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Professional Training – DVD Trainings

Professional Training – DVD Trainings - Service

Principal Investigator: Gregory, Kelly B.

Service Description

We offer a large catalog of high-quality DVD-based trainings that make it easy for mental health professionals to get the CEUs they need without having to wait for a live conference. We work with subject matter experts to develop courses that convey important educational content. Then, we supplement their presentation with additional materials, post-tests, and the opportunity to receive CEUs.

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History of the Treatment of People with Mental Illness in Missouri

This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.

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Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors: Serving the Whole Person in the CPR Program

People with serious mental illness suffer significantly higher rates of chronic medical conditions than the general population and die, on average, 25 years younger. These increased levels of morbidity and mortality are largely due to preventable causes including a high prevalence of modifiable risk factors, a lack of adequate preventative care, and the side effects of some psychiatric medicines. Chronic medical illness is a major obstacle to recovery from serious mental illness. Mental health providers have a responsibility to ensure that their clients have access to preventive healthcare, and to contribute to the integration of their clients’ behavioral and medical care.

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Empowering People with Mental Illness through Treatment Planning

People have the right to participate in their own lives to the extent they can, and this applies to people with mental illnesses and other vulnerable populations. In this presentation, Dr. Linhorst defines empowerment, lays out the conditions and circumstances under which empowerment is likely to take place, and provides concrete examples of applying the principles of empowerment.

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