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Recovery Focused Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Presented by Prof Steven Jones & Dr Elizabeth Tyler

About the event

This Masterclass webinar will be hosted on Zoom. The webinar will be recorded and will be made available for 30 days after the event to delegates who have registered. You can choose to attend on the day, watch later or both. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 1.5 hours CPD (live attendance only). 

Registration closes - Midday Monday 21 November. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment.

Bipolar disorder affects 1-2 % of the population, is a potentially life long condition and is associated with increased risks of self-harm, suicide, substance use problems and anxiety. NICE guidance recommends access to psychological therapies for people with bipolar and highlights the importance of taking a recovery focused approach to care. There are a range of psychological therapies which have shown promise in improving mood and relapse outcomes in bipolar disorder. However, there is much less evidence indicating how to improve personal recovery and other functional outcomes in this condition. Personal recovery, the ability to live a personally satisfying and engaged life, is a valued outcome amongst service users including people living with bipolar disorder. Recovery focused therapy (RfT)is an evidence-based approach developed to work in partnership with clients to identify and progress towards their personal recovery goals considering functional, social and work outcomes as well as mood.

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 Objectives
By 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


About the presenter(s)

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.  


23 Nov 2022
20.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
30.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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