Professional Development

Black Dog Institute, Darwin Workshop: Managing Bipolar Disorder

Black Dog Institute, Darwin Workshop: Managing Bipolar Disorder

The Black Dog Institute’s Managing Bipolar Disorder workshop aims to increase skill and confidence in:

The diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder presents many challenges to primary care clinicians. Our six hour highly interactive program

explores the key issues and difficulties in the detection and treatment of bipolar disorder, equipping the clinician with the knowledge and skills required

to deliver an integrated pharmacological and psychological approach best suited to the needs of people living with bipolar disorder.


Completion of predisposing activity, completion of Mental Health Skills Training (MHST)

Learning Objectives

By the completion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key features of bipolar disorder.
  • Assess patients presenting with depression for possible underlying bipolar disorder.
  • Undertake a risk assessment for patients with bipolar disorder.
  • List common co-morbid conditions that accompany bipolar disorder.
  • Outline the pharmacological management of bipolar disorder.
  • Delineate the role of psycho-education and psychological strategies in achieving and maintaining well-being in patients with bipolar disorder.


  • 40 Accredited Activity CPD points (RACGP)
  • 4 Performance review, 4 Educational Activity PRPD (ACRRM)
  • Focused Psychological Strategies CPD (GPMHSC)
  • 6 Hours CPD (psychologists)
  • 1 MOPS point


Normally $360. This training has been subsidised by the Ernest Heine Family Foundation. This grant is aimed at improving mental health in rural and regional areas across Australia.

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