Affiliate of Zirinsky Mood Disorders Center
317 E17th Suite 5F13
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY 10003
Please note that due to snow storm Janus, we have decided to reschedule our "Relapse Prevention: Drawing on Clinical Support and Family Resources" workshop until next Wednesday 1/29 at 6pm. We hope this will give more people an opportunity to attend. If you have any questions, please call us 212-420- 2302.
For more information or to register please visit our Workshops page.
The Family Center for Bipolar is currently also accepting participants into an experimental treatment for bipolar depression. To learn about the study please visit our Research page.
Finally, we are excited to announce that we are starting two new weekly psychotherapy groups - "Interpersonal Effectiveness" and "Sane Eating". To learn more about the groups or to sign up, please go to Our Services.You can also read about the groups and the benefits of group therapy on Our Blog.
The Bipolar Specialists™ at the
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.
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 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.
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.
Cannabis Use and Bipolar Spectrum Services is for individuals who have or may have bipolar disorder, and who use Cannabis.
Practical Accelerated Couple's Therapy is geared at couples in which one or both partners have bipolar disorder.
Two weekly group therapy sessions are available for Family Center patients:
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.