Affiliate of Zirinsky Mood Disorders Center
317 E17th Suite 5F13
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY 10003
The Family Center for Bipolar will be hosting a fundraiser on November 21st to raise awareness of bipolar spectrum disorders and to give people an opportunity to learn more about our center and our ground breaking program that focuses on preserving family health and stability while treating this chronic illness. To learn more about this special event or to purchase tickets, please visit http://supportbethisrael.org/events
We are also excited to announce that we are starting two new weekly psychotherapy groups - "Quality of Life" 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.