Fri, Aug 23|
Des Plaines City Hall
SOLD OUT! Innovative and Integrative Approach to Treating Clients with Bipolar Disorder
For too long, “Take your medication,” has been the preferred treatment for clients struggling with bipolar disorder. Cost: 2 CEUs / $30 Nonmember / Free NASW Member Presenter(s): Catherine Ness
Time & Location
Aug 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St, Room 101, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA
About the event
This is a Northeastern District CEU event. For too long, “Take your medication,” has been the preferred treatment for clients struggling with bipolar disorder. This approach is not sufficient. Clients with bipolar disorder continue to rank highest in suicide rates and overall premature deaths. This statistic is partly to blame by the paucity of information available to practitioners on how to manage clients struggling with bipolar disorder. If you are frustrated by the recurrence of mood swings, hospitalizations, lack of treatment compliance, or feeling stuck in treating your clients with bipolar disorder, this presentation is for you.
There is finally an integrative approach that combines the most promising research-based theories into a cohesive treatment guideline that allows therapy to be catered to an individual’s specific strengths and needs. Proceeding from a holistic approach, this treatment goes beyond mood management by evaluating and managing changes in social skills, cognitive functioning, and overall health. Although these considerations are frequently overlooked, they are nonetheless integral to allowing clients to manage their symptoms, increase their level of functioning, and improve their outlook on life.
Where: Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner Street, Room 101, Des Plaines IL 60016
Cost: 2 CEUs / $30 Nonmember / Free NASW Member
Presenter(s): Catherine Ness