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WAFCA-CE (Part 1 of 2) Psychopharmacology and Alternatives for Mental Health Disorders
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

This event occurs over 2 days
- July 13th & 15th from 10 am until Noon both days -
for a total of 4 CE hours. Registration for this event is FREE!
You only need to register once; your registration will cover both days.
Registration closed July 11th.
(Part 1 of 2) Psychopharmacology and Alternatives for Mental Health Disorders

The release of interesting, approved psychiatric medications has slowed considerably in the last few years. Pharmaceutical companies continue to focus on trying to find the next Prozac, but progress is slow. In the 2 hours of part 1, we will discuss the placebo effect and treatment adherence, client age and culture, and pharmacogenetic testing. We will then explore the latest research about antidepressants, including ketamine; and antipsychotics.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:
  1. have reviewed the basic understanding of chemical treatments of depression and psychosis
  2. be introduced to data concerning compliance with treatment and pharmacogenetic testing
  3. learn about the possible new directions in treating depression and suicidality

About the Presenter: David Mays, PhD

Dr. David Mays, M.D., Ph.D., is a licensed physician in the state of Wisconsin. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a clinical adjunct assistant professor in the University of Wisc. Dept. of Psychiatry.

He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Over his career, Dr. Mays has practiced psychiatry in a variety of settings, including an HMO, an assertive community treatment program, private clinical and forensic practice, and as the clinical director of the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute.

Dr. Mays has received numerous awards for his teaching and clinical work, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance on Mental Illness in Dane County, the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Health and Family Services, the Outstanding Professional Award from the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and the Outstanding Mental Health Professional Award from the Wisconsin National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is a highly sought-after presenter on numerous topics in mental health, including psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, personality disorders, suicide and aggression risk management, mainstream and alternative treatments in psychiatry, and the biology of ethics.

*This opportunity is being provided with funding support from the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center. For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, please visit their website

About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 


Contact: [email protected], 608.257.5939