(20 contact hours) This groundbreaking certificate program 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 program, 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 program explores the treatment of bipolar disorders in children and adolescents.
Medications and conventional psychotherapy have their place in the treatment of individuals with mental health disorders. However, as you'll learn in this program, there is growing evidence of the effectiveness of other treatment approaches such as nutritional supplements, exercise, light therapy, pet therapy, guided imagery, massage and other manual therapies, music and art therapy, dance therapy, stress management techniques, healing touch, biofeedback, sleep hygiene, acupuncture, and spiritual counseling.
This program is ideal for professionals in nursing and other healthcare fields, as well as individuals interested in integrative mental health.
The Integrative Mental Health certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your certificate in Integrative Mental Health will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will:
- enhance your professional marketability;
- build your skills and competencies;
- fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals
The Integrative Mental Health certificate program provides health care professionals and interested individuals in a wide range of careers with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a culturally diverse patient and client population. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, social work, massage therapy, teaching, hospice care, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.
This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and interested individuals.
Note: All healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.
The Integrative Mental Health certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses:
- Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach
- Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: An Integrative Approach
- Sleep Disorders: An Integrative Approach
- Mental Health and Aging
- Depression: An Integrative Approach
- Chronic Pain: An Integrative Approach to Effective Pain Management
- Alzheimers Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).
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
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There is no commercial support being received for this activity.
Expiration Date: 10/15/2020
Course Revised April 2015
About The 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, 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 of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.
Caroline Young, MPH, 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 of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.
These authors/presenters are the Co-CEOs of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC. They have no affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material or information presented in this activity. No commercial support has been received for this activity. All applicable local, regional, state, and/or national laws and regulations have been followed in the development and delivery of this activity.