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Announcing IMHCO's next free program* for practitioners and the public:

 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: A NOVEL APPROACH TO MANAGING PAIN

       A Presentation by Pamela Braun, LCSW
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem OR

Salem psychotherapist Pamela Braun, LCSW, has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 20 years in the area of medical social work.  She will be discussing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as it can be used with chronic pain.  Lessons in non-attachment to thoughts, mindfulness, and living a life determined by one's values all contribute to an effective non-pharmacological approach to pain.  Studies have shown mindfulness-based methods such as ACT to be very helpful in treating depression, anxiety and many other psychological disorders.
*(While there is no admission fee for this event, donations to help defray program expenses will be gratefully accepted.)
Note:  For those who are interested, Continuing Education certificates for 1.5 hours will be provided at no cost to IMHCO professional members or for a $15 charge to practitioners who are not members. Please see website for information on how to become a member.

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                       A Presentation by Steven Goldsmith, MD
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem OR 97302

In this lecture Dr. Goldsmith challenges the notion of "treatment-resistant depression" and proposes that more effective treatment requires that we think about depression, bipolar disorder and other mental health problems in new ways.  He argues that the most effective treatment addresses the whole person and enhances the self-healing resources of the individual.  He will discuss three effective treatments:  folate supplements, the broad-spectrum nutritional supplement known as EMPowerPlus, and homeopathy.

Dr. Goldsmith obtained his MD from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons.  He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has held faculty and staff positions with the Boston University, NYU, and Tufts Schools of Medicine.  Among other publications, he is the author of Psychotherapy of People with Physical Symptoms:  Brief Strategic Approaches.  He has been practicing homeopathic medicine since 1992 with an emphasis on psychiatric disorders and has a private practice of psychiatry in Portland that includes the use of homeopathy, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and nutritional supplements as well as conventional medication.  Further information on his approach is available at www.greenpsychiatrist.com.
*(While there is no admission fee for this event, donations to help defray program expenses will be gratefully accepted.)

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IMHCO is pleased to be co-sponsoring the following free seminar in Portland with naturopathic physician Elissa Mendenhall, ND:

                                 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 12:00-2:00

                                Downtown Central Library, US Bank Room
                                                 801 SW 10th Avenue
                                                  Portland, OR  97205

Dr. Mendenhall's presentation will be an introduction to integrative mental health treatments including nutrition and orthomolecular psychiatry, energy medicine, a naturopathic approach to psychiatric medications, and neurochemical corrective therapy.  The program is geared for mental health practitioners; 2 free CEUs will be available for LCSWs.  No registration is needed, and the program is also open to the public.  Dr. Mendenhall has been specializing in mental health and addiction treatment since 2005.  For more information, call (503)239-8181 or visit <www.doctorelissamendenhall.com>

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                               IS MY DIET MAKING ME DEPRESSED?                                 
                                                   WHAT CAN I DO?
With Gretchen K. Vannice, MS, RD
                                 Omega-3 RD Nutrition Consulting

                           Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7:00-8:30 p.m.                                                                     Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium                                                                              585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR                                               
Learn the evidence behind omega-3 fatty acids in depression and mood disorders and dietary intake recommendations, based on your health status.  There will be time for questions and discussion.  No registration necessary.

Gretchen Vannice, registered dietitian, is a Health Educator and Nutrition Consultant specializing in omega-3s.  She has coordinated clinical research trials in the US and Europe, is a public speaker, published author and international trainer.  Ms. Vannice is Chair of the International Science committee for the Global organization of EPA & DHA Omega-3, an Executive board member of the Omega-3 Learning Consortium and recently published an Editorial in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

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                                   with Aleyna Reed, PMHNP, Psy.D.

                            Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
                              Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium
                                     585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR

Aleyna Reed is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Resident Psychologist with the Oregon Board of Psychological Examiners.  She has a long-standing interest in psychological trauma and the impact of trauma on the developing human being.  She uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in her Salem practice to help clients address traumatic issues.  EMDR psychotherapy is an evidence-based information processing therapy that helps alleviate emotional distress associated with trauma.  In this talk Aleyna will address trauma and the brain as well as the use of EMDR and various other modes of treatment including Mindfulness Meditation, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, body work and Thought Field Therapy.  There will be time for questions and discussion.  (No registration necessary)
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                                     A Lecture and Demonstration by

                               Zohra Campbell, D.C. & CT Holman, L.Ac
                             Thursday, February 3, 2011, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
                               Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium
                                  585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR  97302

Dr. Zohra Campbell, founder and director of Indigo Wellness Center, will draw upon 19 years of chiropractic practice and insight gained from teaching and practicing therapeutic yoga for over 16 years in her talk on the physical, mental and emotional transformative power of breath awareness and yoga.

CT Holman, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist, began studying qi gong and Tai Chi in 1997 at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.  He has practiced and studied qi gong most recently with Master Zhong Xian Wu, and offers classes in Salem.  CT will speak on the mental health benefits of qi gong.

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A free public lecture presented by Angela Pfaffenberger, PhD, LAc and Matt West, ND

                          Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
                              Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium
                                585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97302

Dr. Pfaffenberger, a Licensed Acupuncturist and psychotherapist, focuses on pain management and the treatment of addictions and emotional problems in her Salem practice.  She will discuss the use of acupuncture in the treatment of addictions.

Dr. West is a licensed primary care naturopathic physician in Salem who specializes in mental health, hormones, addiction and pain management.  He will discuss causes of alcoholism and how they can be treated with diet and nutrition as well as how supplementation may be beneficial.

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                                          FOOD SENSITIVITIES & GLUTEN:
                                A POTENTIAL FACTOR IN MENTAL ILLNESS?

                        by Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, CEN, Gluten Free RN & 
                 Nancy Ludwig, MS, RD, LD, CLT, Dietitian, Creative Energy

                                    Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
                                  Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium
                                           585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR

One in ten people may be affected by gluten, and many experience damage not in the gut but to the nerves and brain.  Find out how gluten can trigger mental illness, depression, anxiety, behavioral and neurological problems and more.  Other food/chemical sensitivities that may play a significant role will also be mentioned.  This presentation will address possible symptoms, provide resources for more information, and discuss testing.  There will be time for individual questions and discussion following the presentation.

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                                   CURRENT BIOMEDICAL INTERVENTIONS
                                                      FOR ADD/ADHD
                                            by Leigh Ann Chapman, ND

                                   Tuesday, February 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
                                Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium
                                          585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR

Dr. Leigh Ann Chapman is a naturopathic physician in Portland who specializes in pediatric developmental disorders, integrating both natural and conventional therapies.  She will present an overview of current evidence-based integrative assessment and treatment of children with ADD/ADHD.  Topics will include appropriate biomedical lab assessment, dietary and lifestyle interventions and targeted nutritional supplementation found to be effective for ADD/ADHD--interventions supported by sound research that are safe to incorporate into the treatment of any child.  Dr. Chapman is currently involved in clinical research on autism and lectures nationally on biomedical treatments for pediatric developmental disorders. 

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Announcing a Free Public Program:

                                          ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

                                                  by Mary R. Fry, ND

                                     Wednesday, November 18, 2009
                                                     7:00-8:30 p.m.
                              Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium 
                                        585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR

Dr. Fry is a Naturopathic Physician and is certified in Homeopathy and Shiatsu.  She recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University and has a clinical practice that focuses on the treatment of mental illness.   This program will be similar to one she presented in March 2007 for the OHSU Psychiatry Grand Rounds.  Dr. Fry will discuss the philosophy guiding the naturopathic and homeopathic treatment of anxiety and depression and will present naturopathic treatment options.  She will include a relevant case with a two-year follow-up demonstrating an integrated treatment approach for a young woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression.  There will be time for questions and discussion.

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                                              By Eva Edelman

                                        Saturday, May 30, 2009
                                                  2:00-5:00 p.m.
                           Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium
                                    585 Liberty St. SE, Salem OR

Eva Edelman is the author of the highly acclaimed volume, Natural Healing for Schizophrenia.  Her second volume, Natural Healing for Bipolar Disorder, has just been released (see boragebooks.com).

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ANNOUNCING TWO PROGRAMS FEBRUARY 19-20 IN SALEM WITH JAMES LAKE, MD, Board Certified psychiatrist and adjunct clinical faculty member at Stanford University Medical School who uses both conventional biomedical therapies and evidence-based alternative therapies in his private practice in Monterey, CA.  Dr. Lake is the author of TEXTBOOK OF INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE  and has authored or edited two other textbooks.  He has presented at national and international conferences on nonconventional and integrative mental health care and is Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Mental Health Care.

On Thursday, February 19 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., IMHCO will present a FREE PUBLIC LECTURE by Dr. Lake on "THE FUTURE OF PSYCHIATRY:  EVOLUTION TOWARD INTEGRATIVE CARE" in Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR.  His presentation will provide a broad overview of important trends and novel paradigms such as functional medicine, complexity theory and emerging models of consciousness that are influencing the conceptual framework of conventional psychiatry and bringing about an evolution in clinical assessment and treatment approaches.

On Friday, February 20 from 8:00-4:45 at the Red Lion Inn Salem, 3301 Market NE, IMHCO is sponsoring a seminar for practitioners with Dr. Lake, INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE:  FOUNDATIONS AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS.  Topics will include significant research and safety considerations as well as integrative management of depression, anxiety and substance abuse. 
Registration Fees:  By Feb. 5--IMHCO members $95, nonmembers $120
                               After Feb. 5--IMHCO members $110, nonmembers $135
For more information or a brochure, e-mail integrative@comcast.net or call (503)364-9530.               
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ANNOUNCING AN INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL CLUB being jointly sponsored by Salem Hospital and IMHCO beginning September 9, 2008.  The Journal Club will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the lower level of the main hospital on Winter Street in conference room B through May.  One hour of continuing medical education credit will be available for each of the 9 free sessions in the series and practitioners do not have to commit to the whole series.  Basis for the discussion each month will be designated chapters and suggested questions derived from TEXTBOOK OF INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE by James Lake, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Hospital, and board-certified psychiatrist in private practice.  Copies of the text can be purchased through amazon.com.  For more information, a copy of the schedule of topics, and/or to register please contact Roberta Aronson, LCSW 503-316-8117 or Joan Williamson, MA,LPC 503-364-9530.

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We are pleased to be bringing William Walsh, PhD, Director of Research and Education and a founder of the Health Research Institute and Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Illinois to present:
         A Free Public Lecture in Louck's Auditorium, Salem Public Library
                                 Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 7:00-8:30 pm

         A Seminar on Friday, May 16, 2008 at the Salem Red Lion Inn,                                 
         3301 Market NE, from 8:30 am (registration at 8:00) to 4:30 pm
Cost:  If postmarked by May 1, $60 for IMHCO members,                                                                     $85 nonmembers
                                              After 5/1, $75 for IMHCO members  
                                                                 $100 for nonmembers                              

Dr. Walsh is a scientist with more than 30 years of research experience and has authored more than 200 scientific articles and reports.  He has presented HRI-Pfeiffer's research findings to such organizations as the American Psychiatric Association, the U.S. Senate, office of the Surgeon General, the Society of Neuroscience, and National Institutes of Mental Health.  Dr. Walsh has a doctorate in chemical engineering and became interested in biochemical disorders as a result of his volunteer work with inmates in Illinois.  Research from that population became the basis of the diagnostic and treatment protocols being used to treat mental and behavioral disorders at the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Naperville, Illinois.  This non-profit Center has amassed a database on 22,000 patients since its founding in 1989 and provides individualized nutrient therapy for disorders including ADD/ADHD, autism, learning problems, depression, behavior disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  Contact us at (503) 364-9530 or integrative@comcast.net for more information and a brochure.

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A Free Public Lecture with Presenters Louisa Silva, MD, MPH and Linda Lee, RN
Dr. Louisa Silva, a physician researcher working with Teaching Research Institute, Western Oregon University, will share her work and research on using Qigong with young children with autism. 

Linda Lee, RN, Executive Director of Help Autism Now Society (HANS) and author of the book Autism: Living with My Brother Tiger will share her son's journey using educational and integrative strategies that created positive changes.

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008--7:00 - 8:30 PM
 585 LIBERTY ST. SE, SALEM, OR   97302

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A Free Public Lecture Presented by Mary Hammond, MA, LPC
Diplomat, Comprehensive Energy Psychology & Registered Play Therapy Supervisor

     WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008 -- 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Mary will present the basics of Energy Psychology as applied to a wide range of mental health concerns so that you can begin to experience energetic healing.

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