Upcoming Speaking Events

Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications

Demands on mental health professionals to expand their knowledge of psychotropic medications are like never before. Not only do they need to be on top of the latest developments and what’s on the horizon, but they also have to effectively and efficiently use this information to the benefit of their client systems.

This full-day workshop will ensure practitioners are able to:

  • Describe how psychotropic medications work on brain cell function.
  • Discuss the clinical uses of the five major psychotropic medication classes – antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety agents, antipsychotics, and psychostimulants – and their common side effects.
  • Address the wide array of mental disorders for which medications are frequently prescribed.
  • Examine what’s coming next, as well as emerging and innovative trends in psychopharmacology.
  • Learn effective methods for collaborating with clients and family systems regarding psychotropic medication use.

Presenter: Joe Wegmann, R. Ph., LCSW

Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states. Joe has served as a Clinical Director of Pharmacy Services at a metropolitan hospital and as a Regional Director of Hospital Services for Premier Healthcare Corporation. He has also served as Adjunct Professor of Psychopharmacology in the Graduate School of Social Work at Southern University of New Orleans for 16 years, and he maintains an active psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Date / Time / Schedule – Friday, September 22, 2017

8:00 AM – Check-in open
Thank you to Bradford Health Services for sponsoring continental breakfast!

9:00 AM – Morning session
There will be a 15-minute break mid-morning

12:00 PM – Lunch (on your own)

1:00 PM –Afternoon session
There will be a 15-minute break mid-afternoon

4:30 PM – Program ends

Continuing Education Credit

Social Workers: This program is eligible for six (6) contact hours of continuing education. DCH EAP is approved by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners as a Continuing Education Provider (#0057A).

Nurses: This program is eligible for seven (7) hours of contact hours of continuing education. Certificates will be provided by Hospice of West Alabama (ABNP #1052).

Counselors: This program is eligible for six (6) NBCC credit hours of continuing education. DCH EAP is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6165). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. DCH EAP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Participants must attend the entire event in order to receive a certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. No exceptions, please.

Location Name:


201 Towncenter Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

For more details and to register, click here.

NOTE: Early bird registration has been extended to September 15th