Certificate in Integrative Mental Health

Certificate in Integrative Mental Health

Learn a groundbreaking, holistic and integrative approach to treating mental health problems. This course will provide complementary methods of care which are combined with medications and psychotherapy to effectively address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals with a variety of mental health conditions.
6 Weeks Access / 20 Course Hrs
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Details

This groundbreaking online course addresses the dramatic shift taking place in the healthcare field as alternative, holistic, and integrative therapies are increasingly being used to treat mental health conditions. Integrative mental health emphasizes treating the mind, body, and spirit.

In this course, you'll learn how this new model of medical care combines scientifically proven alternative and complementary methods with medications and psychotherapy to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals with anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental conditions associated with aging, depression, chronic pain, and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, this course explores the treatment of bipolar disorders in children and adolescents. This course is ideal for professionals in nursing and other healthcare fields, as well as individuals interested in integrative mental health. (20 contact hours)

Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (CNAs) & CERTIFIED HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIANS (CHTs)

The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

CERTIFIED MANAGED CARE NURSE (CMCN)

The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

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NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors)

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #107194).

NCBTMB

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (Provider Number 451562-11)

Expiration Date: 10/15/2020

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 Weeks Access Course Code: 0mh
Start Dates*Aug 12 | Sep 16 | Oct 14 | Nov 11
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$135.00 USD

Syllabus

Learn about the five major anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia disorder (or social anxiety disorder), and panic disorder.

Bipolar disorder can affect relationships, impact school and work performance, and even lead to suicide. Learn how today's different treatments help children and teens with bipolar disorder.

Sleep disorders are common complaints and they include difficulty falling asleep, early awakening, and interrupted sleep. Learn alternative methods for helping adults who have trouble sleeping.

This course will provide health care professionals with an overview of mental health and aging, including mental health wellness strategies, mental health disorders, cultural competence, cultural diversity, complementary and alternative medicine treatments, animal-assisted therapy and mental health, mental health resources, and trends in mental health and aging.

Depression interferes with an individual's daily life, normal functioning, and may cause emotional pain for the individual with the disorder as well as family and friends. Learn to treat and alleviate the symptoms of depression — the most common mental disorder today.

Pain makes it difficult to work, socialize with friends and family, sleep, and accomplish daily activities. This course will teach you various methods for providing comfort and helping to alleviate chronic pain.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting millions of Americans. Learn about new research that is providing hope for all affected by the disease.

Explore the many dimensions of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD occurs when an individual experiences a traumatic, terrifying, life-changing event or series of events, with a real or threatened risk of death.

Learn how best to treat children with ADHD who have trouble paying attention, focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, or those who are overly active.

Requirements

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Java. Click here to download Java.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, accreditation consultation, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.

Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.

Reviews

I will have a greater understanding of what residents and patients are experiencing and I will be able to more able to know what to do for them.

I currently work with the mentally retarded and some mental health. Our resident's are becoming older, as I have been there 14 years, and I now am more informed in caring for them.

This course has helped me to understand the needs of my patients mental status.

I feel more confident taking care of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. I have been working with more of these patients in home care so this last lesson was my main focus

The facts and pathophysiology of the diseases was a great review. I am an RN, and I am studying Reiki therapy and the other alternative approaches that were mention is perhaps something I can incorporate into my practice.

I now have a better understanding of mental health issues and various treatments. I will apply this knowledge toward my future career in the health care field. I look forward to caring for patients and understanding their needs and how I may help.

I learned that many factors contribute to one's personality and development therefore we need to be very careful when we give a diagnosis to a patient. Many children have been diagnosed with autism, nonetheless we do not take the time to learn more about it. As a result of this course, I will be more cautious.

Thank you. I was very impressed and thankful for your in-depth research on each chapter and your neutral tone throughout the course.

I especially appreciated all the safety information....it gave me ideas for future clients. I also appreciated the info Integrative Health Options for Caregivers (cognitive restructuring) & Imagery...didn't realize the Imagery (visualization) had that kind of impact on bodies/emotions.

I will now have a certain amount of knowledge in how to deal with patients affected with mental disorders. This course has helped me understand more about the mental illness and will help me in my volunteer job at the hospital where dealing with patients with mental illness is crucial.