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Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, and Intuitive Eating Workshop 2019

Title & DescriptionPresenter

Cost

(CE Hours)

All Presentations
Multiple presenters

$249 CAD

(6 hours)


Exploring the Intersection between Eating Disorders & Functional GI Disorders

Disordered eating behaviors can have a profound impact on digestive physiology resulting in altered motility, anatomy, digestive secretions, immunologic status, and microbial balance. These challenges contribute to the development of a number of different GI disorders, including the category of “Functional GI Disorders” which may have a prevalence up to 98% in patients with eating disorders. Many of these symptoms naturally resolve through the eating disorder recovery process, but to make matters more complex, many patients with eating disorders also had gastrointestinal concerns prior to the onset of their eating disorder. This overlap can present challenges in clinical practice and raises many questions. When should we be pursuing testing for GI symptoms? How do we ensure that our interventions do not cause harm? For conditions for which dietary modification is typically a cornerstone of treatment, when is it appropriate to include these modifications? This presentation explores these questions through presentation of research, clinical experience, and conversation.


Sara Hopkins ND, LAc

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Vacant Spaces in Whole-Person Healing: Addressing Body Image in Clinical Practice

Though body image disturbances impact a high proportion of the population, clinical training and expertise remains low. This presentation defines body image and explores its relationship to physical, mental, and social health. The presenter considers the role of media, culture, industry, medicine, and research in embodiment, as well as highlights strategies and resources for clinicians to support their patients in building a more positive body image and sense of self.


Greta Jarvis, MS

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Men, Eating Disorders, and Body Dysmorphia

This presentation focuses on eating disorders and body dysmorphia and how they affect male patients. Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, ARFIDS, and binge eating disorder. The mental health aspects of both topics are discussed. Physical pathologies associated with both topics are addressed. Substance abuse and medication abuse are discussed as it pertains to the two topics, specifically discussing anabolic steroids, laxatives, and stimulant medications. Recognizing and managing these conditions in clinical practice is discussed. Special attention is paid to how to recognize eating disorders and body dysmorphia in men, including clinical tools such as questionnaires and screening scales. Clinical cases focused on the two topics are also discussed.


Joshua Corn, ND, MS

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


The Intersection of Privilege, Oppression, and Eating Disorders, and How to Provide Trauma-Informed Care

This workshop addresses the intersections of eating disorders, privilege, and oppression. Marginalized people are at higher risk of negative health outcomes, and negative health care experiences. We explore how professionals can examine their beliefs and practices in order to deliver trauma informed care to individuals with eating disorders from diverse backgrounds.


SJ Thompson, QMHA, CBTP; Maria C. Hicks, MA, MSOM, LAc

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)

Integrative Mental Health Conference 2018

Title & DescriptionPresenter

Cost

(CE Hours)

All Presentations
Multiple presenters

$499 CAD

(12 hours)


The Psychology of Pain and Chronic Health Conditions

It has become apparent through research and clinical experience that a person experiencing chronic pain and chronic health conditions are both affected by and being affected by psychological symptoms. We now know that the biopsychosocial connections to a person’s physical and psychological health is important to acknowledge, evaluate, and treat. This means that our treatment of chronic pain and chronic health conditions should take into account all areas of a person’s functioning and how they are interacting. This lecture will look at those interactions, as well as the psychological and psychosocial effects of chronic health issues, and effects of psychological well-being on chronic conditions. Most importantly, students will learn how to treat people with chronic pain and health conditions with psychological interventions in the most tailored and integrated way.


Misha Kleronomos, PsyD

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Ayurvedic perspective: Classification, and Prevention of (Manovikar) Mental Disorders

Ayurveda is the most ancient science and holistic system of medicine originating from India and gaining popularity throughout the world because of its’ holistic approach, consistent concepts, wide range of preventative measures, practical applicability at any age, place and in any given conditions. Ayurved examines multidisciplinary paradigms of life and teaches mind-full living of life. The inseparable relationship of mind and body, relationship of various parameters of human life with the nature and significance of mind are recognized by Ayurved. Ayurvedic individualistic approach identifies the personalized care, prevention and medication. “Manovikar” is the Ayurvedic terminology for Mental Disorder. This presentation provides a brief overview of Ayurvedic perspective of Classification, and Prevention of Mental Disorders and opens-up multiple avenues to explore learning and applying Ayurved in real life for psychophysical wellness of an individual and community.


Savita Rajurkar, PhD

$49 CAD

(1.0 hour)


“The Map of the Human System” – Anatomy, Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment from a Multi-level Perspective

Investigating root cause of disease takes us much further than the physical body, into the realms of the energetic, emotional, mental, spiritual, and beyond, to nondual awareness. This presentation will teach diagnosis and treatment of physical symptomology within a multi-level system. Through the exploration and understanding of the different levels within the system, a “map” becomes available to the practitioner. Navigation within this “map” allows the practitioner to understand physical symptomology as a representation or expression from other levels within the “map”, providing diagnosis and treatment options from an expanded perspective. This presentation will give an introduction to the structure and content of each level with the system, as well as an overview as to how each level functions in a state of health or manifests disease. This will include some of the latest research in brain science on the physical level, a view of the energetic body, the expression of disease symptoms from the emotional level, and how beliefs and emotions held within the unconscious mind, often as a result of trauma, become manifested physically. The addition of spiritual and nondual awareness to the treatment protocol will be illuminated, as the fields of Energy Psychology and Mindfulness Training join the medical field as accepted and viable methods of treatment. In addition, the Presence of the Practitioner will be discussed and practiced. Case histories and experiential exercises for each level will be included.Upon completion of Level One, the practitioner will be able to understand the general structure and content of the“map of the human system”, and how to use it as a multi-level tool for diagnosis and treatment. The class will include discussion about specific disease states, case histories, and experiential exercises for the practitioner. This information is relevant and applicable to any practitioner within the medical field, regardless of specialty.


Hilary Farberow-Stuart, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


How to Reduce Legal Risk and Improve Outcomes by Setting Appropriate Boundaries in Patient Relationships

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.


Roy Huggins, LPC NCC

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Successful Integrative Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Two Triathletes

Evidence is strong that post-traumatic stress disorder is most effectively treated with an integrative medical approach. Two cases of triathletes will be presented to illustrate this: one patient had sustained an electrocution injury, the other had been hit by a drunk driver and saw his mother killed in the accident. This presentation will include the use of pharmaceutical medications as well as psycho-spiritual and naturopathic interventions. Specific medications discussed include oxycontin, lorazepam, metformin, duloxetine, testosterone, and triamcinolone acetonide.


Michael Traub, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Neuroinflammation – Mechanisms, Causes, Manifestations

Neuroinflammation is found in all persons with chronic neurologic diseases as well as those with traumatic brain injury. Glial cell activation results in neuroinflammation, which often manifests in a case history with one or all of the following: cognitive decline, mood disorder, pain. All of these manifestations show up regularly in every clinical practice and have proven to be quite difficult to completely resolve. One of the reasons for this lack of resolution could be due to failure to recognize and specifically treat neuroinflammation. This presentation will review the mechanisms by which glial cell activation occurs. All of the common causes of glial activation will be covered including endotoxicity, traumatic brain injury, oxidative stress and environmental pollutants. The pivotal role of glutathione in preventing neuroinflammation from becoming chronic will also be presented.


Walter J. Crinnion, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Treatment to Reduce Neuroinflammation

Neuroinflammation is present undetected in many of our patients resulting in cognitive decline, mood disorder, chronic pain and a variety of chronic neurologic diseases. Even though neuroinflammation causes a great deal of morbidity, surprisingly there are a vast number of naturopathic modalities that have proven exceptionally effective at preventing and reversing neuroinflammation. This presentation will go through many of the the common causes of neuroinflammation to show the steps that can be take to reverse this process. Emphasis will be placed on proper glutathione repletion, dietary components, nutrients, and botanical agents. The important role of hormone in preventing and reversing neuroinflammation will be discussed. Lifestyle steps, including exercise, yoga and meditation have also proven useful in preventing and reducing neuroinflammation.


Walter J. Crinnion, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


The Healing Power of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

This presentation will provide an in-depth understanding of Mindfulness (what it is and how it is practiced), its benefits in health, wellness and healing (for patient, doctor and the therapeutic relationship) and provide specific direction for its application and integration into Naturopathic Clinical Care. Drawing from over 30 years of using Mindfulness in my own Naturopathic practice, case studies will be shared that illustrate its effectiveness in the clinical treatment of a variety of conditions.The latest research will be presented on how Mindfulness positively impacts neuroplasticity, epigenetics and resilience to enhance the healing process. We’ll discuss how to integrate Mindfulness into clinical practice to create new neural pathways, affect genetic expression and enhance cellular and self-adaptation to life, stress and trauma. We will discuss the importance of the Therapeutic Relationship as an integral component of a patient’s healing process and use Mindfulness and compassion as a means to cultivate unconditional presence in the practitioner as a means of enhancing the therapeutic relationship and interpersonal neurobiology. This will be a practical and experiential session that will explore the benefits of becoming a Mindful Practitioner and provide instruction on how to integrate and apply Mindfulness in client treatment to improve clinical results and outcome.


Paul Epstein, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)