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.

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