Bipolar Disorder (3 CE)
Title: Bipolar Disorder
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT, Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Target Audience: Psychologists, LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Bipolar Disorder is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed mental disorders. Many symptoms of this disorder overlap, and are similar to, disorders such at AD/HD, PTSD, and Borderline PD to name a few. As such, it is important for mental health care providers to be able to detect symptoms associated with Bipolar Disorder and provide information to help formulate an accurate diagnosis. This presentation will highlight the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, similarities and differences with other disorders, and discuss appropriate treatment strategies for someone living with Bipolar Disorder.
- Correctly identify the clinical features of Bipolar Disorder.
- Distinguish Bipolar Disorder from other mental health disorders.
- Describe the various genetic, biological, and environmental factors that contribute to Bipolar Disorder.
- Incorporate various treatment options for Bipolar Disorder.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.