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Digital Seminar

Nutrition and Mental Health: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection


Average Rating:
   3.5
Faculty:
Elizabeth J. Szlek
Duration:
5 Hours 20 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 16, 2016
Product Code:
POS020047
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

A New Paradigm in Treating Mental Disorders

We have all had clients who come into the office in a depressed or anxious state, and yet they cannot identify just what is bothering them. Children are brought in with symptoms of ADHD, suicidal ideation, or an eating disorder. Clients with addictions struggle to gain control of themselves. Many elderly clients have no energy or zest for life, and may appear to be suffering from dementia. Others are suffering with many physical complaints in addition to presenting with serious depression; and we have all seen those who have literally been anxious all their lives. Talking in these cases often does not produce the desired results, and both client and professional become frustrated.

In this dynamic seminar, Ms. Elizabeth Szlek, MA, LMHC, NCC, NTP, CGP, shares her decades of experience integrating nutrition into therapy, along with the cutting edge of nutritional research. Discover highly effective, non-pharmaceutical interventions for disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar, and addictions. Walk away from this seminar with the knowledge and tools to approach these problems from a new perspective, and improve your therapeutic outcomes by incorporating this important mind-body connection.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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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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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 5.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

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Marriage & Family Therapists

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.0 self-study contact hours.


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Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 5.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


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Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 5.25 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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 5.3 continuing education hours. 

 

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Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 5.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 5.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 5.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

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Faculty

Elizabeth J. Szlek Related seminars and products: 1

MA, LMHC, NCC, NTP, CGP,


Elizabeth J. Szlek, MA, LMHC, NCC, NTP, CGP, has 20 years of experience as a mental health professional and has her own private practice, The Door Counseling Center. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Liberty University, a Master of Music degree from Yale University, and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Poland.

Ms. Szlek is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a GAPS Practitioner. She has presented at many conferences at both the local and national levels, and authored numerous contributions to publications including The Utica Phoenix, In Good Health, Life and Times, The Rome Observer, Women in Motion, and the "Your Mental Health" column in The Adirondack Express. Ms. Szlek is also a member of the American Counseling Association and Nutritional Therapy Association.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Elizabeth Szlek maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Elizabeth Szlek is a member of the American Counseling Association; and the Nutritional Therapy Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Identify the origins of medicine and diet.
  2. Compare ancient ways of eating to elements of a traditional diet.
  3. Articulate how a client’s diet can undermine clinical goals.
  4. Describe how poor digestion creates a cascade of negative consequences for physical and emotional health.
  5. Demonstrate how to use simple screening tools to assess the nutritional status of your clients.
  6. Implement a five-step protocol to improve nutritional health.

Outline

The Root of the Problem

  • A Brief History of Medicine & diet
  • Hippocrates, medicine, and diet
  • Madness through the ages
  • 18th century – moral therapy
  • Psychiatry emerges – classification of disorders
  • Biological psychiatry today

Traditional Foodways

  • Ancient ways of eating
  • Weston A. Price
  • Elements of traditional diets

20th Century Nutritional Problems

  • Foods of modern commerce
  • The rise of degenerative diseases
  • Industrial farming
  • Chemical additives and fast food
  • GMO’s
  • Sugar and fats

An Over-Medicated Society

  • Increase in mental disorders
  • Search for biological solutions
  • Rise of ADHD, learning disorders, and autism

Implications for Clinical Work

  • How Nutrition Affects Mental Health
  • Digestion
  • Your microbiome: For better or worse
  • How our microbiome and brain communicate
  • Recognize deficiencies: Addictions and drug-induced deficiencies
  • Polyvagal theory and the autonomic nervous system

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • Physicians

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