Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

MFT 533 - Psychopharmacology for Marriage and Family Therapists


Prerequisite, marriage and family therapy major. This course uses a biopsychosocial model to examine a wide range of brain-behavior relationships, such as the history and use of psychopharmacology for the treatment of mental disorders as well as the cultural views of mental disorders and medications used for those disorders. This course will present an overview of neurobiology and the mechanisms of action, side effects, and relevant issues associated with the major psychotropic medications and will explore the role of gender, race, culture, age, comorbid psychological and medical disorders, and other variables that impact the use of, and response to, various psychopharmacological interventions. (Offered summer.) 3 credits