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Brain biology | Microbiome | Psychedelics | Positive Psychology | Addiction and Trauma Emerging Research

Diet & Nutritional Supplements 

Mind-body Connections | Mindfulness and Spirituality

Integrative Treatment of Common Mental Health Conditions 

Successful Models to Incorporate Integrative Mental Health into Clinical Practice


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  • Recognize the role of trauma and adverse childhood experiences in the development of mental illness

  • Discuss new therapeutic options for preventing and/or treating mental illness

  • Recommend ways to enhance flourishing mental health and well-being

  • Incorporate integrative approaches into clinical practice when treating: Depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, ADHD, and autism

  • Discuss the neuroscience of addictions and integrative strategies to approach them

  • Understand the relationship between foods & nutrients and mental health

  • Distinguish the dietary supplements most effective for treating common mental health disorders

  • Recognize the emerging science on the impact of the microbiome on mental health and disease

  • Provide nutritional advice to patients for prevention and treatment of mental health problems

  • Discuss micronutrient deficiencies that may contribute to mental illness

  • Converse with patients about spirituality and mental well-being

  • Evaluate the benefits and risks of:
    Nutrition, supplement, mind-body, sleep, movement, and pharmaceutical recommendations for specific mental health conditions through an analysis of existing scientific and clinical evidence

  • Discuss current controversies and state of the science regarding cannabis and psychedelics in mental health treatment

 

The topic and program for this conference were developed by a prominent national advisory group and informed by a focus group meeting of mental health providers held at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in February, 2018.