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Nutritional & Complementary Treatment for Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Strategies that Work!
Nutritional & Complementary Treatment for Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Strategies that Work!

Where:   TACOMA, WA

When:  Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Learn how complementary and alternative medicine can increase your clients’ energy and mental clarity and allow them to be more engaged in the therapeutic process. This seminar will provide you with effective treatment approaches for mental health disorders. Explore alternative and complementary strategies that can enhance or replace pharmaceutical approaches. Dr. Kristen Allott is a highly energetic and enthusiastic speaker who specializes in alternative and nutritional approaches to mental health disorders.

Put to use immediately dozens of effective interventions for mental health disorders including simple assessment tools for nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety, anger and depression. Learn how you can correct these deficiencies resulting in better outcomes for your clients. Gain confidence in making safe and effective referrals to complementary and alternative practitioners such as naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and homeopaths.
Objectives:
  1. Summarize which nutrients are important for controlling anxiety, anger, and depression.
  2. Discover how to assess clients’ potential macro-nutritional deficiencies.
  3. State the complications of mixing supplemental herbs and psychotropic medications.
  4. Discuss the value of Complementary and Alternative Medicine providers.
  5. Identify how to refer clients to Complementary and Alternative Medicine providers.
  6. Outline the role of protein in treating depression.

KRISTEN ALLOTT, ND, LAC

Kristen Allott, ND, LAc, is a high energy and enthusiastic speaker who is passionate about integrative medicine. As a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, she has a private practice where she specializes in working with the clients of mental health professionals and is passionate about achievable results. Dr. Allott has developed a reputation for assisting clients in making simple changes in their food choices and for addressing nutritional deficiencies that contribute to the symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions and other mental health disorders. Dr. Allott regularly presents at psychiatric nurse practitioner conventions on non-pharmaceutical interventions for mental health. Additionally, she consults with Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) at the University of Washington to develop the Protein for all Project to optimize the brains in the high stakes environment of Juvenile and Family Court System in the State of Washington.

Dr. Allott has worked as a residential counselor for adolescents in mental health crises and advocated for the educational rights for individuals with learning disabilities. She is on the academic faculty at Bastyr University and serves as a guest lecturer for a variety of groups. As a physician and acupuncturist, she enjoys studying how daily life affects the biochemistry, physiology, and qi (energy) of the body. As a black belt in Aikido, she has studied the intimate connections between the mind, emotions and body.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kristen Allott is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kristen Allott references the off-label use of Nordic Naturals and Carlson’s during her presentation.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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, or questions on home study credit availability, 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 mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.

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