Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Individuals with Mental Illness

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, one of the most common factors that link mental illness with 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. 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 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 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.

$15.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-AOOIMI-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (22 Match)

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 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

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 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 Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

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

1.5 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 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

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

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

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

1.5 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 mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC 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 1.50 contact hours.

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

1.5 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 1.50 contact hours.

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1.5 HOURS


Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
This activity is approved for 1.50 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs).
Activity Number: 142100
Learning Need Code(s): 6020, 5320, 5370
CPE Level: Level I

Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; [email protected] or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 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 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

1.5 HOURS


Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)

1.5 HOURS


Approved for 1.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-AOOIMI-V2
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the prevalence of obesity in the behavioral health population and contributing factors to this increased prevalence.
Describe how to 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. Contributory Factors

G. Review

H. Summary

Section 3: Identifying and Managing Obesity

A. The Body Mass Index

B. Is BMI an Accurate Measure of Health?

C. Alternatives to BMI

D. Screening Children and Teens

E. Co-Occurring Obesity and Mental Health Disorders

F. Meet John

G. Using the Confidence Ruler

H. The 5 As

I. AHA/ACC/TOS Obesity Guidelines

J. Other Real World Approaches

K. Remember Mary

L. 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. Lifestyle Interventions

F. Nutritional Counseling

G. Applying The 5 As

H. Meet Diane

I. Continuing the Conversation

J. Medication Challenges

K. Metabolic Screening

L. Metabolic Screening Guidelines

M. Addressing Medication Challenges

N. Partnering with Primary Care Providers

O. Identifying Resources

P. Review

Q. Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributors

C. Resources

D. References

E. Congratulations!

Instructor: 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.
Staff Writer: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC 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 and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry level Social Workers; intermediate level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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