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Treating the Highs & Lows of Bipolar Adults
Bipolar Adults continuing education psychology CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three topics you might consider when educating your bipolar client.
-Name three types of resistant clients.
-Name three characteristics of clients exhibiting symptoms of a psychosis.
-Name three techniques to predict manic and depressive states and to aid clients.
-Name three conditions that may co-occur with bipolar disorder.
-Name three characteristics of the sleep-wake cycle.
-Name three differences found between men and women with bipolar disorder.
-Name three temperamental disturbances that affect a client’s vulnerability for bipolar disorder.
-Name three steps to take in preventing a client’s suicide.
-Name three aspects to keep in mind when analyzing the role childhood plays in an adult bipolar client’s life.
-Name three types of treatments that clients may take in addition to therapy.
-Explain what occurs when a bipolar client becomes sensitized to stress.
-Name the three most common types of substance abuse in bipolar clients.
-Name three ways that bipolar clients can adjust their living habits to help them better cope with their disorder.
-Name the four key elements in an integrated treatment approach for people with bipolar disorder.
-Explain what is the most effective form of therapy for increasing medication compliance in bipolar patients.
-Explain what is the main disadvantage caused by not having a universal bipolar depression rating scale.
-Explain the process of "mood-repair" in bipolar disorder.
-Name the three key difference between a "flight of ideas" in a manic episode and in a mixed depression episode.
-Explain the most reliable signs of depression prone to agitation.
-Explain the differences in symptoms do bipolar clients with comorbid substance-abuse disorders experience.
-Name the four stages in Annon’s P-LI-SS-IT model for creating a sexual health program for a bipolar client.
-Name the four components affect the establishment of a successful work environment for a bipolar client.
-Explain the main idea behind the counter projective therapeutic approach.
-Explain the interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy.
-Name the eight steps in creating a "stay well strategy".
-Explain what symptoms must have persisted and have been present to a significant degree.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

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