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Seminar Detail

Food and Mood: A Therapist’s Guide to The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

Where:
WALTHAM, MA
When:
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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

Diet is an often-ignored aspect in the prevention of poor mental health and the promotion of good emotional health. The causes of behavioral health problems are complex, and nutrition is a valuable yet often missing piece of the puzzle to help clients improve their emotional state.

Imagine if you could feel more confident talking with clients about nutrition from a therapist’s point of view, and do so while adhering to our ethical code.

Kathleen Zamperini, LPC, NCC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP brings a unique perspective as a licensed professional counselor with a degree in nutrition and certification with the Mental Health Integrative Medical Institute. She uses the language of a therapist to explain key concepts of integrating a cognitive behavioral approach with nutritional strategies to improve treatment outcomes.

Discover the clinical applications to transform the way your clients view food and revolutionize your clinical toolbox to ethically educate clients about nutrition and how they can make lasting changes.
Objectives:

  1. Integrate psychoeducation regarding daily food choices with cognitive therapy.
  2. Assess the impact of diet on treatment progress.
  3. Incorporate diet changes into treatment plans for specific disorders.
  4. Analyze the impact of sugar on depression.
  5. Utilize CBT techniques to help clients improve their mood, sleep habits, and self-care.
  6. Assess when a referral to a medical practitioner may be indicated.
OUTLINE

How Food Affects Mood
  • 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
Practice Healthy Eating – Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants
  • B Vitamins for emotional health
  • Benefits of magnesium and common symptoms of magnesium deficiency
  • Antioxidants for emotional support
  • Recommendations within your scope of practice
    • Nutrients
    • Symptoms of deficiency
    • Best food sources
The Connection Between Stimulants, Anxiety and Sleep
  • 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 disease of affluence
  • Case study: the wife who loved coffee
The Skinny on Fat
  • 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
Nutritional Imbalances that Contribute to Depression
  • 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
Your DNA is not Your Destiny
  • 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
Explore the Gut-Brain Link and Its Impact on Mental Health
  • 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
Ethical Considerations and Understanding Your Role as a Therapist
  • 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
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addictions Counselors
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational Therapists

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.



Speaker Disclosures:

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.
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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.


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Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 1 MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 03/04/2021. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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 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
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Psychologists
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