Structured Group Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder: The Life Goals Program, Second Edition / Edition 2

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This updated and substantially revised edition not only incorporates the expansion of the pharmacological armamentarium available for treatment but also integrates the explosion of evidence-based data for psychosocial interventions. The authors, a psychiatrist-nurse team, have fine-tuned their two-phase treament program and present a clear and concise approach to improving illness self-management skills, as well as social and occupational functioning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826116949
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark S. Bauer, MD, is in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and on staff in the Mental Health Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, RI. Dr. Bauer's career-long focus has been on improving outcome in serious mental illness, particularly manic-depressive disorder. He has contributed advances by developing new assessment tools and new treatment modalities such as the use of high-dose thyroid hormone for rapid cycling. For the past decade, his main focus has been on studying interventions that take efficacious treatments and improve their effectiveness in actual practice. He has been recognized with awards for his research, clinical expertise, teaching, and administrative skills. He served for many years on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association) and has twice been named Exemplary Psychiatrist by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Linda McBride, CS, MSN, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, RI. During her tenure as an Advanced Practice Nurse she has become recognized for her innovative program development for people with severe mental illnesses. Nurse McBride contributed to the development of a "Collaborative Practice Model" for the treatment of manic-depressive disorder. This innovative model served as a pilot program that has been implemented in mental health services across the country. She has consulted in the United States and abroad. Because of her clinical, research, and patient-education acumen, she has been recognized and presented with multiple awards including the Administrator's Excellence in Nursing Award by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Table of Contents

  1. Foreword by Gregory E. Simon and Evette J. Ludman

    Part I: Overview of Manic-Depressive Disorder

  2. Diagnosis of Manic-Depressive Disorder
  3. Impact of Manic-Depressive Disorder
  4. Pathological Basis of Manic-Depressive Disorder
  5. Overview of Biological Treatments for Manic-Depressive Disorder
  6. Psychosocial Treatments for Manic-Depressive Disorder
  7. The Conceptual Framework for the Life Goals Program
  8. Part II: The Life Goals Program

  9. Phase 1: Illness Management Skills

    Session 1: Orientation

    Session 2: Mania Part 1
    Session 3: Mania Part 2
    Session 4: Depression Part 1
    Session 5: Depression Part 2
    Session 6: Treatments for Manic-Depressive Disorder

  10. The Life Goals Program Phase 2
  11. Program Evaluation

  12. References
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