Clinicians

This section contains resources of interest to those who treat patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, including suicide prevention, family therapy and MBCT training and techniques, as well as handouts and other resources to recommend to patients.

Video on Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Miklowitz

A message from David J. Miklowitz, PhD — Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute

Clinician's Guide to Bipolar Disorder

This much-needed volume gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patient's changing needs. Highly readable, accessible, and pragmatic, the book provides expert guidance on critically important treatment questions. It addresses which medications to try and at what dosages, what psychosocial interventions are most helpful at different phases of the illness, how to continually monitor and fine-tune treatment to keep patients functioning well, and how to involve family members productively.

School Mental Health

School Mental Health, a site developed by the Baltimore School Mental Health Technical Assistance and Training Initiative, covers a wide range of topics from the perspective of educators.

Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

In Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder, Dr. David J. Miklowitz demonstrates a family-oriented approach to working with young clients with this diagnosis.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

From Guilford Press:

This bestselling work, now in a new edition, has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression (MBCT), an eight-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the "whys" and "how-tos" of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse.

Effective Child Therapy

"Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) is a division of the American Psychological Association (APA). Its mission is to encourage the development and advancement of clinical child and adolescent psychology through integration of its scientific and professional aspects. The division promotes scientific inquiry, training, professional practice, and public policy in clinical child and adolescent psychology as a means of improving the welfare and mental health of children, youth, and families.

Intense Minds: Through the Eyes of Young People with Bipolar Disorder

Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: BPChildren (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981739644
ISBN-13: 978-0981739649

Tracy Anglada, the founder of BPChildren, wrote this book on pediatric bipolar disorder with potential social workers and counselors in mind.

Treatment Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

Treatment guidelines for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, that includes diagnosis, comorbidity, acute treatment, and maintenance treatment.

This is a pdf document available for download on the Balanced Mind Foundation's web site.

The article was published by Robert A Kowatch, MD, et al, in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44:3, March 2005.

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