BT16 Short Course 34 - Utilizing Creative Strategies for Obtaining Successful Treatment Outcomes with Bipolar Spectrum Disorder - Suzanne Alexandra Black, PsyD
his session will cover defining and treating the complexity of Bipolar Affective Spectrum Disorder. Particular
attention will be paid to common misconceptions about the psychiatric condition, how clinicians can become
stuck in their treatment approaches, and how creative, brief therapy interventions, including the use of Ericksonian
hypnosis, can be utilized to assist in obtaining treatment goals. Using the latest findings in neuroscience,
this session will present effective and successful methods to manage and resolve treatment challenges
in dealing with this highly misunderstood diagnosis/ psychiatric condition.
1. Define Bipolar Affective Spectrum Disorder and differentially discern its symptoms from other psychiatric conditions.
2. Identify what are some of the common impasses to treating Bipolar Affective Spectrum Disorder.
3. Identify and utilize effective and creative treatment strategies for short - term management of the condition.
4. Communicate to your clients to de-stigmatize their notion of Bipolar Affective Spectrum Disorder.
Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA, NY, Washington, DC (pending), MD (pending) with 28 years experience nationally and internationally. Eclectic approach tailored to the individual. Trained in various modalities, primary is solution-focused, active. Do online psychotherapy. Trained at NYU Medical Center in Neuropsychology and UCLA for my postdoctoral fellowship in Emergency Room Psychiatry. Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Have worked with large range of cultures internationally (e.g.,France) with embassies, international treaty organisations, university abroad programs, terrorist attack victims, PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, medical challenges, couples and group therapies, adults, adolescents.
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