• Integrative Mental Health Conference, all presentations

    Original Date: November 18-19, 2017

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference.

    12.0 CEUs (including 3.75 pharmacy, 1.5 ethics, and 6.75 general) approved by OBNM

  • Neurocognitive Assessment Approaches for the Primary Care ND

    Presenter: Kabran Chapek, ND
    Original Date: November 18, 2017

    As we begin to see more and more older adults in our offices we need to be equipped to differentiate normal aging from the early stages of dementia. Dementia is like a rising tide now with 1 in 2 having some form of dementia by age 85. This lecture will propose a straightforward and simple way to assess patients with memory problems at any age and suggested ways to comprehensively treat them. Part of the treatment approach described is based on the groundbreaking Alzheimer’s research by Dr. Dale Bredeson who has found that the only hope for Alzheimer’s and dementia is a naturopathic one; where the causes of neurodegeneration must be found and addressed. Naturopathic Physicians are the ones most suited to stem this rising tide of dementia.

    A method will be described to include cognitive testing from pencil and paper approaches to brain
    imaging and laboratory analysis. Cases will be utilized throughout the presentation to demonstrate this assessment and treatment approach.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Compassionate Resilience as Functional Tools in Mental Health Practice

    Presenter: Raymond Diaz, ND
    Original Date: November 18, 2017

    This presentation will explore the role of compassion as an essential therapeutic ally in clinical practice. Dr. Diaz will describe how compassion and rapport with patients can strengthen the therapeutic alliance and provide patients with enhanced resilience and better clinical health outcomes.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Integrating prescription and natural medicines for the management of depression, anxiety, and insomnia

    Presenter: Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND
    Original Date: November 18, 2017

    Depression, anxiety, and insomnia are common comorbidities, reaching epidemic proportions. After reviewing use and concerns associated with prescription medications for these concerns, the talk will review diet, lifestyle, and natural health product strategies that have proven safe and effective for management of these common mental health concerns. A key focus of the presentation will be to differentiate between strategies safe to combine with common mental health prescription medications versus strategies that are safe and appropriate for unmedicated individuals, yet inappropriate to combine with common prescriptions.

    A broad array of prescription medications will be mentioned… Over 50 common mental health prescriptions will be listed in slides… Too many to list here. Typically, specific discussion occurs regarding citalopram, fluoxetine, Effexor, pristiq, Ativan, clonazepam, lorazepam, and zoplicone

    1.5 CEUs (including 0.75 pharmacy & 0.75 general) approved by OBNM
  • NAD Therapy for Addiction and Anti-Aging

    Presenter: Joshua Donaldson, ND
    Original Date: November 18, 2017

    The objective of this lecture is to educate individuals on the all aspects of NAD (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide); its biochemistry, history of use clinically, applications of use, understanding of the delicacy of its use in addiction medicine & mental health disorders, as well as for other health issues. Focus will be on intravenous use but oral, transdermal & intra-nasal use will also be discussed. Also, emphasis will be placed on the importance of proper training & methodical use clinically.

    1.5 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Chill Pill Review: a Brief Overview of Allopathic Medications for Depression and Anxiety

    Presenter: Lydia Anne M Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP
    Original Date: November 19, 2017

    This brief overview of allopathic medications for depression and anxiety primes the naturopathic
    physician to better assist the patient who wishes to either utilize or cease use of psychiatric medications. We will specifically look at the SSRI and SNRI class of medications, as well as anxiolytics such as benzodiazapines and antihypertensives. We will cover appropriate use, naturopathic considerations, side effect profiles, and intra-class comparisons.

    1.5 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Naturopathic Medicine and the Subtle Energy Body – Anatomy, Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment from an Expanded Perspective

    Presenter: Hilary Farberow Stuart, ND
    Original Date: November 19, 2017

    This presentation introduces the student to the anatomy and physiology of the subtle energy body system and its application to the individual in how it relates to the emotions, the thought patterns held in the unconscious mind and correlating symptomology held in the physical body. Students will learn to understand physical symptomology of disease from an expanded perspective which includes the subtle energy body and its interconnection with the emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Specifics of the subtle energy body system will be explored both theoretically through the examination of two different subtle energy body systems developed throughout the world, and personally through the exploration of their own energy system. Case histories will be presented and an exploratory exercise will be included.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • How to Reduce Legal Risk and Improve Outcomes by Setting Appropriate Boundaries in Patient Relationships

    Presenter: Roy Huggins, LPC NCC
    Original Date: November 19, 2017

    A core tenet of Naturopathic medicine is to provide deep, holistic care for patients that addresses the whole person. As such, NDs frequently develop closer relationships with patients than do their allopathic counterparts. In addition, NDs in Oregon have recently found themselves being more closely integrated into primary care for Oregonians and thus under closer scrutiny from their licensing board. It has become clear that one common cause of complaint to the board involves boundary violations.

    In order to help attendees learn how to establish rigorous boundaries with patients, as opposed to either overly ridged or overly porous boundaries, this presentation will show attendees how psychotherapists use professional boundaries as both a tool for maintaining ethical behavior and for improving clinical outcomes along with discussion of the many ways in which this model applies to Naturopathic medical practice. The presentation will also explore the all-important topic of which kinds of patient conditions and which situations typically foster boundary crossings and violations.

    1.5 ethics CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Physician, Heal Thyself

    Presenter: James Massey, ND
    Original Date: November 19, 2017

    Our mission as physicians is to assist and facilitate the healing of our patients. Before that can happen,the physician has to heal himself. They must practice walking their talk. The more doctors are able to heal themselves mentally, emotionally and physically, the greater will be the good they will be able to do for others. It’s a simple premise that makes all the sense in the world.
    My presentation is meant to empower doctors through utilizing and embracing certain techniques and practices that provide them with the means to change and heal themselves. These techniques are easily integrated into one’s lifestyle through simple repetition and discipline. The Physician Heal Thyself program both stimulates and motivates the participant to make the changes to work on themselves so they can better relate and heal their patients.

    1.5 general CEUsapproved by OBNM

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