Without getting into the complicated intricacies of psychopharmacology, learn what you need to know about the benefits, risks and interplay among prescribed medications used to address mental disorders along with medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders. Dr. Libby has a way of making challenging material easy to understand as it relates to you helping your clients.Counselors and therapists involved in the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders are frequently called upon to help clients understand the purpose and effects of the medications they are prescribed. As non-prescribers, counselors and therapists are not in a position to recommend medications, suggest dosage changes or diagnose side effects. However, they may play a key role in supporting clients in having positive experiences with implementing their medication regime and adhering to it over time. Counselors and therapists may also help clients frame any medication concerns for discussions with their prescribers, and assist prescribers by describing unusual behaviors they observe from clients. This webinar is intended to provide an overview of commonly-used psychiatric medications, their therapeutic and adverse effects, and what support clients may need for getting positive results from their prescribed medications.