Developed by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Practice Transformation and in consultation with experts, Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery (E-IMR) is an augmented or “enhanced” version of IMR with the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) principles integrated into the intervention to better serve individuals experiencing mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders (CODs). 

Practitioners across a range of service lines gain a shared language, foundation of person-centered and recovery-oriented principles, and proven skills to use when delivering care to people with CODs. This approach helps practitioners and their clients identify the interaction between substance use and mental illness, and utilize strategies to reduce and manage symptoms to help support them in living their best lives.

This 18 CE course includes two modules, Introduction to E-IMR (3 CEs) which provides fundamental knowledge of E-IMR’s principles and values and Foundations in E-IMR (15 CEs) which emphasizes the application of skills, strategies and how to use E-IMR in practice. 

Consultation is required for certification in E-IMR Foundations and is included in the purchase price. Participants  attend four, 50-minute consultation sessions with an E-IMR clinical trainer, offered regularly through the Center for Practice Transformation. Upon completion of this course, please email transform@umn.edu to schedule.

We strongly suggest all participants purchase the E-IMR manual to use in conjunction with this training which can be purchased at the University of Minnesota Bookstore here. Upon purchase of this course, you will receive a discount code for the manual listed on the receipt.

Please contact transform@umn.edu with any questions or concerns. 



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

  • Demonstrate being able to guide an individual through creation of a recovery vision, recovery goal setting, follow up and home practice.
  • Apply educational, motivational, and cognitive-behavioral skills and strategies 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 who have co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders to support their recovery.

Key Benefits

CEs: If you would like to receive a document certifying number of CEs earned, please complete the course (you must achieve a score of 80% or more) and contact transform@umn.edu. Participants can submit the completion certificate to their respective board or certifying body for continuing education credits. CPT's CE's are pre-approved by Minnesota's Board of Social Work (#CEP 204).

To receive your Certificate of Completion in E-IMR Foundations, you must contact transform@umn.edu to enroll in consultation sessions. Four 50-minute consultations are required for Certificate of Completion in E-IMR Foundations and is included in the purchase price.

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Section Title
Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery (E-IMR) Foundations Asynchronous
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  • Online
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Self Paced Online  
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Registration Fee $500.00
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Registration for this offering is open at any time. 

This is a self-paced, fully online workshop. 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

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