This group is for individuals with bipolar disorder seeking to improve remaining depression and prevent relapse after medications have stabilized mood cycling.  Recent research suggests that such psychological treatments may provide more benefit at this stage than adding an antidepressant to a mood stabilizer. The group will teach you how to change thinking, communication, and lifestyle choices to manage mood cycling and improve your quality of life. You will build skills in techniques drawn from evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, and learn from the challenges and strengths of other group members.


Purposes of the Group:

                            ➢ Understand your personal mood cycle and its warning signs and triggers

            ➢ Learn to work with thoughts that may contribute to mood cycling

                           ➢ Strengthen your communication with support persons and others

   ➢ Identify and change lifestyle choices that may contribute to mood cycling

   ➢ Define quality of life for yourself and make a plan to improve it


When: Ten (10) Monday evenings from September 24th through December 3rd, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: Life Skills Resource, 3815 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR

Cost: $170 per two-hour session ($1700 total cost).  Insurance accepted with pre-authorization.

Maximum group size: 8 members.

For questions or to request a pre-group consultation call:  503-643-9805.