- What: Weekly seminars on topics related to bipolar disorders.
- Who: Designed for adults with a bipolar disorder and their family and friends; open to anyone in the community who wishes to better understand bipolar disorders.
- When: Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm. Each session stands alone; no commitment or pre-registration required.
- Where: Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder CO 80301
- Cost: A $10 per person donation is appreciated, but no fee is required.
Sutherland Seminar Series: Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a patient at the Sutherland Center to attend? Do I need to pre-register?
No and no! These seminars are open to the community. You do not need to qualify or pre-register.
Is there a cost? Is there any pressure to make a financial contribution?
No! We encourage contributions as this helps us offset the cost of providing the Seminars, which allows us to provide more treatment services to a greater number of people. However, there is no required fee and there is no pressure to donate. A donation can is available should you choose to make a donation. Donations can be in the form of cash or checks made payable to “CU” or “University of Colorado.”
Do I need to attend all of the seminars?
No! Seminars are designed as stand-alone sessions, so people can attend only those topics of interest.
What time does the seminar really start?
We start promptly at the start time indicated on the schedule.
What should I expect when I get there?
There will be a Disclosure Statement for you to complete each and every time you attend. There also will be a donation can, handouts relevant to the day’s topic, and materials about the Sutherland Center and related resources.
I’m looking for information about childhood bipolar disorder. Is this seminar for me?
The focus of the seminars is on adult bipolar disorder. Parents of children/adolescents with bipolar disorder have attended and have found the seminars useful, but we generally do not discuss issues specific to this population.
Can I record the seminar for someone who can’t attend, or so that I can listen again later?
No. However, we audiorecorded the Fall 2015 series, which is available for purchase at bipolarresources.org.
Who conducts the seminars?
Most of the seminars are conducted by Dr. Alisha Brosse, a licensed psychologist and the director of the Sutherland Bipolar Center. Other clinicians may lead select seminars.
How will I know if a seminar is canceled?
In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a seminar (generally due to inclement weather), we will post an alert on our website (rdsfoundation.org; near the description of the Seminar Series) and will include this information in our outgoing voicemail message (303/492-5680). We will always cancel when the CU Boulder campus is officially closed (see www.colorado.edu).
If you cancel a seminar one week, how will that impact the rest of the series?
Generally, if we cancel a seminar we will skip the topic scheduled for that day to stay on schedule for the rest of the series. If we do change the schedule we will put the updated schedule on our website.
Robert D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
University of Colorado at Boulder – Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Box 345 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0345 Phone: 303/492-5680 Fax: 303/492-2967