2018 NPA Spring Conference – Not all that blows up is Bipolar (But some of it is…): Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment f

Omaha, Nebraska
Friday, June 08, 2018
2018 NPA Spring Conference – Not all that blows up is Bipolar (But some of it is…): Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment f
Friday, June 08, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Time)

Scott Conference Center
Pine Street 6450
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
United States

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Not all that blows up is Bipolar (But some of it is…): Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Bipolar Disorders in Youth and Young Adults

Bipolar disorder is a chronic, recurring, serious, and potentially life-threatening disease. If left untreated, episodes are likely to grow more severe and resistant to treatment. It also is one of the leading causes of disability and early death in the U.S.A., and not just because of its strong connection with suicide. It is also one of the most commonly undetected or misdiagnosed conditions in mental health, with years passing between when the illness causes problems versus getting appropriate treatment. For all of these reasons, it is vital to accurately recognize and know how to treat bipolar disorder. There are now more than 9600 articles on bipolar disorders in children and adolescents, with more than 90% published in the last 15 years. This explosion of evidence arrived after most practitioners finished their training and obtained licensure.

This workshop summarizes the literature, using expert review and meta-analyses, focusing on clinical implications about the presentation in youths, practical evidence-based assessment tools, differential diagnosis, and how to select effective treatment options. The workshop uses a case-centered approach to illustrate how the information changes clinical practice.

Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D. is a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Psychiatry, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also the Acting Director of the Center for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. He is the first recipient of the Early Career Award from the Division of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, and is an elected full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has consulted on the 5th Revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). He chairs the Work Group on Child Diagnosis for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.

He has served as the Director of the Data Management and Statistical Analysis Unit and Research Methods Core of the Center for Research in Bipolar Disorder across the Life Cycle. Read full bio HERE

Continuing Education
— The Nebraska Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Nebraska Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Participants attending this conference can receive 6 CEs for psychologists. This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice.

Complete refund of the registration fee will be distributed if cancellation occurs on or before June 4, 2018.

In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, registrants are asked to advise NPA of any disability so we can make necessary arrangements to accommodate you.

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Contact Information

  • npa@nebpsych.org
    Phone: 402-475-0709

Payment Instructions

  • Omaha Conference
    • General Registration: $195
    • NPA Members & Members of NE     School Psychologists Assn.: $165
    • Interns/Graduate Students: $30
    • NPA Business Meeting ONLY: $15

    Scottsbluff Remote Internet Screening

    • General Registration: $175
    • NPA Members & Members of NE     School Psychologists Assn.: $145
    • Interns/Graduate Students: $30

    Includes lunch. Please note all schedule times listed are Central Standard Time! Please adjust for Mountain Time.

    To register and pay by check, please download, complete and mail or fax a Registration Form.
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