At the workshop on November 28, 2011, Karen de Prinse looked at issues of depression, bipolar, and suicidality and how to effectively intervene. Through presentations and discussions with the shelter staff, Karen De Prinse expanded on the understandings of mood, affect, mental disorders, suicidality, self harm, and other related concepts. She described and illustrated her concept of making the most of the moment both for general approaches with youth and for specific interventions. The session closed with a consideration of vicarious trauma and helping the shelter workers take care of themselves.


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Bipolar Disorder



Vicarious Trauma