Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Individuals with Mental Illness

 

Consumers of mental health services die decades earlier than the general population largely due to preventable, treatable, and modifiable risk factors and conditions. Included in these risk factors and conditions is obesity, which is one of the most common health concerns seen in persons with mental illness resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Not only does obesity have serious health consequences including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, stroke, sleep apnea, and various cancers, but it is also a roadblock to an individual’s mental health and recovery. Because of these factors, you must recognize the urgency that the obesity epidemic creates. The good news is that effective interventions, which you can easily integrate into behavioral health treatment, can prevent, minimize, or reverse weight gain. This course is designed for behavioral health professionals who work with those individuals who are at risk for becoming or are overweight or obese. In this course, you will learn the prevalence of obesity in the general population and the behavioral health population, as well as the contributing factors in persons with behavioral health problems. You will study evidence-based strategies and approaches to identify, prevent, minimize, and reverse overweight and obesity. You also will learn how to apply these strategies and approaches in the behavioral health setting by engaging and collaborating with clients to develop realistic wellness strategies and goals. The primary aim of this course is to educate you on the need to identify and manage weight problems in people with mental illness and to assist you with knowledge and skill development to address overweight and obesity in individuals with mental illness.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00 - 1.50
REL-HHS-0-AOOIMI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (18 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Connecticut Certification Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

State Of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-AOOIMI
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify the prevalence of obesity in the behavioral health population and contributing factors to this increased prevalence.
Assess for overweight and obesity in adults and children.
Apply evidence-based strategies to assist consumers of mental health services to prevent, minimize, or reverse weight gain.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Obesity A. Food for Thought B. Meet Mary C. A Likely Conversation D. Prevalence of Obesity E. Obesity and Health Disparities F. An Epidemic within an Epidemic G. Contributory Factors H. Review I. Summary Section 3: Identifying and Managing Obesity A. BMI and Waist Circumference B. Children and Teens C. BMI Practice D. Self-Awareness E. Meet John F. Using the Importance Ruler G. Using the Confidence Ruler H. Remember Mary I. The 5 A’s J. Treatment Guidelines K. AHA/ACC/TOS Obesity Guidelines L. The 5 A's: Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange M. Other Real World Approaches N. Summary Section 4: Applying and Adapting Strategies for Behavioral Health Settings A. Key Recommendations B. Collaborating to Set and Reach Goals C. Motivational Interviewing D. Remember John E. Mary’s Ambivalence F. Lifestyle Interventions G. Applying The 5 A’s H. Shaping and Small Steps I. Meet Diane J. Continuing the Conversation K. Medication Challenges L. Let’s Practice M. Addressing Medication Challenges N. Partnering with Primary Care Providers O. Resources P. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Betty Vreeland MSN, APN.C, PMHCNS-BC, ANP-BC, RYT
Betty Vreeland MSN, APN.C, PMHCNS-BC, ANP-BC, RYT, MB-EAT is a dually board certified Advanced Practice Nurse in Adult Health and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Ms. Vreeland has over 30 years of nursing experience working in a variety of behavioral health, primary care, and community settings. Betty’s specialty area is integrating physical and behavioral health with an emphasis on obesity and weight management in the behavioral health population. She has served as a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA’s) Wellness Campaign Steering Committee and on the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) workgroup on diet/exercise and psychiatric disorders and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ (NASMHPD) Expert Panel on Obesity in Persons with Severe Mental Illness. Betty has published over a dozen articles and book chapters in her specialty area and co-authored two manualized psychoeducational wellness programs, one of which is in SAMHSA’s Registry of Evidenced Based Practices and Programs. In addition, Betty is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and received additional education as an instructor in Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB:EAT). She has extensive experience in training, consultation, and in curriculum design and development. Disclosure: Betty Vreeland MSN, APN.C, PMHCNS-BC, ANP-BC, RYT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Nurses; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Relias Learning has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias Learning will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias Learning at support@reliaslearning.com.
All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com