Ethnoracial Issues and Psychopharmacology

ID: 5832WEB

In the US, psychopharmacology has been in existence for approximately 70 years since the FDA approval of Thorazine (1952). Much of the research focus has been on group differences associated with age and gender. Surprisingly, little research has focused on different ethnoracial groups. This presentation will look at differences in how medications are absorbed, distributed and metabolized (known as pharmacokinetics) across groups. In addition, there are differences in how ethnoracial groups view the value of psychotropic medication including medication adherence, another area to be discussed within this workshop.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the difficulties associated with ethnoracial research in pharmacology
  • List several differences between groups based on pharmacokinetics as applied to different psychotropic medications
  • Summarize the impact of the Tuskegee research project on reluctance by ethnoracial groups to take part in research studies and to take medications in general
  • List at least three reasons why people may not want to take medication

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introduction
    9:40 am Challenges and History
    10:00 am Definitions and Language Overview
    10:15 am Biology

  • Liver Function
  • Genetics
  • Metabolizer types
  • Pharmacokinetics (ADME)
  • Pharmacodynamics
    11:00 am Specific Medication Examples
  • The Tuskegee Research Project
    12:00 pm Social Bias
    12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Craig Strickland, PhD, graduated from Bryn Mawr College in with a Doctorate in Psychology and a focus on experimental research and neuroscience. Past positions include a faculty position at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and affiliate faculty positions at Widener University and Springfield College. He currently has guest lecturer privileges at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the Rutgers School of Social Work and an affiliate professor position at Thomas Jefferson University, East Fall Campus in the Community and Trauma Counseling program. Dr. Strickland is the owner of Biobehavioral Education and Consultation, LLC

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