Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 12, May 19|
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bipolar Disorder
Time & Location
Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 12, May 19
About the event
Many psychological treatment models for bipolar disorder emphasize the need for mood stabilizing medication and focus on methods of ensuring medication adherence. Although medications can be helpful for some people, modern cognitive behavioural therapies also emphasize cognitive approaches to mood stabilization. This 5-Day experiential workshop focuses on developing clinical skills for working with clients experiencing bipolar disorder to reduce mood swings and enhance recovery. This workshop emphasizes practical development of clinical skills through live clinical demonstrations, video demonstrations, case examples, role-plays, and discussions of common challenges. Recordings of the workshop will be made available to all attendees. Ongoing consultation sessions are also available to workshop attendees who would like to enhance their learning following the workshop.
Dr. Michael Best is a Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science at the University of Toronto where he is Director of both the Therapeutic Interventions for Psychosis Lab and the Clinical Research and Evaluation Center. He completed his graduate training at Queen’s University and his residency at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Centre in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Best conducts clinical trials of CBT for serious mental health conditions and has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, assertive community treatment, and early intervention services. Dr. Best has trained graduate students, psychiatry residents, and conducted CBT trainings across North America. He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies and a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.