Year: 2002 Source: Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2002. p.79-100 SIEC No: 20020928

This volume provides a guide to conducting cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder. The key theme is respect- people with bipolar disorder are treated as people & not as incidental hosts for the illness. Beyond clinical tools for addressing maladaptive cognitions, the authors provide strategies for helping clients address manic & depressive symptoms, prevent suicidal behaviour, communicate with family members, & accept the need for medication. The text also includes a series of clinical vignettes & transcripts that demonstrate how to conduct this therapy.