New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Rockland Chapter 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 19, 2020

Course Number: 265      Location: Rockland

PRESENTER:
BRIAN QUINN, LCSW, Ph.D.


Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Time: Registration: 9:30am - 10:00am
  Part 1 of Workshop: 10:00am - 11:30am
  Intermission/Refreshments: 11:30am - 12:00pm
  Part 2 of Workshop: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location:

St. Thomas Aquinas College
Private Dining Hall - McNellis-Commons
Route 340
Sparkill, New York  10976

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.

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with audience participation    

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be 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
. 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.

The space can accommodate approximately 60 attendees.

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

Who May Benefit from attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • 3.0 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
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:                  9:30am - 10:00am 
Part 1 of Workshop:   10:00am - 11:30am
Intermission:               11:30am - 12:00pm
Part 2 of Workshop:   12:00pm - 1:30pm

Fee: 
                Members                $60
                Non-members        $100
                Seniors                     $50
                Students with ID:   Free
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.


On Site:  
                Additional fee of $15.00

                           Please note:      
                     On Site charge takes
                  effect on April 16, 2020

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                registration click:


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             For inquiries e-mail:

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Early Registration is strongly encouraged. 
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached
prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

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. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at
 info.acefoundation@gmail.com.

 

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