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Live Webinar

3-Day: Nutrition for Mental Health Certification Course


Faculty:
Vicki Steine
Duration:
3 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC055250
Brochure Code:
PWZ84123
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Here’s what you’ll learn in this certificate training...

  • Improve mood and behavior in clients using micro-and macronutrients
  • Ideas for practical, affordable and individualized diets along with optimal cooking methods and recipes
  • Safely and ethically apply integrated and nutritional medicine within your professional discipline’s scope of practice
  • Improve assessment by learning to differentiate between a clinical presentation of mental illnesses vs. nutritional and/or hormonal imbalances
  • Customize treatment plans through six unique nutritional methods for clients with mood lability
  • Nourish both the brain and the gut, the “second brain,” through key nutrients
  • Learn to identify gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients
  • Implement evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5® categories
  • Evaluate how client eating patterns may influence their mental health by using a food-mood assessment tool
  • Increase compliance by using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to inform your treatment planning process
  • Prevent side effects of polymedicine use through evaluation of drug-nutrient-herbal interactions
  • Decrease dissociative symptoms in clients through stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods
  • Improve focus for clients with anxiety disorders with breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation
  • Adapt complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD
  • Learn when psychotropic medications, herbal medicines, and nutrients can be harmful to clients
  • Improve anxiety and depression symptoms with essential fatty acids
  • Discover how circadian rhythm contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder
  • Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional (CMHIMP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the impact nutrition and integrative medicine can have on your client’s mental health. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cmhimp for details. 


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE! 

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99.99 value)! 
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional through Evergreen Certifications is complete.* 

Attendees will receive documentation of CSTS designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program. *Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cmhimp for professional requirements. 

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Addiction Counselors

This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category C activity meets the qualifications for 19.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 19.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider # 20210032. This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 19.0 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours.


Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 19.0 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Maryland Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the . A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1140 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 19.0 credits. 


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This program has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Psychologists

This live activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 1140 minutes of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Connecticut Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0  continuing education credit hours for Connecticut Psychologists. CT Gen Stat Sec. 20-191c Continuing Education (b)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars. PESI, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars with multiple national CE approvals. This course consists of 19.0  continuing education credit hours.


Delaware Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0  continuing education credit hours for Delaware Psychologists. This course meets the continuing education requirements specified in Section 10.0 of the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists Rules and Regulations. Please keep your program brochure and certificate of attendance to support the following criteria: relevance, stated objectives, qualified faculty and attendance.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.


Hawaii Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0  continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Psychologists. Hawaii Revised Statutes Sec. 465-11 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by state or provincial psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Idaho Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0  continuing education credit hours for Idaho Psychologists. The Rules of the Idaho State Board of Psychologists Examiners, Section 402, confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers offered in association with or under the auspices of a state psychological association. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours.


Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours.


Iowa Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Board of Psychology (IAC Subrule 241.3(1) general criteria) and to qualify for 19.0 continuing education hours for Iowa Psychologists.


Kansas Psychologists

This live activity consists of 19.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Kansas Board of Psychology. PESI is a nationally accredited provider of continuing education. Please retain the activity advertisement and certificate of attendance for your CE records.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 19.0 contact hours.


Maine Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Maine Psychologists. Pursuant to Board Rules Chapter 8 Section 3 (2), PESI courses directly relating to the practice of psychology are approved by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists because PESI has been approved to offer continuing education for Psychologists by a state regulatory board having legal jurisdiction over the practice of psychology. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399.


Michigan Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Psychologists. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Psychology-General Rules, Rule 83 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by another state or provincial board of psychology. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents.


Montana Psychologists

This live activity is designed to meet the criteria requirements of the Montana Board of Psychologists and is a PESI-approved continuing education and qualifies for 19.0 instructional hours. Please save the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity.


North Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the North Carolina Psychology Board, provided it is within the scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 19.0  hours of continuing education credit. 


Oregon Psychologists

This live activity consists of 19.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Oregon Board of Psychology. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 19.0 continuing education hours.


South Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, provided it is within your scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 1140 minutes of continuing education instruction.


Tennessee Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet Type II CE of the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology. The Board accepts approvals by any recognized national credentialing body. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Utah Psychologists

This live activity consists of 19.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for psychologists.  Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Washington Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Washington Psychologists. The Washington Examining Board of Psychology recognizes continuing education activities sponsored by regional or state psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


West Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for West Virginia Psychologists. The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ Guidelines For Continuing Education confirm acceptance of continuing education programs from CE providers who are approved through NASP or State Boards or Associations of Psychology. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Workers

This intermediate activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 1140 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Vicki Steine's Profile

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Vicki Steine, DSC, LCSW, has been a social worker for 18 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and works with children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and Tourettes’ syndrome in her private practice in the Atlanta area. Dr. Steine received her Master’s in social work from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Science in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, a Nutrition Certified Practitioner through the Integrated and Functional Nutrition Academy, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Dr. Steine enjoys combining her skills as a social worker and nutrition educator to help her clients who struggle with staying organized, keeping focused at work or school, and overcoming the anxiety and depression that often prevents them from fully living their lives. She integrates nutrition, mind-body exercises, and traditional psychotherapy methods, like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, to help her clients get on with living their lives optimally.

She has spoken at many conferences and delivered workshops providing education to professionals and lay people alike on the benefits of nutrition and improving mental health. Dr. Steine has had personal success using a holistic approach, including nutrition and supplements, to recover from a near death boating accident and debilitating depression. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Vicki Steine maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Vicki Steine is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; the National Association of Nutrition Practitioners; and the Southeastern Brainspotting Institute. She indicates she has a bias toward functional and integrative medicine in treating long term health care/issues.

 


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Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
  2. Articulate how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
  3. Evaluate the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions regarding 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. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
  7. Recommend six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
  8. Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
  9. Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
  10. Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
  11. Interview clients using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
  12. Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
  13. Illustrate stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
  14. Integrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
  15. Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
  16. Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
  17. Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
  18. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.

Outline

THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

How Foods Affects Moods
  • Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
  • Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
  • Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
  • The connection between food, depression, diabetes and obesity
  • Physiological causes of fatigue, depression and anxiety
  • Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
  • Minerals: Magnesium, calcium
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
  • Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
  • Fats: Essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
  • Protein: the building blocks of happiness
  • Nutrients to improve mental health and cognitive function
  • Vitamins, minerals, glandulars, and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
  • Regulate hormonal imbalance
  • Balance blood sugar to balance mood
  • Cultural and genetic variations
  • Enhance digestion for mental health
  • Thyroid function and mental health
The Truth About Popular Supplements and Herbal Medicine
  • Seven major herbs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep, and cognitive health
  • Endocannabinoid deficit theory
  • Cannabis and psychedelic medicine
  • THC versus CBD
  • Evidence for medical cannabis for mental health
  • PTSD and chronic pain
  • Adaptogens: Ginseng, licorice, ashwaganda
  • Melatonin
  • Smell, mood, and cognition
  • Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
  • Interactions with pharmaceuticals
Physiological Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD
  • Transcending mind-body separation: Understanding the complex relationships
  • The factors that cause “chemical imbalance”
  • Beyond pharmaceutical management
  • Balancing circadian rhythm
  • Apply breathing exercises for mental health
  • Enhance sleep and address insomnia

ASSESSMENTS AND EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH

Assessments Using Integrative Approaches
  • Conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
  • Conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
  • Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
  • The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
  • Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
  • Anxiety and PTSD
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Fatigue
  • Anger
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Other mental health concerns
Recognizing When “Mental Illness” is Something Else
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Anxiety vs. hypoglycemia
  • Inflammation
  • Digestion
  • Depressed, fatigued or malnourished?
  • Side effects of medications
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
  • Strategies to reduce inflammation: The major factor in depression, anxiety, bipolar, and ADHD
  • Chronic illness, fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety and digestion
  • The Second brain: Microbiome, probiotics and GABA, and anxiety
  • Sleep, adrenal health, and rhythms
  • Anger, alcohol abuse and liver health
  • Genetics, depression and brain
  • PTSD and auto immune, addictions and cognition
  • ADHD, ASD, and food sensitivities
  • Integrative approach recovery from addictions

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS - NON-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT STRATEGIES

Holistic Treatment Interventions
  • Address clients concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
  • Herbal medicine for mental health
  • Strategies for clients who want to stop their medications
  • Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
  • Exercise: Elevate serotonin and regulate stress hormones
  • Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
  • Toning, binaural music
Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for:
  • Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
  • Anxiety, PTSD, and complex trauma
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • Body dysmorphia
  • OCD
  • Bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Obesity
  • Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
Practical Tools to Accelerate Treatment Results, Improve Energy, and Gain Mental Clarity
  • Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Fake
  • Sleep: The 4 habits critical to refreshing sleep
  • Exercise: Elevate serotonin and regulate stress hormones
  • Stress: A Holistic Approach
  • Feed your brain
What You Need to Know about Somatic Therapies
  • The spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • The NADA protocol for addictions
  • Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia, and optimal cognition
  • When to refer
Unique Issues Across the Lifespan
  • Children: Supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
  • Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
  • Middle life: Peri-menopause, menopause, andropause
  • Preventing cognitive decline
  • Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers
Apply Techniques Within Your Scope of Practice
  • Ethics, law and competency
  • Nutritional therapies
  • Culinary medicine
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Herbal medicine
  • Hydrotherapies for mood management
  • Bodywork therapies
  • Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
  • Sound and music for insomnia and mood
  • Stage appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
  • Integrative detoxification for addiction
Build an Integrative Health Team
  • When and where to refer clients
  • How to find the right provider
  • Questions to ask before referring
  • Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
  • Professional organizations and more training
  • Controversies and hot topics

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Dietitians
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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