By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain the three common manifestations of bipolar disorder that appear in children, but not adults.
-Explain two major criteria in distinguishing early onset bipolar disorder from ADHD.
-Explain four steps to cope with a raging bipolar child client.
-Explain three techniques for treating a paranoid client.
-Explain three difficulties in prescribing medication to bipolar children.
-Explain three difficulties bipolar children have in relating to other children.
-Explain three aspects that affect a bipolar child’s healthy lifestyle.
-Explain four patterns in the developmental signature of children with bipolar disorder.
-Explain four characteristic symptoms of mania in adolescents.
-Explain why psychoeducation for the family of a bipolar child is important.
-Explain Greene’s technique for reducing behavioral difficulties and conflict.
-Explain two distinctive features of the RAINBOW model.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
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