CTRI Webinars

Psychopharmacology for Helpers

How Medication Impacts Mental Health

This is a 1 minute preview of the webinar.


(Starting at $11.99 a month/viewer)


Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Are you aware of the impact certain medications can have on your clients? As helpers, it’s important to know how psychiatric medications may affect your clients and when to encourage them to seek medical advice. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the most common types of medications and their beneficial and adverse impacts, including symptoms of serious and critical effects.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • List the most common classifications of psychiatric medications
  • Identify the benefits, uses, and common side effects of each classification
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of medication-induced psychiatric emergencies

Target Audience

This is an introductory level webinar intended for mental health and social service workers, and anyone working with persons who may be taking prescribed psychiatric medications.

Method of Delivery

On-demand webinars are approximately 60 minutes in length. The trainer uses a visual PowerPoint to present the information and expands on it verbally. On-demand webinars include no interactivity with the instructor.

Completing Webinar

Upon viewing the entire webinar, you will be prompted to take a quiz over the content, and then you will receive a participation certificate.

Continuing Education

While associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits

Trainer: Wilma Schroeder


Wilma is a family therapist, former mental health nurse, and the editor of our Counselling Activities Workbook. She is also CTRI’s Content Curator and holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certificate in Adult Education. Wilma has over 30 years of experience in mental health, primarily working with individuals and families impacted by severe and persistent mental illness. She also taught mental health and family nursing at Red River College. Wilma currently provides consultation, clinical support, and education for families, communities, and organizations. She is passionate about promoting recovery from the impact of mental illness and trauma in families. Wilma believes healing occurs within relationships, through therapeutic conversation. She values diversity and takes a strengths-based, holistic, and relational approach in her work. As an educator, Wilma seeks to engage learners through active learning and to be responsive to their unique needs and goals.   Read blogs written by Wilma here.

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