Integrative Mental Health Care: Creating Opportunities for Healing and Empowerment

Amy B. Otzel, MA, MS, LPC
5 CECs

December 11, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library (Room 026), 500 Main St

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Wellness involves an ongoing balance of mind, body, emotions, and spirit pertinent to the unique physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual dynamics of each individual. A mental health practitioner is invited into the whole life of the client who joins in treatment. A whole person approach requires an understanding of modalities that can address and support a holistic wellness paradigm. Integrating clinical expertise with sound understanding of complementary and alternative philosophy and practice will enhance case conceptualization, create more treatment opportunities, generate experiential learning possibilities, and allow for movement past the constraints of a biomedical model. This seminar will introduce the clinical professional to the principles and practices of various complementary and alternative interventions for use in both personal self-care and professional practice.

This seminar will enable you to:

  • understand the benefits of incorporating complementary and alternative modalities into mental health care
  • examine common conditions of chronic and prolonged stress on the body and mind
  • recognize various CAM modalities that can be used in mental health care, including role of nutrition and nutraceuticals; naturopathic and functional medicine; homeopathy; and mind- body modalities
  • practice coherent breathing techniques and consider implementing in both one’s personal self-care and professional mental health practice
  • become familiar with evidence-based CAM research and resources for further learning