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18 May, 2017
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, 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 5.25 hours CPD.
Chris Aiken, M.D., is a psychiatrist who specializes in natural and behavioral approaches to mood disorders. He is the editor-in-chief of the Carlat Psychiatry Report, section editor for Psychiatric Times, and the host of The Natural Mind podcast. His books include Bipolar, Not So Much, The Depression and Bipolar Workbook, and Drug Metabolism in Psychiatry. His work has been cited in the International Encyclopedia of Depression, and he is involved in clinical research to identify new treatments for mood disorders. He maintains a private practice through the Mood Treatment Center and teaches at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
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.
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- Distinguish the key phases of mood: depression, hypomania, mixed states and euthymia.
- Summarize the role of the biological clock in mood disorders.
- Identify key activities that regulate or disrupt the biological clock.
- Develop a morning routine to treat depression, and an evening routine to treat mania and insomnia.
- Describe how to use the senses to reduce agitation and mania.
- Select devices that can treat depression and bipolar, including dawn simulators and blue-light filters.
- Develop exercises your client can practice to improve memory and cognition.
- Describe how hypomania and depression impact relationships.
- Identify six communication skills that families can use to improve mood disorders.
The Mood Spectrum
- The three faces of mood: depression, hypomania, and mixed states
- Psychological and social effects of the three moods
- Working with each mood in the therapeutic relationship
- All too common: the role of other disorders (eating, personality, anxiety, trauma and addictions) in mood disorders
- Finding normal
- Flowers in the weeds: six strengths that come with mood disorders
- Mood disorders and the biological clock
- Four key events that set the clock
- Social interactions: from deprivation to overstimulation
- Brisk awakening
- Light therapy
- Dark therapy
- Flow, engagement, and behavioral activation
- Seasonal moods
Sleep and Mood
- Sleep drive and circadian rhythms
- Normal vs. abnormal insomnia: the role of anxiety
- Sleep hygiene: a modern take on the basics
- Advanced moves: sleep restriction and CBT-insomnia
- Modifications for bipolar and depression
Mood and Health
- When the body impedes the mind: inflammation, head injury and obesity
- Exercise: how much, how often?
- Technology and mood
- Food matters: tea, dark chocolate, and the Mediterranean diet
- Air quality: from negative ions to aromatherapy
- Update on psychopharmacology of mood disorders
- Update on natural treatments of mood disorders
- Minimize side effects and maximize adherence
Cognition: The Silent Symptom
- Recognize cognitive deficits
- How cognition impacts therapy
- Functional remediation: a new paradigm
- Three ways to enhance cognition: restoration, compensation and optimization
- Take it home: Seven exercises to restore the mind
Mood Disorders in the Family
- Four ways to help: warmth, empathy, positive comments, and optimism
- Five things to avoid: critical comments, scrutiny, conflict, over-involvement and hostility
- Three overlooked ingredients: timing, frequency and regularity
- Adult children in the home: boundaries and limits
- Managing crises
- Protecting young children
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