Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

CSP 519 - Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals


Prerequisite, acceptance to the graduate program in school counseling, or school psychology, or emphasis in professional clinical counseling, or consent of instructor. This course meets one of the requirements for the emphasis in professional clinical counseling. The course is an overview of psychopharmacology, including the biological bases of behavior, neurophysiology, and an understanding of brain functions as related to behavior and learning. Emphases are placed on the biological principles of psychopharmacology, basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed medications, and on the professional and ethical issues on the use of medications for the treatment of mental health disorders. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits