CAMFT’s 51st Annual Conference to Be Held May 2015

Dr. Jorge Galindo, a licensed therapist experienced in assisting law enforcement with court-referred cases, has treated adolescents, adults, and families from his private practice in Irvine, California, since 2000. An involved professional, Dr. Jorge Galindo maintains membership in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), a nonprofit trade group that works to advance the therapy profession through various programs and activities focused on research, advocacy, and education.

In an effort to help its more than 30,000 members improve their knowledge and skills, CAMFT offers a number of professional development opportunities and holds a variety of educational events throughout the year. Currently, the organization is preparing to host its 51st Annual Conference, which will take place on May 14-17, 2015, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, California.

The four-day event will explore the theme of “Bridging the Art and Science of Healing” and will feature several prominent speakers, including neuropsychologist and best-selling author Rick Hanson, PhD, who will deliver the conference’s opening keynote address. In addition, the latest therapy products and services will be showcased at the event’s exhibit hall, which will be open May 14-16.


Signs of Bipolar Episodes

Licensed marriage and family therapist Jorge Galindo works with individuals in a variety of situations. In particular, Jorge Galindo has worked extensively with court-referred individuals for cases involving child custody. He has extensive training in many areas, including the assessment and treatment of individuals with bipolar disorders.

Bipolar disorders are characterized by shifts in mood. Individuals who are bipolar go back and forth between manic episodes and depressive episodes. Each of these types of episodes has its own characteristics and symptoms.

A manic episode is characterized by increased activity. The person may feel excessively happy or outgoing, and he or she might sleep less and feel restless. Impulsive behavior also often accompanies a manic episode, which can lead to the individual taking unnecessary risks or entering dangerous situations.

A depressive episode, on the other hand, is associated with decreased activity, lack of interest in activities, and feelings of sadness. It can also lead to unhealthy changes in eating and sleeping habits, as well as thoughts of suicide. If an individual shows symptoms of bipolar disorder, he or she should get evaluated by a professional as soon as possible.