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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain a technique which can be implemented early in therapy for increasing a bipolar client’s self-esteem regarding a situation.
-Name the four steps in the compassionate perspective technique.
-Name three steps to initializing Behavioral Activation Therapy.
-Name three steps regarding implementing Behavioral Activation Therapy.
-Name two steps regarding implementing ACT.
-Name two techniques which can be used regarding self absorption.
-Name two techniques which can benefit the bipolar client’s loved ones.
-Explain what is the percentage of bipolar individuals that occurs in Psychiatric comorbidit.
-Name the three phases of Family Focused Therapy for bipolar disorder.
-Explain what is the social zeitgeber hypothesis.
-Name four components of the “relapse drill” technique for family-focused treatment.
-Explain how can well-meaning family members inadvertently reinforce suicidal behaviors in bipolar individuals.
-Name three integral tasks of Family Focused Therapy for BD.
-Name four unique aspects to CBT that make it particularly suitable to the treatment of BD.
-Explain what is an important consideration when a BD client with a comorbid anxiety disorder reports cognitive impairment, cognitive slowing, and difficulties with memory during the recovery phase.
-Explain what is the percentage of bipolar disorder patients, partial or non-adherence to longterm treatment.
-Explain what is the percentage of BD patients have been reported to have a history of substance abuse.
-Name twelve topics that psychoeducation should include.

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