Dr. Lisa O’Donnell to speak on bipolar disorder at UBC

May 16, 2018

Dr. Lisa O’Donnell to speak on bipolar disorder at UBC

UPDATE: A full video recording and slides of the presentation on “Bipolar disorder at the workplace” is now available below.

Dr. Lisa O’Donnell, Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work, will be visiting the CREST.BD team at the University of British Columbia in late May 2018.

She will be delivering an education session on the application of Family-focused therapy (FFT) in bipolar disorder, and presenting about bipolar disorder in the workplace at research rounds hosted by the Mood Disorders Centre at UBC Hospital. Details of both the events are as follows:


The application of Family-focused therapy (FFT) in bipolar disorder

Education session

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Room 3402A-B

Dr. O’Donnell was a post-doctoral scholar under the Max Gray Fellowship in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program (CHAMP) within UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry with Dr. David Miklowitz where she was trained in Family-focused therapy (FFT).

FFT is an evidence-based, outpatient therapy for individuals with bipolar disorder and their families developed by David Miklowitz, Ph.D. and his colleagues at UCLA.  The therapy typically consists of 12 sessions covering 3 modules: psychoeducation, communication skills, and problem-solving and involves the child or young adult, parent(s), any siblings who are of age to benefit, and other caregivers (e.g., grandparents). Dr. O’Donnell is visiting the CREST.BD group in Psychiatry on May 29th will be available to meet with anyone interested in learning more about the key elements of FFT.

Dr. O’Donnell is available to meet with you separately, before or after the noon-hour session.

Please contact caden.poh@ubc.ca to schedule a meeting time.


Bipolar Disorder in the Workplace: Predicting Impairments and Innovating Treatment

Research Rounds (Mood Disorders Centre at UBCH)

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Room 3402A-B

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an understanding of the long-term impact of bipolar disorder on work outcomes.
  1. Examine biopsychosocial predictors of work impairments among those with bipolar disorder.
  1. Provide an overview of current best-practice treatments for enhancing work outcomes among those with bipolar disorder.

A light lunch will be served.

Video

This presentation was streamed LIVE from the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at facebook.com/crestbd. Watch the full recording here:

Slides

Presentation slides are available here and on our slideshare.net page.

 


 

Learn more about Dr. O’Donnell here: socialwork.wayne.edu/profile/aq6306