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Certificate Course in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

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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. Explore the application of 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.>/li>
  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. Teach breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
  17. Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
  18. Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
  19. Identify 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.

Copyright : 06/01/2018

BONUS: Nutrition Essentials for Clinicians: Culinary Medicine to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention and Focus

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Assess the impact of client diet on mental health symptom presentation
  2. Implement practical treatment plans for gradual adaptation of eating habits to reduce symptom intensity
  3. Appraise cultural influences on dietary practices and effectively integrate into treatment recommendations

Copyright : 10/01/2018