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Neurobiology and Treatment Considerations in Bipolar Disorder

  • 24 Jun 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
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  • Anyone who is not a member of IE-CAMFT
  • Member of the Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT

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Neurobiology and Treatment Considerations in Bipolar Disorder

Keerthy Sunder, M. D.

Bipolar Disorder is associated with considerable morbidity, which necessitates a creative approach in order to address a very unique set of challenges. Functional recovery can often lag behind symptomatic and syndromal recovery. Recurrent Bipolar episodes may lead to progressive deterioration in functioning and the number of episodes may affect subsequent treatment response and prognosis. While mood stabilizers seem to “nudge” the “symphony” of genes linked to bipolar disorder in a direction that aligns more with the normal expression pattern; a holistic approach including mindfulness meditation, comprehensive nutrition and supplementation, along with state of the art neuromodulation therapies, is necessary for patients to experience a robust wellness.


Participants will understand:

1. Neurophysiology as it relates to Bipolar Disorder

2. Bipolar disorder and its associated challenges with regard to treatment management

3. The elegance and sophistication of Neuromodulation Technology and Mindfulness-based interventions.

4. How to design treatment regimens that facilitate not only symptom management but build resilience in thriving vital patients.

Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD is an accomplished Physician with extensive experience as a clinician, researcher, administrator, teacher, lecturer, guest host of AM590 radio program A Senior Moment, and writer for peer-reviewed journals and professional book chapters.

Dr. Keerthy has earned Diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Buffalo Grove, Ill., the American Board of Addiction Medicine in Chevy Chase, Md., and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, England. He has also been certified as a Credentialed Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society, and is currently licensed by the medical boards of California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York and England.

He served his Ob/Gyn residency at James Cook University Hospital in England, and his Psychiatry residency at the University of Bristol, England as well as Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He has obtained extensive training in the practice of mind-body medicine and integrative approaches towards health and wellness.


Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance

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