You can now view free of charge some of the material on my Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code course for mental health professionals.
This will give you a sense of the course, and help you decide whether or not you feel the full course is for you.
For the next two weeks, you can freely access some of the audio-visual presentations, texts and slides of this course.
This Free-view if for mental health professionals. If you are not a mental health professional, you might prefer to access the Free-view for my Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code course for the general public. Click here to access the Free-view for the general public, including people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, their family members, and people who for their own reasons want to learn (a lot) more about bipolar disorder.
All of the course material is downloadable for people who subscribe to the full course.
At any time, if you would like to go straight to the full course and avail of the 25% discount, you can do so by clicking here - for mental health professionals.
All of the full course information is contained in the paragraphs below - exception, discounted price.
Fourteen days after you enroll in this free-view - and during the Free-view period - you will have an opportunity to purchase the "Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code" course at 25% discount for a limited period.
If, before the 14 days are up, you feel you might like to just go ahead and purchase the course at 25% discount, click here to access the course and sales information, including the 25% discount.
Who this course is for:
This course is for mental health professionals - for mental health professionals who work with - or would like to be in a position to work with - people diagnosed with bipolar disorder:- psychotherapists; psychiatric nurses; counsellors; psychologists; social workers; psychiatrists; social care workers; GPs; occupational therapists; art therapists, for example.
I created this course because the prevailing understanding of bipolar disorder is inaccurate and distorted, including the training that most mental health professionals receive. In this course, I provide the understanding and information that should be included in all mental health professional training courses.
Anne, April 2017: "Thank you so very much for producing this course. It is hard to put into words how incredibly useful all your presentations were. You have finally made sense of what Bi-polar disorder is in a world that has no idea. The title is very apt."
Claire, April 2017: "This course is by far the most useful thing I have ever encountered about bipolar disorder in over twenty years."
Mark, May 2017: "I am really enjoying your 'Bipolar disorder: Cracking the code' course".
Patricia, May 2017: "This course is excellent, and I'm finding it both interesting and inspiring".
Course material and format:
I will be adding new material to the course regularly - several presentations every month. I expect all course material to be created and uploaded by late 2017.
Currently 6 hours and 27 minutes of audio-visual material in the course, much more to come.
The course is primarily presented as audio-visual presentations. The texts and slides used in the course are also included. All course material is downloadable for your own use.
Course material will include several case studies and guidelines for working with people disgnosed with bipolar disorder.
Course participants are invited to maintain contact with me as they go through the course material. Contact with me is generally through the comments section in each module and/or by emailing me directly.
Mental health professionals who participate in and complete this course can expect to have a greatly enriched understanding of all aspects of bipolar disorder.
You can also expect to have learned a great deal regarding how to work effectively with people diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Certificate of Completion:
Participants who complete this course will be issued with a Certificate of Completion for continuing professional development (CPD). For continuing professional development (CPD) purposes, progress through and completion of the course is measured in relation to the audio-visual presentations only. Participants do not need to have gone through the other course material - the texts and slides that accompany the presentations - in order to complete the course for CPD purposes.
Terry's own life experiences and his life as a mental health activist, medical doctor, psychotherapist and mental health author have brought him to a level of understanding of mental health that is unusual if not indeed exceptional.
Terry Lynch has played a prominent role in mental health both nationally and internationally. For a nine-year period, he was appointed by the Irish Department of Health and Children to key national mental health groups - The Expert Group on Mental health Policy (2003-6) which formulated A Vision for Change, Ireland’s official mental health policy document; The Independent Monitoring Group for A Vision for Change (2006-9); the Second Monitoring Group for A Vision for Change (2009-12).
Terry Lynch was the only mental health professional to be appointed to the three Groups named above. In addition, he was also appointed by the CEO of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) to the Irish Health Service Executive's Mental Health Expert Advisory Group (2006-8).
Terry is the author of 4 books: Prescribed Drug Dependence (Kindle, 2018); Depression Delusion Volume One: The Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance (2015); Selfhood: A Key to the Recovery of Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems, (2011); and best-seller Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Distress (2004).
He has appeared regularly in the national media in Ireland and beyond.
StartBipolar disorder and brain chemical imbalances, no. 1. (23 min 36 sec) (23:36)
StartBipolar disorder and brain chemical imbalances, no. 2. (18 min 11 sec)
StartBipolar disorder and brain chemical imbalances, no. 3. (13 min 22 sec)
StartBipolar disorder and brain chemical imbalances, no. 4 (13 min 49 sec)
Dr. Terry Lynch testimonials:
Dr. William Glasser, American psychiatrist and author, founder of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy:
If ever a man puts a human face on mental suffering and offers an optimistic message, Dr. Lynch is that man. If I ever get seriously unhappy, I'm going to camp on Terry's doorstep.”
Ivor Browne, Consultant Psychiatrist, former Professor of Psychiatry, University College, Dublin, Ireland:
"For the past ten years or more, Terry Lynch has been one of the very few doctors within the medical profession in Ireland who has been prepared to question the psychiatric understanding of and approach to human suffering. Would that there were more enlightened doctors and psychiatrists in the country”.
Dorothy Rowe, British-based psychologist and author:
“Often grassroots ideas inspire people, who would otherwise have lived quietly, to do great things. One such person is Terry Lynch, an Irish GP".
Dr. Pat Bracken, Consultant Psychiatrist, West Cork Mental Health Services, Ireland:
"A true scientist, he has contributed enormously to the mental health community in Ireland over the last number of years."
Charles Medawar, specialist in medical policy and drug safety, Co-Founder, Social Audit UK:
Terry Lynch is "one of the clearest thinkers" in the mental health field.
The Rubberbandits, Irish and MTV comedy duo:
“#limerickcityofculture fact. One of the world’s most forward thinking Doctors on psychiatric illness is a Limerick man @DrTerryLynch”.