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Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Adults & Children With Bipolar Disorder

9.25 CE Hours Available

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Bipolar Disorder (BPD) is a severe, recurrent psychiatric illness characterized by a chronic course of vacillating episodes of major depression and mania that impair functioning across many psychosocial domains. This presentation discusses how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can effectively treat BPD. You will learn the phenomenology of BPD, how adults and children differ, and gain a working knowledge of CBT interventions. Dr. Basco uses video examples and handouts to illustrate specific intervention practices. She emphasizes ways of using CBT techniques in relapse prevention.


Vintage courses do not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers


Overview of C.B. Theory for Bipolar Disorder

  • Research & rationale for treatment approach
  • Goals for treatment
  • Types and subtypes

The Phenomenology of Bipolar Disorder

  • Symptoms of depression and mania
  • Opportunities for improvement
  • Child and adult differences

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Theoretical model
  • Treatment targets

Stages of Intervention

  • Interventions for those newly diagnosed
  • Readiness for treatment
  • How to address denial

Symptom Recognition

Experienced & Symptomatic Stages

  • Symptom monitoring
  • Lifestyle management
  • Behavioral interventions

Correcting Cognitive Distortions

  • Three stage approach: Catch, control, correct
  • Faulty information processing
  • Cognitive intervention strategies

Mental Meltdown

  • Slow racing thoughts
  • Find a focus
  • Structure to enhance reasoning

Improving Treatment Adherence

  • Cognitive behavioral model to adherence
  • Behavioral contracting