Prescriptive Authority (RxP) Webinar Series

With Judith Steinman, PhD & Kimberly Finney, PhD

Clinical Psychopharmacology

Exploring Current Topics in Psychopharmacology

Please join us for a series of webinars exploring topics in Clinical Psychopharmacology and prescriptive authority (RxP).

About Judith Steinman, PhD

Dr. Steinman is the Immediate Past President of APA’s American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (Division 55) for 2020 and 2021. She has been the director of the CSPP-Alliant International University, M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) program since 2017. Dr. Steinman also served as the Coordinator of the MSCP program at University of Hawai`i - Hilo’s Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.

About Dr. Kimberly Finney, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Finney is a Board certified clinical psychologist, professor of clinical psychology at Alliant International University, author and a retired U.S. Air Force psychologist. She has prescribed medication while serving in the military after completing a fellowship in psychopharmacology and a post-doctoral degree in psychopharmacology and is highly trained to consult with primary care providers on psychotropic interventions.

Clinical Psychopharmacology in the Criminal Justice System

Thursday | Oct 28, 2021 | 4pm PST

This talk focuses on the need for Prescribing Psychologists to provide pharmacotherapy in the US prison system. The need for mental health care in the prison system is no surprise to most people; as many as 37 percent of inmates have been diagnosed with a mental illness and close to 70 percent of inmates report not receiving mental health care while incarcerated. As many as 50 percent of female inmates were provided one or more psychotropic medications while incarcerated, a rate that is six times the general population. Once prescribed a medication, it can be months before an inmate can be seen by a psychiatrist to adjust or change medications.

Correctional facilities are rife with mentally challenged inmates who need psychotropic medicines as part of their treatment. Join this webinar to hear Dr. Judith Steinman discuss the importance and unique challenges of administering psychopharmacological agents in incarcerated environments.

Clinical Psychopharmacology in the Military: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday | Nov 9, 2021 | 5pm PST

Specially trained psychologists have successfully prescribed medications in the military for more than two decades. The importance of Clinical Psychopharmacology training to successful prescribing will be discussed. Join this webinar to hear from Dr. Kimberly Finney on how a comprehensive plan of treatment that includes the advice and expertise of psychopharmacologists often proves to be the most productive.

Stigmas and Barriers to Providing Mental Health in the Black Community: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday | Nov 30, 2021 | 5pm PST

Mental health care in the Black community is mired by stigma and cultural barriers. Training psychologists in Clinical Psychopharmacology requires a sensitivity to both cultural and genetic factors that influence successful care and will be discussed from the perspective of improving mental health care for underserved patients. Join this webinar to learn from Dr. Kimberly Finney as she discusses the unique mental health needs and stigmas of this community.

Psychopharmacology & COVID Update

Thursday | Dec 2, 2021 | 5pm PST

As a psychologist, you’re likely seeing increased depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress in your patients in the wake of COVID. Join this webinar to hear from Dr. Judith Steinman about how many psychologists and educators are managing mental health in this challenging time, and how the administration of psychotropic medications may help vulnerable patients find a sense of serenity and equilibrium.

This presentation will highlight the changes in psychopharmacology practices for patients with COVID, long haul neuropsychological outcomes from COVID and potential benefits for COVID patients taking certain psychotropic medications.

Join an Info Session

Learn more about our Post-doctoral MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology online program.

Monday | October 18 | 5pm PST

Online Masters in Psychopharmacology

JOIN A GROWING FIELD Clinical Psychopharmacology, which integrates biological and psychological treatments, is gaining support across the country every day. Become a part of the movement to put prescriptive power in the hands of the people who know their patients best. AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM CSPP is an incubator for clinical psychopharmacology and founded the nation’s first Postdoctoral MS degree program on this subject. With the integration of medication, management, and biopsychosocial treatment, we are helping psychologists across the country become even better health care providers. If you’re ready to make a difference in the clinical mental health field, enroll in our Psychopharmacology Master’s Degree today. EARN YOUR MASTER'S ONLINE Our 3-year Clinical Postdoctoral Master’s in Psychopharmacology program is offered fully online, and with a schedule aimed at the working professional.

For more information visit our website psychopharm.alliant.edu or contact Marjorie Boidy • Assoc. Director of Online Admissions marjorie.boidy@alliant.edu | 858-635-4749

CSPP: A Legacy of Professional Impact

Founded in 1969, the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University was one of the nation’s first free-standing schools of professional psychology. Today, CSPP continues its commitment to preparing the next generation of mental health professionals, advocates, and agents of change. Our dedication to ensuring every community’s access to quality mental health care extends from integrated care to inclusive family therapy, and our students and alumni make an impact in the communities they serve. From the moment they set foot in our classrooms, we arm them with the tools they need to amplify that impact. MULTICULTURAL APPROACH CSPP is, has always been, and will forever be committed to cultural competence. We prepare our students to provide quality mental health care and ensure that everyone—no matter their situation—has access to this most vital of services. Here, you will discover, and be challenged by, other ways of experiencing the world. You will be prepared to help each and every member of your community, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, physical ability, or religion.

The cultural diversity of the students and the supporting and caring professors has created an enriching educational environment which is most unique and special.

Mehrad N.
Alliant Alum

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