Upcoming Events


June 2, 2021 , 09:00 am - 10:30 am

If you’ve ever wondered why your client or student is being prescribed a specific medication, this workshop is for you.

Concise, useful, but not too technical, the medication information presented in this workshop will extend your knowledge of psychopharmacology for both adults and children. Taught by Compass Health staff members with a wealth of information to share about today’s psychiatric medications, their benefits, side effects, and uses.

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of current psychopharmacological medications: how they work, benefits and side effects, typical dosage levels
  • Gain a historical background of psychopharmacology
  • Learn to assess for side effects and efficacy of various medications with your clients and how to address their medication concerns
  • Learn how the medications are used the same and differently with children

What participants are saying about this course:

  • “Lots of information in short amount of time. Very detailed.”
  • “Addressing questions which may come up when talking w/patients & youth.”
  • “This training provided very relevant information towards the cause/effect aspects of psychiatric medications. The presenter was very helpful in relating content towards our client demographics, substance abuse clients – specifically women.”
  • “I’ve been working in MH since 1982 – this was a great class in that it included the whys of what we used to use and still do or do not. Excellent discussion of what I can look for in effects and side effects.”
  • “Most helpful with regard to assessment of sign/symptoms presented, which may be actual side effects of prescription medication.”
  • “It was great to learn about the meds that my clients are on, and other meds that I frequently come across.”
  • “Excellent, intelligent, comprehensive discussion of effects and side effects – good reminders for questers to consider with my caseload and help them speak with their providers.”

Who should attend this class?

  • Those who work with adults or children and want to learn more about the different types of psychiatric medications.
  • 1.5 Continuing Education Credits from NASW WA: Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Counselors, and Mental Health Counselors.
  • 1.5 OSPI Clock Hours for Educators.

The details:

  • As the class begins promptly, please arrive ten minutes early. Those who arrive late may be asked to leave without a refund or credit.
  • After registration is received, an Outlook Invitation with details and the Zoom link will be sent. Accept the invitation and we will know you are coming. If you register and do not receive an Outlook Invitation in three to five days, please contact us. We do not allow drop-ins.
  • A 10 Question quiz and evaluation will be attached to the Outlook Invitation for this class. After attending the class, you will have five business days to complete and return all forms to CompassTraining@compassh.org. A certificate will be sent about 2 weeks after the class.
  • Please contact the Training Department at least ten days prior to the training if you require special accommodations.
  • Cancellations must be emailed and received no later than seven days prior to the event. No refund or credit will be made after that date without prior approval. If we cancel the training, registrants will be offered the next class or a full refund.
  • Contact us to pay for the class with a payment method other than a credit card.


Email: compasstraining@compassh.org