UW School of Nursing

May 6, 2022

Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2020 | All Modules

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On-Demand Program


This on-demand lecture series is designed as a neuropsychotropic pharmacology update at the advanced practice level. Sessions focus on current recommendations and controversies regarding drug therapy for common neuropsychiatric health issues and include appropriate pharmacotherapeutic principles and recommendations for patient and family education. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion and case analysis.

Target Audience

For psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the role and optimize the use of medications in PTSD treatment in your setting.
  2. Recognize the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders, including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder.
  3. Apply basic understanding of drug-induced movement disorders.
  4. Recognize migraines quickly in clinic.
  5. Discuss ketamine pharmacology.

Featured Topics

  1. Telepsychiatry: Glamour and Glitch? – Bhinna Park
  2. Trauma, PTSD, and Psychopharmacology – April Gerlock
  3. Prescribing and Deprescribing Medications in Adolescents – Kathy Kroening
  4. Update on Long Acting Antipsychotic Injectables – Chelsea Markle
  5. Is it All in Your Head? How We are Using Psychiatric Meds in Headache – Kate Kennedy
  6. Esketamine: An Introduction – Matthew Schreiber


  • April Gerlock, PhD, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, Clinical Professor, UW School of Nursing
  • Kate Kennedy, ARNP-BC, CAQ in Headache Medicine, Neurology Nurse Practitioner, Overlake Neuroscience Institute, Bellevue
  • Kathy Kroening, PhD, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente; Senior Lecturer, UW School of Nursing
  • Chelsea Markle, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacist, UW Medicine/Harborview Psychiatry
  • Bhinna Park, MD, MA, Psychiatrist, Department of Corrections, WA State, Gig Harbor
  • Matthew Schreiber, MD, PhD, Staff Psychiatrist, VA Puget Sound HCS, Seattle; Assistant Professor, UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences