Dialectical behavior therapy informed treatment of bipolar disorder

Sheri Van Dijk, Psychotherapist

Excerpt:

Download an outline here

  • 6h of continuing education
  • 24 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 power-point
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee

Overview

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a serious mental health problem that typically creates chaos in an individual’s life. It can lead to risky and impulsive behaviors, damaged relationships and careers, substance use problems, hospitalization, and even suicide. About 1 in 50 adults in Canada report symptoms that meet the criteria for bipolar disorder at some point in their life. BD affects men and women equally, as well as all races, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic classes. It can be difficult to diagnose, jeopardizing access to effective treatment. However, going without treatment, or receiving improper treatment, often makes symptoms worse.

About the expert

Picture of Sheri Van Dijk

Sheri Van Dijk has been working with clients using DBT strategies for 20 years. She has written 7 books on how to tailor Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT skills to a range of disorders. Her book DBT Made Simple was conceived to make DBT more accessible to therapists working with diagnoses other than borderline personality disorder. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder is a guide for clients in using DBT skills to regulate emotion in their lives. Sheri is the winner of the 2010 R.O. Jones award of the Canadian Psychiatric Association for her research on using DBT skills with bipolar disorder. She has extensive training in mindfulness and DBT and has been running DBT-informed groups since 2004. Sheri is a lively and experienced presenter who has given dozens of workshops in Canada and internationally on DBT skills. Her popular presentation on DBT for Bipolar Disorder draws on her extensive research and clinical experience helping clients who have this difficult diagnosis.

Learning objectives

  1. Improve their ability to help clients understand and accept their diagnosis
  2. Understand the rationale for using DBT in treating BD
  3. Be familiar with the main DBT skills used in treating BD including: re-regulating emotions, mindfulness and emotion regulation, radical acceptance, distress tolerance.
  4. Understand considerations in providing group and individual DBT.

Learning material

A theoretical training illustrated with clinical examples. This training is composed of videos of 5 to 15 minutes each. The power-point of the training to download.

Content

  • Powerpoint
  • Providing psychoeducation to clients with Bipolar Disorder

  • 1. Presentation
  • 2. Bipolar disorder (BD) basics and the difference between mania and hypomania
  • 3. Important informations about BD and the difference between Bipolar Disorder I and Bipolar Disorder II
  • 4. Mixed episodes and rapid cycling
  • 5. Psychosis and the relationship between misdiagnosis and race
  • 6. Causes of BD, co-morbidities and acute suicidality
  • Treatment options

  • 7. Pharmacotherapy for BD
  • 8. Treatments for BD
  • 9. Van Dijk's history with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and the basics of DBT
  • 10. Assessment and psychoeducation
  • 11. Monitoring- life chart, mood chart and tracking sheet
  • 12. Mood symptoms worksheet and being aware of stigmas
  • 13. Biosocial Theory
  • 14. Dialectical philosophy and behavioral analysis
  • DBT skills to treat Bipolar Disorder

  • 15. TIPP skills
  • 16. DBT and mindfulness skills
  • 17. The rational, emotional and wise mind
  • 18. The -STRONG- skills
  • Nonjudgmental Stance

  • 19. Practicing being in a nonjudgmental stance
  • 20. The basics of radical acceptance
  • 21. Self-validation and opposite action
  • 22. Opposition part 2
  • 23. Crisis survival skills
  • Considerations for group versus individual treatment

  • 24. Group and individual DBT sessions
  • Bibliography


CE Credits

Download a certificate of successful completion.



Audience

This training is intended for mental health professionals.

Registration

  • 6h of continuing education
  • 24 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 power-point
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee

Legal notice

The courses offered by ASADIS are accredited by different professional organisations. In addition, ASADIS is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. ASADIS maintains responsibility for the program.

The CPA’s approval of an individual, group, or organization as a CE Sponsor or Provider is restricted to the activities described in the approved application or annual report form. The CPA’s approval does not extend to any other CE activity the Sponsor or Provider might offer. In granting its approval, the CPA assumes no legal or financial obligations to Sponsors, Providers, or to those individuals who might participate in a Sponsor or Provider’s CE activities or programs. Further, responsibility for the content, provision, and delivery of any CE activity approved by the CPA remains that of the CE Sponsor or Provider. The CPA disclaims all legal liability associated with the content, provision, and delivery of the approved CE activity.

Want to know when new courses are available?

Sign up to our mailing list →


You can unsubscribe at anytime and will only receive a few emails a year.


Find us on: Facebook Europe (fr)Facebook Québec (fr-ca)Facebook US & Canada (en)Twitter (fr)Twitter (en)LinkedIn (fr)