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Diagnostic and Treatment Issues in Bipolar Disorder: An Update for Clinicians

  • Sunday, December 18, 2016
  • 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • The Sherman Oaks Galleria | 15301 Ventura Blvd.


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Presenter: Boghos Yerevanian, M.D.

Description: Bipolar Disorders are among the most common psychiatric illnesses. They contribute to high morbidity and mortality, including  suicide. Usually lifetime disorders, they cause disruption in the life of patients and families alike and add significantly to the health care burden and cost to society.  The importance of psychosocial interventions in maintaining control over this illness is becoming apparent. This review and update will focus on select diagnostic and treatment issues that are relevant to our audience with the hope of facilitating a team approach for the bio-psycho-social treatment of this increasingly prevalent and complex disorder.

About the Presenter: Boghos Yerevanian  M.D. is retired Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA  and the founder and former Director of the Mood Disorders Program at the UCLA/SFV Psychiatry Training program based at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center.  Dr. Yerevanian graduated from the America University of Beirut.   From 1980-1988 he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester where he founded and directed the Mood Disorders program’s clinical and research activities.  In 1991 he joined the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA where he served as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Golden Couch Award for best clinical supervisor and the Silver Apple Award for Best Teacher, a total of 11 times in 25 years at UCLA.  He is the author of numerous data-based scientific articles, book chapters and more recently a book on OCD.  Currently he is in private practice in Encino, CA.  His office telephone number is 818-223-9722 and his voice mail pager is 818-410-5398.


  1. To learn about the different subtypes of Bipolar Disorder, with particular emphasis on the more subtle and atypical presentations.

  2. To understand the relationship between bipolar disorder and suicide, especially in the context of pharmacotherapy.

  3. To address collaborative issues in the total management of Bipolar patients.

The Sherman Oaks Galleria  is located at 15301 Ventura Blvd.  The Community Room is located on the 1st floor near  the Cheesecake Factory and past Paul Mitchell Salon, and ATM.  Validation for Free Parking given at meeting.  RSVPs are PREFERRED:  Please go online to Register at info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or call 650-460-9210

COORDINATORS: Tanya Moradians, PhD, LCSW  818 783-1881 or tmoradia@ucla.edu  | Gloria Gesas, LCSW at 818 990-1053 or gegesaslcsw@gmail.com

All clinical disciplines are welcome and may attend at No charge..  Students are encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments are provided.  Bring your flyers, brochures and business cards for networking and socializing.  Society members  earn 2.0 CE units at no  charge.  The cost  for non-members to receive 2.0 CE units is $20.  This presentation meets the qualifications for 2.0 CE units for LCSWs, ASWs, LPCCs and  MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. To sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call  650 460 9210. REGISTERED ASSOCIATE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS – with prior approval from your supervisor, you can now use CEU’s toward LCSW hours.

To sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call  650 460-9210.

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