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First Friday Webinars are FREE for LPCANC members, and $10 for non-members. First Friday Webinars are held at noon, and last one hour. These webinars are online but the audio portion is on your phone (for best audio). First Friday Webinars earn 1 contact hour.

When: May 6, 2018
12:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Joseph Kertesz, MA, LPC, NCC

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First Friday Webinar – April

April 6, 2018

12pm – 1pm


Presented by Joseph Kertesz, MA, LPC, NCC

LPCANC Members – Free!

Non-Members - $10

Earn 1.0 Contact Hour


Antidepressant medications, regardless of which class they are in, tend to treat depressive symptoms to approximately an equal degree.  In fact, the oldest antidepressants are still considered the “gold standard” in head to head research trials between antidepressants.  However, the side effect profiles of the antidepressants vary considerably.  It is important for the MHP to have a thorough understanding of: 

  • the different groups of antidepressants
  • the speed of onset
  • the side effect profile of each
  • which mental health conditions are best treated by each medications

This presentation will cover all of this information.

Learning Objectives:

Each participant will be able to:

  • Identify specific antidepressants and the class they belong to
  • Know efficacy of specific antidepressant classes
  • Know side effects of each antidepressant
  • Know secondary indications of each antidepressant

Bio of Presenter:

Joseph Kertesz, MA, LPC, NCC is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Director of Behavioral Medicine at the New Hanover Regional Medical Residency in Family Medicine, and has a thriving private practice.  Prior to coming to Wilmington, he was on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center, with appointments in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry. His primary teaching role is training Family Medicine residents. He also trains residents in other specialties, medical students and counseling students. His clinical interest include depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment reactions, stress related disorders, somatization, bereavement and sexual disorders. He received his MA and did four years toward his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Michigan State University and did his internship at Mason Community Mental Health Center in Mason, Michigan.  He has presented locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

All First Friday Webinars are 1-hour long and receive 1 contact hour of continuing education credit. LPCANC is an NBCC-approved provider (ACEP) #5807.

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