Managing Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Behavior Treatment Program Therapist Guide

Managing Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Behavior Treatment Program Therapist Guide


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This therapist guide addresses the management of bipolar disorder. Divided into four phases, this 30-session program is designed to be used in conjunction with pharmacotherapy and focuses on helping the patient alleviate depressive episodes, form a support system of family and friends, focus on the most relevant problems outside of the disorder, and improve well-being. The program is based on the principles of CBT and includes such skills as cognitive restructuring, problem solving, mood charting, and activity scheduling. A major goal of the program is the creation of a treatment contract that informs the patient's treatment team and support network how to recognize possible periods of illness and the strategies they should use in order to help the patient during these times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195313345
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Series: Treatments That Work Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michael Otto, PhD is Professor at Center for Anxiety Disorders at Boston College in Cambridge, MA.

Noreen Reilly-Harrington, PhD is a doctor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists
2. Overview of Treatment Structure and Strategies
Treatment Phase 1
3. Session 1
4. Session 2
5. Session 3
6. Session 4
7. Session 5
8. Session 6
9. Session 7
10. Session 8
11. Session 9
Treatment Phase 2
12. Session 10
13. Session 11
14. Session 12
15. Session 13
Treatment Phase 3
16. Introduction to the Problem-List Phase
17. Problem-Solving Module
18. Social Skills Training Module
19. Management of Comorbid Anxiety Disorders Module
20. Breathing and Relaxtion Strategies Module
21. Anger Management Module
22. Managing Extreme Emotions Module
Treatment Phase 4
23. Well-Being Therapy and Relapse Prevention
About the Authors

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