This 3-CEU course is designed to provide a basic understanding of E-IMR, an evidence-informed intervention that helps practitioners integrate care for severe mental illness and substance use disorders. It is the first step to receiving CPT’s E-IMR Foundations Certification. It is also an excellent way for program administrators and clinical directors to understand whether E-IMR fits the organization. The course will take approximately 3 hours to complete. 


Introduction to E-IMR contains five sections you can complete at your own pace. It is designed to introduce you to E-IMR and prepare you for our 22 CEU training in E-IMR Foundations. You can stop/start your training experience and return to it anytime. Resources are available to download along the way.



By the end of this Introduction to E-IMR training course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the values and principles of E-IMR.

  • Understand the evolution of E-IMR and the evidence supporting it.

  • List components of the E-IMR manual and practitioner skills used in practice.

  • Describe the Stress Vulnerability Model.

  • Provide examples of the differences between recovery-oriented practice and clinical orientation.

  • Identify the stages of change, treatment, and recovery.

  • Describe the process of developing a recovery vision.

Key Benefits

Participants in this workshop are eligible to receive up to 3 CEs approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Additionally, participants will receive the Preparation for Foundations in E-IMR course.



Testimonials (Public)

E-IMR has changed how I practice. It has opened my eyes to starting 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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Introduction to Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery
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Registration for this offering is open at any time. 

This is a self-paced, fully online workshop. You will receive a certificate of completion once you have completed all components. Participants must complete CPT's Introduction to E-IMR before registering for the E-IMR Foundations training.

Registration in this workshop will automatically register you in the University's online learning system, Canvas. Once your registration is complete, you can access your Applied Learning Lab linked on your Receipt as Online Resource.  You can also find this link in your learner profile at learning.umn.edu


For help with registration, please contact the Center for Practice Transformation at transform@umn.edu.


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