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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss stress, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder.
-Identify three types of Diagnostic Scopes for Bipolar Clients.
-Describe three characteristics of adult bipolar clients
-Identify eight symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
-Discuss three conditions that may co-occur with bipolar disorder.
-Describe sevens techniques to use for sleep problems with bipolar clients.
-Describe three gender implications of Bipolar Disorder
-Discuss three temperamental mood disturbances and Bipolar Disorder
-Discuss three steps in preventing suicidal thoughts for bipolar clients.
-Discuss two characteristics of family funictioning among Bipolar Clients.
-Discuss three types of Treatment regarding Bipolar Clients.
-Discuss three ways in monitoring stress of Bipolar Clients.
-Identify three most common substance abuse in Bipolar Adults.
-Identify three ways to cope with bipolar disorder.
-Name the four key elements in an integrated treatment approach for people with bipolar disorder.
-Explain what is the most effective form of therapy for increasing medication compliance in bipolar patients.
-Explain what is the main disadvantage caused by not having a universal bipolar depression rating scale.
-Explain the process of "mood-repair" in bipolar disorder.
-Name the three key difference between a "flight of ideas" in a manic episode and in a mixed depression episode.
-Explain the most reliable signs of depression prone to agitation.
-Explain the differences in symptoms do bipolar clients with comorbid substance-abuse disorders experience.
-Name the four stages in Annon’s P-LI-SS-IT model for creating a sexual health program for a bipolar client.
-Name the four components affect the establishment of a successful work environment for a bipolar client.
-Explain the main idea behind the counter projective therapeutic approach.
-Explain the interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy.
-Name the eight steps in creating a "stay well strategy".
-Explain what symptoms must have persisted and have been present to a significant degree.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."