Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals

Presented by Dr. Kristine Jacquin

Friday, May 3, 2024

8:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time

Earn 3 CE credits

3 hour/3 CE credit Member: $50

3 hour/3 CE credit Non-member: $70


Most people we assess and treat use at least one substance for recreational or medical purposes. In addition to knowing the substances our clients use, it is essential to recognize the possible impact of these substances on clients’ psychological functioning. This seminar introduces essential facts that all mental health professionals — including forensic psychologists and other professionals — should know about psychopharmacology. Attendees will learn the prevalence of substance use in the U.S., the importance of knowing about psychopharmacology, and key psychopharmacological concepts such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The impact of common substances on various aspects of functioning will also be included, such as the connection between cannabis use and memory dysfunction, and the relationship between antihistamines and obesity.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
1. Evaluate why it is important for mental health professionals to know basic facts about psychopharmacology.
2. Describe the prevalence of prescription and non-prescription substance use in the U.S.
3. Understand the essential elements of psychopharmacology including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

Presenter bio:

Kristine M. Jacquin earned a B.S. at Northwestern University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jacquin is a Professor of Psychology and administrator at Fielding Graduate University. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with a consulting practice focusing on forensic and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Jacquin has testified in court about issues related to psychopharmacology. She also conducts research and gives presentations related to psychopharmacology.

Continuing Education

The American College of Forensic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACFP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registration fees

Cover the cost of attending the webinar and receiving CE credit. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with Zoom connection information. After the webinar is complete, you will be asked to complete an evaluation. Your CE certificate will be emailed to you.


3.0 hour/3.0 CE credit Member: $50

If you are not a member you will be directed to the Membership sign-up page.


3.0 hour/3.0 CE credit Non-member: $70

Registration Refunds:

Requests for registration refunds must be sent via email to [email protected] 48 hours or more in advance of the webinar; these refunds will be made in full, minus a $5 service charge. Registration refund requests after this time frame and before the webinar begins will be made in full, minus a $15 service charge. No other refunds are permitted.