Drug and treatments for mood disorders

Dr Briony Nicholls | Online | 30th May 2022

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Many people accessing counselling and psychotherapy are also taking or considering taking prescription drugs for their condition.

This workshop is designed to give practitioners some basic knowledge about these drugs, to give a context for the client’s experience.

This should also enable you to access accurate information about treatments a client is taking, and attend to their risk.

The workshop content will include: 

  • The different classes of antidepressants and anxiolytic drugs, and the names of commonly used drugs within each class
  • An overview of how different drugs work
  • The benefits and main side-effects of taking these drugs
  • Possible effects on the therapeutic process
  • Common problems that people experience in starting and stopping taking these drugs
  • Where to find reliable information about those drugs, and how to interpret that information The style of the session will be discursive, aiming to accommodate participants’ specific requirements and questions.

Date and workshop cost

  • Monday 30th May - 10am - 12:30pm BST
  • General Admission - £30.00
  • IMC Student / Graduate - £25.00
  • CPD spaces - x 4, please click here to check availability. To be added onto the waiting list, please email enquiries@ironmill.co.uk

Meet the tutor

Dr Briony Nicholls, CTA (P), TSTA (P) is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Oxford. She is also the lead tutor for TA courses at Iron Mill College in Exeter. Her first degree was in biochemistry, and during the course of that she developed an interest in brain biochemistry and pharmacology. She then went on to complete a doctorate in psychopharmacology, researching epilepsy and the drugs used to treat anxiety.

For many years she worked as a medical writer, producing educational materials on diseases and the prescription drugs used to treat them. Her particular interest and expertise was in writing on the neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Technical Support

All of our online 'live-classroom' events are delivered via Zoom. You will be provided with further details after registration and you will be fully supported by a member of the Iron Mill Online Team, if you need any 'tech assistance' during the session. We're always on hand to offer any help you may need!

Zoom Meeting Registration Process:

Please follow these steps to complete the Zoom Meeting Registration for this event:

- Shortly after purchasing your ticket via Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite containing the link to this event's Online Event Page

- From this Online Event Page, simply click on the event's image link as directed

- This will take you to the Zoom Meeting Registration page where you will be able to complete your webinar registration

We recommend completing the above steps as soon as possible after purchasing your ticket.

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