Interprofessional Leadership for
Developmental-Behavioral Health

Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disability: Prescribe Medication Without Frustration

SDBP and NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) are teaming up once again to provide a one-day special symposium just prior to the SDBP Annual Meeting on Friday, September 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Course Description
This comprehensive course will improve participants’ skills in prescribing the range of psychopharmacologic agents to pediatric and adolescent patients through a developmental lens. From the most novice to the most experienced clinicians, learners will leave with enhanced skills in every step of the prescribing process: working with families, choosing a medication, titration up and down, recognizing co-morbidity, monitoring, and management. Learning will take place through case-based approaches and hands-on activities, using both shared-decision making and whole-person frameworks. Team activities will be interspersed. Topics covered include ADHD and Complex ADHD (tics, depression, anxiety), Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Genetic Disorders, Monitoring tools, Collaborating with Families, and Resources for Families. Learners will leave with greater proficiency in prescribing and specific tools to support best care.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this course, learners will be able to
1. Differentiate psychopharmacologic agents by efficacy, side effect profile, pediatric FDA approval, and
monitoring needs
2. Develop treatment plans for children/adolescents with simple and complex ADHD
3. Distinguish side effects of medication from evolving/unmasking co-morbid conditions
4. Specify medication plans for children/adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
5. Specify medication plans for children/adolescents with intellectual disabilities and/or genetic disorders
6. Integrate standardized tools for symptom and side effect monitoring during psychopharmacologic treatment
7. Share decision making with families when prescribing psychopharmacologic agents to children/adolescents
8. Generate resource suggestions for families of children for whom psychopharmacology is considered or

September 13th 8:00am to 5:00pm 
detailed schedule to come

Presented by: 
Alison Schonwald, MD, DB Pediatrician - Speaker
Carrie Mauras, PhD, DB Psychologist - Speaker
Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP, DBMH Nurse Practitioner - Speaker
Anne DeBattista, PhD, CPNP, CPMHS - SDBP APN SIG
Laura Nelson - NAPNAP Education Manager
Jennie Olson CPNP - SDBP APN SIG
Registration fees:
$200 - SDBP and NAPNAP* members
$225 - Non members

*Note: NAPNAP members who also want to register and stay for the SDBP Annual Meeting can do so at the discounted "SDBP Member rate." Please see Registration Fees for pricing and dates.