The Movement, the Process of Becoming a Prescribing Psychologist, and the Role of a Prescribing Psychologist
Kari Leavell, PhD and
James Underhill, PsyD, MP
This workshop is an opportunity to increase understanding of the training of prescribing psychologists and the benefits to our profession and to patients. There is both misinformation and a lack of information among psychologists about RxP training and clinical practice. This workshop is aimed at remedying that problem.
In this workshop, psychologists will become more informed about the facts regarding prescribing psychologists, why we have a need for it in Texas, why it’s good for our profession, and increase knowledge about prescribing psychologists' training and the work they do. This workshop will not cover legislative issues.
Specific Goals of this Continuing Education Program:
-- briefly overview the current status of prescription privileges nationally
-- review the reasons for this movement and why it's important for Texans who need mental health medications
-- discuss the myths and truths about prescribing psychologists
-- provide details about the training involved
-- give examples of endorsements and experiences from other non-psychologist professionals who work with prescribing psychologists
-- discuss why this is a positive development for our profession
-- explore the ethical considerations
-- allow participants to gain specific input from RxP committee members that are at different points in the process of RxP training and clinical practice
Participants will gain knowledge, have the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss different points of view about how prescription privileges will affect our patients, the public and our profession. Ethical issues will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions from RxP committee members at various points in the process of clinical training, practice and advocacy.
April 9, 2021
Event Time: 1-4 pm
Location: The comfort of your home or office
Method: You will be sent instructions and a link to connect to the meeting by the morning of April 9, 2021 prior to the event.
Continuing Education: Hours awarded will be determined by how long you stay connected to the meeting.
Certificates will be e-mailed to participants.