Event Registration

Mill Valley, CA - The Effects of Trauma on the Gut & Brain Connection

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.

Course Description:
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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the connection between the enteric nervous system and the central nervous system as it relates to mental health and pain.
  2. Assess effects of the GI microbiome on mental health and pain.
  3. Discuss strategies to improve patient outcomes by optimizing digestion.
  4. 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.

RSVP Information:

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.


Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Date: December 6, 2019

625 Redwood Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Registration Details

Marks of Quality Care
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Higher Education Case Management Association (HECMA)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation