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Treating the Ups & Downs of Bipolar Children
Bipolar Children continuing education MFT CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Social Worker CEUs, Counselor 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 four techniques useful in helping parents understand their child’s condition.
-Name three common manifestations of bipolar disorder that seem to appear in children, and not adults, with the disorder.
-Name three key aspects of suicide in bipolar children and adolescents.
-Name two major criteria in distinguishing early onset bipolar disorder from ADHD.
-Name three self-destructive behaviors that bipolar children might manifest.
-Name two effects of triggers on bipolar children.
-Name four steps to cope with a raging bipolar child client.
-Name three techniques for treating a paranoid client.
-Name three characteristics of mixed states.
-Name three difficulties in prescribing medications to bipolar children.
-Name three non-medicinal treatments that can be used for depression in bipolar child clients.
-Name three key aspects of stress on bipolar child clients.
-Name three difficulties bipolar children have in relating to other children.
-Name three aspects that affect a bipolar child’s healthy life style.
-Name the five learning objectives diagnosed with bipolar disorder, in the peer social skills treatment group.
-Name three interventions formed a successful treatment program for Kevin.
-Name the four patterns in the developmental signature of children with bipolar disorder.
-Name four characteristic symptoms of mania in adolescents.
-Name three cognitive-behavioral techniques that can be taught to a bipolar adolescent to reduce depressive symptoms.
-Explain why is psychoeducation for the family of a bipolar child important.
-Name one problem with identifying euphoria and grandiosity in young children.
-Explain what percentage of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder exhibit symptoms common to Conduct Disorder as the first manifestation of their bipolar disorder.
-Explain what is one technique that Greene suggests for reducing behavioral difficulties and conflict.
-Name two distinctive features of the RAINBOW treatment model.
-Explain what percentage of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder experience rapid cycling.
-Explain what symptoms of what two disorders may be the first manifestation of pediatric bipolar disorder.

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

CEU Continuing Education for
Psychologist CEs, Social Worker CEUs, Counselor CEUs, MFT CEUs


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