Innovative Approaches to Services During COVID 19 Restrictions
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Expires on Mar 10, 2025
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This free virtual town hall event is the second in a two-part series. SMI Adviser brings together multiple experts from across the mental health landscape to discuss innovations in service delivery around COVID and serious mental illness (SMI). 

This event is ideal for all professions in mental health. The roundtable discussion offers guidance to help you support both individuals who have SMI and the staff who guide their care. Panelists bring perspective and discuss strategies for a variety of care delivery settings. 

The event features an interactive discussion that focuses on these topics: 

  • Innovative approaches to reduce stress and provide support to individuals who have SMI and are located in residential and inpatient settings
  • Perspective from peer leaders on effective strategies that help support individuals during challenging times
  • Innovations related to care delivery in correctional settings, psychiatric hospitals, and more


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

This presentation was recorded on March 10, 2022.

Target Audience

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

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate, Expert 

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: March 10, 2022
Program End Date: March 10, 2025

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • John Torous, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Torous has no financial relationships to disclose.  
  • Sherin Khan, LCSW, Thresholds. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.  


  • Joan Gillece, PhD, Director, NASMHPD Center for Innovation in Health Policy and Practice 
  • Raul Almazar, RN, MA, Senior Public Health Advisor, NASMHPD Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Policy and Practice 


  • Beth Jordan, MD, Medical Director and Health Services Administrator, District of Columbia Department of Corrections 
  • Christopher Morrison, Assistant Director, New Jersey Office of State Hospital Management 
  • Amy Brinkley, Recovery Support Systems Coordinator, NASMHPD 
  • George Woods, MD, LFAPA, Chief Medical Officer, Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. 

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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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

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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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