WS56: Bipolar Disorder in School-Age Youth: Validity and Assessment Strategies Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Friday, February 24

  • 8:30–11:30 a.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: I
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

This workshop reviews the controversy around the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in elementary-, middle school–, and high school–age youth, as well as current evidence about its validity. Participants will learn to identify the similarities and differences between bipolar disorder as seen in youth and as seen in adults. Participants will also learn to recognize the risk factors that might indicate possible bipolar disorder, as well as how to select and interpret evidence-based assessment strategies to increase confidence in case formulation, and to measure the severity of mood problems as they affect youth in school and other settings via lecture and application to vignettes.

Speaker(s): Eric A. Youngstrom, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eric A. Youngstrom, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eric A. Youngstrom, PhD, has received the American Psychological Association Division 53 Early Career Award and multiple teaching awards, and has published more than 145 peer-reviewed publications on the topics of clinical assessment and emotion. He is a licensed psychologist specializing in child assessment, and he has spoken about pediatric bipolar disorder internationally.