Developed by CPT in consultation with experts, Enhanced Illness Management & Recovery (E-IMR) is an augmented or “enhanced” version of IMR. By blending the evidence-based practices of IMR with the principles of Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT), E-IMR practitioners can better serve individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and a co-occurring substance use disorder.

*Note: You must complete CPT X0500 Introduction to Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery to register for this course. 



E-IMR Foundations Training includes:

  • Five weeks of virtual workshops (3 hours each)

  • Six online applied learning modules

  • Consultation for applied practice

  • E-IMR Manual and associated materials

  • Certification in E-IMR Foundations for participants who meet objectives

  • Up to 20 Continuing Education Units


By the end of our E-IMR Foundations learning journey, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate being able to guide an individual through the creation of a recovery vision, recovery goal setting, follow-up, and home practice.

  • Apply educational, motivational, and cognitive-behavioral skills appropriately to build individuals’ understanding and management of their illness and connect it to their recovery goal.

  • Utilize the E-IMR manual and materials with individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders co-occurring.

Key Benefits

Participants can receive up to 20 CEUs depending on attendance in live video workshops and level of engagement and completion of online Applied Learning Lab (ALL) activities. The MN Board of Social Work approves CEUs. Anyone completing over 70% attendance in live video workshops and ALL activities will become certified in E-IMR.




Participants must complete CPT’s Introduction to E-IMR before registering for this E-IMR Foundations training. The 3 CE instruction is offered on demand. Register here.




E-IMR has changed how I practice. It has opened my eyes to start with the basics, which I might sometimes miss if I wasn’t so familiar with the modules. Using the goal sheet has been inspirational to clients because something about writing it down and tracking it really motivates folks. Then I love being able to reflect and celebrate with clients as they experience progress and check things off their goal sheet.

– Rhonda Callahan, Northwestern Mental Health

E-IMR has been very useful in our groups and one-to-one work at our facility. E-IMR is grounded in the idea that people can and do recover in a strength-based and hope-rich environment. E-IMR is also evidenced-based and grounded in research. The 11 modules are a perfect match (and length) for our 90 day skill-focused IRTS program in MN!

– Darrin, E-IMR provider


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