Community Education Series: Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Presenter: Michael G. Pipich, M.S., LMFT
Michael Pipich LMFT holds a Master of Science degree in clinical/community psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist (Colorado license MFT744), and he has treated a wide range of mental disorders and relationship problems in adults and adolescents for more than 30 years, both in-office and via online teletherapy.
Michael is also a national speaker on bipolar disorder. His book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder (Citadel Press, 2018) is widely regarded as an important work in the field of bipolar treatment. Michael is also known as an expert in many legal cases involving psychological treatment and the law, and has taught several graduate-level psychology courses. He was selected as a collaborating investigator by the American Psychiatric Association, performing clinical field trials for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). He's been featured on television, radio and in print media on a variety of topics, and he is the host of Breakthrough with Michael Pipich on the VoiceAmerica Network.
Many children and adolescents with bipolar disorder go undiagnosed and poorly treated, resulting in devastating life consequences, including substance abuse and suicide. This training will provide diagnostic techniques and treatment approaches for young people with bipolar disorder and their families.
1. Understand the genetic factors of bipolar disorder and how the disorder manifests in young people.
2. Learn how to defeat bipolar in children and adolescents and differentiate bipolar from other pediatric mental disorders.
3. Explore treatment issues specific to childhood bipolar disorder and their families.
Time: 2PM - 3PM
No credit offered.