Tuesday, November 8
6:00–9:00 p.m.


Adelphi University Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tagged: School of Social Work, Hauppauge Education and Conference Center, Continuing Education

Psychopharmacology for Social Workers

Workshop, Event, Continuing Education, Social Work CE

3 CE and NYS OASAS clock hours.

This three hour workshop will provide useful information for clinical social workers about commonly prescribed psychotropic medications. The workshop will review the different classes, mechanisms of actions, side effects, common adverse reactions, and when to refer clients for a medication evaluation. It will also give certain strategies when working with the entire health care team including collaboration with resistant psychiatrists. Classes of medications discussed will focus on antidepressants, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Social workers will obtain an overview of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications.
  2. Social workers will learn the signs that indicate the need for referral to a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation.
  3. Social workers will explore ways to enhance the collaborative role of the social worker and the psychiatrist on the interdisciplinary healthcare team. 

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About the Workshop Leader

Matthew Lorber, MD, MPAMatt Lorber, M.D., is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and the Chief of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York. He currently serves on the mental health advisory board of directors of The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety.  Dr. Lorber is considered an expert in psychopharmacology and has lectured on the most novel treatments of Social Anxiety, Selective Mutism, OCD, ADHD, Depression, and Eating Disorders.

Dr. Lorber has been at the forefront in combating myths and stigma surrounding children’s mental health and earned a Master’s in Public Administration with a public health focus from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is devoted to mental health and education, and has taught physicians, medical students and allied health professionals at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York Medical College and SUNY Upstate University of Medicine earning multiple teacher of the year awards.  Dr. Lorberhas had multiple media and television appearances including CBS, ABC, WPIX, Up to the Minute,, and Focus on Health TV and was the winner of the esteemed “Patients’ Choice Award” in 2010, 2011 and 2014 a national award for top rated physicians based on patients’ reviews and overall satisfaction rankings.


This program has been approved for CE credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
*According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”*
Tagged: School of Social Work, Hauppauge Education and Conference Center, Continuing Education
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