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Seminar Detail

2-Day Intensive Training in Nutrition for Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Strategies that Work!
Where:
LAS VEGAS, NV
When:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Friday, March 13, 2020

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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

We have all had clients who come into the office in a depressed or anxious state, and yet they cannot identify just what is bothering them. Children are brought in with symptoms of ADHD, clients with addictions struggle to gain control of themselves, and others suffer with physical complaints in addition to mental health issues. It’s frustrating when traditional talk therapy is not quite enough to break through and it feels like something else is needed to meet your treatment goals.

That missing piece you’re looking for? It’s here – the mind-body connection.

Kristen Allott is a naturopathic physician specializing in alternative and nutritional approaches to mental health disorders, and she is here to help you bring this missing piece to your clients.

Imagine an increase in your client’s energy and mental clarity, allowing them to be more engaged in the therapeutic process. Simplify sessions when you readily have dozens of effective, simple strategies at your fingertips that enhance and complement your current treatment interventions. Feel your confidence improve when you identify nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety, anger, depression, PTSD or ADHD.

Don’t risk missing out on this key piece of treatment – sign up today to improve outcomes for your clients!
Objectives:

  1. Articulate which nutrients are beneficial for reducing symptoms of anxiety, anger and depression.
  2. Assess clients’ potential nutritional deficiencies that could be negatively affecting their mental health.
  3. Communicate the potential complications of combining nutritional supplements and psychotropic medications as related to clinical treatment.
  4. Analyze the impact of fats and proteins on clients’ mental and physical health.
  5. Determine when and how to refer clients to Complementary and Alternative Medicine providers.
  6. Incorporate complementary strategies to help improve your clients’ energy and mental clarity.
  7. Identify physiological causes of fatigue, depression, and anxiety to improve treatment outcomes.
  8. Differentiate between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances as it relates to clinical practice.
  9. Distinguish symptoms of nutritional deficiencies to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  10. Integrate holistic assessment and treatment interventions to improve client level of functioning.
  11. Assess diet, exercise, and sleep in session without shaming a client.
  12. Evaluate how improved nutrition can improve therapeutic outcomes for clients with ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, and other mental health disorders.
OUTLINE

Assessment & Treatment Planning

How Foods Affect 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 & obesity
  • Physiological causes of fatigue, depression and anxiety
  • Anxiety/anger and hypoglycemia
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Fatigue
  • Anger
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Other mental health concerns
Symptoms of Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
  • Alcoholism
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Anxiety or hypoglycemia?
  • Depressed, fatigued or malnourished?
  • Hormonal imbalance
Referring to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Primary Care Providers
  • When to refer
  • Who to refer a client to
  • Where to find appropriate providers
  • 5 Questions to ask before referring

Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Strategies

Practical Tools to Boost Treatment Results, Improve Energy, and Gain Mental Clarity
  • Fats: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Sleep: how to go to sleep, how to stay asleep, how to wake up
  • Reduce night terrors
  • Move your body
  • Feed your brain
Holistic Assessment and Treatment Interventions for:
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar
  • Clients who want to stop their medications
  • Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Side effects of medications
  • Pain syndromes
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
Interventions in Action – Working together to learn and role playing
  • How to assess diet, exercise, and sleep without shaming a client
    • Diet and exercise history assessment
  • Improve energy and mental clarity through 3 days of protein
    • Protein for All program
    • Special concerns – vegetarian, gluten free, or those that don’t cook
  • The power of movement – when is it helpful vs. too much?
  • Action items for discussing weight and diabetes with clients
Target Audience

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

VANESSA RUIZ, ND, RN-BSN

Vanessa Ruiz is a naturopathic physician and registered nurse. She utilizes natural therapies in an integrative setting at Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Ruiz specializes in natural therapies for both behavioral health and medical conditions. She earned her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Southwest College in Tempe, Arizona, and her nursing degree from Stony Brook University, New York. She has been featured in YRM Podcast and the "Dig Deep Documentary". She has been a practicing nurse for over 10 years, in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and global health. She is the founder of Nurses for Natural Health, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering nurses in natural health. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps of New York, Naturopaths without Borders and Homeopaths without Borders.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Vanessa Ruiz is a physician at Enliven Mental Health Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Vanessa Ruiz is a member of the Psych ANP.
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.

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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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

Arizona Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

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 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians
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PESI, Inc. PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 12.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This program/material is designated as LEVEL 2.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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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 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists & Physicians
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Psychiatrists & 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 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
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 12.5 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.


Social Workers
This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 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.

Nevada Social Workers: This program has been approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers for 12.0 continuing education hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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