Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Adults & Children With Bipolar Disorder - 8 Audio CD

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Bipolar Disorder (BPD) is a severe, recurrent psychiatric illness characterized by a chronic course of vacillating episodes of major depression and mania that impair functioning across many psychosocial domains. This presentation discusses how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can effectively treat BPD. You will learn the phenomenology of BPD, how adults and children differ, and gain a working knowledge of CBT interventions. Dr Basco uses video examples and live demonstrations to illustrate specific intervention practices; she emphasizes ways of using CBT techniques in relapse prevention.

Live demonstrations throughout the seminar.

Topics Covered

Overview of C.B. Theory for Bipolar Disorder

  • Research & rationale for treatment approach
  • Goals for treatment
  • Types and subtypes

The Phenomenology of Bipolar Disorder

  • Symptoms of depression and mania
  • Opportunities for improvement
  • Child and adult differences

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Theoretical model
  • Treatment targets

Stages of Intervention

  • Interventions for those newly diagnosed
  • Readiness for treatment
  • How to address denial

Symptom Recognition 

Experienced & Symptomatic Stages

  • Symptom monitoring
  • Lifestyle management
  • Behavioural interventions

Correcting Cognitive Distortions

  • Three stage approach: Catch, control, correct
  • Faulty information processing
  • Cognitive intervention strategies

Mental Meltdown

  • Slow racing thoughts
  • Find a focus
  • Structure to enhance reasoning

Improving Treatment Adherence

  • Cognitive behavioural model to adherence
  • Behavioural contracting

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About Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D.

Dr. Basco, a Clinical Psychologist, is an internationally recognized expert in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has lectured throughout North America and internationally and has been training physicians, psychologists, and other mental health professionals for the past 20 years in cognitive behavioural treatment methods. She is the author of 8 books, numerous book chapters, and research articles and has appeared on television shows such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.
She conducted research on the assessment and treatment of severe mental disorders with a specialty in Bipolar Disorder. In collaboration with other researchers, Dr. Basco has received several research grant awards. Dr. Basco’s 2008 book entitled Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Severe Mental Disorders (APPI) was awarded Mental Health Book of the Year by the British Medical Association.

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Audio CD with 12 CPD hours – £60.00

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