Managing Bipolar Disorder | Black dog Institute

Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Duration
    6 Hours Plus morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • 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.
  • Accreditation
    • 40 Accredited Activity CPD points (RACGP)
    • 4 Performance review, 4 Educational Activity PRPD (ACRRM) 
    • Focused Psychological Strategies CPD (GPMHSC)
    • 6 Hours CPD (psychologists)
    • 1 MOPS point
  • Prerequisites
    Completion of predisposing activity, completion of Mental Health Skills Training (MHST).
  • Suitable for

    Counsellors, GP Registrars, GPs, Multi-disciplinary, Psychologists, Social Workers

  • Topics Covered
    Topic 1: Assessment & Diagnosis
    Topic 2: Pharmacological Management
    Topic 3: Recovery & Wellness
    Topic 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.

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