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Bipolar Spectrum: Bringing Evidence to Practice. The Best Integrated Assessment & Treatment Tools

 

Presented by: Dr. Leslie Lundt MD

 

Australian Association of Social Workers: The events attract double CPD points, i.e. 2 points per hour, for AASW members (14 points).Continuing Education Points:
Australian Psychological Society: APS Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity.(#12-22)
Australian Counsellors Association (ACA): Double points apply.
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA): PACFA Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity.
Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) : This workshop has been endorsed by Royal College of Nursing, Australia, according to approved criteria. Attendance attracts 7 RCNA Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) points as part of RCNA’s Life Long Learning Program (3LP).

 

Join author, expert and international speaker Dr. Leslie Pedersen-Lundt, MD, and learn about the latest findings, treatment, side effects, co-morbidity and psychosocial therapies for bipolar spectrum. You will leave the day with a deep understanding of how to integrate psychotherapy and medications – and take home proven strategies, techniques and tools to keep your clients on the road to wellness.

 

With the recent dramatic increase in the use of “bipolar disorder” as a diagnostic label, it is critical that mental health practitioners, counsellors and all clinicians understand how to identify clients with bipolar disorder and how to differentiate them from those with Uni-polar Depression, ADHD, anxiety disorders and borderline personality.

 

No longer are medications the sole ingredient of treatment for Bipolar Disorder. Learn about three bipolar-specific psychotherapies which have been shown to improve clients’ outcomes more than medications alone—and how to integrate them with your current psychotherapy approaches. Dr. Lundt will help you practice the use of these techniques and tools in a lively day of laughter and learning. You will emerge enthused and ready to use at least three new approaches with clients the very next day.

 

You will learn how to apply key components of empirically-tested psychotherapies to reduce relapse and improve functioning of bipolar clients.  A simple way of organizing at least 11 “soft signs” of bipolar disorder to make your assessments rigorous and convincing will also be discussed and practiced. The proposed changes in classification of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in DSM V, and how these changes will impact on your practice, will be explored in detail.