About Bipolar Advantage

Bipolar Advantage produces outcome–based education programs for bipolar and depression. They provide self-paced online education for people with mental conditions, their friends and family, as well as for professionals. Their online and in-person courses are certified for Continuing Education Credits by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE#4050).

“Tom is doing something no one else is really doing. He is turning a serious mental illness on its head and suggesting that by accepting rather than fighting the disorder, people with bipolar can identify and access their strengths and lead lives that are not only satisfying but productive beyond their wildest imaginings. Tom is standing up to the pervasive deficit-based view of people with psychiatric disorders that is held by both mental health professionals and the lay public alike and saying with grace, humor, and the strength of personal experience that it is possible to take this disorder and live abundantly and creatively. Tom is helping people to both face up to their illness and to resist accepting a diminished story of their lives and futures through self-acceptance and cooperation with caring psychiatrists and therapists. Tom is ahead of the pack. He is staking out new territory and leading the way in showing people with brain-based disorders like bipolar that it is possible to live richly.” – Maureen Duffy Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, The Counseling Program, Barry University

“Bipolar In Order provides the essential message that symptom reduction or elimination is far from the main goal of adaptation and intervention. Sure to challenge traditional thinking, this important work is integrative and wise.” – Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept of Psychology, UC Berkeley

“Bipolar IN Order explores the positive value of mania and depression, linking it to Eastern traditions of mental discipline, while at the same time appreciating the need for warranted medical diagnosis and treatment. He also describes a team approach oriented towards recovery rather than remission. While complex, and not one size fits all, his approach may help many better understand, treat, and appreciate this condition.” – S. Nassir Ghaemi MD MPH Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Mood Disorders Program, Tufts Medical Center

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Last updated: 12 Jan 2012
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 12 Jan 2012
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