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Behavioral Treatment of Obesity with Mental Health Clients

Broadcast Date: March 27, 2013
Course Code: A0
77

Presenter:
Linda Ewing, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Program Description:

This program will discuss adapting obesity and eating disorder treatments to the needs of special populations.  Although behavioral approaches have proven effective in producing weight loss in the general adult population, chronically mentally ill patients have been excluded from controlled weight management treatment trials.  In this presentation, a three-month behavioral weight control program for patients taking anti-psychotic medications will be discussed and findings reported. 

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

1.Discuss the causes and consequences of obesity.
2.Describe the basics of behavioral treatment of obesity.   
3.Identify special considerations for obese patients who are chronically mentally ill.                       
4.Implement best practice approaches in the treatment of mental illness and obesity.

Target Audience:

This is an introductory program for all mental health care workers, peer specialists, supervisors, administrators and others interested in behavioral health services

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0
 

CADC 2.0

 

CPRP 2.0

 

NBCC 2.0

 

PCHA 2.0
 

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2
 

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

 

EDUCATORS: ACT 48

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CADC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 

 

CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PRACTITIONERS:  CPRP

The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).

 

COUNSELORS:  NBCC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ANNUAL ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING PERSONAL CARE HOME ADMINISTRATORS

The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS:  SW

The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: CEU

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

 

For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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