WK 1 SOCW 6443 Discussion 1: Overview of Psycopharmacological Interventions
How important is psychopharmacology in mental health services? How important is psychopharmacology to clients? When might there be a need for it? How do mental health professionals generally perceive the need for psychopharmacological intervention? What is your personal perception about the need for psychopharmacological intervention in mental health services? Mental health professionals grapple with these questions on a daily basis. As a future mental health professional, consider how you will begin to answer these questions and how your personal perception might influence how you serve client needs.
For this Discussion, review the transcript “The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Psychopharmacological Intervention” and consider all scholarly perspectives concerning if or when there is a need for psychopharmacological intervention in mental health services. Then, explore a field in your profession where psychopharmacological interventions might be warranted.
This is a discussion so questions in bold and then answers 300 to 500 words not including the questions
Post and describe one example of where psychopharmacological interventions are warranted in mental health practices.
Explain the mental health professional’s role in the example that you provided.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. 7th addition APA format intext citing and full references
Preston, J. D., O’Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Chapter 1, “Introduction” (pp. 3–14)
Chapter 2, “Integrated Models” (pp. 15–27)