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Mood Disorders in Adults, Children, and Adolescents

Major depression and bipolar disorder can cause enormous personal, social, and economic suffering throughout the world. This workshop will present evidence-based data in a clinically informed context dealing with the complexities of diagnosis and more.

Key Program Information
Series Focus on Mental Health
Next Session May 30, 2023
Related Program

Better Understand the Complexities of Mood Disorders

The diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorder in young people is quite difficult and is further complicated by competing social and economic agendas. Is Bipolar Disorder in children and adolescents an under-diagnosed epidemic, or is it a diagnosis run amok, fueled by pharmaceutical advertising?

This program will provide you with the skills to:

  • Describe and identify the major symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder
  • Understand the diagnostic complications in young people
  • Recognize evidence-based treatments 
  • Educate clients about mood disorders
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Who should attend

Health and human service professionals such as nurses, hospice care workers, social workers, counselors, and therapists

Instructors

  • Headshot of David Mays

    Dr. David Mays (MD, Ph.D.) is a forensic psychiatrist and directed the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI for 13 years. He serves on the clinical faculty at UW–Madison. Dr. Mays is the recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, The Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Dane County, and the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. He has treated patients in hospital and outpatient settings with co-morbid substance use problems for 20 years. He is a seasoned clinician and highly sought-after presenter.

CEU Information
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Participants will earn 2 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Details

Delivery format:
Online

Final registration deadline:

Additional Information

The class meets May 30, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Fee

Standard fee:
$70.00

Fee includes instruction and course materials.

Discounts

A 15% discount is available for participants who register for all three Focus on Mental Health programs.