Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 1

Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 1

In this video, counselors will learn and explore the assessment and diagnosis of bipolar and related disorders. Topics that are addressed in this webinar include: person-first language, bipolar and related disorders, assessment, DSM-5, labeling, ethical guidelines for diagnosing, culture, treatment plans, stigma, cross-cutting symptoms, diagnosing adolescents and cultural formulation interviews.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and explore the assessment and diagnostic considerations for clients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Understand the pros and cons of diagnosing and the implications for treatment.
  • Explore the ethical usage of diagnoses, its limitations and best practices for diagnosing clients

Activities Included:

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Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 1 Evaluation


Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 2

Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 2

In this video, counselors will continue to explore the assessment and diagnosis of bipolar related disorders, including learning to differentiate between other common disorders that can look like bipolar-related disorders. Counselors will also explore the ethical benefits of a dimensional approach to diagnosis. Topics addressed include: disorder on a spectrum of severity, ethical benefits and ethical risks of using these assessment measures, key signs and symptoms of mania in contrast to hypomania, substance use/medication-induced bipolar and related disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and explore the assessment and diagnostic considerations for clients with bipolar and related disorders, including differential diagnostic aspects.
  • Learn the ethical implications of a dimensional approach to diagnosis.
  • Analyze differential diagnoses of bipolar related disorders from substance-medication induced disorders.

Activities Included:

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Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 2 Evaluation


Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 3

Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 3

In this video, counselors will learn about Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), why it is in DSM-V and how it compares to bipolar disorder, including new disorders added to DSM-V. Counselors will also review and understand depressive disorders to properly diagnose bipolar related disorders. Topics addressed include: DMDD and its symptoms, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, four-point recommendation for diagnosis, bipolar disorder and circadian-rhythms, hypomania and mania, depressive and bipolar disorder specifiers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder as new disorders to DSM-V.
  • Understand depressive disorders to properly diagnose bipolar related disorders.
  • Explore techniques to differentiate bipolar related disorders.

Activities Included:

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Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 3 Evaluation


Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 4

Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 4

In this video, counselors will focus on treatment planning particularly, exploring the Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) developed by Dr. Ellen Frank with focus on three aspects, interpersonal, social rhythm and social interactions. Counselors will also explore an aspect of Family-Focused Therapy in relation to IPSRT. Topics addressed include: ethical considerations when initiating treatment planning, IPSRT and Family-Focused Therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand treatment planning, treatment responses and treatment implications.
  • Explore Dr. Ellen Frank’s Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT).
  • Review the interpersonal aspect of Family-Focused therapy as it relates to IPSRT.

Activities Included:

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Bipolar Disorder: Accurately Diagnosing and Ethically Treating the Latest “Fad”, Part 4 Evaluation