Integrative psychotherapy: How leveraging new research on lifestyle modification and therapeutic approaches can support mental health and cognitive rehabilitation

Thursday, November 12, 2020 & Friday, November 13, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Location: Online Workshop (Ottawa, ON)

In this two-day online workshop, Dr. John Arden will present concrete and research-based strategies and plans to support client mental and cognitive health. He will discuss how, and why, functional lifestyle changes can support symptom recovery.

Learning objectives:
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
1. Distinguish between various health conditions and psychological disorders and their overlap.
2. Explain how poor health contributes to poor mental health as well as vice versa.
3. Analyze how an overactive immune system contributes to depression, anxiety and trauma response.
4. Evaluate how adverse childhood experiences contribute to long-term chronic health and mental health conditions and what to do about it.
5. Plan where to encourage lifestyle changes that improve health and mental health.
6. Measure the effect of poor sleep, diet, and lack of exercise contributions to changes in mental health.
7. Choose what psychotherapeutic intervention to use for various psychological conditions.
8. Assess the effects of various psychotherapeutic interventions.
9. Select pain-based and evidence-based approaches with the most practical outcomes.
10. Formulate an intervention plan most appropriate for the individual based on her/his ethnicity, socio-economic position, and LGBTQ.

John Arden, PhD, ABPP, has over 40 years of experience providing psychological services and directing mental health programs. He has conducted seminars in all US states and 30 countries. He is also the author of 15 books, including Mind-Brain-Gene, Brain2Brain, Brain-Based Therapy: Adults, Brain-Based Therapy: Children & Adolescents, as well as seven self-help books.

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