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A Clinician’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder

6 CE hours - Live Interactive Webinar

July 12, 2024

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6 CE Hours 

10:00 AM  to 5:15 PM EST

Live Interactive Webinar

Seminar Description

This webinar will explore current research and clinical practices relevant to bipolar disorder in adults and adolescents, with coverage of differential diagnosis, prognosis, and medical and psychosocial treatments. The bulk of the webinar will focus on family-focused therapy (FFT), a 12-session evidence-based program consisting of psychoeducation, communication enhancement training, and problem-solving skills training for individuals with bipolar disorder and their families.

Through lecture, videotaped demonstrations, and small group role-play practices, attendees will become familiar with how to treat bipolar disorder.



Participants will be able to:
·  Identify the diagnostic assessment of persons with bipolar disorder
·  Describe family and life stressors that affect the course and outcome of bipolar disorder
·  List the three phases of family-focused therapy (FFT)
·  Identify clinical strategies and techniques of FFT for adolescents and adults with bipolar disorder and their family members.
· Describe evidence for the efficacy of FFT in adults and adolescents with or at risk for bipolar disorder

Days Price Quantity
Webinar $185.00


10:00 am Bipolar Disorder: What do we know?
· Differential diagnosis
·  Course over time
·  Clinical presentation and prognosis in youths
·  Risk and protective factors
·  Basics of psychopharmacology
11:30 am  Break
11:45 am  Treatment of bipolar disorder
· Core assumptions and common techniques
· Types of psychotherapy: Cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, group psychoeducation
· Role of the family in post-episode adjustment
· Intro to Family-Focused Therapy (FFT)
· Videotaped examples
1:15 pm  Lunch
2:00 pm IFFT Part 1, Psychoeducation
· Introducing the program
· Exploring symptoms with patient and family
· Mood charting
· Exploring risk factors
· Prevention action plan
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm FFT Part 2, Communication Skills Training
· Expressing positive feelings
· Active listening
· Making positive requests for change
· Expressing negative feelings
· Problem-solving skills training
· Adapting treatment in different settings
5:15 pm Adjourn