Introductions to Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores two mental disorders:  Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  For each disorder, the course provides an overview of symptoms, diagnosis, screening, evidence-based treatments, and recovery.  In addition, the course identifies special considerations for co-occurring substance use disorders.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

1st reading:  An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

Find 1st reading at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/bipolardisorderandsud.pdf

2nd Reading:  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Substance Use Disorders

Find 2nd reading at: https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/ocdandsud.pdf

Publication:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives: Describe DSM-5 criteria for bipolar disorder / OCD.  Describe treatment recommendations (pharmacological and psychosocial therapy) for bipolar disorder / OCD.  Describe the concept of integrated treatment.  Identify Dimensions of Recovery and Dimensions of Wellness.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: For questions 1-9, please refer to the reading An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders at https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/bipolardisorderandsud.pdf.   The DSM-5 classifies bipolar disorder under the category of
 
 
 
 
2: Bipolar II disorder is
 
 
 
3: People with bipolar disorder tend to seek treatment during a
 
 
 
4: The average age of onset for bipolar I is
 
 
 
 
5: Clients who screen positive for bipolar disorder
 
 
 
 
6: Which of the following is an atypical or second generation antipsychotic?
 
 
 
 
7: Bipolar disorder is a uniquely challenging disorder to treat with the most _____________ of any major psychiatric disorder.
 
 
 
 
8: Proponents of a form of integrated treatment called Integrated Group Therapy believe that clients with co-occurring bipolar disorder and SUDs should be encouraged to view co-occurrence as
 
 
9: Using Exhibit 3: Dimensions of Recovery and Dimensions of Wellness, which of the following is not a dimension of wellness?
 
 
 
 
10: For questions 10-16, please refer to the reading Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Substance Use Disorders at https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/ocdandsud.pdf.  OCD symptoms related to contamination and cleaning tend to be more common in
 
 
11: According to the DSM-5, obsessions or compulsions that are time-consuming take more than _____________ .
 
 
 
 
12: Using Exhibit 3:  Common Compulsions, praying, counting, repeating words silently are examples of which common compulsion?
 
 
 
 
13: Using Exhibit 4:  which of the following is a question that might elicit information on the presence of obsessions?
 
 
14: Studies suggest that ________ of individuals diagnosed with OCD in childhood or adolescence will experience remission by early adulthood, with appropriate treatment.
 
 
 
 
15: Which of the following is a first-line therapy recommended for OCD?
 
 
 
 
16: The doses of SSRIs that are required to successfully treat OCD are often _________ than the doses required for other conditions.
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.