November 2007 Workshop Announcement
Update for Psychologists
Susan R. Campbell, Ph.D.
Presenter: Nancy N. Funk, Ph.D., R.N.
Jim Dasinger, Ph.D.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Harlan Zinn, Ph.D.
Carolyn Battle, Ph.D.
Villa Maria School
In-Service Training Room Residence Bldg.
2300 Dulaney Valley Rd. Timonium
Cost: BPA members: Free Non-members: $20.00
Villa Maria Employees: $10.00
Directions: Beltway 695 to Dulaney Valley Rd. North, Exit 27B. Go 2.9 miles, turn left into
Villa Maria driveway. Main residence building is on right after the third speed bump. Sign in with
receptionist and go downstairs one flight. In-Service Training Room is on your right.
Description: A brief introduction to psychopharmacology will be presented, followed by
discussion of the major classes of psychotropic medications, including indications for their use,
therapeutic effects, adverse effects, significant drug/drug interactions, and use in special
populations. The information will be geared for non-medicating providers with the aim of helping
them to work more effectively with their clients and communicating more easily with medicating
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will have learned:
1) Basic information about pharmacology useful for clinicians to know, including parts of a prescription,
commonly used abbreviations, drug routes of administration, off-label use, and about MedWatch.
2) Drugs used to treat the major categories of psychological disorders, including primarily mood
disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychoses. As time permits, drugs used to treat sleep disorders,
disorders of childhood and adolescence, cognitive disorders (including the dementias), weight and
eating disorders, and chronic pain and substance abuse disorders will be discussed. 3) Indications for
use of specific medications, including therapeutic effects, adverse effects, significant drug/drug
interactions, and use in special populations, such as pregnant women, children, and the elderly will also
About Dr. Funk: Dr. Funk received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University, a
master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a Ph.D. from
Ohio University in clinical psychology followed by a post-doctoral internship at the Kennedy-Krieger
Institute in Baltimore, MD. She has been an instructor in psychology at Towson University and Loyola
College and served as the Director, Trauma Disorders Day Hospital, Sheppard Pratt Hospital in
Towson. Of recent note is her having graduated in July, 2007 from the accelerated nursing program at
the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She
subsequently began the Hopkins’ Family Nurse Practitioner program this September and anticipates
completing this program in 2009. Dr. Funk opened her independent private practice in 1997. Besides
having been a past president of BPA in 1993, she is an active member of the American Psychological
Association, the Maryland Psychological Association and is a registrant with the National Register of
Health Service Providers in Psychology.
CE Credit: A certificate for three hours will be given only to BPA members at the conclusion of each workshop
after submission of the evaluation form. Non-members may receive receipts for attendance upon request.
PLEASE NOTE: BPA subscribes to the APA Standards for awarding credit that prohibits offering variable credit
for partial attendance. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving a workshop early will not receive CE
credit. APA standards also require participants to answer questions that demonstrate knowledge obtained in
ACCREDITATION: BPA is approved by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists and the Board of
Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of credit-granting continuing education workshops.
ABOUT BPA: For over 25 years, the mission of the Baltimore Psychological Association has been to offer high
quality, low-cost continuing education workshops to our members in a wide range of psychological issues of
interest and relevance to clinicians. Membership in BPA is available to all licensed mental health professionals.
WEBSITE: Log on to www.baltimorepsychologicalassociation.com to get all the latest information on BPA.
Please forward your website questions, comments and concerns to the BPA Secretary, Dr. Harlan Zinn at
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Time to renew your membership for 2008! Please complete a membership
application, which you may obtain online at the BPA web site (www.baltimorepsychologicalassociation.com) and
send it with your dues ($50) to Treasurer Dr. Carolyn Battle at the address on the application.
Schedule for 2007 BPA Workshops:
March 18 2-5 PM August No Meeting
April 15 5-8 PM September 9 5-8 PM
May 20 5-8 PM October 21 5-8 PM
June 24 5-8 PM November 18 2-5 PM
July 15 No Meeting December 16 2-5 PM
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Forward nomination by e-mail or postal mail to Dr. Harlan Zinn, 10628 Park Heights Avenue, Owings
Mills, MD 21117, 410.486.2899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Elections will be held at the December 16
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