Let’s Talk about Psychiatric Medication: A Conversation on Integrating Medication and Psychotherapy

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Facilitator: Kyle McKinley, APN, PMHNP

June 28, 2024 12:00-1:30pm

CCIH Offices, 4700 N Ravenswood Ave Ste C, Chicago, IL 60640


1.5 CEUs  are offered for LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs, and Clinical Psychologists.

Many of our clients have questions about how medication can fit into their mental health treatment,  but as therapists, we can sometimes feel daunted about our role in referring clients for medications and in supporting medication use. 

Kyle McKinley is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who currently provides both trauma-informed psychotherapy and medication management at CCIH. In this workshop, he’ll draw on his years of experience to discuss the ways in which medication can be used to complement psychotherapy for an integrated treatment approach. 

We’ll explore how therapists can evaluate whether medication might be a good fit for a client, and how we can support clients in making informed decisions about medication. We’ll discuss the possible benefits of medication for clients, as well as its limitations.

In this workshop we will:

  1. Review classes of psychotropic medications and common uses
  2. Understand what medication can and cannot do
  3. Explore how medication can be used with psychotherapy as part of an integrated treatment approach
  4. Learn approaches to discussing medication with clients
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Kyle McKinley

Kyle is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and has been a mental health nurse for over 20 years. His practice is greatly informed by his nursing background and the healing power of an affirming, collaborative relationship.

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Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request a refund. All refund requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the event and are subject to an administrative charge of $30. Alternatively, you may transfer your full registration fee to a future workshop. Cancellations and transfer requests made less than one week prior to event will not be honored and registration fee will be forfeited. Requests must be emailed to officemanager@theccih.com and will not be accepted by phone. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case participants will receive a full refund.

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