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What is this course about?
This informative interactive workshop will discuss the current contribution of mental health disorders to the global burden of disease. It will be based on a paper published in the August 2021 issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization and authored by an international team of University and Hospital-based researchers headed by the author, Suzanne Connolly. The authors explored RCTs in low and middle-income countries where the mental health interventions were facilitated by professionally trained lay counsellors with no previous mental health training. This is proposed by the authors as one proven way to help close the mental health treatment gap in middle and low-income countries. Two of the studies using holistic techniques, included in the meta-analysis were co-conducted by the presenter. A tiered approach saving the most severe cases for mental health professionals designed by the WHO will be discussed as well as the severe shortage of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in low and middle-income countries. There will be an invitation for open discussion and questions and answers. It will be interactive from the beginning with questions like "What illness would you guess is estimated to be the leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2025? There will be a discussion about how attendees can utilize this information in underserved areas of the country they reside in. This workshop will be accompanied by a colorful and informative PowerPoint presentation.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Develop strategies to utilize holistic methods to expand services to underserved communities.
- Articulate the role mental illness plays in the overall burden of disease.
- Appreciate the role that holistic interventions can play in reducing the global burden of disease.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Suzanne Connolly, LCSW, LMFT, LISAC
Suzanne lives in Sedona, Arizona where she has been in private practice for thirty-three years. She is licensed as a clinical social worker, a marriage and family therapist, and a substance abuse counselor. Suzanne has taught as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University where she taught Holistic Social Work in the graduate program. Suzanne has been training professionals and non- professionals in thought field therapy (TFT) since 1996 and has trained over 2,000 people around the world to use TFT at the algorithm level. She is the author of Thought Field Therapy: Clinical Applications. She has also authored and co-authored five studies of TFT published in peer-reviewed journals.
No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.