When therapy and medications fail, and clients remain mired in depression, irritability, anxiety, and distractibility, it can leave you feeling frustrated, ineffective and wishing you could help them find the relief they deserve.
But many of these clients may not simply be depressed. Up to 80% of them may have unrecognized bipolar disorder. And when bipolar clients are misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated with antidepressants, effective psychotherapy often proves to be difficult if not impossible.
This training will provide you with exactly what you need to confidently distinguish clients with bipolar disorder from those with other conditions, so you can bring greater healing to some of your most difficult to treat patients!
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A practical four-part clinical diagnostic method to distinguish bipolar disorder from borderline personality, major depressive disorder, adult ADHD, or substance abuse issues
Tools to recognize bipolar clients at the greatest risk of completing suicide
A complete understanding of what medications should form the foundation of bipolar treatment
Highly-effective, non-drug treatments for depression, mania, and rapid-cycling
Make sure you’re not overlooking clients with bipolar disorder, and help clients who’ve suffered for months or years finally get better. Sign up today!
Brian Quinn, LCSW, PhD, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Huntingdon, NY who specializes in working with individuals suffering from mood disorders and substance abuse in the Long Island area. He is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Quinn is the author of Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder and The Depression Sourcebook , 2nd edition. He has given seminars on depression and bipolar disorder at hospitals, graduate schools of social work, state societies for clinical social work, and to hundreds of clinicians across the United States. He has appeared on national and local TV to discuss bipolar disorder and has been a guest on scores of radio talk shows across the country. Dr. Quinn earned his master’s degree in social work at the University of Chicago and his PhD in clinical social work at New York University. He has a post-graduate certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Financial: Brian Quinn maintains a private practice. He will address ‘off-label’ uses of commercial products. Dr. Quinn receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Brian Quinn has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Distinguish the seven crucial symptoms of mania and hypomania to inform clinical treatment interventions.
Formulate an assessment including symptoms, course of illness, temperament, family history, and medication reaction in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
Determine the four elements of clinical evidence that must be assessed to distinguish bipolar depression from borderline personality, substance abuse and adult ADHD in clients.
Analyze four red flag predictors of suicide completion, how to prevent suicide, and how to protect yourself from legal liability.
Evaluate why antidepressants are the wrong treatment for bipolar depression and identify four effective mood stabilizers as related to clinical treatment.
Appraise non-pharmaceutical interventions for depression, mania, and rapid cycling to improve client level of functioning.
Assessment, Recognition and Differential Diagnosis
Depression: Unipolar vs. Bipolar and Why It Matters
Why it’s essential to identify depressive mixed states
7 crucial symptoms of mania/hypomania to evaluate
Evaluation beyond symptoms is critical to diagnosis and treatment
Bipolar spectrum and mood temperaments
A teen on Zoloft who committed suicide
Hyperthymic temperament: A little craziness and a lot of success
Differential Diagnosis to Distinguish Bipolar Disorder from Substance Abuse, Borderline Personality, and Adult ADHD
Why every clinician needs to know a thing or two about substance abuse
Is my patient alcoholic? Don’t ask these two questions to find out!
Key questions to detect covert substance abuse
4-part clinical diagnostic method
Avoid misdiagnosis: How to distinguish bipolar from borderline personality disorder
A key symptom difference between adult ADHD and bipolar
Clinical Treatment Interventions
Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Bipolar
Help clients accept a bipolar diagnosis
Address key issues in treatment
Integrate core concepts into daily practice
Psychodynamics of euphoric and irritable hypomania
Treat bipolar disorder, not individual symptoms
Case study: creativity, comedy and madness
Your Worst Fear: Identify and Manage Acute Suicide Risk
4 red flags that predict suicide completion
Assess suicide risk factors
Risk management: Practical strategies to protect your client and yourself
The only medication to dramatically reduce suicide risk – not an antidepressant!
Medications: What a Non-Prescriber Needs to Know
Fears and misconceptions
Antidepressants don’t work for bipolar depression
Benefits and risks of:
Mood stabilizers (Lithium, Depakote, Tegretol, and more)
Atypical antipsychotics (Lamictal, Risperidone, Abilify, and more)
The future of medication for bipolar disorder – research and new classes of drugs
Additional Clinical Considerations
Bipolar depression and suboptimal thyroid functioning
Additional Participant CPD must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.