Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 16.75 hours CPD.
Dr. Anne Procyk, ND is a naturopathic physician practicing nutritional and integrative medicine to treat mental health disorders at Third Stone Integrative Health Center. She is on the forefront in understanding the complex relationships between physical and mental health. Dr. Procyk's thorough understanding of the latest research combined with her daily clinical experience give her the ability to translate voluminous and sometimes contradictory information into clear and effective strategies for real world patients.
She has given numerous lectures, has been featured in a number of books and made several television appearances. Dr. Procyk is a sought after leading expert on integrative strategies for dealing with depression, bipolar, and ADHD. She is also the author of Nutritional Treatments to Improve Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & ADHD (PESI, 2018). She is a dynamic speaker who will inspire you to apply your new tools and transform your practice.
Dr. Procyk founded and currently sees patients at Third Stone Integrative Health Center in Essex, CT. She earned her doctorate at National College of Naturopathic medicine and graduated cum laude from Carleton College with degrees in chemistry and medical ethics. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine.
Financial:Dr. Anne Procyk is the Medical Director at Third Stone Integrative Health Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial:Dr. Anne Procyk is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians; and the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association.
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Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
Articulate how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
Evaluate the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions regarding six DSM® categories.
Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
Recommend six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
Interview clients using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
Illustrate stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
Integrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and defective treatment.
The Complex Relationship Between Mental and Physical Health
How Foods Affect Moods
Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
The connection between food, depression and anxiety
Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
Minerals: Magnesium, calcium
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
Fats: Essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
Protein: the building blocks of happiness
Nutrients to improve mental health and cognitive function
Vitamins, minerals, glandulars, and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
Regulate hormonal imbalance
Balance blood sugar to balance mood
Cultural and genetic variations
Enhance digestion for mental health
Thyroid function and mental health
The Truth About Popular Supplements and Herbal Medicine
Seven major herbs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep, and cognitive health
Endocannabinoid deficit theory
Cannabis and psychedelic medicine
THC versus CBD
Evidence for medical cannabis for mental health PTSD and chronic pain
Adaptogens: Ginseng, licorice, ashwaganda
Smell, mood, and cognition
Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
Interactions with pharmaceuticals
Physiological Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD
Transcending mind-body separation: Understanding the complex relationships
The factors that cause “chemical imbalance”
Beyond pharmaceutical management
Balancing circadian rhythm
Apply breathing exercises for mental health
Enhance sleep and address insomnia
Assessments and Evidence-Based Research
Assessments Using Integrative Approaches
Conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
Conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
Anxiety and PTSD
Lack of mental clarity
Other mental health concerns
Recognizing When “Mental Illness” is Something Else
Anxiety vs. hypoglycemia
Depressed, fatigued or malnourished?
Side effects of medications
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
Strategies to reduce inflammation: The major factor in depression, anxiety, bipolar, and ADHD
Chronic illness, fibromyalgia
Anxiety and digestion
The Second brain: Microbiome, probiotics and GABA, and anxiety
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.