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Online Certification Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals
Online Course
$999.99 USD
$499.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
11/9/2020
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
Product Code:
SUM001399
Objectives
  1. Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
  2. Specify how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
  3. Present the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions with reference to six DSM™ categories.
  4. Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
  5. Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
  6. Explore the application of mindfulness methods in the treatment of eating disorders.
  7. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
  8. Present six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
  9. Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
  10. Present evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5™ categories.
  11. Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
  12. Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
  13. Interview clients using the DSM-5™ Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
  14. Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients in order to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
  15. Present stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
  16. Teach breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
  17. Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
  18. Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicine and nutrients.
  19. Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
  20. Investigate the science for the “second brain”: the gut-brain axis communication system of neurotransmitters.
  21. Comment on the science of circadian rhythm as it contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder.
  22. Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances.
  23. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
Outline

CLINICAL APPLICATION AND EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH

  • Nutritional therapies
  • Culinary medicine
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Herbal medicine
  • Hydrotherapies for mood management
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bodywork therapies
  • Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
  • Sound and music for insomnia and mood
  • Light & dark therapies
  • Stage appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
  • Integrative detoxification for addiction

Assessments

  • Learn to conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
  • Learn to conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
  • Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
  • The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
  • 3 Basic lab test for optimal mental health

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE USING INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES

Balance the Sleep/Wake Cycle in Depression Bipolar and PTSD

  • Balance circadian rhythm in depression, bipolar, PTSD
  • Apply special yogic breathing exercises for mental health
  • Enhance sleep and address insomnia

The Complex Relationships between Mental and Physical Health

  • Strategies to reduce inflammation: the major factor in depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD
  • Chronic illness, fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety and digestion
  • The second brain: microbiome, probiotics and GABA and anxiety
  • Sleep, adrenal health and rhythms
  • Anger, alcohol abuse and liver health
  • Genetics, depression and brain
  • PTSD and auto immune, addictions and cognition
  • ADHD, ASD and food sensitivities
  • The Science and practice of detoxification

Beyond Pharmaceutical Management

  • Address clients concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
  • Herbal medicine for mental health
  • Strategies for coming off or reducing psychotropic medications
  • Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
  • Exercise: aerobic, anaerobic, yoga, core, land and water based
  • Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
  • Toning, binaural music

Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine

  • Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
  • Fats: essential fatty acids, toxic facts, fish oil
  • Protein: the building blocks of happiness
  • What nutrients improve mental health and cognitive function
  • Vitamins, minerals, glandulars and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
  • Hormones
  • Balance blood sugar to balance mood
  • Cultural and genetic variations
  • Enhance digestion for mental health
  • Thyroid function and mental health

Herbal Medicine

  • Seven major herbs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep and cognitive health
  • Endocannabinoid deficit theory
  • Cannabis and psychedelic medicine
  • THC versus CBD
  • Evidence for medical cannabis for mental health
  • PTSD and chronic pain
  • Smell, mood and cognition
  • Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition

Special Issues Across the Lifespan

  • Children: supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
  • Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
  • Middle life: peri-menopause, menopause, andropause
  • Prevent cognitive decline
  • Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers

Somatic Therapies, Acupuncture and New Approaches

  • Spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
  • NADA protocol for addictions
  • Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia and optimal cognition

Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for Treating the DSM-5™ Disorders

  • Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
  • Anxiety, PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • OCD
  • Bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions

Develop a Niche Practice

  • Scope of your practice: ethics, law and competency
  • Build an integrative health team
  • When and where to refer clients
  • Where to find the right provider
  • Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
  • Professional organizations and more training
  • Controversies and hot topics
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
Audience

This certification training has been specially created for helping professionals, including:

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