Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Duration

    6 Hours 

  • Program Outline
    The diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder presents many challenges to primary care clinicians. Our six hour highly interactive program explores the key issues and difficulties in the detection and treatment of bipolar disorder, equipping the clinician with the knowledge and skills required to deliver an integrated pharmacological and psychological approach best suited to the needs of people living with bipolar disorder. The program will assist GPs to gain further confidence and competence in the effective use of Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS).
     
    Kindly sponsored by the South Western Sydney PHN and only available to health professionals within the South Western Sydney PHN catchment
  • Accreditation
    • 40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1 Points• 30 ACCRM PRPD• Focused Psychological Strategies CPD(GPMHSC)• 6 Hours CPD (psychologists)• AASW Endorsed Activity
  • Prerequisites
    Completion of predisposing activity, completion of Mental Health Skills Training (MHST).
  • Topics covered
    Topic 1: Assessment & DiagnosisTopic 2: Pharmacological ManagementTopic 3: Recovery & WellnessTopic 4: Diagnostic Dilemmas
  • Learning Objectives
    • Identify the key features of bipolar disorder.• Assess patients presenting with depression for possible underlying bipolar disorder.• Undertake a risk assessment for patients with bipolar disorder.• List common co-morbid conditions that accompany bipolar disorder.• Outline the pharmacological management of bipolardisorder.• Delineate the role of psycho-education and psychological strategies in achieving and maintaining well-being in patients with bipolar disorder.
StateAddress Venue Start Date End Date Time Fee
NSW20/22 Camden Rd Campbelltown NSW 2560 Campbelltown Catholic Club Sunday, 03 May 2020 Sunday, 03 May 2020 09 AM-05 PM FREE

Personal Details

Professional Details





Organisation *

What are your personal and/or professional experiences relating to mental health problems, including any relevant qualifications?

What are your skills, experiences and /or qualifications in support group facilitation or training that would enable you to facilitate the REACH support group program?

Are you attached to an organisation that will support you in an ongoing way as a REACH facilitator? *
 Yes     No

Are you available for the dates of the 2 day training program as advertised on the website for this role? *
 Yes     No