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Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & ADHD
Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & ADHD

Where:   METAIRIE, LA

When:  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Join Vanessa Ruiz, ND, as she teaches you how to think more holistically about diagnosis, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances that may contribute to mental health disorders. Nutritional psychology is an emerging field outlining how nutrients can affect mood and behavior. Many clients see a reduction in symptoms when integrating non-pharmaceutical interventions to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD. You will learn the underlying causes and symptoms of these disorders, to more accurately diagnose and treat your clients.

Through case analysis, you will experience how addressing core physical and nutritional needs can greatly increase therapeutic results. You will discover the nutrients most essential to help treat your most depressed and anxious clients, and learn simple strategies that can be integrated with pharmaceutical interventions. Leave this seminar with the tools and understanding necessary to immediately incorporate these strategies into your clinical practice.
Objectives:

  1. Articulate how integrative interventions facilitate better treatment outcomes in depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD.
  2. Determine the nutrients shown to improve brain function for your clients.
  3. Evaluate how improved nutrition can improve therapeutic outcomes for clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD.
  4. Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances.
  5. Assess the impact hormones can have on mental health assessment and treatment.
  6. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
OUTLINE

Underlying Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD
  • Transcending Mind-Body Separation; Understanding the Complex Relationships
  • The Factors that Cause “Chemical Imbalance”
  • Beyond Pharmaceutical Management
Accelerate Your Therapeutic Results
  • Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Fake
  • Sleep: The 4 Habits Critical to Refreshing Sleep
  • Exercise: Elevate Serotonin and Regulate Stress Hormones
  • Stress: A Holistic Approach
How the Essential Nutrients Impact Mental Health
  • Fats: Essential Fatty Acids, Toxic Fats, Fish Oil
  • Protein: The Building Blocks of Happiness
  • Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
  • Minerals: Magnesium, Calcium
Recognizing When “Mental Illness” Is Something Else
  • Hormones
  • Blood Sugar and Hypoglycemia
  • Inflammation
  • Genetic Variations
  • Digestion
Keeping Your Clients Safe: The Truth About Popular Supplements
  • 5-HTP, St. Johns Wort
  • Melatonin
  • Adaptogens: Ginseng, Licorice, Ashwaganda
  • Interactions with Pharmaceuticals
Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans for:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • Anger/Irritability
  • Obesity
  • Addictions
Building an Integrative Health Team
  • When to Refer
  • Who to Refer a Client to
  • Where to Find the Right Provider
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Dieticians
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • 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.

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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 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 6.25 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.

LOUISIANA COUNSELORS: This program has been approved for 6.25 hours of continuing education by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


REGISTERED DIETITIANS & DIETETIC TECHNICIANS, REGISTERED
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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, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.0 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 380 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.

LOUISIANA MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This program was approved by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 6.25 contact hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONER/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 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical Practice) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
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