By Mark Muse

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''''Handbook of medical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists'' is a remarkably thorough introductory textbook for integrating psychotropic drug prescribing into mental practices. It covers easy ideas in body structure, neurology, and pharmacology in simply understood language. not just is that this publication a demand for any psychologist trying to achieve prescriptive authority, however it is usually worthy for any psychological future health clinician who collaborates with prescribers of any self-discipline. i like to recommend it highly.'' --Daniel Carlat, MD, Editor in leader of ''The Carlat Psychiatry Report''

''An vital source for any psychologist who's getting ready to turn into a prescribing psychologist or for any psychologist who desires to learn concerning the perform of scientific psychology.'' --Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP, coauthor of ''A Primer of Drug Action''

''''Handbook of scientific Psychopharmacology for Psychologists'' is a superb treatise written through psychologists for psychologists.'' --From the Foreword through Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, and Jack G. Wiggins, PhD, former presidents of the yankee mental organization

An crucial and functional consultant to integrating psychopharmacology into scientific perform

Edited by way of scientific psychologists with contributions via striking specialists of their respective specialties, ''Handbook of scientific Psychopharmacology for Psychologists'' covers key issues together with:

Ethics, criteria of care, legislation, and laws suitable to medical psychopharmacology

Disorders of the frightened procedure, with specific relevance to psychopharmacology

Use of complete diagnostic suggestions to set up differential diagnoses between attainable clinical and mental signs

Integration of pharmacotherapy with psychotherapy

This crucial e-book additionally presents an advent to the qualifying examination for psychologists looking forte education in psychopharmacology, the Psychopharmacology examination for Psychologists (PEP). The PEP-like perform try is offered at the significant other CD-ROM

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2007). Applied sociology: Terms, topics, tools, and tasks. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing. indd 16 07/03/12 8:06 AM Chapter 2 INTEGRATING CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY WITHIN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY Mark Muse Bret A. Moore Integration is the defining characteristic of medical psychology,1 which purports to integrate the psychobiosocial2 aspects of human functioning within the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, syndromes, and conditions. One aspect of the practice of medical psychology is clinical psychopharmacology, or the management of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the treatment of psychological disorders.

Resistance to prescriptive authority for psychologists Answers: (1) b, (2) c, (3) e, and (4) c. REFERENCES American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV ). Washington DC: Author. American Psychological Association. (2009). Designation criteria for education and training programs in preparation for prescriptive authority: Approved by APA Council of Representatives. Washington, DC: Author. American Psychological Association.

Lower reimbursement rates for providers with master’s degree b. Expansion of scope of practice by social workers and professional counselors into roles traditionally occupied by psychologists c. Decline in training standards in psychology d. Resistance to prescriptive authority for psychologists Answers: (1) b, (2) c, (3) e, and (4) c. REFERENCES American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV ). Washington DC: Author. American Psychological Association.

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