., MLS & Beth Rom-Rymer, Ph.D.
A predoctoral model for clinical psychopharmacology education and training developed will be presented.
10:15 AM - 11:45 AMWed
A predoctoral model for clinical psychopharmacology education and training developed at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will be presented. The original training model for prescriptive authority provided licensed psychologists with the medical training needed to prescribe safely. Twenty years of prescriptive practice on the part of psychologists trained in this model have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of prescribing psychologists but has revealed how cumbersome the model is. Time is lost in not better combining training in the biological basis of behavior necessary for all psychologists to enhance their understanding of human behavior by connecting biological as well as psychological processes and interventions. Implications for the future training and education of psychologists are provided.
1. The participant will be able to describe the basic requirements for prescriptive authority licensure and be able to apply advocate strategies for prescriptive authority legislation throughout the country.
2. The participant will be able to explain the benefits, advantages, and risks of predoctoral training in clinical psychopharmacology.
3. The participate will be able to describe ways in which clinical psychopharmacology training may be integrated with education in predoctoral health service psychology programs.