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Psychopharmacology

In the spring of 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer studied psychopharmacology in a reading tutorial with Dr. Lewis Seiden, Ph.D., Department of Psychopharmacology, The University of Chicago. 

April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer was approved as a Candidate for Admission to the examination for the APA College Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.

August 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer took the Proficiency Exam Preparation course in Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, sponsored by the American Institute for Addiction Studies (12 hours).

October 1, 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Certified by the Board of Governors of the APA College of Professional Psychology in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.

From February 1998 – January 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer took specialized training in psychopharmacology (326 hours), conducted by psychologists, psychiatrists, and pharmacologists, under the auspices of The International College of Prescribing Psychologists and The Prescribing Psychologists' Register, whose Continuing Education program is approved by the American Psychological Association.  Each 18-hour module of study was concluded with an exam.   

May 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer earned the designation, FPPR, Board Certified, Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology of the Prescribing Psychologists' Register after having completed 126 hours of the ICPP and PPR training. 

August 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer took the International College of Prescribing Psychologists’ National Exam Preparation/Review Course in Psychopharmacology and Related Sciences, taught by David Goldman, J.D., D.O., F.C.L.M. (15 hours).

September 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer passed the national comprehensive exam in psychopharmacology, written by the International College of Prescribing Psychologists and the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register.

February 28 – March 3, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the seminar, “Psychopharmacology and the Health Store: Integrating Complementary and Conventional Therapies in the Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders,” sponsored by the Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, and taught by Psychiatrists Andrew Stoll, M.D. and Carol A. Locke, M.D. (15 hours).

March 23, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer received (one) Continuing Education Credit from the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology for a brief exam, covering the topics, “A View from the Bench,” “Sports Psychology,” and “Stimulant Treatment as a Risk Factor for Nicotine Use and Substance Abuse.”

May 27 – 28, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register Annual Convention and Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Advanced Child Psychopharmacology, Advanced Geriatric Psychopharmacology, and Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology, taught by David Goldman, J.D., D.O., F.C.L.M. (15 hours).

January 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer earned the designation, FICPP, Board Certified Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology after having completed 326 hours of ICPP and PPR training.

February 16 – 20, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Review Course for the APA Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists, sponsored by The California School of Professional Psychology/ Alliant University (30 hours).

May 12 – 13, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’ Annual Convention and Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Ethics, Forensic Sciences, Psychopharmacology, and Professional Practice, taught by David Goldman, J.D., D.O., F.C.L.M. (15 hours).

June 1 – 2, 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’ Annual Convention and Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Depression, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, taught by Joseph Hirsch, Ph.D., Donald E. Fineberg, M.D., John Preston, Psy.D. (15 hours)

October 11 – 13, 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education seminar, “Psychopharmacology,” taught by Harvard faculty. (24 hours) 


November 2002 – November 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer was mentored in the practice of psychopharmacology in the context of a broad range clinical population, by Psychiatrist Maureen Fayen, M.D., Chicago, Illinois (4 hours per week/25 weeks).


April 25 – April 27, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education seminar, “Natural Remedies for Psychiatric Disorders:  Considering the Alternatives,” taught by Harvard faculty including Psychiatrist Andrew Stoll, M.D. (18 hours)

November 1 – 2, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’ Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Ethics/Risk Management, Pain Management, taught by John Banja, Ph.D. and Peggy Compton, R.N., Ph.D. (18 hours).


January 24 – 25, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’ Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Child/Adult and Geriatrics, Pathophysiology, Orlando, Florida, taught by Donald Fineberg, M.D.  (18 hours).

February 10, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired and participated in the full-day lecture, “Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology Update,” taught by David Goldman, J.D., D.O., F.C.L.M., at the American Psychological Association, Division 55 Midwinter Conference, Orlando, Florida (8 hours).

February 8 – 11, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Conference, “Advocacy in Service of Psychology and the Public Welfare:  Privileges, Prescriptions, and Primary Care,” Santa Fe, New Mexico (9 hours).

October 27 – 28, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Neuroscience Education Institute, Psychopharmacology Academy, Chicago, Illinois (12 hours).