Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

  • LEARNER OBJECTIVES • Identify the eight components for effective psychiatric management of borderline personality disorder • Identify client characteristics which would necessitate partial hospitalization or brief or extended inpatient hospitalization • List the five components which should be included when establishing a clear treatment framework • List the four steps in responding to crises • List five techniques for establishing and maintaining a therapeutic framework and alliance • List the characteristics of effective treatment plans for patients with borderline personality disorder • Compare and contrast psychodynamic therapy and dialectical behavior therapy • Identify 10 features/goals for individual psychotherapeutic approaches • Discuss the utilization of group, couples, and or family therapy with persons with borderline personality disorder • Summarize pharmacological treatments for persons with borderline personality disorder • Identify the symptoms that can be targeted with pharmacotherapy
    $24.00 for 90 days
  • LEARNER OBJECTIVES • Differentially Diagnose Bipolar Disorder • Recognize general medical conditions and drugs that may mimic depression or mania • Understand the goals of psychiatric management of bipolar disorder • Identify bipolar patients at increased risk of suicide • Understand the link between bipolar disorder and substance abuse • Identify key areas of consideration when making a treatment placement decision • Learn about the areas which patients with bipolar disorder and their families may need education • Become familiar with the most common psychopharmacological interventions for bipolar disorder
    $6.00 for 90 days
  • This multimedia course is based in part on Counselor Toolbox Podcasts 191, 193, 194 & 195 Text-based materials are also provided in the course for those who prefer to learn by reading.
    $24.00 for 90 days

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