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Be more confident diagnosing mood disorders, reduce the risk of suicide and
self-harm & help your clients live more joyfully

If you want to use leading-edge research to master successful clinical diagnoses so your clients get the treatment they need to thrive… then this is going to be the most important message you read all day. Here’s why

Between pure depression and Bipolar I lies a complex landscape of “mid-spectrum diagnoses,” including Bipolar II. The DSM has yet to fully recognize this spectrum of mood disorders. It still classifies depression and bipolar disorders as separate illnesses…

…Which contributes to the misdiagnosis of as many as 69% of bipolar disorder cases. More than one-third of these people remain misdiagnosed for 10 years or more. Mood disorder misinformation can have serious consequences for clients, including increased risk of suicide and self-harm.

According to the Archives of General Psychiatry, “Inappropriate treatment of bipolar disorder [BPD] is a serious problem in the U.S. population. Sub-threshold BPD is commonly occurring, clinically significant, and under-detected in treatment settings.”

To help you clear these hurdles to accurate diagnosis, we’ve created this exclusive, depression and mood disorder online training course. It will help you treat these conditions properly, and reduce the risk of client suicide.
Advanced Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders
A Certification Training Course

$1,039.93 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a
Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP).

BONUS! Your discounted course tuition includes the cost of certification (a $99.99 value!) AND up to 21 CE hours.
Click here for Credit details
Certification Made Simple
In just three easy steps, you can become a Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP).

Step 1: Watch this online course.

Step 2: Complete the CE test(s) and instantly print your certificate(s) of completion.

Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*
Click here for full Certification requirements.

When you become a CMDP, you set yourself apart from the thousands of clinicians who still rely on outdated information to treat their clients. Certification shows your clients and colleagues you have the most up-to-date training in this complex area of mental health.
That’s it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.
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Benefits of Certification
  1. Clinical expertise: Show clients and colleagues your practice is based on leading-edge research in this complex area of mental health.
  2. Client trust: Certification shows your clients you care about providing the best care possible. It reveals your professional ability to take on challenging clients, and succeed!
  3. Documentation of knowledge: Certification is both a professional and personal accomplishment. It’s an unbiased barometer of your training and dedication to your practice.
  4. Improved insurance reimbursements: Receive more favorable consideration from insurance companies and managed care panels.
  5. Professional recognition: Set yourself apart from the thousands of clinicians relying on outdated methods to treat their clients. Increase your opportunities for career advancement and client referrals.

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This certification training has been created for helping professionals, including:

  1. Nurses
  2. Teachers
  3. Therapists
  4. Counselors
  5. Psychologists
  6. Social Workers
  1. Case Managers
  2. Psychotherapists
  3. Addiction Counselors
  4. School Administrators
  5. Marriage & Family Therapists
  6. Other Mental Health Professionals

What You’ll Discover In This Certification Training
PART ONE: Bipolar Disorders: Essentials for Clinical Practice with James Phelps, M.D.
MODULE I: Understanding the Complexities of Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder: Spectrum and DSM approaches
  • Mnemonic devices to help remember the clusters of symptoms that make up a bipolar diagnosis
  • Hypomania and how it differs from mania
  • Using the MoodCheck tool, Bipolarity Index and non-manic bipolar markers such as family history and response to medication to recognize bipolarity
  • An overview of the effectiveness—and limitations—of brain imaging tools in diagnosing bipolar disorder
MODULE II: What Causes Bipolar Disorder and An Overview of Treatment Options
  • Exploring genetics, gut inflammation, circadian stress, hormones and trauma
  • Determining what is bipolar disorder vs. depression, addictions or ADHD
  • Bipolar-specific psychotherapy: recommended modalities and tools
  • Using sleep rhythm, social rhythm and light and darkness as therapeutic tools
MODULE III: Medication Options and Implementing Bipolar Disorder Treatment
  • Medications that can—and cannot—treat bipolar disorders: Risk factors, benefits and how to effectively add useful meds to a treatment plan
  • How to use the “consultation to the client” model to help your clients taper off antidepressant medication
  • An overview of a treatment plan that can help you implement this therapy in your practice

PART TWO: The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Managing Depression across the Lifespan, Raising Energy and Improving Cognition with Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.
MODULE I: Understanding the Sources and Symptoms of Depression
  • Core symptoms of depression you’ll likely encounter with clients
  • Multiple causes of depression
  • Bipolar disorder spectrum and depression
  • The importance of self-care in managing depression—and great ways to practice it
  • The role of medications
  • Identifying depression triggers and ways to counteract them
MODULE II: Helping Your Clients Participate in Their Own Healing
  • How to engage the client in their sessions and habit building
  • How to help your clients replace negative thinking and habits with positive ones
  • Helping clients to mobilize their energy to overcome lethargy
  • Helping your clients to move out of isolation and engage in REAL social situations and friendships, not only social media
MODULE III: How to Help Your Clients Balance Their Lives
  • What your clients can do to start feeling more positive and balanced in their lives
  • Helping your clients overcome perfectionism and increase self-compassion
  • Tools and processes for stopping destructive behavior
MODULE IV: Increasing Emotional Flexibility to Allow for More Positivity
  • Developing interventions for bad moods
  • How to reframe negative experiences to manage disappointment and reduce catastrophizing
  • How to help your clients develop a tolerance for hope
  • Cultivating a gratitude practice as part of helping your clients savor life

PART THREE: Suicide Assessment and Intervention: Today's Top Challenges for Mental Health Professionals with Paul Brasler, MA, LCSW
MODULE I: Laying the Groundwork for Understanding Suicide
  • Why people choose suicide
  • Identifying risk factors
  • How to identify protective factors for suicide
MODULE II: Creating a Solid Suicide Assessment System
  • Types of suicidal ideation and intent
  • Two important things you must do before working with clients
  • How to identify implicit suicidal intent
  • Open-ended questions to ask to build the client-clinician relationship
  • The importance of documentation: protect your clients (and your license)
MODULE III: Suicide Intervention Strategies
  • Assessing a client’s suicide disposition
  • Knowing when to hospitalize—and how to ensure their safety once there
  • Why “contracting for safety” is an outdated and potentially dangerous, clinical tool (and what to do instead)
  • Effective medications and treatments in reducing the risk of suicide
  • Tools, processes and modalities you can use to improve outcomes with clients after the initial crisis has passed
  • How to assess and treat non-suicidal self-injury (such as cutting) and other self-injurious behaviors
MODULE IV: The Connections Between Suicide, Mental Illness and Trauma
  • Depressive, bipolar and psychotic disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Suicide clusters and pacts
  • Homicide-suicide
  • Assessing threats of future violence or homicide
MODULE V: Tips for Managing Our Anxiety as Clinicians
  • The importance of self-care
  • Self-care activities that can help reduce the risk of compassion fatigue or burnout
  • Recognizing what you can control—and what’s out of your control
  • The value of debriefing and peer supervision
Advanced Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders
A Certification Training Course

$1,039.93 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Phenomenal Savings!
Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP)?
This course fulfills the educational requirements to becoming a Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP) through Evergreen Certifications.
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Get Certified and Go Further... Become a Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP) and show your employer, clients, potential clients and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on leading-edge research in this complex area of mental health.


Professional Reputation and Credibility
Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement, earning potential, and client growth. Certification is a personal accomplishment and unbiased barometer of your skills.
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Provide assurance to consumer and clients when you display your certification. When you complete your certification, they can be confident you are providing them with the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes.
Register today and get three FREE Bonus items—valued at $279.97!
Digital Seminar | 15 Must-Have Mindfulness Techniques for Clinicians: Skills to Transform Your Treatment Plans for Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, Guilt and Shame
Presented by Terry Fralich, LCPC (a $219.99 value)
  • You’ll discover how to:
    • Motivate clients to engage in treatment with easy-to-follow explanations of how mindfulness can affect these processes
    • Use mindfulness practices in therapy to impact the stress reaction and shift clients to a relaxation response
    • Incorporate mindfulness interventions into your treatment plans for depression and anxiety that can counter automatic patterns of thoughts
    • Teach mindfulness and calming breathing techniques in-session to help clients manage their angered outbursts
    • Calm the traumatized brain with grounding techniques and breathing exercises
    • Appraise the clinical utility of mindfulness-based therapies in regulating shame and guilt
    In addition, Terry gives you detailed instruction on his top mindfulness interventions to help your clients deal with guilt and shame and empower them to manage their anger and toxic emotions.

    Click here for information about Terry Fralich.
PDF Workbook | The Depression and Bipolar Workbook: 30 Ways to Lift Your Mood & Strengthen the Brain
By Chris Aiken, MD (a $29.99 value)
  • Learn how to recognize unique symptoms of depression and bipolar and match them with the latest advances in CBT, light and dark therapy, diet and sleep techniques, and strategies to fix out-of-sync biological clocks.

    You’ll discover:
    • Strategies to feel energized, lift mood and stay focused
    • A sleep plan that doubles the effects of antidepressants
    • Mood stabilizing interventions for morning, day and night
    • Advanced treatment planning for insomnia
    • Reproducible handouts, worksheets and charts
    • And so much more!
    This workbook will help you give your clients the tools they need to effectively manage depression and bipolar disorder.

    Click here for information about Chris Aiken.
PDF Book | High Risk Clients: Evidence-based Assessment & Clinical Tools to Recognize and Effectively Respond to Mental Health Crises
By Paul Brasler, MA, LCSW (a $29.99 value)
  • High Risk Clients provides a comprehensive, concise resource that you’ll turn to time after time to effectively intervene and keep clients safe:
    • Recognize medical emergencies that present with psychological symptoms
    • Suicide assessment and minimizing risk with realistic safety planning
    • Tools and treatment protocols for substance abuse
    • Strategies for trauma-informed care
    • Prepare for the risk of violent behavior
    • Downloadable assessments and handouts
    • Practice case studies
    • And much more!
    This book will help you manage your more volatile clients and reduce the number of crises.

Advanced Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders
A Certification Training Course

$1,039.93 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a
Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP).

BONUS! Your discounted course tuition includes the cost of certification (a $99.99 value!) AND up to 21 CE hours.
Click here for Credit details

These experts and their material have received dozens of 5-star reviews.
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James Phelps, MD
James Phelps, M.D., specializes in complex mood and anxiety problems. He has focused on teaching about non-manic versions of bipolar disorder for over 10 years. His website,, receives 20,000 visitors a month. Dr. Phelps is the author of Why Am I Still Depressed?: Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorders (McGraw-Hill, 2006).

He authored revisions of the diagnostic criteria for bipolar spectrum disorders for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. He has published multiple articles and reviews for peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Affective Disorders and Chronobiology International. He was recently named Bipolar Disorders section editor for Psychiatric Times.

He has received numerous awards for his teaching, including Teacher of the Year awards from both the Psychiatry and Family Medicine departments at the University of New Mexico, and from his current hospital’s residency program. Dr. Phelps received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in medical education at the University of New Mexico. He holds an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford.

Click here for information about James Phelps.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, is the author of 6 books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, including her most recent book for the general public The 10 Best Anxiety Busters. An expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression, she has extensive training and expertise in the neurobiology of psychological disorders. She earned her M.A. specializing in psychodrama and play therapy with children.

Dr. Wehrenberg has years of experience as a drug and alcoholism counselor, working with the U.S. Army in Germany and Lutheran Social Services in Illinois. She also has training in trauma treatment, EMDR, and Thought Field Therapy. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Naperville, IL, specializing in treating anxiety.

In addition to clinical work, she coaches business professionals on managing anxiety, she frequently contributes articles for Psychotherapy Networker magazine, and she has produced Relaxation for Tension and Worry, a CD for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery to use with anxious clients. Her book, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, published by W.W. Norton, is a consistent top seller for anxiety management. You can find her on the web at

Click here for information about Margaret Wehrenberg.

Paul Brasler
Paul Brasler, MA, LCSW, has worked in the social work field for the past 22 years. His work experience includes adolescent residential treatment, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, experiential group process, being a mental health provider on a hostage negotiation team, drug court senior clinician, private practice with individuals and families, and crisis interventions.

For the past seven years, Paul has worked in five emergency departments in the greater Richmond, Virginia area conducting psychiatric assessments of patients in crisis. Paul helps the most vulnerable population in his community, and he enjoys the intersection of mental health, substance abuse and medicine. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Graduate School of Social Work, Paul returned to his alma mater to teach in 2012.

While he readily acknowledges the need for coherent and means-tested theories to support practice, he ultimately values the live experience of putting strategies into practical use. Seminar attendees consistently note that they like how he uses “real life” examples in his presentation.

Click here for information about Paul Brasler.
Advanced Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders
A Certification Training Course

$1,039.93 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a
Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP).

BONUS! Your discounted course tuition includes the cost of certification (a $99.99 value!) AND up to 21 CE hours.
Click here for Credit details
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation. You’ll receive instructions for instantly accessing the comprehensive videos, handouts and bonus materials—all designed to help your clients regulate their nervous systems so they can feel safe in their body. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! All materials are downloadable/printable, and you’ll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online—forever. You can also use the PESI Mobile App to access the content on your mobile devices, wherever and whenever you want.
Collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. When you register for this course, you’ll join a community of hundreds of practitioners using these tools in their own practices. Use this valuable connection to share insight and experiences, and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 21 CE hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
Complete the certification application—at no additional cost—to become a Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP).

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Advanced Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders
A Certification Training Course

$1,039.93 Value
Just $599.99 Today — Incredible Savings!
Upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a
Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP).

BONUS! Your discounted course tuition includes the cost of certification (a $99.99 value!) AND up to 21 CE hours.
Click here for Credit details


NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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Misdiagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Psychiatry. 2006.
Lifetime and 12-Month Prevalence of Bipolar Spectrum Disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007.
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