Seminar Detail

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

Where:
DEDHAM, MA
When:
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Learn how complementary and alternative medicine can help increase your clients’ energy and mental clarity and allow them to be more engaged in the therapeutic process. Explore evidence-based alternative and complementary strategies that can enhance and complement pharmaceutical approaches. Kristen Allott is a highly energetic and enthusiastic speaker who specializes in alternative and nutritional approaches to mental health disorders.

Implement dozens of effective interventions for mental health disorders including assessment tools for nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety, anger and depression. Learn how you can help 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. 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 client’s energy and mental clarity.
OUTLINE

How Foods Affect Moods
  • Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
  • Protein for depression
  • Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
  • The connection between food, depression, diabetes & obesity
Screening and Assessment of Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Other mental health concerns
Tools and Handouts to Help Treat Clients
  • Anxiety/anger and hypoglycemia
  • Effects proteins may have on depression and anxiety
  • Good fats/bad fats for mental and physical health
  • Your gut: the primitive brain
  • Discussing weight and Diabetes with clients
  • - Action items
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Interventions for:
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Personality disorders
  • Clients who want to stop their medications
  • Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Side effects of medications
  • Pain syndromes
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
Referring to CAM Providers
  • When to refer
  • Who to refer a client to
  • Where to find CAM providers
  • 5 Question to ask before referring

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.
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