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- Audio CD - 4+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- KATHLEEN ZAMPERINI, LPC, NCC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP
- PESI Inc.
- 8/28/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Integrate psychoeducation regarding daily food choices with cognitive therapy.
- Assess the impact of diet on treatment progress.
- Incorporate diet changes into treatment plans for specific disorders.
- Analyze the impact of sugar on depression.
- Utilize CBT techniques to help clients improve their mood, sleep habits, and self-care.
- Assess when a referral to a medical practitioner may be indicated.
How Food Affects Mood
Practice Healthy Eating – Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants
- Assess nutritional factors contributing to mental health conditions
- 5 substances that affect mood
- 7 practical interventions to improve mood
- Research on nutrition’s impact on mental health
- Case study – 24-year-old female – depression and anxiety
The Connection Between Stimulants, Anxiety, and Sleep
- B Vitamins for emotional health
- Benefits of magnesium and common symptoms of magnesium deficiency
- Antioxidants for emotional support
- Recommendations within your scope of practice
- Symptoms of deficiency
- Best food sources
The Skinny on Fat
- The truth about sugar, stimulants, and processed food
- History of processed food and what’s gone wrong
- Link between sugar and depression
- The S.A.D. diet and diseases of affluence
- Case study: the wife who loved coffee
Nutritional Imbalances that Contribute to Depression
- Emotions and biochemical activity within the brain
- Mediterranean food pyramid
- Inflammation and mood disorders
- Omega 3 fatty acids and good fat
- Key nutrients to transform emotional health
Your DNA is not Your Destiny
- Lack of essential fats and vitamins
- Blood sugar imbalances associated with excessive sugar and stimulant intake
- Neurotransmitters and their effects when they are lacking in our system
- Tune up your brain and neurotransmitters
Explore the Gut-Brain Link and Its Impact on Mental Health
- The role of epigenetics
- Are diseases of the brain preventable?
- CBT techniques to help clients change their thoughts and behavior toward food and eating
- Clinical benefits of deep breathing
- Incorporate wellness activities into treatment plans
Ethical Considerations and Understanding Your Role as a Therapist
- Understand gut microbiome and dysbiosis from a therapist’s perspective
- Learn how proper digestion supports optimum mental health
- The relationship between digestion and stress
- Steps for proper digestion
- Education and awareness for clients – the basic food assessment you can use
- Practical strategies to help clients eat healthy on a budget
- How to apply techniques ethically and responsibly
- When to refer to a medical practitioner
- The risks and limitations of research studies
- Resources for clients
KATHLEEN ZAMPERINI, LPC, NCC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP
Kathleen D. Zamperini, LPC NCC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in education with secondary guidance certification. She is a licensed professional counselor and is a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor. Kathleen received a degree in holistic nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. She has a passion for helping clients understand the role of nutrition in mental health. She has 30 years of counseling experience working with persons dealing with depression and anxiety, and is the director of counseling for a large social service agency, Catholic Charities, in Pittsburgh, PA. she has published articles in the National Gambling Association Newsletter on the role of nutrition in treating gambling addictions, and presented numerous presentations on this topic, including a statewide conference.
Financial: Kathleen Zamperini is the director of counseling for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kathleen Zamperini is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Continuing Education Credits
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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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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.
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.
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