Welcome to a new approach designed to make psychopharmacology less threatening, more relevant, and easier to understand. "Psychopharmacology: A Step-by-Step Programmed Guide" is a textbook, but not like the ones with which most students and working professionals are familiar. It is a hybrid, step-by-step programmed guide. Unique in the field, it is a "working textbook." This programmed approach is perfect for beginning students, seasoned prescribers, mental health professionals, or consumers who desire to build, review, or expand their knowledge base in this exciting field.
Perry W. Buffington, Ph.D., M.S., initially trained as a psychologist, has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for over thirty years; served as contributing editor for Delta Air Lines’ in-flight magazine, Sky, writing over 120 consecutive monthly articles; hosted his own syndicated radio show through Envision Networks; produced and appeared in his own weekly television segments in the Atlanta and Jacksonville (FL) markets; served as a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Press; and authored over 13 books, including his best-selling series, Cheap Psychological Tricks (Peachtree Publishing, Atlanta). Returning to school, he completed his M.S. degree in clinical psychopharmacology and passed the “Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists (PEP).” He is known for his highly popular, continuing education seminars in psychopharmacology, having taught hundreds of them. He currently serves as a faculty member, Psychology Department, University of Georgia. This step-by-step programmed guide is his first textbook and follows his lectures from his classroom psychopharmacology courses.