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5-Day Certification Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
  2. Specify how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
  3. Present the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions with reference to six DSM™ categories.
  4. Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
  5. Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho education.
  6. Apply mindfulness methods in the treatment of eating disorders.
  7. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
  8. Present six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
  9. Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients
  10. Present evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5™ categories.
  11. Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
  12. Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
  13. Interview clients using the DSM-5™ Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
  14. Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients in order to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
  15. Present stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
  16. Demonstrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders, as related to clinical treatment.
  17. Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
  18. Assess contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
  19. Analyze the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
  20. Investigate the science for the “second brain”; the gut-brain axis communication system of neurotransmitters.
  21. Comment on the science of circadian rhythm as it contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder.
  22. Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances.
  23. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.

Outline

CLINICAL APPLICATION AND EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH

Assessments

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE USING INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES

Balance the Sleep/Wake Cycle in Depression Bipolar and PTSD

The Complex Relationships between Mental and Physical Health

Beyond Pharmaceutical Management

Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Special Issues Across the Lifespan

Somatic Therapies, Acupuncture and New Approaches

Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for Treating the DSM-5™ Disorders

Develop a Niche Practice

Copyright : 05/10/2021