A Positive Psychology Approach to Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Presented By: Jeff Bostic, MD, Ed.D.
Portsmouth Harbor Events Conference Center
November 6, 2017
This presentation will focus on the psychopharmacological treatment of children and the role and opportunities for school staff surrounding medication treatment of children.
The presentation will (1) review primary classes of medications, including stimulants, anxiolytics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and neuroleptics and their use in children; (2) describe the emerging use of positive psychology principles in assessment and monitoring children who receive medication treatment; (3) apply motivational interviewing principles to the treatment of children in the school setting; and (4) include application of these principles to student cases.