Bi-Polar Disorder I and II: Empowering Strategies for Working with Clients

Bi-Polar Disorder I and II: Empowering Strategies for Working with Clients

Principal Investigator: Gregory, Kelly B.
October 9, 2015 - November 5, 2015
Funder: MIMH
Official Title: Bi-Polar Disorder I and II: Empowering Strategies for Working with Clients
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Dacia L. Moore, MA, LPC, NCC


Dates and Locations:

St. Louis, MO Kansas City, MO
Friday, October 9, 2015
Morning Session – 8 am – 12 noon
Missouri Institute of Mental Health
4633 World Parkway Circle
St. Louis, MO 63134
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Afternoon Session – 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 NE Coronado Dr.
Blue Springs, Missouri 64014

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Program Description


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bi-Polar Disorder is  a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels where day-to-day tasks become difficult.  The symptoms can be severe and are more difficult to manage than normal than everyday highs and lows.  If a person suffers from Bi-Polar Disorder poor job and/or school performance is often a problem.  Other problems that can occur could be a change in energy levels, activities, sleep and behavior.  Damaged relationships and even suicide are sometimes reported with this disorder.  It is estimated that over 5 million American suffer from Bi-Polar Disorder.

If you work with clients who suffer from this debilitating disorder and/or you want to learn more, attending this workshop will help you understand how Bipolar Disorder manifests in behavior and effective treatment that can help clients.


A case study review and video of a client diagnosed with Bi-Polar I

  • Her struggles
  • Her treatment
  • What has helped/ not helped
  • Her advice to others struggling with the disorder

Discussion and additional illustrations will be presented.


During the program to following concepts are addressed:

  • The diagnostic criteria for Bi-Polar I & II; Prevalence in the USA
  • The difference in symptomatology for each type of Bi-Polar disorder
  • How the systems manifest themselves in behavior of the client
  • Empowering treatment strategies from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Logo therapy
  • Helpful medications
  • Current research on treatment modalities for Bi-Polar I & II


Participants will come away with a better understanding of how Bi-polar disorder manifests in behavior and effective treatment that can help the client.

Dacia L. Moore, MA, LPC, NCC


Dacia L. Moore, MA, LPC, NCC is the President and Founder of Second Wind Counseling & Consulting, is a Keynote Speaker, Author and Professional Development Trainer.   She has a Masters Degree in Counseling from Webster University and is a National Board Certified Counselor.  She is an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan Community Colleges and Webster University.  Before starting her company, Dacia was V.P. of Programs at a residential facility where she routinely dealt with difficult diagnoses such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.  Dacia has her advanced REBT certification from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and had the honor of studying REBT under Albert Ellis, PhD.

Missouri Institute of Mental Health
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
MIMH will award up to 3.8 clock hours or 4.5 contact hours (.5 CEUs) for this program.

Missouri Credentialing Board
Approved this training for 3.75 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors
MIMH is an NBCC – Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) No. 6339 and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects for the program.
3.8 clock hours are offered for this program.

Friday, October 9, 2015 St. Louis, MO – MIMH
7:15 am Program sign-in
8:00 Part 1 – Introduction to the topic/Current Research
Part 2 – Introduction to case study.,Comparison of diagnostic criteria to behavioral manifestations
10:00 Break
10:15 Part 3 – Effective treatment modalities
Part 4 – Discussion/Questions
noon Adjourn
Thursday, November 5, 2015  Kansas City, MO – Adams Pointe Conference Center
noon Program sign-in
12:30 Part 1 – Introduction to the topic/Current Research
Part 2 – Introduction to case study.,Comparison of diagnostic criteria to behavioral manifestations
2:00 Break
2:15 Part 3 – Effective treatment modalities
Part 4 – Discussion/Questions
4:30 pm Adjourn

Special Needs
If you have special needs, we ask that you notify us at 314.516.8419 or as soon as possible. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your needs.

Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Cancellations received in writing five business days prior to the date of the program will be refunded, less a $25.00 processing fee. You may send a substitute, but we ask that you notify us in writing of this change. If you do not attend or send a substitute, you or your employer will be billed the full registration fee.


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