A Practitioner’s Guide:

Understanding Prescription Medications in the Care of Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

This webinar reviews the various categories of psychotropic medications used in the treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Indications and contra-indications for prescribing specific medications for individuals with co-occurring disorders are provided as well as some of the common side effects of these drugs. This one hour webinar is a a solid introduction for practitioners who are not familiar with medication therapy or need a review.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding Prescription Medications in the Care of Individuals with CoD PPT

Therissa Libby, PhD

Therissa Libby, PhD

Therissa Libby, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Human Services Department at Metropolitan State University (Saint Paul, MN), where she teaches in the department’s graduate and undergraduate programs in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Dr. Libby is an educator, neuroscientist and former addictions counselor. Her professional purpose is to foster the integration of addiction science into the education and training of addictions counselors, such that they deliver high-quality services based on the interplay of research and practice. Dr. Libby is the author of a number of works on addiction science, and co-authored, with Humberto Fernandez, Heroin: Its History, Pharmacology and Treatment, 2nd ed. (Hazelden). Therissa Libby is an assistant professor of Alcohol and Drug Counseling in the Human Services Dept. at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. She is an educator, author, neuroscientist and former addictions counselor, and appeared in Drugs of Abuse: Treatment and Recovery (Hazelden).