Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Bipolar Disorder (Second Edition) by Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D. & A. John Rush, M.D.
[Book & 11 CE Credits]

From leading scientist-practitioners, this pragmatic, accessible book provides a complete framework for individualized assessment and treatment of bipolar disorder. It addresses the complexities of working with individuals with broadly varying histories and clinical presentations, including those who have been recently diagnosed, those who are symptomatically stable, and those who struggle day to day to achieve symptom remission. Extensive case material illustrates proven strategies for conceptualizing patients' needs and working collaboratively to help them adhere to medication treatments, recognize the early warning signs of manic and depressive episodes, build coping skills, and manage specific symptoms. The second edition is a complete revision of the original volume, updated and restructured to be even more user friendly for clinicians.

Learning Objectives

  • List two common medications that are used to treat the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder.
  • Recognize ways of managing the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of bipolar disorder.
  • Discuss the difficulties in treatment adherence of bipolar patients and how to increase levels of compliance through CBT.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Second Edition
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: An Overview
  • Medication Treatments for Bipolar Disorder
  • Enhancing Adherence
  • Compliance Contracts
  • Early Detection to Prevent Relapse
  • Management of Behavioral Symptoms: Trigger Control and Increasing Positives
  • Management of Behavioral Symptoms: Controlling Negatives
  • Management of Cognitive Symptoms: Content Changes
  • Management of Cognitive Symptoms: Process Changes
  • Stress Management
  • Addressing Problems in Interpersonal Communication
  • Putting Together a Treatment Program
  • Appendix: Protocol for 20 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Sessions

About the Authors

Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D. recently joined the psychology faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously, she was Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

A. John Rush, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 March, 2007.
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