Occupational Therapy: Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies for OT

39.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including diagnostic information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). Because of its health-related consequences, bipolar disorder is among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. Using a holistic, multimodal approach, clinicians can help the client stabilize his or her mood and return to a normal level of functioning.This course describes the symptoms and the biological, psychological, and social factors that must be considered when working with individuals who have bipolar disorder. Psychopharmacology is addressed, and participants will learn about indications for and side effects of typical medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorders, such as mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and antidepressants. The course describes how single-system design methodology is used for outcome evaluation, an important consideration in today's environment of managed care and third-party payers. Relapse prevention is discussed, including medication adherence and individual therapy. 

Course Objectives:After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1) Recognize the symptoms and types of bipolar disorders. 
2) Describe causal and influential factors for bipolar disorder. 
3) Identify assessment frameworks and diagnostic criteria for bipolar and related disorders. 
4) Explain treatment approaches for bipolar disorder. 
5) Describe ways to prevent relapse. 

About the Authors: 
Teresa Crowe, PhD, LCSWC, is department chair and a professor of social work at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in 1987 from the University of Maryland, a master of social work (MSW) degree from Gallaudet University in 1992, and a doctorate from the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000. Dr. Crowe has worked in the mental health field for more than 24 years, in inpatient and outpatient community centers, and in private practice settings. In addition to teaching graduate-level social work students, Dr. Crowe works as a psychotherapist for a community service mental health agency. Her current publications and areas of research address the assessment of mental health needs in minority populations. Both Dr. Crowe’s therapeutic practice and her academic research have focused on individuals with chronic mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder. 

Carol Myers, OTR, received a Bachelor of Psychology (BA) from the University of California-Berkeley, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and Master of Arts (MA) in organizational management from the University of Phoenix in Westminster, CO. Carol has been an occupational therapist for 38 years, working in skilled nursing, acute care, home health, and outpatient facilities, as well as in schools. Carol has published numerous articles for ADVANCE since 2003 and developed three webinars on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders for therapists and Quality Indicators in SNFs Related to Function. Carol taught in the first occupational therapy program in Vietnam, and consulted in two special needs classes in India, and an autism center in Nepal in 2019.
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Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies for OT

39.95
About the Course: 
This basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including diagnostic information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). Because of its health-related consequences, bipolar disorder is among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. Using a holistic, multimodal approach, clinicians can help the client stabilize his or her mood and return to a normal level of functioning.This course describes the symptoms and the biological, psychological, and social factors that must be considered when working with individuals who have bipolar disorder. Psychopharmacology is addressed, and participants will learn about indications for and side effects of typical medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorders, such as mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and antidepressants. The course describes how single-system design methodology is used for outcome evaluation, an important consideration in today's environment of managed care and third-party payers. Relapse prevention is discussed, including medication adherence and individual therapy. 

Course Objectives:After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1) Recognize the symptoms and types of bipolar disorders. 
2) Describe causal and influential factors for bipolar disorder. 
3) Identify assessment frameworks and diagnostic criteria for bipolar and related disorders. 
4) Explain treatment approaches for bipolar disorder. 
5) Describe ways to prevent relapse. 

About the Authors: 
Teresa Crowe, PhD, LCSWC, is department chair and a professor of social work at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in 1987 from the University of Maryland, a master of social work (MSW) degree from Gallaudet University in 1992, and a doctorate from the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000. Dr. Crowe has worked in the mental health field for more than 24 years, in inpatient and outpatient community centers, and in private practice settings. In addition to teaching graduate-level social work students, Dr. Crowe works as a psychotherapist for a community service mental health agency. Her current publications and areas of research address the assessment of mental health needs in minority populations. Both Dr. Crowe’s therapeutic practice and her academic research have focused on individuals with chronic mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder. 

Carol Myers, OTR, received a Bachelor of Psychology (BA) from the University of California-Berkeley, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and Master of Arts (MA) in organizational management from the University of Phoenix in Westminster, CO. Carol has been an occupational therapist for 38 years, working in skilled nursing, acute care, home health, and outpatient facilities, as well as in schools. Carol has published numerous articles for ADVANCE since 2003 and developed three webinars on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders for therapists and Quality Indicators in SNFs Related to Function. Carol taught in the first occupational therapy program in Vietnam, and consulted in two special needs classes in India, and an autism center in Nepal in 2019.