Friday, April 14th
12:00 PM EST – 2:00 PM EST
Are you uncertain about diagnosing a client for bipolar disorder due to the intricate nature of the disorder’s clinical presentation?
Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness associated with significant impairment in psychosocial function and quality of life. It can also be an intimidating disorder to diagnose.
Join Ellen Biros, LCSW, C-PD, as she presents an overview of considerations important in working with patients with bipolar disorder. She will review how clinicians can recognize bipolar symptoms and differentiate these from symptoms of other psychiatric conditions. She will discuss specific evidence-based tools that clinicians can immediately put into practice.
- Differentiate between bipolar disorder and similar or co-morbid disorders to better
inform treatment planning.
- Identify risk factors and prognostic indicators related to bipolar disorder as
related to assessment and treatment planning.
- Implement specific clinical interventions to help clients with bipolar disorder
anticipate, prevent, and manage mood lability that interferes with daily functioning.
Ellen Biros, MS, LCSW, C-PD
Ellen Biros is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and adjunct professor. With over 20 years of experience in social work, Ellen is a seasoned expert in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders, substance abuse issues, and emotional regulation problems. Ellen earned a Master’s degree in Justice from American University in Washington, DC, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She has been sharing her knowledge with students at Tulane University in the School of Social Work and The University of Phoenix in the College of Social Services and the College of Natural Sciences. She is known for her dynamic and engaging teaching style and her ability to inspire students to achieve their full potential. Ellen is also an accomplished author and speaker. She has authored several continuing education seminars that have been well-received by professionals in the field. Her seminars, such as “Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda,” “Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic: Effective Treatment for Cluster B Personality Disorders,” and “Unmasking Manipulative Relationships: Effective Strategies for Countering Covert Abuse,.”