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Dual-Diagnoses: Role of the Interdisciplinary Team when Psychotropic Medications Are Used to Manage Psychiatric Conditions

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Dual-Diagnoses: Role of the Interdisciplinary Team when Psychotropic Medications Are Used to Manage Psychiatric Conditions

February 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Eastern Daylight Time

Dual-Diagnoses Webinar Series OverviewThe National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

One year ago, ANCOR and NADD partnered together to host a multi-part webinar series on dual diagnoses. The unprecedented attendance in the series made us realize there has been a hunger for these sessions, as agencies and staff seek out the most compassionate and effective approaches to support a person who is dually-diagnosed with I/DD and mental health needs.

This February 2018, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, are proud to partner again to offer another multi-part webinar series, building on the feedback from last year’s series.

In February and March, we will host five webinars that will discuss: supporting individuals at risk of challenging sexual behaviors, trauma-informed care, role of the interdisciplinary team in mental health assessments, emotional regulation, and grief treatment.

Webinars are open to everyone, but ANCOR and NADD members can register at a significant discount. Multiply your savings by registering for the entire series and receive an additional 20% off!

Full series purchase entitles registrant to all webinar recordings and materials made available for each session.

Register for the Five-Part Series and Save 20%!

  • ANCOR & NADD member: $276*
  • Non-member: $516

Note: must purchase the entire series via the link below to take advantage of the additional 20% discount

*NADD members must obtain discount code from NADD

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Session Description

The topic of this webinar is the interface between the interdisciplinary team and the prescribing provider when psychotropic medications are used to manage psychiatric conditions. 

  • We will first discuss the various roles and contributions of the members of the interdisciplinary team at the initial evaluation/assessment needed to help establish the most accurate diagnosis possible.
  • We will then explore a brief and general overview of various medication classes, what disorder/s they are commonly used to treat, and practical "real world" information about monitoring for symptom improvement and side effects.
  • Finally, we will return to the interdisciplinary team's involvement in follow-up visits with the prescriber.


Dr. Thomas Scheidemantel, MD is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  Dr. Scheidemantel’s clinical practice focuses on adults, including older adults, who have an intellectual or developmental disability as well as co-occurring psychiatric or mental health needs.  Dr. Scheidemantel completed his undergraduate training at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and completed his undergraduate medical training at the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio.  He completed his residency training in adult psychiatry at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.  During residency Dr. Scheidemantel pursued additional training experience in medical genetics, as well as integrated care models within clinics at MetroHealth in Cleveland as well as Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus specializing in the treatment of children and adults with developmental disabilities and complex healthcare needs.  Dr. Scheidemantel is involved in several research projects, including investigating treatment for early-onset cognitive problems in young adults with Down syndrome, and he has additional interests in medical ethics.


  • ANCOR & NADD member: $69
  • Non-member: $129

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