• Integrative Mental Health Conference 2020 - All Presentations

    Original Date: December 5-6, 2020

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference, which are listed below.

    12.75 CEUs (9.5 general, 1.5 ethics, and 2.0 cultural competency) approved by OBNM
  • Trauma: The Trauma Layering System and the Importance of Trauma in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Physical Illness

    Presenter: Dr. Hilary Farberow-Stuart, ND
    Original Date: December 5, 2020

    This presentation will focus on trauma and its importance in the diagnosis and treatment of physical symptomology and illness. We will begin with a quick overview of the different levels of the “Map of the Human System” to identify how trauma affects each level of the human system from the Mental, to the Emotional, Energetic and Physical. We will then define trauma and discuss several different types of trauma.
    From there, we will study the Trauma Layering System in the Emotional level, examining the emotions and beliefs within each layer which ultimately result in symptomology and illness on the physical level.
    An experiential exercise will accompany this presentation so that participants may discover trauma from a personal exploration. Case histories will be provided throughout the presentation.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Integrative Treatment of PTSD

    Presenter: Dr. Laura Gouge, ND
    Original Date: December 5, 2020

    PTSD is a complex and often debilitating condition. My presentation includes overview of diagnosis, standard of care (including pharmaceutical treatment) for both children and adults, and evidence for integrative therapies including supplements, exercise, yoga, meditation, and writing and theater. There is also discussion about the most evidence based types of psychotherapy. The goal is that at the end of the presentation every person could create an individualized treatment plan for patients who have PTSD, as well as patients who do not meet criteria and are presenting with mood complaints.
    The pharmaceuticals I discuss include SSRI’s (Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil), SNRI’s (Effexor, Cymbalta), Wellbutrin, mood stabilizers (Lamictal, Abilify, Risperidone), alpha agonists (clonidine, guanfacine, prazosin), and benzodiazepine’s (advise against their use). This presentation could be approved for pharmaceutical credits and this section could be lengthened or shortened.

    1.25 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Quantum Healing Through the Subconscious Mind

    Presenter: Jasmine Galimov, MScN, C.Hyp
    Original Date: December 5, 2020

    Each and every one of us will experience some form of trauma in our lifetimes; whether it’s physical, emotional or karmic. These traumas, along with every single other event that has happened to us in our lives, are stored within the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind makes up 95-99% of the way we see, act and respond to the world, yet, traditional therapies for mental health are only working with the conscious mind, the 1-5%.
    In this lecture, find out how to not only how to release the limiting beliefs, blocks and stored trauma that are creating dis-ease, but also learn how we can harness the infinite power of the subconscious mind for quantum healing.

    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
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    Cost: US$ 35.00
    Gut-Brain Axis

    Presenter: Dr. Piper Dobner, ND
    Original Date: December 5, 2020

    The Human microbiome is a dense network of microbes that live in and on our skin. Their discovery was only beginning to become well known after we were able to identify and see those who didnt require oxygen. Since this development and over the last 10 years of research we’ve not only come to find out who is there, but what they are making. The microbial metabolites may be the future of ecosystem restoration in the gut and if that’s true, then implications for mental health are vast. These metabolites communicate directly with the brain and having imapcts on not only brain development, but immune system development. We’ll explore the microbiome, fecal transplant, and a few case studies to exemplify the potential of this 12th organ system.

    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Stress and Terrain: Trauma Informed Chinese Medicine

    Presenter: Brandt Stickley, MSTCM, L.Ac.
    Original Date: December 5, 2020

    The most fundamental construct in all of Chinese medicine is YinYang. We will explore how an understanding of this term as applied to the treatment of the sequelae of traumatic experience can open the field for a deeper understanding of Chinese medicine’s role across the bio-psycho-social spectrum. Through this trauma-informed lens, one can see Chinese medicine as a robust, sophisticated, and rigorous somatic psychology. This integrative approach ultimately demonstrates the role of psychological and traumatic distress in the development of many conditions, and provides the training to skillfully restore health, wellness, growth, and transformation in their wake.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Adolescent Suicide Prevention

    Presenter: Dr. Amanda Watters, ND
    Original Date: December 6, 2020

    This presentation will provide attendees with the skills necessary to identify and address suicidality in children and adolescents. We will discuss risk factors and protective factors, as well as common behaviors that may indicate increased risk for harm. Once suicide risk is identified, attendees will learn how to discuss safety planning with patients, and will observe a mock safety planning conversation between the presenter and model patient.

    1.5 ethics CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Understanding Neurodiversity and Working with Patients on the Autism Spectrum

    Presenter: Dr. Laura Weldon, MS, ND
    Original Date: December 6, 2020

    One in every 59 Americans is autistic and evidence shows that a great many more adults, particularly women and gender non-conforming patients, are misdiagnosed and/or undiagnosed. Whether or not physicians recognize it or specialize in working with autistic patients, they are very likely already in our offices. There are many myths both in culture and medicine about what it means to be autistic and how best to serve this patient population. Mainstream medicine has little to offer these patients, as the pathology paradigm deems it impossible to be both autistic and well. Autistic patients are underserved in basic health needs, provider understanding, and in the treatment of frequently co-occurring conditions such as migraines, seizures, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, hypermobility, dysautonomias, and mental health conditions. Suicide rates for autistic people are estimated 10x higher and lack of acceptance and understanding is one of the primary cited causes.
    My presentation will not focus on pharmaceuticals, but I will briefly discuss avoiding benzodiazepines and the potential use of clonidine, guanfacine, and lamotrigine in appropriate cases.

    2.0 cultural competency CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Natural Therapies for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

    Presenter: Dr. Angela Potter, ND
    Original Date: December 6, 2020

    1 in 7 mothers experience postpartum depression. Between 5-10% of women will develop postpartum thyroiditis in the first year postpartum. Mothers are deeply struggling with health issues while also trying to care for their young babies. As a mother myself, I experienced the struggle which is why I have developed my Postpartum Wellness Protocol. As naturopathic doctors we are in a unique position to help women feel balanced and healthy on their motherhood journey. In this presentation you will learn effective ways to support postpartum women in your practice including lab work and breastfeeding-safe herbs and supplements.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Concussion Rescue: Assessment and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Presenter: Dr. Kabran Chapek, ND
    Original Date: December 6, 2020

    Each year more than 2.5million Americans visit the emergency department due to brain injury. This “silent epidemic” which causes disability is often minimized, misdiagnosed or dismissed altogether when in fact it is a major contributing factor for fatigue, cognitive problems, memory difficulty, and mood problems including depression. One of the most important lessons I have learned from brain imaging work over the past 8years is that concussions and more severe brain injuries are a major cause of mental illness in this country. This presentation will discuss the assessment for mild to severe concussion and TBI as well as treatment approaches.

    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

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