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Psychopharmacology Module 6: Ethics of Medication (LIVE 8/11/2021)

Price: $79.00

LEVEL: Intermediate

Continuing Education Eligibility (Included):

(BACB®) 2 Type II 
(QABA®) 2 General (In-person) 
APA: 2 General (Home Study)

Today, 8.5 % of children in the United States are taking psychotropic medications, with an increasing number of children prescribed medications each year. Very few psychotropic medications are approved to give to children by the Federal Drug Administration, with many providers using medications “off label”. Further, research has shown that as many as 50% of children living in foster care may be prescribed medications when behavioral approaches are shown to be more effective, prescribed numerous medications without documentation of rationale, and/or are prescribed medications with poor monitoring or evaluation.

In our upcoming LIVE webinar on Psychopharmacology and the Ethics of Medication, we focus on the ethical dilemmas facing families and providers when considering psychotropic medications for children. We will review the four ethical principles, including respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice, and how these principals apply to using psychotropic medications with children.

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time:  3:00pm to 5:00 pm CENTRAL
Presenter: Dr. Ronald T. Brown and Dr. Debbie Coehlo
Panelist: Jennifer Rumfola, CCC-SLP, BCBA
Price: $79 (includes 30-day access to the recording of the LIVE event and CEUs)

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the reasons for more children being prescribed psychotropic medications in the US, including increased diagnosis of treatable conditions, increased access to safe medications, and increased trauma related disorders in children.

2. Explore and discuss the four ethical principles and how they apply to prescribing psychotropic medications in children.

3. Evaluate societal and cultural factors that may influence whether medications are used to treat mental health disorders in children.

4. Analyze concerns regarding use of psychotropic medications in children, including over-prescribing, failure to consider behavioral approaches when indicated, polypharmacy, and inappropriate use of “off label” medications.

5. Apply knowledge to specific case studies including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of outcomes.

6. Examine approaches used to discussing ethical principles related to prescribing medications with parents of children with mental health disorders.


Each purchase corresponds to 1 user license/access. Only the user assigned to a subscription will be able to participate in the lives, receive the recorded version and obtain CEUs from the webinars.

Access to the recorded version is valid for 1 month.

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