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Home  >  Board Review Courses  >  5-Day Certification Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals (Aug 26 - 30, 2020)
Contact Hours : 23.5 | CEUs : 2.35 | CME : 23.5

5-Day Certification Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals (Aug 26 - 30, 2020)

Aug 26 12:00 AM - Aug 30 12:00 AM, 2020   |   Pacific Grove, California  United States of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
Specialties : Integrative Medicine   |   Nutrition
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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 Aug 26 - 30, 2020 at Asilomar Hotel and Conference Ground, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 23.5 contact hours / 2.35 CEUs / 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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

Course Description:
Clinicians often say to me: “I want 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 areas 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. Asilomar Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous beachfront land. Situated within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove, California. Asilomar is an unforgettable escape from the demands of everyday life, located on beach with 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.



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Registration Type Last Date Price
Course Fee (per person) 25 Aug,2020 USD 999.00
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Venue Address

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Ave
Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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