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CME : 23.5 | Contact Hours : 23.5

5-Day Certification Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals (Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2020)

Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2020   |   Sedona, Arizona  United States of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
Specialties : Nutrition   |   Mental Health and Law   |   Integrative Medicine
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5-Day Certification Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2020 at Sedona Mago Retreat, Sedona, Arizona, United States of America. 

Target Audience:
• Counselors
• Social Workers
• Psychotherapists
• Psychologists
• Marriage & Family Therapists
• Dietitians
• Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Addiction Counselors
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Mental Health Professionals

Psychologists & Physicians:

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 23.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists:
PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nurses in full attendance will earn 23.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants:
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 23.5 contact hours or 2.35 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Clinician’s often say to me: “I want to include to include Nutritional and Integrative Medicine methods into my practice but I am not sure where to begin or how to do this? And, “What am I allowed to do”?

Many clients are already self-prescribing based on information obtained on the Internet or their friends. While many of these clinical methods have few negative side effects, some herbal supplements, juice fasts and other apparently healthy activities can have significant adverse outcomes if not tailored to the individual’s psychobiology.

This training will provide state-of-the-art, clinical skills you need to help your clients safely navigate nutritional and integrative medicine.

You will also have opportunity to discuss cases, ask questions, develop new assessment skills and explore both metaphorical and scientific language that allows for effective communication with clients. Guest speaker Dr. Mary Ann Osborne, Nurse Practitioner, will join us during the retreat to share her specific area of expertise.

This content-rich retreat is organized with plenty of down time for rest, rejuvenation and relaxation in the pool or even for nourishing naps and massages. The Sedona Mago Retreat Center is in the magnificant dessert landscape with labyrinths, walking paths, night skies and sunny days in which to rejuvenate while learning integrative clinical skills.

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


Mary  Ann Osborne
Mary Ann Osborne

Nurse Practitioner

Leslie E. Korn
Leslie E. Korn




Internal Medicine

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Sedona Mago Retreat
3500 Bill Gray Road
Sedona, Arizona, United States of America

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