New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents

"DEPRESSED, BORDERLINE, OR BIPOLAR?"

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Course Number: 215      Location: Queens

PRESENTER:
BRIAN QUINN, LCSW, Ph.D.


Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2018
Time: Registration:  10:00am - 10:30am
  Seminars:        10:30am to 1:30pm

Location:

Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Room: A540 (5th Fl.)

People frequently consult clinical social workers for symptoms of depression or the interpersonal chaos and marital problems caused by unstable and irritable moods. These individuals are frequently diagnosed with a major depressive episode, dysthymia, or borderline personality disorder, but a recent National Institutes of Mental Health study of 5,700 American adults found that nearly forty percent of those suffering with a major depressive episode actually had bipolar illness. Distinguishing bipolar disorder from depression and borderline personality is one of the most critical clinical tasks social workers face in everyday practice. This differential diagnosis cannot be left to the psychiatric consultant. Antidepressants, which are frequently prescribed for anyone with symptoms  of anxiety or depression by  both primary  care physicians and psychiatrists, often do not work in acute bipolar depression,  have been definitively shown to be ineffective in preventing future depressive episodes in patients with bipolar disorder, and can, in fact, lead to more frequent and difficult-to-treat depressive episodes. Inappropriate treatment of bipolar patients with antidepressants may make it difficult, and in many cases impossible, for the social worker to effectively utilize psychotherapy.

This seminar will provide clinicians with a four-part, clinical diagnostic method to distinguish patients with borderline personality and depression from those with bipolar illness. Participants will learn why, along with antidepressants, Lamictal and atypical antipsychotics such as Abilify or Seroquel, should not form the foundation of treatment for bipolar illness.  They will gain knowledge about the research demonstrating that mood stabilizing drugs should be used for both acute bipolar depression and for prevention of future mood episodes and will learn effective ways of working with clients and psychiatric consultants regarding the diagnosis of bipolar illness and the need for mood stabilizing medications.

 

Learning Objectives:
Participants will demonstrate learning by being able to:

  1. List the signs of current depressive mixed states and past history of hypomania.
  2. Identify the four lines of clinical evidence that must be assessed to identify patients with bipolar spectrum illnesses and to distinguish them from those with  unipolar depression.
  3. Cite evidence demonstrating why antidepressants, Lamictal, and atypical Antipsychotics should not form the foundation of treatment for bipolar patients.
  4. Describe ways to help the bipolar patient accept the diagnosis of bipolar illness and the need for mood stabilizing medications.
  5. Describe ways to work with the psychiatric consultant regarding the diagnosis of bipolar illness and the need for mood stabilizing medication.

 

Presenter: 
Brian Quinn, LCSW, has a Ph.D. in clinical social work and a Certificate of Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He specializes in working with people with mood disorders and substance abuse. He has thirty five years of experience and has given seminars nationwide on bipolar disorder. Dr. Quinn is the author of Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder and The Depression Sourcebook, 2nd ed. He is in private practice in Huntington, New York.

Course Outline:

  • 10:30 – 11:15   Depression: Unipolar or bipolar? (and why it matters)
                              Bipolar Illness, Drug Abuse or Borderline Personality?
  • 11:15 – 11:30   Q & A
  • 11:30 – 12:15   Psychotherapy
                              Identifying and Managing Suicide Risk
  • 12:15 – 12:30   Q & A
  • 12:30 – 1:15     Potent Non-Drug Treatments for Mood Disorders
                              Medications
  • 1:15 – 1:30       Q & A

This conference is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

The space can accommodate approximately 30 attendees.

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:  info.acefoundation@gmail.com
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, Director of Professional Development at SuzanneKlett@aol.com

 

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of SocialWork Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/17/2017-7/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

 

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:


LCSW
          LMSW         LP
LMFT
          LMHC

Registration &
Light Brunch:   10:00am - 10:30am

Presentation:    10:30am - 12:00pm

Fee: 
     Pre-Registration:
               
Queens Chapter Members  $35
                NYSSCSW Members  $50
                Non-members $75
                Students with ID: $25
     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00


                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on April 26, 2018

             

caroldandrealcsw@gmail.com
 

  •     RSVP is strongly encouraged

 

For On Site Registration:

Check or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Inclement Weather Policy:
Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

Cancellation Policy:  
Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded.

 

 

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