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talkBD: Disclosure & Bipolar Disorder
Join our next talkBD live episode and Q&A as our panelists tackle the reasons, considerations, and potential risks and benefits of disclosing your bipolar disorder diagnosis at the workplace and with your friends and family. We'll be joined by communication and disclosure researcher Dr. Bradford Bitterly, cognitive therapist and social worker Dr. Lisa O'Donnell, and our host Dr. Erin Michalak.

More details: https://talkBD.live/disclosure

Apr 3, 2023 06:00 PM in Vancouver

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Dr. Bradford Bitterly
Brad is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on communication during strategic disclosure interactions, such as negotiations and interviews.
Dr. Lisa O'Donnell
Dr. Lisa O’Donnell joined Wayne State University’s School of Social Work in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. She is dedicated to clinical and intervention research examining the nature of clinical and employment outcomes for mood and anxiety disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, as well as efforts to develop, refine, and implement evidence-based treatment. Lisa has been trained in various evidence-based treatments and has over 15 years of experience in delivering individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families. She is certified as a cognitive therapist through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.
Dr. Erin Michalak
Dr. Erin Michalak is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, Program Director for the APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health and the Patient Engagement Methods Clusters Lead for the BC SUPPORT Unit. Her background is in psychology, with a PhD awarded from the University of Wales College of Medicine in the United Kingdom. Her research expertise lies in mood disorders, digital mental health, patient engagement in research, knowledge translation, quality of life, and global mental health. She has published over 100 scientific articles and several books and book chapters. She has been awarded the 2018 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement, Canada’s most prestigious recognition for patient engagement in research across all health disciplines. She has also been awarded the 2019 Douglas Utting Prize, made annually for significant accomplishments in promoting the awareness and treatment of depression in Canada.