ACE Foundation Programs

2021 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Nassau Chapter with the Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:

DEPRESSED, BORDERLINE, OR BIPOLAR: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND BEST TREATMENTS - LIVE VIA ZOOM

Program Description

Clinicians are seeing an increasing number of patients who, in spite of treatment with multiple antidepressants and a variety of other medications, remain mired in depression, often accompanied by irritability, anxiety, and distractibility. These individuals often lament that they “have tried every drug there is” without substantial or sustained benefit.

A common reason for this: many of these individuals are not just depressed. Fifty to eighty percent of them atually have unrecognized bipolar illness. Antidepressants have been shown to be, at best, only marginally better than placebo in acute bipolar depression and in a subset of bipolar patients, antipepressants can cause or worsen irritable, agitate depression, increase the risk of suicide, and, paradoxically, lead to more frequent depressive episodes. Effective psychotherapy often proves to be dfficult, if not impossible, when bipolar patients are misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated with antidepressants.

At the end of the first part of this seminar, clinicians will be able to recognize the symptoms, family history, course, and antidepressant-response markers thatdistinguish bipolar illness from major depressive disorder and borderline personality. Clinicians will learn about the medications that should form the foundation of treatment for bipolar illness, including the one medication (not an antidepressant) that has been repeatedly shown to dramatically reduce the risk of completed suicide.

Drawing on research from empirically-tested individual and family therapies for bipolar disorder, Dr. Quinn will discuss the many ways psychotherapists can help patients and families struggling with bipolar disorder once patients receive proper pharmacologic treatment.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.

This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.

Date:

Sunday, January 10, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

Course Number

284

Presenter:

Brian Quinn, LCSW, Ph.D.

Program Originator:

Nassau

Location:

Zoom

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:

LCSW, LMSW, LP, LMFT, LMHC

Registration:

Registration is closed.

Program Details

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the symptoms, family history, course, and antidepressant-response markers tha distinguish bipolar illness from major depressive disorder and borderline personality.
  2. Describe the research showing that antidepressants can worsen the course of bipolar illness.
  3. List the atypical antipsychotics that treat acute bipolar depression and the mood stabilizers that effectively treat both acute bipolar depression and prevent new mood episodes.
  4. Identify key issues in the psychotherapy of individuals diagnosed with bipolar illness that are derived.

Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

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

Brian Quinn, LCSW, Ph.D. is a clinical social worker with a post graduate certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He specializes in working with people with mood disorders and substance abuse. Dr. Quinn, who has over thirty years of experience, has given seminars nationwide on depression and bipolar disorder and has taught continuing education courses on bipolar disorder at graduate schools. He 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.

Bibliography
Workshop lecture with PowerPoint presentation and audience participation

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.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at info.acefoundation@gmail.com, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

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.

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.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • 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.
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Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists  #PSY-0121.

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; LP# P0017; LMFT #0028; LMHC #0045.

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