2015 Spring Conference

SPA-NM/SIAP sponsors the following program for prescribing psychologists and mental health professionals of 

Saturday, March 28 MEGA classroom

9:00 am- 4:00 pm Albuquerque Center, NMSU

Lunch included 4501 Indian School Rd, NE 

all disciplines interested in psychopharmacology.

Albuquerque, NM 87110

STATE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION of NEW MEXICO 2015 Spring Conference (Print Friendly Version)


Medical Cannabis for PTSD? Pros & Cons: A discussion of the use of cannabis with the PTSD population, 

specific exploration of the New Mexico regulations, and how prescribing psychologists may participate.

Current Chair of Medical Advisory Board for the NM State Medical Cannabis Program

William F. Johnson, M.D.

Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatrist

Saturday, 9:00 am -11:00 am


Participants will be able to: 

-Understand the endocannabinoid system of the human body & how it relates to medical cannabis.

-Understand the research on cannabis and PTSD.

-Understand current New Mexico regulations regarding certifications.


Identifying and Dealing with Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse in New Mexico: A discussion of prescription 

drug abuse identification, reduction, and management.  

Catherine Cone, PharmD, BCPS

Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Participants will be able to:

-Identify Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for prescribers of controlled substances.

-Screen for controlled substance abuse, misuse, and diversion.

-Understand aspects of monitoring and follow up for prescription drug misuse.


Bipolar Disorder: Everything You Wanted to Know and Some Things You Didn’t: A review of the newest 

information regarding diagnosis and treatment of Bipolar Disorder.

Ann Seig, M.D., Psychiatrist

Saturday 1-4 pm

Participants will be able to:

-Understand etiology, prodromal symptoms, and bipolar risk factors.  

-Identify varying courses, prognosis, and apply differential diagnosis.

-Consider differential treatment options depending on the presentation of the patient.

Registration is available online at:

Payment of $100 fee includes:

*Six (6) hours continuing education *Catered Lunch *SPA Business Meeting


SIAP is approved by the American Psychological Association

SIAP maintains responsibility for the program and its content

to sponsor continuing education for psychologists