Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 475–481 | Cite as

Teaching the Teachers of Clinical Psychopharmacology

In Depth Article: Commentary

Abstract

This commentary focuses on psychopharmacology teachers and their teaching. The authors offer broadly based pedagogic suggestions on how to deliver evidence-based and neurobiologically informed prescribing information to clinicians at all levels of experience. They argue that teaching essential psychopharmacology knowledge and practice must be up-to-date, accurate, and consistent with the reality of an individual patient’s life experience and beliefs. They stress that educators must teach that nonpsychopharmacological factors in a patient’s life may be as relevant to the treatment setting as the actual pharmacological basis of psychotropic drug therapeutics.

Keywords

Psychopharmacology Teaching techniques Continuing medical education Evaluation 

Notes

Disclosures

Dr. Glick is the editor/chairman of a committee that has developed the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology's model psychopharmacology curriculum. There was no funding source for this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Stanford Medical SchoolStanfordUSA

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