UCSF Psycho-Educational Zoom Group for Adults with Bipolar Disorder – January 2024

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The Adult Psychiatry Clinic at UCSF has released the schedules of their Group Psycho-Education for Bipolar Disorder for January 2024.

This activity under the Bipolar Disorder Program of the Department of Psychiatry is aimed at providing a community resource for individuals with bipolar disorder, mental health professionals and psychiatrists. Headed by Dr. Descartes Li, the program director, it is designed to augment the treatment of bipolar disorder and to help fill the needs due to the increased number of referrals from the community.

Dr. Li describes this group as “an advanced class about bipolar disorder for people who have bipolar disorder.” Some of the topics covered in the sessions are:

  • 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.

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.

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

Please refer to the flyer below for more details.