UCSF Bipolar Education Group Starts Again

Peter ForsterBipolar Treatment, Self Care

Dr. Descartes Li, an expert in Bipolar Disorder at UCSF runs an excellent 8 session program for people with bipolar who are interested in learning more. Here is the latest information about the group which starts at the end of February.

The UCSF bipolar psychoeducational group starts on February 27, 2017. It runs for 8 sessions, Mondays 12pm to 115pm. Most commercial insurance accepted. I often describe this group as “an advanced class about bipolar disorder for people who have bipolar disorder.” There is also a monthly support group for alumni of this group.
If a person is not already registered at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute wants to attend, he/she will have to come in for an initial intake and registration before the start date of the group.

LOCATION:          UCSF Parnassus Campus, 401 Parnassus Avenue

DATES:    Begins Monday, February 6, 2017

8-Session Weekly Group

MEETING TIMES: Mondays, 12pm-115pm

Some topics covered in Bipolar Disorder Group Sessions

  • Self Awareness and Mood Charting
  • Medications:  How to Get the Most (and Least) out of Your Meds
  • Sleep Management
  • Communication Skills and Stigma
  • Psychotherapy of Bipolar Disorder

The group focuses on common challenges faced by individuals with bipolar disorder with an emphasis on learning specific information about bipolar disorder.   The style is supportive, while maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect. The group runs twice a year.

Unless the individual already has a psychiatrist at UCSF, potential members must be referred by their treating psychiatrist.

Fees: There is a fee for these sessions, although insurance may cover most or all of the expense involved.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact: Descartes Li, MD  – Descartes.li@ucsf.edu