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Bipolar Disorders

Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
0.5 credits

$99 Enroll

Full course description

Course Introduction

This course describes the specific characteristics of each type of bipolar disorder, related functional challenges, and appropriate treatment options. In addition, we explain how an individual with bipolar disorder can effectively maneuver training and job seeking processes and become employed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
    • Identify the types, risk factors, and prevalence of bipolar disorders.
    • Describe symptoms and how they differ from similar disorders
    • Identify treatment for bipolar disorders
    • Describe ways to honor cultural differences in approaching bipolar disorders..
    • Recognize how stereotypes and stigma affect an individual with bipolar disorder
    • Explain how to consider the specific characteristics of bipolar disorder in the career exploration process.
    • Describe how an individual with bipolar disorder can successfully maneuver the post-secondary process.
    • Describe employment considerations and effective employment-related solutions for persons with bipolar disorders.

Enrollment Details

This course will be offered four times each year. The cost is $99.00.


  • December 1-31


  • March 1-31
  • June 1-30
  • September 1-30
  • Deptember 1-31

Registration for each course will open in the month prior to training.  Earn professional development credits (CE units, CRCs, PGP hours) upon course completion.  The course takes approximately 5 hours to complete.

Module Topics Include:

  • Types, Risk Factors, and Prevalence
  • Symptoms and Differentiation
  • Treatment
  • The Role of Culture and Other Psychosocial Factors
  • Stereotypes and Stigma
  • Career Exploration
  • Postsecondary Education Considerations
  • Employment Considerations and Solutions

How to Access

Upon enrolling, you will receive instructions and the link to Canvas. Note: When you register, you'll receive an email invitation. Be sure to accept that invitation, or Canvas will not allow you to open the course modules.

Trainees can move through content modules at their own pace within the course timeframe. Trainees are allowed to finish the course prior to its conclusion date.


Length: 4 weeks 


Center on Community Living and Careers


Audience: People interested in learning more about Bipolar Disorders and employment.