This is a graduate level course addressing the application of psychopharmacologic interventions as a component of comprehensive mental health care. Initial emphasis placed on scientific study of the actions of drugs and their effects on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior. The course assists the counselor in training understand their role in working with medical professionals in the concurrent treatment of mental health issues using an interdisciplinary approach. Additionally, students will examine the ethical uses of psychopharmacology within the context of consumer care and service planning. Students will examine their role in the process of referring consumers for prescription medications including identifying medical health professionals for referral, providing consumer information to the prescribing professional, and the collaborative relationship between the mental health professional and prescribing professional.