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Sat, Jun 08


KU Edwards Campus 130 BEST Building

Greater KC EMDRIA Regional Network Workshop: Psychotropics for Trauma…What’s New & What’s Not

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Greater KC EMDRIA Regional Network Workshop: Psychotropics for Trauma…What’s New & What’s Not
Greater KC EMDRIA Regional Network Workshop: Psychotropics for Trauma…What’s New & What’s Not

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2019, 9:20 AM – 12:20 PM

KU Edwards Campus 130 BEST Building, 12604 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213, USA

About the event

During this workshop, Patricia "Trish" Smith, APRN, LSCSW, will provide information about psychotropics for trauma. Neurotransmitters will be defined, named, and their actions listed. General functions of each neurotransmitter will be listed. In addition, the symptoms and disorders will be listed for each neurotransmitter deficit and excess. Significant pharmacological principles affecting medications in the body will be named and described. Anti-cholinergic side effects and the most significant reasons for choice of medications also will be listed and described. The various types of medications will be named with examples and regulation of each explained. Classification of psychotropics used in stabilization: 1) anti-depressants, 2) anti-anxiety, 3) mood stabilizers, 4) antisychotics, & 5) hypnotic & other meds for tx of insomnia will be provided, including side effects and FDA approved uses. Lastly, the function, cost, and protocol for collection of genome testing will be described.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn to:

• Identify 5 neurotransmitters, name 1 symptom and 1 disorder caused by both an excess and deficit.

• Describe 2 processes in the body, which influence the amount of medication in the bloodstream.

• Be able to recognize at least 5 anti-cholinergic side effects.

• Name the 3 most important things that affect choice of medications.

• Explain difference between FDA approved and off-label use.

• Name 3 drug classifications, an example of each along with 1 FDA approved use & 1 common side effect.

• Name 1 medication used to control EPS or TD side effects.

• Describe 2 ways in which Genome testing is used.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Networking

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Workshop

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop continues

Registration Fees

$25 for EMDRIA members; to join EMDRIA click here

$35 for Non-EMDRIA members

Workshop Handouts will be emailed to paid registrants prior to the meeting. On-site printing and copying will not be available.

Approved for 3.0 EMDRIA Credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training. Attendees who are partially trained in EMDR are not eligible to receive EMDRIA Credits.

Partial EMDR Training Required: This program is open to clinicians who are at least partially trained in EMDR. This workshop is not an EMDR basic training. It is recommended that attendees complete the full EMDR basic training and have experience in using EMDR before using this material.

Cancellation Policy

Your registration fee less a $5 processing fee will be refunded to you if requested by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Refund requests are to be made by sending an email to No refund will be made if your cancellation is received after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

J. Lawrence Nieters, EC provider #RC99014, maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements.

The program site is ADA compliant. Please contact Susan Wulff, LPC at if special accommodations are required.


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