[#DIV28SUPER] Contributors needed

Sent on behalf of Dr. Suzette Evans:

Contributors needed for a new American Psychological Association publication: APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology

The APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology (edited by Suzette M. Evans, PhD and Kenneth M. Carpenter, PhD) will provide a working knowledge of basic pharmacology and psychopharmacology in a language suitable for the targeted readership, and summarize the current and emerging research and clinical evidence related to the pharmacologic treatment of mental health disorders. Although psychopharmacology is constantly changing, particularly as new medications emerge, this handbook will provide a solid foundation of the field specifically geared towards psychologists. Our target audience primarily includes established psychology researchers and practitioners, but the Handbook will also be of value to allied social and behavioral scientists, as well as professionals in complementary fields such as clinical social work and mental health counseling. Moreover, psychology graduate students will find the chapters in the Handbook extremely valuable for gaining a sound familiarity with major specialties across the field.

While we have identified contributors for most of the chapters, we are still looking for colleagues willing to write some highly relevant chapters (each is highlighted in BLUE below). This would be an excellent opportunity for an expert in one of the areas below to co-author a chapter with a junior colleague (e.g., graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, junior faculty member). If you are interested in contributing one of these chapters, or have suggestions of other potential contributors with expertise in any of these areas, please contact Suzette Evans directly at se18@cumc.columbia.edu

Basic Information on Psychotropic Drugs, Receptor Systems and the Brain

a.     Structure/Function of the Nervous System

b.     Overview of Relevant Neurotransmitters

1)    Catecholamines (primarily Dopamine)

2)    Serotonin

3)    Acetylcholine

4)    Gamma-aminobutyric Acid (GABA) and Glutamate

5)    Morphine-like substances (Endorphins, Enkephalins)

c.     Drugs Have Multiple Actions

d.     Exogenous Drugs can Mimic Endogenous Compounds

Basic Pharmacology

a.     Drug terminology (Dose, Safety, Potency, Efficacy)

b.     Routes of Administration

c.     Distribution and Pharmacokinetics

d.     Pharmacodynamics

e.     Individual Factors (e.g., Sex, Age, Genetics)

f.      Drug Interactions

The Role of Animal Laboratory Research in Psychopharmacology*

The Role of Human Laboratory Research in Psychopharmacology*

Role of Pharma Industry and their Place in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders*

 (*These chapters would need to extend to all areas of psychopharmacology, not just substance abuse)

William W. Stoops, Ph.D.
email: william.stoops@uky.edu
phone: (859) 257-5383
facsimile: (859) 257-7684

Associate Professor
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science
Department of Psychiatry
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology

Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core
Component Lead
Research Methods
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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