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Bipolar: The Best Integrated Assessment & Treatment Tools | seminar on 4 DVDs; 6 hours
John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, (1950-2020)
PESI, Inc. / DVD on sale / Feb 2012
reg price: $96.95 our price: $ 58.17
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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

This is the bipolar seminar recording you have been looking for! Under the mantra of “there are no home run pills, “ you will leave the day with deep understandings of how to integrate psychotherapy and medications -- and take home proven strategies, techniques and tools to keep your clients on the road to remission.

International bipolar expert and author Dr. John Preston will guide you through what’s new, what’s working and what’s not, in this highly practical, no-nonsense presentation. Among the day’s highlights:
New criteria for diagnosis
Neurobiology & pathophysiology
Manifestations in adults, children, adolescents
Empirically validated psychotherapies
Lifestyle management tools
Non-medication treatment approaches
Potent strategies for relapse prevention

Develop enhanced diagnostic skills
Identify new diagnostic criteria for children and adults
Discuss specific issues that may account for poor response to treatment
Define non-pharmacologic approaches as adjuncts to medical treatment
Recognize standard and alternative pharmacologic strategies
Implement methods to effectively collaborate with psychiatrist and primary care physicians
Develop realistic goals for treating tough cases


Bipolar Disorder
Genetic risk factors
Game changer – integrated treatments

Emotional instability
Differential diagnosis: Unipolar depression
Rating scales
Life charting
Bipolar spectrum disorders & new DSM-5™ criteria
Childhood onset bipolar disorders – over coming challenges

Hormonal changes
Medical complications – what to look for
Treatments to enhance the brain’s ability to heal itself

Treatment: Lifestyle Changes
Circadian biology
Social Rhythm Therapy
Importance of exercise, diet, sleep, sun
Chronic pain and sleep disorders
Interventions to maximize restorative sleep

Treatment: Psychotherapy
Reducing suicidal behavior
Individual, family, couples therapy

Treatment: Medication
STEP-BD: How to apply lessons learned
Mood stabilizers
Antidepressants – increased suicidal risk
Dietary supplements: pros and cons
Relapse prevention
Proven strategies for sustained recovery
Tools managing side effects
Treatment during pregnancy
Experimental treatments


John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, (1950-2020), was a licensed psychologist, and author or coauthor of twenty books. He was professor emeritus of psychology at Alliant International University, and served on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine. Preston lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He was a recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award for contributions to the mental health professions, and was a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

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