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Special Announcement

The Family Center for Bipolar now offers evaluations geared specifically toward suicide risk assessment in adolescnets and adults. For more information please visit Our Services.


About Us

The Family Center for Bipolar is dedicated to the compassionate support, treatment and understanding of bipolar illness within the context of the family. Bipolar disorder is a chronic diagnosis and we believe that preserving family health and stability is an essential part of successful and lasting treatment.

The Bipolar Specialists™ at the Family Center encourage and facilitate open communication between our patients and their loved ones throughout the course of treatment. To achieve this, we use the Family-Inclusive Treatment (FIT) model, which is designed to include family members, partners, and other support-persons at every step of the way on our clients' road to wellness.


Family Inclusive Treatment (FIT)

Led by the Family Center's Bipolar Specialists, FIT encourages and facilitates open family communication about the signs and symptoms of bipolar illness, as well as the treatment process and subsequent care.

Together with therapy and medication management, the Bipolar Specialists work to create an environment that minimizes, as much as possible, the impact of bipolar disorder both on the affected individuals and their close loved ones.

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Our Services

Our center offers a variety of services, both for patients and their treatment partners. Please follow the links below for a more detailed description of each one.

Evaluations
Evaluations are offered to individuals who are interested in joining the Family Center for treatment of their bipolar disorder, as well as to anyone who is unsure of their diagnosis and is looking for an expert opinion to determine if they have bipolar disorder.

Family-Inclusive Treatment (FIT)
The Family Center offers short or long-term treatment, delivered by a team of Bipolar Specialists, that involves the client and at least one client-selected treatment partner.

TREAT       

Teen Risk-reduction Early-recognition Assessment and Treatment is a service for children and adolescents who have or are at risk of developing bipolar disorder.

CUBSS

Cannabis Use and Bipolar Spectrum Services is for individuals who have or may have bipolar disorder, and who use Cannabis.

PACT

Practical Accelerated Couple's Therapy is geared at couples in which one or both partners have bipolar disorder.

Group Therapy

Two weekly group therapy sessions are available for Family Center patients:

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Sane Eating

Inpatient Services
The Family Center is an outpatient clinic. However, if inpatient hospitalization is required, a Family Center clinician would treat the client in one of Beth Israel Medical Center's three psychiatric inpatient units, along with the inpatient team.

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