On January 14, 2020, the Institute for Prevention and Treatment launched its first-ever continuing education course in psychopharmacology at Warren County Community College in Washington, N.J. Led by Dr. Raymond Mero, D.O., a staff psychiatrist of the Family Guidance Center of Warren County, the course presented a comprehensive review of the fundamentals of psychopharmacology and practical information on the benefits, side effects and common drug interactions. Dr. Mero also addressed the several classes of psychopharmacology for the various psychiatric categories of illness, including anxiety, affective disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
31 participants attended this conference from throughout the region, including the Family Guidance Center of Warren County, the Warren County Department of Human Services, a private practice, Catholic Charities and Merck & Co. All participants received 4 CEUs at the completion of the conference.
A second course on psychopharmacology will be offered in May, and the Institute is planning to present a seven-hour course on crisis intervention in the coming months. Visit the the Institute for Prevention and Treatment website for complete information and to register for conferences as they become available!