This lecture, titled: “Family Treatments For Bipolar Disorder,” will address how family treatments have the greatest research support of any psychological treatment for bipolar disorder. Our guest speaker will briefly review research and discuss specific family treatments that have been shown to be helpful for adolescents and adults with bipolar disorder.
Our speaker will be Irwin S. Rosenfarb, PhD. Dr. Rosenfarb is a Professor in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at CSPP/Alliant International University in San Diego and Director of the Family Support Center of San Diego (www.familysupportsd.com). His teaching, research, and clinical interests focus on psychological treatments for individuals with serious mental illness. He was the Principal Investigator on a NIMH research grant and served on the San Diego County Mental Health Board and on the San Diego Psychological Association Community Mental Health Committee. He has over 100 publications and presentations on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.