Webinar- Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Patients with Bipolar Disorder
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Patients with Bipolar Disorder
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Frank
Time: 9:00AM PST
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Ellen Frank is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Depression and Manic Depression Prevention program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
Frank and her colleagues have developed and tested a series of adaptations of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) including maintenance IPT, brief IPT, and interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for the treatment of bipolar disorder which has now been adapted for both group and individual treatment of both bipolar and unipolar disorders. She recently completed a study with researchers at the University of Pisa, Italy, aimed at achieving a better understanding of the clinical importance of subsyndromal mood and anxiety conditions and their impact on the outcome of interpersonal psychotherapy and SSRI for depression. She is currently working with colleagues throughout France to establish a network of expert centers for the treatment of bipolar disorder.
An expert in mood disorders and their treatment, Frank was Chair of the Food and Drug Administration Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Panel. She also is a former member of the U.S. National Advisory Mental Health Council. She currently serves on the Mood Disorders Workgroup of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on DSM-5 and is an Honorary Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 1999, Dr. Frank was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Frank has over 400 peer-reviewed publications in psychiatric journals.
A graduate of Vassar College, Frank earned a master’s degree in English at Carnegie Mellon University and a doctorate in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.