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The Child CBT program provides state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of emotional and behavioral problems, while advancing the scientific understanding of CBT approaches, and fostering the dissemination of CBT to patients, families, and professionals.

CBT skills group for young adults with bipolar disorder

Dr. Aude Henin and Dr. James McKowen from the MGH Child CBT Program are looking for referrals for a CBT skills group for young adults with bipolar disorder. We are offering a 15 week program that covers: Psychoeducation, mood management (CBT skills, behavioral activation, emotion regulation), medication adherence issues, management of risk behaviors (substance use, suicidality), and transition-age issues around family, dating, work, and school.

To be suitable for the group, members should be aged 18-24 years, have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (any type), have a primary therapist or other treater, not be actively manic, significantly depressed, or be experiencing SI/HI or psychosis, and not have a comorbid autism spectrum disorder or significant cognitive delay.

Group members should be able to read English and be able to complete mood tracking assignments.

To refer a patient contact Dr. McKowen at 617-503-1043. The group will have 6-8 members, and take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Child CBT Program located at 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2000 Cambridge, MA 02138 (Fresh Pond area a few blocks from the Red Line Alewife T).

Most insurances are accepted.