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Basic Neurobiology, Pharmacokinetics and Psychopharmalogical Treatment of Depression for Counselors

Richmont is opening a portion of this course to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. Please note that this is only a portion of an entire course offered for a reduced fee. If you are interested in auditing or taking the entire course for course credit, please contact our registrar. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: June 8, 2018, 9:30am-3:30pm (lunch on your own)

Where: Richmont Graduate University / Chattanooga Campus / 1815 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Continuing Education: 5 CE Clock Hours Awarded. No partial credit awarded.

Fees: $105

Registration: Click HERE.

Presenter: Dr. Tyler Rogers & Dr. Mary Margaret Rogers

Dr. Tyler Rogers currently an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Rogers is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (TN) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (TN), as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Prior to working at Richmont, he taught as an Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Harding School of Theology and the University of Mississippi while also serving as the Pastor of Counseling and Care for Christ City Church in Memphis, TN for two years. In 2016 he launched his own practice, Scout Counseling, PLLC. Dr. Rogers has served as the Pre-licensed and Student Representative on the TNAMFT Board and completed his Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi, his M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy and Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson) and his B.A. in Psychology at University of Mississippi. Some of Dr. Rogers’ specializations include marriage and family counseling, men’s issues, emerging adult issues, and life transitions. He has previously instructed courses on psychopharmacology for counselors and was previously a certified pharmacy technician. As a therapist, he serves as a provider of psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, families, and couples in the Greater Chattanooga area, particularly to those seeking guidance from a Christian perspective that is ethical, professional, and affordable. When he is not working with his clients or teaching, you can usually find Tyler spending time with his wife of over 10 years, Mary Margaret, and his two boys, Callum (3) and David (1), as well as having his faith tested by the Ole Miss Rebels, discussing wine, hunting, or building something.

Dr. Mary Margaret Rogers was born in Texas and raised in Arkansas, but went on to complete her education at the University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). She worked in Specialty Pharmacy at Accredo Health for 5 years focusing on oncology, immunology, rheumatology, and rare diseases by dispensing complex medications and providing tailored patient counseling.  Mary Margaret currently serves as a Medical Information Specialist with Med Communications, Inc. completing research and responding to requests for information on behalf of pharmaceutical companies.  She is passionate about patient counseling, customer service, training staff and medication excellence. In her free time, Mary Margaret enjoys adventures with her husband, Tyler, and young two boys, as well as cooking, exercising, trying new foods, enjoying live music, and being near the water.

Topic: This 5 hour CE presentation will provide a basic overview of neurobiology, pharmacokinetics, and medicinal treatment of depression. Attendees will be able to describe the basic neurobiological structures and neurotransmitters within the brain, summarize basic pharmacokinetics, utilize a psychotropic medication assessment, and recognize the basic symptoms of depression as well as the medications commonly used for treatment.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the basic neurobiological structures within the brain, including relevant neurotransmitters and their structural function within the brain.
  • Discuss the basic pharmacokenetics, including the administration and absorption methods of various medications.
  • Demonstrate an assessment method for conducting a client interview regarding medication use.
  • Recognize the common symptoms and diagnostic features of depression and related disorders. 5. Recognize the most common psychopharmacological treatments for depression and related disorders, as well as typical side effects and off label uses for common anti-depressant medication.

Basic Agenda (Subject to change)

Date Lecture



Basic Neurobiology, Pharmacokinetics, and Basic Assessment

Lunch Break

Treatment for Depression and Related Mood Disorders

Refund Policy: Refunds must be requested prior to June 4, 2018.

For questions, please contact Martha Busby at

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Basic Neurobiology, Pharmacokinetics and Psychopharmalogical Treatment of Depression for Counselors