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Considering the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health

  • 08/12/2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 63


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Considering the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health by Dr. Christine Berger, PhD, LPC  August 12, 7-8pm EST via Zoom *Please Note NEW event date* 

This webinar will empower counselors and students with information about integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with mental health counseling. CAM is a term that refers to multiple modalities such as meditation, mindfulness, yoga, acupuncture, Ayurveda, Reiki, EFT tapping, nutrition, along with many other mind-body-spirit approaches. While these health approaches have been used often in other countries and cultures for millennia, their use within health in the United States is still fairly new. This interactive webinar will explain the breadth of CAM, describe the current state of the CAM research with evidence for mental health treatment, and discuss ethical and legal challenges when engaging this emerging area.

Participants will learn 1) how CAM is defined, including the NCCIH formal definition 2) to be able to describe the current state of CAM research and practice with special attention to trauma and 3) to explain the key ethical and legal considerations that arise when engaging CAM in counseling.

            Christine Berger is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Old Dominion University. She received her PhD in Counselor Education from Loyola University Maryland in 2009. In her current position and in her past work at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine she has conducted research in complementary and integrative modalities and their impact on mental health. Previous studies included the effect of meditation on anxiety disorders, EFT for general mental health, and Healing Touch for grief counseling. She has published several research articles and book chapters and has presented at numerous conferences on these topics in the US and internationally. She has also created and successfully run an online CAM continuing education program for licensed professional counselors through her Institute for Integrative Therapies. 

Registration Fees: 

        $5 MCA Students/Retirees, 

        $10 MCA Professional Members 

        $20 Professional Non-members 

Attendees may earn 1 CE; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event.

The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

*Refund Policy: As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.

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