The Missouri Department of Mental Health’s annual training conference.
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.
METHOD of PRESENTATION
A case study review and video of a client diagnosed with Bi-Polar I
Discussion and additional illustrations will be presented.
During the program to following concepts are addressed:
Participants will come away with a better understanding of how Bi-polar disorder manifests in behavior and effective treatment that can help the client.
The impacts of a physical trauma are well understood in the medical community, and treatment approaches have become quite advanced. Our ability to study the brain and its reactions to physical and chemical stimuli is relatively new, but growing at incredible speeds. "Traumatic Stress: New Mechanisms and Effective Treatment" will bring together a group of internationally recognized researchers to deliver a whole new perspective on what physically happens in the brain during and following traumatic stress. They will explore not only the physical, but the behavioral and emotional reactions to traumatic stress through the lens of groundbreaking new research. Most importantly, they will offer a fresh perspective on care and treatment. This conference will change how you look at traumatic stress in the brain and what to do about it.