Complimentary lunch & presentation hosted by Lindsey Corcoran, Treatment Placement Specialists®, and The Sierra Tucson Group
Presented by: Maureen Schwehr, NMD
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Networking & Check-In: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Q&A: 1:15pm - 1:30pm
625 Redwood Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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.
This presentation will explore the science and research behind the complex gut brain relationship. Topics will include the impact of nutrient absorption on neurotransmitter creation, the enteric nervous system, and the relationship between the microbiome in our digestive track our mental health and complex pain. Will include a review of digestive disorders and their relationship to mental health.
- Identify the connection between the enteric nervous system and the central nervous system as it relates to mental health and pain.
- Assess effects of the GI microbiome on mental health and pain.
- Discuss strategies to improve patient outcomes by optimizing digestion.
- Explain how common medications affect digestion.
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 Lindsey Corcoran at Lindsey.Corcoran@acadiahealthcare.com or call/text 415-688-0240.