1.5 CEUs available
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April 15, 2011
The Tender Loving Care and Feeding of the Brain:
Current evidence based research incorporating health habits, therapy techniques, psychopharmacology and spirituality in caring for our clients with mental health issues
Presented by: Satu Woodland, PMHNP
In this very practical presentation, I will discuss my practice as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and what I have learned in my 25 years of research/practice in the areas of mental health. I will discuss medical conditions/deficiencies that can create mental health symptoms that are often missed, when to refer for psychopharmacology, why we must be concerned about our clients health habits, key elements of psychotherapy that must be present in any psychotherapeutic relationship, and why it is important to engage the patient’s own spiritual belief systems in providing care. Clinicians will be able to incorporate this information into their own practices and know when to refer out for help with their clients where there is a deficit in knowledge or practice parameters.
1) Recognize possible medical conditions that could be contributing to a client’s mental health issues.
2) Understand when referral for psychopharmacology is warranted.
3) Become familiar with current research in health habits that a client needs to be aware of for good mental health.
4) Introduce some current research regarding which therapies work for which types of problems.
5) Identify reasons of why and how to engage a client’s spiritual belief system in his care.
Satu H. Woodland PMHNP is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in private practice in Bend. She has been working in the medical and mental health fields working with adults, teens and children since 1984. She has practiced mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, California in various in-patient and out-patient settings with the last 5 years in private practice in Bend. Undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and California State University Dominguez Hills. Graduate school at University of California San Francisco. Married for 29 years to local mortgage broker David Woodland, mother of 5 highly productive children and 1 grandchild (with one on the way!), she has extensive practical experience working with children and families. For more information, please visit her website at http://www.bendmentalhealth.com
1.5 CEUs available pending approval
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These luncheons are held the third Friday of the month, September through June, at Touchmark from 12:00 Noon to 2:15 PM
Cost (includes lunch): $15.00 members; $20.00 non-members; CEU’s add $10 (if available);
Touchmark is at 19800 SW Touchmark Way in Bend. It is on the west side of the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge, just south of the roundabout at Reed Market Road and Mt. Bachelor Drive, and very near the Athletic Club of Bend. Click here for a detailed, interactive map: Touchmark Bend