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Course Overview

Early intervention has long been the mainstay of effective treatment of serious medical conditions like diabetes and cancer. It is only in recent years that the same level of emphasis on early identification and treatment has been applied to behavioral health conditions. Serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia or severe mood disorders were historically viewed in a pessimistic light (McFarlane & Jaynes, n.d.). Recent advances have led to improved detection of the earliest signs of serious mental illness. When identified and treated early, individuals have significantly improved chances of recovery (de Girolamo et al., 2019). As a mental health service provider, you are an important member of the team that partners with individuals to help them achieve their personal recovery goals. Your ability to work effectively with this population can be enhanced and strengthened by a foundational understanding of serious mental illness. This course will help you understand the wide array of options available today to help individuals with serious mental illness recover and lead purposeful, rewarding lives within the community setting. You will learn about the challenges of serious mental illnesses, concepts central to recovery, and interventions that correspond to the individual’s phase of illness. The goal of this educational program is to provide counselors, social workers, and case managers in health and human services settings with information and skills to support adults with serious mental illness on the path to recovery. 

About the Course Author

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. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (42 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    2.25HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.25 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.20HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    2.25HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    2.25HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS



    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 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    2.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    2.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    2.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

    Content Area: C8
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    2.25HOURS

    Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    2.25HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.25 General continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

    2.25HOURS

    This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3381 from 01/29/2021 to 01/29/2023. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): General Social Work Practice 2.25.
    New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.
    Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    2.25HOURS

    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 2.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    2.20HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    2.25HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.25 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    2.25HOURS

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

    2.25HOURS

    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 2.25 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    2.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    2.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    2.25HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    2.25HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.25HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    2.25HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    2.25HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    2.25HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.25HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    2.25HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-RPSMI
  • Hours:

    2.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe at least three evidence-based interventions to use during the acute symptom and residual phases of serious mental illnesses.; List the symptoms associated with three common serious mental illnesses.; State what recovery means, the types of recovery, and how recovery principles relate to each phase of an illness.; Summarize at least three evidence-based interventions to use with individuals who have early signs of serious mental illness.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: An Overview of Serious Mental Illness
    Dr. Samuda’s New Client
    Defining Serious Mental Illness
    Schizophrenia
    Positive Symptoms
    Negative Symptoms
    Other Symptoms in Schizophrenia
    Quick Check
    Major Depressive Disorder
    Bipolar and Related Disorders
    The Onset of Serious Mental Illness
    Risk Factors of Serious Mental Illnesses
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Recovery and Serious Mental Illness
    What Is Recovery?
    Perspectives on Recovery
    Is Recovery Possible?
    Recovery-Inconsistent Language
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Early Identification and Intervention
    Prodromal or High Risk?
    Early Signs and Schizophrenia
    Early Signs and Bipolar Disorder
    Early Signs and Major Depressive Disorder
    What If You Suspect High-Risk Symptoms?
    Early Intervention Program Referral
    Coordinated Specialty Care
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    Medication Use and Early Intervention
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Interventions for Acute Symptoms and Residual Phases of SMI
    Facilitating Recovery
    Assertive Community Treatment
    Positive Psychology and Mental Health
    Family Support Interventions
    Supported Employment
    Social Skills Training
    Integrated Substance Use Treatment
    Wellness Programs
    Peer Support Specialists
    Medication Management
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, 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.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    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.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.