Complimentary lunch & presentation hosted by Alexis Coulter, Treatment Placement Specialists®, and The Sierra Tucson Group
Presented by: Maureen Schwehr, NMD
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Networking & Check-In: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
377 Santana Row, #1100
San Jose, CA 95128
1.5 Continuing Education Credits Available
This program is sponsored by Sierra Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Assessing and treating hormonal imbalances can be a powerful tool in an integrative, whole body approach to mental health care. Stress, addictions, nutritional deficiencies, menopause, medications and many other factors can impact hormone levels. Additionally, hormone levels directly and indirectly affect mood, energy levels, sleep and overall resiliency. In this presentation we will be exploring the specific ways in which hormones can play an important role in mental health treatment.
- Identify clinical relationships between hormones and mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia and fatigue.
- Explain the complex relationships between stress and hormones including cortisol, thyroid hormones, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
- Discuss strategies to improve patient outcomes by addressing hormonal imbalances.
Speaker: Maureen Schwehr, NMD
Director of Integrative Services, Sierra Tucson
Maureen Schwehr, NMD, serves as Sierra Tucson’s director of integrative services. Her department provides a unique combination of physical and mental health support for residents. Dr. Schwehr oversees a team of experienced and talented staff whose services include naturopathic medical consults, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic services, massage therapy, shiatsu, zero balancing, somato-emotional release, and craniosacral therapy. In addition to supervising staff, Dr. Schwehr works one-on-one with residents to help them determine the root cause of their problems. Focus is given to nutritional status and hormonal balance, supporting biochemical pathways that help the body function more effectively.
Dr. Schwehr holds a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. Past experience includes a position as the medical director at Mirasol, a residential eating disorder facility. As part of the Sierra Tucson staff, she has the opportunity to be part of a truly integrative team that provides a unique, empowering perspective for residents.
There is no cost to attend this intermediate level event, but an RSVP is required by completing the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Coulter at Alexis.Coulter@acadiahealthcare.com or call/text 408-728-5256.