LIVE: Severe Mental Illness and Metabolic Dysfunction

March 21, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

March 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

3 Hours

$200 Registration

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., presents a live professional training program on Severe Mental Illness and Metabolic Dysfunction. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards the Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.

Individuals with serious mental health conditions typically experience metabolic dysfunction at higher rates than the general population. This program will explore possible causes and contributing factors for metabolic dysfunction in this population, along with their associated consequences.
Implications for screening, interviewing, and intervention through an integrated behavioral health lens will be highlighted throughout this program. Empirically based research findings will be highlighted throughout this program.

Relevant topics covered will include:
  1. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors
  2. Trauma & psychological distress
  3. Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction
  4. Therapeutic lifestyle changes
  5. Problematic coping strategies
  6. Chronic low-grade inflammation
  7. Somatic comorbidities
  8. Health disparities
  9. Socioeconomic factors
  10. Sleep disturbances
  11. Emotional dysregulation
  12. Loneliness and social isolation
  13. Substance misuse

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC: Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consu...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe severe mental illness

Describe metabolic dysfunction and other related constructs

Describe the symptoms and red flag indicators of metabolic dysfunction among persons with severe mental illness

Describe intervention techniques and approaches for persons with severe mental illness and metabolic dysfunction

Describe relevant and up-to-date research findings


Live Event Policy

Event Communications

Event Communications

All program information will be available on your dashboard after registration. When registering, use an email that is active and that you check regularly. We are not responsible for communications not being received; if you do not add to your email safe sender list, our emails are likely to end up in your spam or junk folders.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the on-demand version of the program once available.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

Expert Instructors

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CE Credit

Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!


Earning Certificate

This is badge-earning course, which means it will help you earn a certificate that can be showcased on digital platforms like Linkedin.