Where COVID and SMI Intersect: Inpatient Models of Care and Workforce Impacts
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Expires on Feb 07, 2025
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1 COP Credit

This free town hall-style event is for all professions in mental health. It offers guidance to help you provide the best possible care to people who have both serious mental illness (SMI) and COVID and are located in inpatient and residential settings.

This topic has a high level of interest across professions. The event features a 30-minute interactive discussion that follows a 30-minute presentation on these topics:

  • Effective models to handle COVID-positive individuals who need inpatient mental health care
  • The impact of isolation on individuals who are in in the hospital and experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Workforce stress that mental health clinicians experience when working in COVID isolation with individuals who have inpatient mental health needs.

This event is the first in a two-part series. The next event takes place in March 2022.


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity.

This presentation was recorded on February 7, 2022. 


  • The Quadruple Aim and socioecological model of worker stress 
  • Defining organizational culture 
  • Overview of Organizational Consultation Model  
  • Frameworks for addressing burnout 
  • Presenter Q&A 

Target Audience

Counselor, Pharmacist, Psychiatrist, Physician (Non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Social Worker, Peer Specialist/Peer Support

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate 

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: February 7, 2022
Program End Date: February 7, 2025

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Paul Summergrad, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief; Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine. ​ 
  • Ipsit Vahia, MD, Associate Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry; Director, Digital Psychiatry Translation; Director, Technology and Aging Laboratory, McLean Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. 
  • John Torous, MD, MBI, Director, Digital Psychiatry Division, Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Staff Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School. 

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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+

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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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