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- Audio CD - 4+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- CATHERINE NESS, MA, LCPC
- PESI Inc.
- 10/8/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Differentiate diagnostically between Bipolar Disorder and similar or co-morbid disorders, including substance abuse, personality disorders, ADHD and Schizoaffective Disorder, to better inform treatment planning.
- Identify risk factors and prognostic indicators related to Bipolar Disorder as related to assessment and treatment planning.
- Implement specific clinical interventions to help clients with Bipolar Disorder anticipate, prevent and manage mood lability that interferes with daily functioning.
- Teach clients to recognize and manage social, cognitive and health deficits associated with Bipolar Disorder.
- Create custom treatment plans with tangible, attainable objectives for clients with Bipolar Disorder to meet personal goals toward recovery.
- Develop specific treatment strategies to address comorbid disorders that often accompany Bipolar Disorder, including substance abuse and personality disorders.
Mood on a Continuum: Conceptualizing the Bipolar Spectrum
Clinical Assessment: How to Accurately Diagnose a Frequently Misdiagnosed Disorder
- Neurobiological underpinnings of Bipolar Disorder
- An acute condition or a chronic, progressive disease?
- Prognosis: Age of onset, importance of early intervention
- Limitations of the research and potential risks
- Understanding the bipolar patient
Integrative Treatment Model: Clinical Interventions to Increase Engagement, Stabilize Symptoms and Prevent Relapse
- DSM-5®: Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Cyclothymic Disorders; specifiers
- Manic, mixed and depressive episodes
- Current evidence based assessment tools: SCID, MDQ, GBI, CICI3
- Do most clients present with depression or mania?
- 5 key questions to ask at intake
- How to effectively gather family mental health history
- Tools to detect underreporting of symptoms
- ”Unofficial” signs of mood lability
- How to recognize psychosis
- Differential diagnosis: ADHD, Schizoaffective Disorder, substance abuse and personality disorders
- Tools to promote acceptance of diagnosis; implications of getting better
- Differentiate between moodiness and Bipolar Disorder
- Medications and medication compliance issues
- Family Therapy
- Compliance and communication
- Identification of triggers and prodromal symptoms
- Create an individualized action plan
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Teach clients how cognition changes with mood
- Identification or triggers and prodromal symptoms
- Create an individualized action plan
- Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Theory (IPSRT)
- Sleep hygiene, routine and circadian rhythms
- Mood and cognition charting
- Grief related to social role changes
- Mania Management
- Safety assessment
- Communication with support network
- Frequency of monitoring
- Identify and Mange Personal Deficits
- How managing deficits decreases relapse
- Strategies to improve social connectedness
- Common cognitive deficits; their impact on stabilization
- Skills for managing cognitive deficits
Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Case Conceptualization
- Suicide and self-harm: Assessing for risk
- Crisis Intervention: Which symptoms warrant hospitalization?
- Prodromal symptoms: Red flags to listen for in session
- Children and adolescents: DMDD v. Bipolar Disorder
- 40 y/o female – depressed presentation, vague history, excessive spending
- 23 y/o male – hyperverbal, angry, depressed, chronic marijuana use
CATHERINE NESS, MA, LCPC
Catherine Ness MA, LCPC is a psychotherapist and founder/owner of Affective Counseling, a mental health practice specializing in and committed to mood management. In her 14 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, Catherine has developed a specialization in and a passion for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Frustrated by the lack of specific interventions available for treating this vulnerable population, she spent years researching and developing an integrative treatment approach with tangible techniques, outside of medication management, that improve the lives of those struggling with this disorder. Catherine is an experienced speaker who is passionate about educating mental health professionals about Bipolar Disorder; her most recent presentations were with the Veterans Administration in Chicago and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association conference in the spring of 2019.
Financial: Catherine Ann Ness maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Catherine Ann Ness has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.
CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
- Mental Health Counselors
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Case Managers
- Other Mental Health Professionals
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