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This workshop will highlight developments in understanding and treating bipolar disorder from a personal recovery perspective. This will include assessment of personal recovery, key intervention components and applications in specific groups.
Learning ObjectivesBy the end of the webinar participants will be able to:
1. understand current NICE guidelines for psychological therapy for bipolar disorder and recommendations for further research
2. display knowledge of recent research into psychological processes linked to personal recovery in bipolar disorder
3. use the Bipolar Recovery Questionnaire to assess and monitor personal recovery
4. understand a range of options for improving recovery outcomes in bipolar disorder
5. consider adaptations to RfT for older adults
Steven Jones is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Co-Director of the Spectrum Centre at Lancaster University. He has over 30 years of experience working with bipolar disorder both as a researcher and clinician. Work to date has led to the development of a series new interventions to help people living with bipolar ranging from web-based self-management support to intensive face-to-face psychological therapy to enhance personal recovery. Steven co-authored the first evidence based CBT manual for bipolar disorder in 1999 for Wiley, subsequently updated in 2010. Jones led the team that produced the ‘Understanding bipolar” report for the British Psychological Society and was part of the Clinical Guideline Development team that updated the NICE bipolar treatment guidelines in 2014. He has over 200 publications to date and is currently leading on a Recovery focused therapy manual for bipolar commissioned by Wiley and an update of the ‘Understanding bipolar’ report for the British Psychological Society.
Elizabeth Tyler is a Clinical Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Manchester. She trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Manchester and qualified in 2011. She then worked at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health on a number of bipolar disorder research trials as a trial therapist and then as a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellow conducting a Randomised Controlled Trial evaluating recovery focused therapy for older adults with bipolar disorder. Elizabeth has delivered clinical workshops nationally and internationally in the US to clinical teams, Universities and Conferences. She has co-authored two book chapters with Jones on bipolar disorder and is currently writing a chapter on adapting recovery focused therapy for older adults in the recovery focused therapy manual commissioned by Wiley.
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