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Essentials of Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorders

  • Whole Connection 100 Arapahoe Avenue Ste 9 Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)

Workshop Description:
This 1.5-hour workshop will focus primarily on assessment of bipolar disorders. By the end of
the evening attendees will be able to:
 differentiate between bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and major depressive disorder
(MDD);
 know how to screen for bipolar disorder when someone presents in a depressive episode,
and understand the complexity of differentiating depression in MDD vs. bipolar disorder;
 properly diagnosis mood disorders vs. substance-induced mood episodes; and,
 know how to assess for hypomania or prodromal manic symptoms when a previously
depressed client comes in reporting significant improvement.

Time permitting, Alisha also will share an overview of the treatment model used at the
Sutherland Bipolar Center, emphasizing a couple of powerful tools that you can put to immediate use in your practice.
The workshop format will include lecture, handouts, case examples, and Q&A.

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About Alisha:
Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D. is the Director of the Sutherland Bipolar Center, a bipolar specialty
clinic located in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For over 15 years she has coordinated the day-to- day operations of the Center, provided psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups, supervised therapists in training, and provided community education on bipolar disorders. She has trained mental health professionals in the assessment and treatment of bipolar disorders in a number of settings, including community mental health, private practice, conferences, and via an on-line course. She is passionate about disseminating evidence-based psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorders.