Psychiatric Medications & Co-occurring Chronic Health Conditions in SMI

May 23, 2018 ~ Courtyard by Marriott Bay City

Event Details: 

​Registration is CLOSED! Please email Carly Palmer at to be added to the waitlist 

Training Description: ACT teams will learn about Psychiatric Medications and Chronic Health Conditions commonly experienced by people who have SMI and the interactions between meds and health conditions. Training includes:

  • A 3-hour Introduction to Psych Meds includes benefits and risks of traditional antipsychotic meds, atypical antipsychotic medications, mood stabilizers, benzos and related medications.
  • A 3-hour Introduction to chronic health conditions commonly occurring in people with a SMI.

Diabetes, cardiovascular illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and metabolic syndrome are covered in the context how SMI’s effects on adherence to medication regimes, the advantages to early intervention, historical progressive deterioration when dealing with SMI and the connections between psych meds and health, etc.

Information about SUD is interwoven into the discussion to assist ACT teams that frequently work with people experiencing co-occurring disorders and who use substances not prescribed by the ACT psychiatrist such as alcohol, marijuana and opiates, meth, etc.

​Who Should Attend: ​Training is intended for social workers, mental health staff and teams working with SMI.

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize the impact of medications on brain function by affecting neurotransmitter activity resulting in a reduction of psychiatric symptoms.
  2. Classify psychiatric medications by class and treatment outcomes, listing at least one benefit and risk of the use of medications in the community.
  3. Identify at least one famous side effect of anti-depressant and antipsychotic medications that can affect treatment outcomes.
  4. List 3 common chronic diseases that affect persons with serious mental Illness (SMI) and complications to successful treatment.

  5. Recall 2 factors that increase the incident and severity of chronic health conditions among persons with S.M.I.

  6. Describe 3 symptoms diabetes, heart disease and copd.  Identify diabetes burnout and how to support treatment goals.

(Online registration is highly reccommended for purposes of attendance counts, meal counts and materials provided. Thank you!)

CMHAM Provider Information: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (formerly MACMHB), provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  CMHAM maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 11/10/16-11/10/19.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours. 

Substance Abuse: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) to sponsor educational training for professional certification. CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance abuse professionals participating in this training will receive 6.0 (Related) contact hours.

Nursing Contact Hours:  The course has been awarded a maximum of 6.00 nursing contact hours by the Michigan Public Health Institute-Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI-CES). MPHI-CES is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-320, 06/01/19)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.


There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the conference and the instructor.  If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our website at for resolution.

*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CE for the entire training.  Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CE in the future.  This rule will be strictly followed.

Registration Fee is $35/person and includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and materials


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

Special Needs:

*Arrangements for special needs will be honored for those written requests received 10 business days prior to the conference.  Clearly state your specific needs for mobility assistance, interpreters, etc. Attempts for on-site requests will be made.

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $10 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given and the full charge will be incurred. Substitutions are permitted at any time.

Severe Weather Policy: Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the website for scheduling delays and event updates.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott
2 E. Main Street
Bay City, MI 48708
Overnight accommodations available for $75/night plus taxes for May 22, 2018 To make reservations: Call hotel directly at (989) 778-1800 and refer to “CMHA” block. Deadline to reserve your room at this special rate is: May 1, 2018