Your clients with depression, bipolar, and other mood disorders are counting on you. But successful treatment can feel like an impossible task.
Diagnosis is tricky, first-line treatments often fail, poor treatment compliance and destructive impulsivity feel like the norm, and recurrence seems the rule and not the exception. And you frequently need to work around medication use that comes with serious side effects, but often fails to offer real benefits. The litany of challenges can leave you feeling exhausted, ineffective, and troubled about the potentially devastating outcomes of treatment failure.
This training is exactly what you need to help your clients achieve a fuller recovery from depression and bipolar disorder, all without resorting to potentially risky and ineffective medication use.
Watch depression and mood disorder expert and author Chris Aiken, MD, and get cutting-edge therapeutic techniques, skills, and practical guidance so you can assess for and effectively treat mood disorders better than ever before. Attend and discover:
New assessment tools for your practice – demystify the DSM-5™ for mood disorders
The latest psychotherapy techniques including Rumination-Focused CBT, Social Rhythm Therapy and CBT for Insomnia
Nutritional psychiatry and the first clinically proven diet to treat depression
Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Depression & Mood Disorders Treatment Professional (CDMDTP) through Evergreen Certifications.
Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of treating depression and other mood disorders in clients. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CDMDTP for details.
Purchase today and leave confident that your treatment toolbox has the right combination of clinical interventions so your clients can find relief and live the lives they deserve!
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 15 hours CPD.
Extra Handouts - 2-Day Depression & Mood Disorder Certification Training
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Manual Day 1 - 2-Day Depression & Mood Disorder Certification Training
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Manual Day 1 with slide notes - 2-Day Depression & Mood Disorder Certification Training
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Manual Day 2 with slide notes-2-Day Depression & Mood Disorder Certification Training
Chris Aiken, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist whose work focuses on natural and lifestyle approaches to mood disorders. He is the director of the Mood Treatment Center, Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, the bipolar Section Editor for Psychiatric Times, and an instructor at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He hosts the weekly Carlat Psychiatry Podcast with Kellie Newsome, PMH-NP.
Dr. Aiken’s interest in mood disorders came from experience with close friends who suffered from depression. He began his career as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health and went on to complete medical school at Yale and residency at Cornell and Duke Medical Centers. He remains active in research, and his work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Lisa and twin children, David and Eleanor.
Financial:Chris Aiken is director and founder of Mood Treatment Center. He receives royalties as an author for WW Norton; and PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Aiken receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Chris Aiken is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a member of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association; Forsyth County Psychiatric Association; and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Conduct a collaborative assessment that avoids the stigma clients often associate with mood diagnoses.
Differentiate among the affective temperaments of dysthymic, cyclothymic, hyperthymic, and irritable types.
Assess how psychological trauma affects mood disorders differently.
Distinguish between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.
Catalogue the more common cooccurring disorders of the depressed client.
Demonstrate how to create a more effective and practical mood chart for clients to complete as homework.
Analyze how to improve behavioral activation results by incorporating the client’s values.
Evaluate how ruminative thinking drives depression.
Categorize the evidence-base for the Rumination Focused CBT model.
Apply techniques that mange countertransference to mania and depression.
Appraise the therapeutic alliance and ethical issues around including family members in therapy sessions.
Devise an emergency plan with clients and family in readiness for mania, hospitalization and suicidality.
Create an attainable treatment plan that derived from Social Rhythm Therapy.
Summarize the neuroscience of inflammation and insomnia with depression and bipolar disorder.
Integrate the known risks and often contraindicated use of antidepressants in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
Manage behavioral approaches that address medication adherence.
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.