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Seminar Detail

Bipolar Disorder: Integrative Treatment Strategies for Lasting Recovery and Stabilization
Where:
FREDERICK, MD
When:
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Do you suspect a client may have Bipolar Disorder but feel overwhelmed by the complexity of their clinical presentation? Are you exhausted from chasing your client’s mood and trying to get out in front of the next crisis? Does your client display recurrent mood swings, poor treatment compliance and unpredictable, dangerous impulsivity?

If you’re looking for a clear, comprehensive approach to treating this vulnerable and high risk population, this training is for you!

Attend this seminar to discover an integrative approach that goes beyond treating a single mood state and crisis intervention. You’ll learn innovative, non-medication approaches that combine the most promising researched-based theories into a cohesive treatment guideline to help your clients achieve long-term stabilization.

Packed with tools, tips and handouts, this evidence based, integrative approach will leave your clinical toolbox overflowing with practical interventions, including how to:
  • Confidently diagnose Bipolar Disorder and differentiate it from similar disorders
  • Identify prodromal symptoms and patterns that precede mood lability
  • Motivate your clients to make necessary lifestyle changes for stabilization
  • Significantly decrease destructive behavior, including self-harm and suicide
  • Create custom, realistic treatment plans that cater to your client’s strengths
Go beyond “supportive therapy” to help your clients regain control of their mood and, ultimately, their lives. Sign up today!
Objectives:
  1. 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.
  2. Identify risk factors and prognostic indicators related to Bipolar Disorders as related to assessment and treatment planning.
  3. Implement specific clinical interventions to help clients with Bipolar Disorder anticipate, prevent and manage mood lability that interferes with daily functioning.
  4. Teach clients to recognize and manage social, cognitive and health deficits associated with Bipolar Disorder.
  5. Create custom treatment plans with tangible, attainable objectives for clients with Bipolar Disorder to meet personal goals toward recovery.
  6. Develop specific treatment strategies to address comorbid disorders that often accompany Bipolar Disorder, including substance abuse and personality disorders.
OUTLINE

Mood on a Continuum: Conceptualizing the Bipolar Spectrum
  • 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
Clinical Assessment: How to Accurately Diagnose a Frequently Misdiagnosed Disorder
  • 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
Integrative Treatment Model: Clinical Interventions to Increase Engagement, Stabilize Symptoms and Prevent Relapse
  • Psychoeducation
    • 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
Clinical Considerations
  • 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
Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Case Conceptualization
  • 40 y/o female – depressed presentation, vague history, excessive spending
  • 23 y/o male – hyperverbal, angry, depressed, chronic marijuana use
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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.



Speaker Disclosures:

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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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.

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Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

District of Columbia (DC) Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours.

Virginia Counselors: CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours.

West Virginia Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Approval #: WVBEC-051120. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists
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Psychiatrists
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Maryland Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This program is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Virginia Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

West Virginia Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for West Virginia Psychologists. The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ Guidelines For Continuing Education confirm acceptance of continuing education programs from CE providers who are approved through NASP or State Boards or Associations of Psychology. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

West Virginia Social Workers: The West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners can only approve programs held in the state of West Virginia. This course does not qualify for West Virginia social work credits. You will still receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar to retain for your records.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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