Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology Program
Director: Dr. Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit
Program Coordinator: Dr. Judi Steinman
Overall Program Objectives are designed to correspond with the goals of training identified by the American Psychological Association. Each course has its own specific objectives designed to satisfy these goals:
- Achieve overall knowledge in the areas of anatomy, pathophysiology, and pharmacotherapy of human body systems.
- Comprehend peripheral and central nervous system function pertaining to mental health disorders.
- Integrate and apply the fundamentals of clinical psychopharmacology including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, neurotoxicity, drug delivery, and drug interactions.
- Develop skills in patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management as they apply to integrated patient mental health care with behavioral and psychotropic medications.
- Recognize and ascertain medical conditions that mimic, coexist, and/or interact with mental health disorders and the medications used to treat them
- Understand legal and ethical issues related to the prescribing of psychopharmacological drugs, standard of care issues, and management of patients receiving psychotropic medications.
- Learn to present case studies, prepare SOAP notes, interpret laboratory findings and write case reports that facilitate and foster integrated health care practices.
For additional information, please Contact Dr. Judi Steinman.