With Joanne McKenna, RN, LADC

A 1 hour Webinar training

PRESENTATION:  This course assists participants in understanding the biology and effects of commonly prescribed medications used by clients. The addiction potential and side effects of the medications will be explored.  The goal of this training is to review the data on psychiatric medications so as to improve the mental health staff’s clinical performance by having a better understanding of psychiatric medications and being able to better address the questions and concern of clients using the medications.

Participants will:

  • place psychiatric medications in the correct therapeutic categories.
  • explain at least two medications from a biological perspective.
  • discuss the basis of at least two side effects for two different medications.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Joanne McKenna, RN, LADC, is a nurse practitioner who has worked at AdCare Hospital providing substance abuse treatment for over 20 years.  In addition, she has been an instructor in Psychopharmacology for the ACE certification program at Westfield State College.  Joanne has additional degrees in pastoral counseling and is certified in holistic modalities.  She is also an instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and LADC coursework.

Fee:  NHADACA Members:  Free              Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included
For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

1 Contact Hour Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: ATOD
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2, 13, 14 & 16-18
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

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