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415 Integrating Psychotherapy and Medication Treatments – 2 seminars

Seminar Leader: Dr. J. Malat

Course Description

This is a practical, clinically oriented seminar designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists in active practice who deal with the problems of integrating psychotherapy and medication treatments. Participants will examine the history of integration and some significant turning points in thinking about them. Participants will examine current models of treatment and examine their applicability to their own practice.

Course Objectives

  1. Participants will recognize the range of psychotherapies practiced in Ontario as they relate to the use of medication as an adjunct. (1.3)
  2. Participants will appraise current models of medication treatment for their appropriateness in contemporary models of psychotherapy practice. (1.3)
  3. Participants will recognize the major classes of psychoactive drugs and their effects. (1.3)
  4. Participants will examine the effect of medication treatment on the psychotherapeutic relationship and consider possible pitfalls and advantages. (1.3)

Required Readings

Cabaniss, D. L. (2001). Beyond dualism: psychoanalysis and medication in the 21st Century.  Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 65(2), 160-170. (Article to be provided to students by Jean Bowlby).

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