Basic Pharmacology for Psychotherapists

Ontario Psychotherapy & Counseling Program

2015 Workshop Series: Basic Pharmacology for Psychotherapists

The field of mental health and well-being is more and more requiring a multi-modal, holistic approach to the practice and process of psychotherapy.  As practitioners within this diverse environment, it is an important augmentation to a therapist’s knowledge to be conversant in, and informed about, the kinds of psychopharmacological interventions that are often used in conjunction with psychotherapeutic work. Furthermore, with the explosion of neuro-scientific findings about the interconnections between brain, body and mind, therapists need to be informed about how psychopharmacological therapies, as well as other medications and/or drugs, interact with the brain and work in the body


Join us to learn more about:

  • Basic concepts in pharmacology - including how the brain and body are impacted by medications
  •  Medications that affect many therapy clients - such as antidepressants, anxiolytics, antipsychotics, illicit drugs
  • How to navigate Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nurses and the Compendium of Pharmaceutical Specialties (CPS).

Presenter: Mitra Montazeri, Pharm.D., Member of CAPT, Adjunct Faculty OPC. Mitra completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Toronto in 1995 and has worked in the medical departments of Dupont Pharma and Bristol Myers Squibb pharmaceutical companies, mainly focusing on HIV and Hepatitis therapeutic areas.Her vast experience includes teaching physicians, interns, residents and, nursing and pharmacy students on various topics relating to drug therapies.


Date & Time: March 21, 2015  12:00pm - 4:00 pm
*Please come a few minutes early to register

Location: Miles Nadal JCC , 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto
Room: 318    

Cost: $90.00 (HST included) 

Please RSVP as seats are limited to this email or by calling 416-920-9355

* OPC will provide CEU certificates for successful completion of this workshop