Achieving Healthy Weight for People Living with Serious Mental Illness
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Availability
On-Demand
Expires on Nov 09, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 NCPD Credit
1 Psych CE Credit
1 SW CE Credit
1 COP Credit

Overweight and obesity in persons living with serious mental illness are highly prevalent and a leading cause of preventable death through their effects on other cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular disease. Some psychotropic medications contribute to weight gain. However, evidence-based interventions exist and have shown that persons living with serious mental illness can successfully lose weight. Simple messaging and repetition of key lifestyle behavior challenges (e.g., saying no to sugar drinks and junk food, eating more vegetables, and exercising dally) are helpful strategies.  Monitoring these behaviors and setting short-term behavioral goals can increase accountability and success.

Format

Live interactive webinar

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key lifestyle behaviors for weight management.
  • Propose strategies of simple messaging and repetition for weight management
  • Explain the value of tracking and high impact behavior goal setting to increase accountability and success.
  • Describe the prevalence of overweight and obesity among persons living with serious mental illness and why this is an important health issue.

Outline

  • Prevalence of obesity in people living with SMI
  • Behavioral lifestyle changes for weight loss
  • How to help clients adopt these behaviors
  • Tracking and goal setting 
  • Attendee Q&A

Target Audience

Counselor, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Peer Specialist/Peer Support, Psychiatrist, Physician Assistant, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Psychologist, Social Worker

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: November 9, 2022 
Program End Date: November 9, 2025

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Discussion Board

After completing the course, engage with colleagues in the mental health field through SMI Adviser's Webinar Roundtable Topics discussion board. This is an easy way to network and share ideas with other clinicians who participate in this webinar. Access through the discussion tab.

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, CE credit for social workers, or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the recorded presentation and completing the evaluation. Participants claiming CE credit for psychologists and those claiming CE credit for social workers, must have full attendance to claim credit. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), CE certificate (social workers) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists

The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers

American Psychiatric Association, provider #1743, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this course.

ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2021 - 05/18/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

 

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Instructors

  • Gail L. Daumit, MD MHS, is the vice dean for clinical investigation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, as well as the Samsung Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Daumit’s research has focused on developing innovative ways to improve the physical health of people with mental illness through descriptive epidemiology, health services research, clinical trials and implementation science. Dr. Daumit has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planners

  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dr. Brister has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Amy Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Cohen has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • John Torous, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Torous has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Sherin Khan, LCSW, Thresholds. Ms. Khan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) business days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this activity | Contact SMIadviserhelp@psych.org for technical assistance.

Funding for SMI Adviser was made possible by Grant No. SM080818 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, SAMHSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.
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