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- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- VICKI STEINE, DSC, LCSW
- PESI Inc.
- 12/14/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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- Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
- Articulate how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
- Evaluate the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions regarding six DSM® categories.
- Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
- Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
- Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
- Recommend six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
- Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
- Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
- Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
- Interview clients using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
- Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
- Illustrate stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
- Integrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
- Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
- Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
- Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
- Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
How Foods Affects Moods
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
- Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
- Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
- Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
- The connection between food, depression, diabetes and obesity
- Physiological causes of fatigue, depression and anxiety
- Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
- Minerals: Magnesium, calcium
The Truth About Popular Supplements and Herbal Medicine
- Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
- Fats: Essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
- Protein: the building blocks of happiness
- Nutrients to improve mental health and cognitive function
- Vitamins, minerals, glandulars, and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
- Regulate hormonal imbalance
- Balance blood sugar to balance mood
- Cultural and genetic variations
- Enhance digestion for mental health
- Thyroid function and mental health
Physiological Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD
- 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
- Adaptogens: Ginseng, licorice, ashwaganda
- Smell, mood, and cognition
- Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
- Interactions with pharmaceuticals
ASSESSMENTS AND EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH
Assessments Using Integrative Approaches
- Transcending mind-body separation: Understanding the complex relationships
- The factors that cause “chemical imbalance”
- Beyond pharmaceutical management
- Balancing circadian rhythm
- Apply breathing exercises for mental health
- Enhance sleep and address insomnia
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
- Conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
- Conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
- Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
- The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
- Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
Recognizing When “Mental Illness” is Something Else
- Anxiety and PTSD
- Bipolar disorder
- Lack of mental clarity
- Other mental health concerns
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
- Hormonal imbalance
- Anxiety vs. hypoglycemia
- Depressed, fatigued or malnourished?
- Side effects of medications
CLINICAL APPLICATIONS - NON-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Holistic Treatment Interventions
- 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
- Integrative approach recovery from addictions
Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for:
- Address clients concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
- Herbal medicine for mental health
- Strategies for clients who want to stop their medications
- Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
- Exercise: Elevate serotonin and regulate stress hormones
- Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
- Toning, binaural music
Practical Tools to Accelerate Treatment Results, Improve Energy, and Gain Mental Clarity
- Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
- Anxiety, PTSD, and complex trauma
- Body dysmorphia
- Psychosomatic symptoms
- Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
What You Need to Know about Somatic Therapies
- 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
- Feed your brain
Unique Issues Across the Lifespan
- The spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
- The NADA protocol for addictions
- Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia, and optimal cognition
- When to refer
Apply Techniques Within Your Scope of Practice
- Children: Supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
- Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
- Middle life: Peri-menopause, menopause, andropause
- Preventing cognitive decline
- Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers
Build an Integrative Health Team
- Ethics, law and competency
- Nutritional therapies
- Culinary medicine
- Behavioral medicine
- Nutritional supplementation
- Herbal medicine
- Hydrotherapies for mood management
- Bodywork therapies
- Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
- Sound and music for insomnia and mood
- Stage appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
- Integrative detoxification for addiction
- When and where to refer clients
- How to find the right provider
- Questions to ask before referring
- Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
- Professional organizations and more training
- Controversies and hot topics
VICKI STEINE, DSC, LCSW
Vicki Steine, DSC, LCSW, has been a social worker for 18 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and works with children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and Tourettes’ syndrome in her private practice in the Atlanta area. Dr. Steine received her Master’s in social work from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Science in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, a Nutrition Certified Practitioner through the Integrated and Functional Nutrition Academy, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Steine enjoys combining her skills as a social worker and nutrition educator to help her clients who struggle with staying organized, keeping focused at work or school, and overcoming the anxiety and depression that often prevents them from fully living their lives. She integrates nutrition, mind-body exercises, and traditional psychotherapy methods, like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, to help her clients get on with living their lives optimally. She has spoken at many conferences and delivered workshops providing education to professionals and lay people alike on the benefits of nutrition and improving mental health. Dr. Steine has had personal success using a holistic approach, including nutrition and supplements, to recover from a near death boating accident and debilitating depression.
Financial: Vicki Steine maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Vicki Steine is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; the National Association of Nutrition Practitioners; and the Southeastern Brainspotting Institute. She indicates she has a bias toward functional and integrative medicine in treating long term health care/issues.
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