Integrative Therapies in Mental Health (RESEARCH - 1104INTE)

  Please register at the door. Room 176.
April 13th, 2012 8:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 176
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States
Phone: (425) 602-3152
General admission $ 35.00
Students $ 15.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience faculty, students, mental health professionals, health care professionals, researchers and public
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5 CEUs Bastyr University is pleased to present the 4th Annual BRANCHES (Building Research Amongst Northwest Complementary Health Experts) research conference.

The theme of this conference is “Integrative Therapies in Mental Health.” Speakers from Bastyr University, University of Washington, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and The Mental Health Chaplaincy will present information on therapeutic approaches ranging from homeopathy to interpersonal companionship.  Sponsored by: The Bastyr University Research Institute and the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology.


Open to faculty, students, mental health professionals, health care professionals, researchers and public who are interested in learning about novel approaches to preventing and treating mental illness and neurological disease.

CEUs or Category II CMEs available to the following health care professionals licensed in Wa State: naturopaths, nurses, medical doctors and physician assistants, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, and psychologists.

Cost Note

Those who register by noon, Monday April 9, 2012 will receive lunch in the Bastyr Dining Commons at no additional charge. Late registrants will need to purchase lunch on their own.


8:00     Registration

8:30     Introductory remarks

8:45     Plenary I: Teaching mindfulness and self-compassion to Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Tracy Simpson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care System

9:45     Break

10:00   Plenary II: Homeopathic Approaches to Mental Health; Richard Mann ND, Bastyr University

11:00   Future Promise of Integrative Therapies in Mental Health; Leanna Standish ND, PhD, LAc, Bastyr University

11:30   Lunch

1:00     Plenary III: Environmental Toxicants: Making the Link Between Exposure and Neurodevelopmental Disease; Catherine Karr, MD, PhD, MS Director, UW Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, University of Washington

2:00     Strategies for Detoxification: Jason Allen, ND,MPH, Bastyr University

2:30     Plenary IV: Healing: Companionship, Congregation, Community and Cosmos; Craig Rennebohm, D.Min. Director, Mental Health Chaplaincy, Seattle

3:30     Concluding Remarks

4:00     Conference ends