Psychotherapy of Mood Disorders

About the Course:

Psychotherapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for a variety of mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Evidence based therapies include such interventions as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and brief psychodynamic therapy. This article presents a broad overview of various psychotherapy treatments, their evidence, and a basic description of their theoretical and practical aspects.

Publication Date:

Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health 2014


Angelo Picardi, MD
Paola Gaetano, MD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about adults and Psychotherapy of Mood Disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic therapies in the treatment of depression.

  2. Discuss the use of psychotherapy and medication in the treatment of depression.

  3. Describe interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) and family focused treatment (FFT) in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

  4. Discuss the use of psychoeducation in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Course Number: 102331
Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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