At Home MePA CE Offerings 

The Maine Psychological Association is now offering a new, easy way for Maine psychologists to get continuing education credits. MePA Home Study will provide you with the convenience and affordability of getting CE credits by mail without leaving home.

This is how it works: You choose a book or article from the MePA listing. Books can be purchased at the local bookstore or on-line through amazon.com through the MePA website. Fill in the MePA CE form, and we will send you a test, which you complete and return. If you earn a 75% or above, we will send to you a CE certificate in the mail. It’s as easy as that.

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Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2018
    • 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
    • Page Commons, Pugh Center, Colby College, Waterville, ME
    Register

    The Maine Psychological Association presents....

    “Psychopharmacology Update: How Medications Work, Effective Collaboration with Prescribers, and Current Ethical Guidance”

    Presenters: 
    Joseph Comaty, PhD, MP Marlin Hoover, PhD, MS, ABPP-CL Neal Morris, EdD, MS, CBSM, ABPP-CL

    6 CE Credits  

    Workshop luncheon underwritten by:

                                                                                           

    Registration fee includes luncheon and breaks.
    $159 Members
    $199 Non-members
    $35 Students     

    This all-day workshop will provide an overview of the appropriate uses and effects of the major classes of psychotropics, and an introduction to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (including drug-drug and drug-food interactions) in the morning. The afternoon presentation will focus on the role of the psychologist and how to collaborate with prescribing providers. The presenters will also concentrate on the ethical, professional, and educational issues involved in prescriptive practice for psychologists. An overview of the status of prescribing psychologists on the national level, the new Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP), and the proposed revisions to the model curriculum will also be discussed.

    Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will:

    1. Be familiar with the major classes of psychotropic medications, their uses, and their effects
    2. Understand case formulation for collaboration with prescribers
    3. Be aware of the ethical and professional issues that may arise when working with clients using prescription medication and collaborating with their prescribers
    4. Be familiar with proposed changes to the model curriculum for prescribing psychologists

    Presenters:

    Joseph Comarty, PhD, MP has an M.S. in experimental psychology from Villanova University; a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in clinical neuropsychology from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in Illinois; and a Postdoctoral Masters Degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Alliant University/CSPP of California. He is a Licensed Psychologist and licensed Medical Psychologist (i.e., prescribing psychologist) in Louisiana. Other career highlights include former Chief Psychologist and Medical Psychologist and Director of the Division of Quality Management of the Louisiana State Office of Behavioral Health, former adjunct assistant professor in psychology at Louisiana State University (LSU), Emeritus faculty of the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium (SLIC) in psychology at LSU; past member and chair of the LA Board of Psychology, past member and chair of the APA RxP Designation Committee, past member of the ASPPB Model Act & Regulation Committee and current chair of the ASPPB PEP Committee. He is the author of over 60 articles, book chapters, and presentations, and the co-author of the psychopharmacology textbook, Julien’s Primer of Drug Action, the most recent edition being published in April ‘14.

    Marlin Hoover, PhD, MS has been a member of the faculty (behavioral science) of the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency and a prescribing psychologist for ten years. He continues to teach for the post-doctoral masters in psychopharmacology programs of New Mexico State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University and offers review classes for the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists. He has been a member of the RxP Task Force of the American Psychological Association (APA) which has redesigned the proposed curriculum for training programs for prescribing psychologists; and served as a member and as chair of the APA's RxDesignation Committee which reviewed training programs to determine if they adhere to the model for education and training of the APA. Marlin has been active working with state associations on advocacy (Illinois, New Mexico, Idaho, Nebraska and Iowa); and has received the APA's Heiser award for advocacy.

    Neal Morris, EdD, MS, CBSM, ABPP-CL has a solo practice in Bethesda, Maryland and a small group practice in rural West Virginia. He is trained in Child & Family, Health Psychology and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He completed clinical psychopharmacology training in 2005 and currently consults with a FQHC for low-income Maryland citizens.

    Directions: 

    Coming North from Portland or Augusta on I-95, take the Waterville exit 127 and turn right onto Kennedy Memorial Drive. Immediately get in the far left lane and take a left on Washington St. at the first set of lights about 200 yards down (Super Shoes and McDonalds are on the left). Follow Washington St. onto the campus about 2 miles. You will see Johnson Pond on your right. Coming South from Bangor on I-95, take the Waterville exit 127 and turn left on Kennedy Memorial Drive. Go straight through the first set of lights then get in the far left lane and turn left on Washington at the second set of lights about 300 yards down. (Super Shoes and McDonalds are on the left). Follow Washington St. onto the campus about 2 miles.

    Cancellations: No refunds after June 15, 2018.
    Questions? Email the MePA office at mepaaug@aol.com or call 1/800-287-506