Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Topics: Assessment, DBT, Bipolar Disorder

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

Thursday, May, 09, 2024 02.00 PM to 03.30 PM EST
1.5 CE Hours
$59.99 $34.99
Understanding Bipolar Disorder
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Sheri Van Dijk

Noted Author & Presenter

Sheri is a Social Worker, who has been providing DBT-informed therapy since 2004. She has authored several books that focus on helping readers learn DBT skills and apply them to a variety of mental health problems and conducts DBT workshops for mental health professionals in Canada and abroad. Sheri is the 2010 R.O. Jones award winner from the Canadian Psychiatric Association. Learn more at: sherivandijk.com

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Course Overview

Via live interactive webinar
Course Description:
Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a serious mental health problem that typically creates chaos in an individual’s life, often leading to risky and impulsive behaviors, damaged relationship and careers, substance use problems, hospitalization, and even suicide. Because of the complexity of this disorder – the different episodes, variability of symptoms from person to person as well as from episode to episode within the same individual - Bipolar Disorder can be difficult for clinicians to recognize; improper diagnosis leads to improper treatment, which can cause worsening of symptoms for individuals. Once an accurate diagnosis has been made, however, it’s often equally as difficult to help our clients to accept and understand this diagnosis, which contributes to difficulties following prescribed treatment recommendations.

In this webinar you will learn about bipolar disorder, including the different diagnostic categories of BD and its causes. Participants will learn about the disorders that often co-occur with bipolar disorder and the difficulties people experience in living with this and the co-morbid disorders. In gaining a greater understanding yourself as a clinician of bipolar disorder, you will be in a more effective position to help your clients to understand and accept their mental health problems, which will typically lead to improved outcomes for clients.

 This course is a recommended prerequisite for clinicians wanting to take the DBT Informed Treatment of Bipolar Disorder workshop.
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
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CE Credits:
 1.5 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)

Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same as live in person by most states. Please confirm with your local board.

Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167 and for psychologists, #PSY-0236. Note: This course provides 1.5 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar) or live in person. 

Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

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Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credits (in person or live online).

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Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Content Access:
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Time Zone and Currency
All times listed are EST (New York time); All prices are in USD.

Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.

Accessibility Accommodations:
To request an accommodation, please contact us in writing with at least 30 days prior notice and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

Financial Declarations:
The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)



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Core Wellness Reviews

Recorded Participant

The training was straightforward and easy to follow. I thought it was very thorough and informative.

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Recorded Participant

This was the best training I have ever completed on bipolar disorder. The presenter made it easy to understand, and included ways to apply the knowledge within sessions with clients.

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Recorded Participant

Overall great presentation with lots of knowledge.

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Live Participant

Very much worth my time!

Live Participant
Lisa D'Antonio LCSW-C

This is a great intro training to Bipolar D/O. It goes through all of the criteria for the different diagnosis, episodes, psychotic features etc. It's clear and the instructor does a good job mixing in her experience working with individuals with BD along side describing the illness.

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Lisa D'Antonio LCSW-C
Live Participant

I appreciated gaining more knowledge and I enjoyed the presentation on Bipolar Disorders.

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Deb Dalrymple, LCSW-C

Presenter was clear and concise. Distinction between the various diagnoses in DSM of Bipolar were quite helpful. She used many examples from her own practice and research which was quite impressive. The time allotted could have been increased, but due to the short nature, I was able to return to my workday without interruption. Her resources are great and I am planning to purchase the workbooks that she recommended. I am looking forward to next week's training as well.

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Deb Dalrymple, LCSW-C
Whitney Taussig LCSW

This a helpful and useful training. It covered the basic understanding bipolar disorder and the different types, comorbidities and lightly covered treatment options. The trainer was well versed and easy to understand. After this learning session I signed up for the next session regarding treatment. I look forward to learning more about this issue .

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Whitney Taussig LCSW

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