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Digital Seminar

Nutritional & Integrative Interventions for Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, ODD and Depression: Effective Strategies to Heal the Gut and Ease the Mind


Faculty:
Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NCC
Duration:
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 22, 2017
Product Code:
POS048890
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Natural brain stimulants for memory and cognitive function
  • Brain training therapies for hyperactivity and concentration
  • Probiotics and fermented foods to beat anxiety
  • Natural ways to detox and cleanse the liver to reduce angry feelings
  • Essential brain minerals for sensory processing disorders

Many individuals with autism, ADHD, anxiety, ODD and depression struggle with impulse control, self-regulation of emotions, sleep issues and maintaining focus. They are experiencing life challenges that they don’t know how to navigate successfully. We need a system that promotes prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease through the use of natural, highly effective and less-invasive interventions.

Join Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NCC, and learn the most up-to-date, evidenced-based non-medication protocols and strategies to treat your clients, of all ages, who are struggling with:

  • Behavior and aggression
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Sensory issues
  • Hyperactivity and impulsivity
  • Inattention
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Memory and cognitive function
  • Worry and fear

Jennifer is an award winning author who takes the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) into account with her clients. She will teach you interventions that heal the gut, reduce inflammation, improve brain function and increase over-all health. Using her candid experiences as both a mental health professional and mother, Jennifer will provide you with non-pharmaceutical answers to implement in your practice tomorrow!

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 non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is 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.


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 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.


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 self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


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 self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 6.0 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 Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 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 self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study 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 self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. 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 self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 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 self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 6.0 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 self-study activity consists of 6.0 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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists

This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available. 


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Social Workers

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 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 self-study course has been approved for 6.3 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 activity, 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 self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 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 self-study package has been approved for 6.0 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 self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours 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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Faculty

Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NCC Related seminars and products: 1


JENNIFER GIUSTRA-KOZEK, LPC, NCC, is a board certified licensed psychotherapist with 17 years of clinical experience treating clients with Asperger’s, depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD. She is the author of a two-time award-winning book, Healing without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally and Effectively without Harmful Medication. Jennifer had seen the ADHD/Autism epidemic unfold in her own private practice and has watched the harmful impact of medication on many of her young clients. The ADHD/autism epidemic turned personal when Jennifer’s young son was diagnosed. She plunged into the world of safe and natural healing modalities and found much success after reading over 150 articles and studies from esteemed medical journals and over 25 books on the topic of natural health.

 

Jennifer teaches practitioners and families about nutrition, therapies and biomedical interventions for the treatment of these disorders. She conducts workshops at national conferences including the Autism One Conference held yearly in Chicago. Jennifer shares her nutritional expertise in International Online Autism Recovery Summits with other clinicians, medical doctors and functional medicine practitioners.

 

Jennifer has written many newspaper and magazine articles including Autism Parenting Magazine and has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows. Her book rated #1 New Release on Amazon in the category of Children’s Learning Disorders and has been featured on NBC and FOX5 news. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors of Epidemic Answers. She is certified in EMDR, Reiki and Hypnotherapy.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology, Assistants Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Educators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Administrators• Intervention Specialists, Behavioral Specialists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Educational Paraprofessionals, Nurses

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how many symptoms can be remedied with nutritional balancing.
  2. Describe how food-sensitivities can contribute to behavioral symptoms and how “special diets” can be extremely beneficial.
  3. Explain the link between ADHD and autism, processed food, food additives, pesticides, heavy metal and environmental chemicals.
  4. Summarize the most recent research in the area of genetic vulnerabilities and how specific genetic mutations may be preventing the body from digesting food, utilizing nutrients appropriately and detoxing effectively.
  5. Describe the link between our emotions and our intestinal system.
  6. Give examples of gut healing protocols and how to heal intestinal permeability.
  7. Demonstrate Eastern Medicine, and body work practices and therapies.
  8. Develop and implement an individualized nutrition and integrative treatment plan.

Outline

The Brain/Gut Connection: How Emotions are Governed by Our Intestinal System

  • Link between nutritional deficiencies, neurodevelopmental delays and mental health disorders
  • Latest evidence-based research
  • Influence of gut microbes on mental health
  • Genetic vulnerabilities and other early contributing factors
  • Food sensitivities and special diets’ influence on our intestinal system and immune system

TREATMENT PLANS TO HEAL THE GUT, REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION

ADHD Strategies for Improving…

  • Memory, Mental Processing, Cognitive Function, Hyperactivity and Concentration
    • Natural brain stimulants
    • Brain training therapies
    • Fish oil and fatty acids
    • B vitamins
    • Processed foods and refined sugar

Anxiety Strategies for Improving…

  • Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders, Worry and Fear
    • Beat anxiety with magnesium and probiotics/ fermented foods
    • Amino acids and their role
    • Treat intestinal upset, constipation and diarrhea
    • Dietary changes to support a healthy thyroid
    • The importance of grounding and mindfulness

ODD Strategies for Improving…

  • Oppositional, Angry, Impulsive, Irritable and Anti-Social Behaviors
    • Natural ways to detox and cleanse the liver to reduce angry feelings
    • The effect of food intolerances and artificial food color and additives
    • A natural stimulant involved in proper nerve function
    • Nutritional requirements such as iron, zinc and B6
    • The impact of cholesterol levels on aggression and suicidal tendencies

Depression Strategies for Improving…

  • Emotional Dysregulation
    • The role protein plays in the creation of neurotransmitters
    • Increase serotonin through dietary measures
    • Fight mood swings by stabilizing blood sugar
    • Foods and herbs to treat hypoglycemia
    • Herbs that are as effective as Prozac

Sleep Disturbances Strategies for Improving…

  • Wakefulness and Restlessness
    • Treat cortisol levels and supporting adrenal functioning
    • Helping the pineal make melatonin
    • The importance of vitamin B6, B9, B12, amino acids tryptophan and GABA
    • Address negative food reactions
    • Helpful bedtime rituals

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) Strategies for Improving…

  • Inappropriate Motor and Behavioral Responses
    • Treat SPD with essential brain minerals
    • Herbs, vitamins and minerals to address underlying adrenal fatigue
    • How metal toxicity may play a role
    • Integrative reflex therapies, massage, acupuncture and body work practices

Strategies for Nutritional and Behavioral Outcomes

  • Getting our clients to buy into dietary changes and holistic approaches
  • Persuading a picky eater to eat healthier
  • Creative ways to take and/or give dietary supplements

Other Important Considerations

  • Neurotransmitters responsible for learning and memory
  • Genetic mutations: How they affect and what to do about them
  • What to do about viruses and bacterial infections

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Comments

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"thank you much. As a mother of two on the GAPS diet for 10 months and a solo mental health practitioner, I was so glad to see this as a topic. If even one person today moves forward to help one client, success! You covered it all and I am so glad to see these topics becoming important and to the fo"

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