This session will cover topics such as: principles of psychotropic prescribing practice in childhood & adolescence, commonly used psychotropic drugs in children & adolescents for the management of mental health conditions including off-label prescribing, specific issues and key considerations when prescribing for young people including physical health monitoring.


  • April Van Der Zwan (CYMHS/headspace Pharmacist) — Alfred Mental and Addiction Health Program

Eligibility criteria

This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH). For example, a social worker working in mental health at Austin Health. Staff from MHCSSs, ACCHOs, AOD or other partner organisations may sometimes also attend.

Categories: Physical health, Younger persons mental health
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Child, Adolescent, Youth

Thursday 20 April 2023
14:00 to 15:00
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