Overview

CE Credit Hours: 7
APA, BBS, BRN

Course Description

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research suggests that about 40% of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experience some form of mental health difficulties, including PTSD, depression, and substance abuse. Through videos and case examples, learn about military culture and common war-zone experiences, the difficulties service members have returning to civilian life and the psychological impacts of war – particularly PTSD and its treatment. Also learn about vicarious traumatization and self-care when working with this population. This course provides a thorough overview of the unique aspects of working with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and suggests numerous tips throughout the course to help maximize effectiveness in therapy with veterans.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about military culture and potential war-zone experiences of veterans.
  • Begin to understand the unique aspects of the OIF/OEF Wars and subsequent unique needs of veterans from this conflict.
  • Increase knowledge of difficulties associated with readjusting to civilian life after spending time in a combat-zone.
  • Develop competence in understanding the psychological impact of war and of PTSD in veterans.
  • Expand knowledge of individual treatments for PTSD, as well as issues of vicarious traumatization and therapist self-care when engaging in this type of clinical work.

Instructor: Gretchen Lindner, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has spent her career specializing in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in individual, couples, and group therapy formats.  Dr. Lindner currently works as a staff psychologist for the VA Montana Health Care System at the Bozeman CBOC, and serves as the Associate Training Director for their Psychology Internship Program. She most often utilizes empirically-supported treatments and is certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).  In addition, she has significant training in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. Dr. Lindner completed her doctoral training at Georgia State University, her internship at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System, and her post -doctoral fellowship with the SFVA’s PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) specializing in the treatment of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Throughout these experiences, Dr. Lindner has enjoyed her work supervising practicum students, interns, post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, and staff therapists.  She also enjoys teaching on the topic of trauma, and leads a significant number of trainings, classes, seminars, and research presentations on this topic.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

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Online

Applications of Clinical Hypnosis in Mind-Body Medicine

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 10
APA, BBS, BRN

Learn to define hypnosis, identify myths and misperceptions about hypnotic interventions, and describe hypnotic phenomena. Assessments of hypnotizability and brain research both show that hypnosis is indeed an evidence-based, effective modality. Methodology for identifying phases of hypnosis and levels of hypnotic ability will be provided, as well as theoretical frameworks from which these developed. Through interactive, online learning, explore self-hypnosis skills, treatment planning strategies, knowledge of ethical issues in hypnosis, and various applications of hypnosis in clinical settings. This course has audio/visual components and text content divided into 10 lessons.  You will see and listen to lectures and be directed to read text materials and watch videos. The quizzes and final exam may be repeated as necessary. Videos are not closed captioned.

Instructor: Darlene Viggiano, PhD, MFT, is a licensed therapist in Kaiser Permanente’s Adult Psychiatry Department, Intensive Outpatient Program. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University in San Francisco. Dr. Viggiano earned Certification in Clinical Hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the largest organization in the United States for hypnosis professionals.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

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Women in the Military: What You Need to Know to Provide Effective Treatment

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 4
APA, BBS, BRN

Women are growing in increasing numbers in the military, comprising 15% of active US duty military personnel. As the minority in a predominantly male culture, women encounter different issues in response to the experience of war. In this intermediate course, participants will learn about women’s role in the military, as well as ways to effectively assess and treat the specific issues that women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan now face (i.e. depression, binge eating, PTSD, somatic problems, etc.). Special emphasis will placed on the different traumas they may have been exposed to and critical areas of readjustment after coming home.

Instructor: Pamela Planthara, PsyD
Pamela Planthara, PsyD, is a former military psychologist and Captain with the United States Air Force. During active duty, she served as Team Chief to the Pentagon Family Assistance Center, providing bereavement counseling for families impacted by 9-11. Afterward, she served as a Disaster Team Chief at the Pentagon providing critical incident stress management to Pentagon personnel. Dr. Planthara also served as chief of outpatient mental health, chairperson for a community task force committee, and a behavioral health consultant in primary care. For the past 7 years she has worked with veterans who suffer from PTSD at the Oakland Vet center and currently with the Oakland VA behavioral Health Clinic.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

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Certificate in Treatment Strategies for Returning

Women in the Military: What You Need to Know to Provide Effective Treatment

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 4
APA, BBS, BRN

Women are growing in increasing numbers in the military, comprising 15% of active US duty military personnel. As the minority in a predominantly male culture, women encounter different issues in response to the experience of war. In this intermediate course, participants will learn about women’s role in the military, as well as ways to effectively assess and treat the specific issues that women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan now face (i.e. depression, binge eating, PTSD, somatic problems, etc.). Special emphasis will placed on the different traumas they may have been exposed to and critical areas of readjustment after coming home.

Instructor: Pamela Planthara, PsyD
Pamela Planthara, PsyD, is a former military psychologist and Captain with the United States Air Force. During active duty, she served as Team Chief to the Pentagon Family Assistance Center, providing bereavement counseling for families impacted by 9-11. Afterward, she served as a Disaster Team Chief at the Pentagon providing critical incident stress management to Pentagon personnel. Dr. Planthara also served as chief of outpatient mental health, chairperson for a community task force committee, and a behavioral health consultant in primary care. For the past 7 years she has worked with veterans who suffer from PTSD at the Oakland Vet center and currently with the Oakland VA behavioral Health Clinic.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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Technical Requirements:

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Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

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Certificate in Nutritional Psychology

The Stress-Mood Axis

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 5
APA, BBS, BRN

The face of disease has shifted in the last hundred years. The primary diseases affecting us today are ones where damage accumulates gradually: including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and autoimmune illnesses. Additionally, anxiety and depressive disorders affect approximately 18% and 9% of U.S. adults respectively, with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affecting over one million Americans. And for many more individuals, mood instability, pervasive fatigue, and general ‘unwellness’ can persist, even in the absence of the ability to detect any clinical (diagnosable) disease. There is evidence linking these pervasive states of illness to a chronically overworked stress system. As this course will explore in detail, chronic stress can create dysregulation within the body’s primary stress system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The HPA axis, along with short-term mediation from the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), controls the stress response in humans, and in doing so, modulates stress-related illnesses and the chronic (and pervasive) feelings of ‘unwellness’ that some individuals experience.

The purpose of this course is to explain the physiological mechanisms of chronic stress, as well as how to assess for the psychological and physical manifestations of HPA-axis Dysregulation (HPA-D). Methods for stabilizing the HPA axis and promoting HPA-D recovery will also be proposed in the form of an integrative, evidence-based model called Stress System Restorative Therapy (SSRT).

Instructor: Ephimia Morphew-Lu, MS, Dip. CN
M. Ephimia Morphew-Lu is an M.S. in Psychology with a decade of experience in the field of psychology and human performance. She spent the majority of her career at NASA as a Senior Engineering Psychologist supporting the psychological and performance capabilities of pilots and astronauts for NASA and the U.S. military. She is the founder of an International scientific society and peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, has won numerous awards in her field of specialty, and has published widely in her area of expertise. In 2004, she resigned from her career with NASA to pursue a full-time career in the field of nutrition and nutritional psychology. She has since been personally trained by the country’s leading experts in amino acid therapy and holistic nutrition. In addition to her professional training, Ephi has personally suffered from both a chronic autoimmune disease and debilitating pain disorder for over 25 years. Motivated to relieve her own pain and find a cure, she has consulted a plethora of physicians and health practitioners during these years, and has been prescribed an equal amount of medications – all with no relief. It was not until she stumbled into the field of nutrition that she was able to replace many of the medications she was taking with nutrients. She has now dedicated her life to bringing this form of therapy and healing to her clients, fellow practitioners, and the medical and health community.

Instructor: Lou Lasprugato, MFT
Lou Lasprugato is a mental health clinician within the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, California where he facilitates psycho-educational and skill-building groups, along with individual therapy and crisis intervention services within an Intensive Outpatient Program. Lou’s clinical training and therapeutic approaches include Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based stress reduction, heart rate variability biofeedback, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), music therapy, and nutritional psychology. Lou initiated a movement in educational seminars for colleagues within the North Valley region and continues to both recruit guest speakers as well as present on various topics, including ACT, nutritional psychology, stress management, and integrative treatments for depression. Lou is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and also maintains a small private practice in Davis, CA. He earned his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (Holistic Studies Specialization) from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA following a career as a professional musician. Lou has had a long-held personal and professional interest in the emerging field of nutritional psychology.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs. JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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Workshop in The Practical Side of Counseling

The New DSM-5: Changes You Need to Know for Your Practice

Overview

CE Credit: 4 Hours
APA, BBS, BRN

This advanced course will introduce clinicians to the changes in the DSM-5 and also provide an understanding of the structure of ICD and the use of ICD codes. New regulations require that clinicians use the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) rather than DSM codes on federal documents (VA Medical Centers, Medicare, et), and insurance companies and other agencies are likely to follow suit. The ICD section on mental disorders and DSM-V overlap, but also have some important differences. In this course, participants will learn the changes in DSM-5, the conceptual and clinical implications, and how to understand and apply both DSM and ICD codes.

Instructor: Rhoda Olkin, PhD
Rhoda Olkin, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, where she teaches psychopathology and diagnosis, along with updates to each DSM. Rhoda also serves as Executive Director of the Institute on Disability and Health Psychology and is author of the book “What psychotherapists should know about disability.” A CBT therapist and expert in case formulation, she has been teaching and training clinicians for over 25 years and maintains a private practice in Walnut Creek.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs. JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

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Certificate in Nutritional Psychology

The Gut-Brain Axis

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 3
APA, BBS, BRN

The Enteric Nervous System is a major division of the human nervous system and consists of a system of neurons that govern the gastrointestinal system (GI). The neuronal network of the Enteric Nervous System is so extensive that it is often referred to as “The Second Brain.” The important role of the Enteric Nervous System in the bidirectional communication between the GI system and the brain has recently gained greater attention and understanding. This communication system is referred to as the ‘Gut-Brain Axis.’ Of central importance in the Gut-Brain Axis is the emerging research demonstrating that increased “intestinal permeability,” often referred to as a “leaky gut,” and “dybiosis,” may be etiological factors in a variety of health concerns. Medical conditions ranging from gastrointestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and celiac disease, to autoimmune disease, such as multiple sclerosis(cite)may be affected by the Gut-Brain Axis. Notably, the ‘Gut-Brain Axis’ plays a central role in neurotransmitter and hormone functions, which may affect mood, behavior, and the brain.1

The focus of this course is to provide professionals with an applied and clinically relevant understanding of the Gut-Brain Axis by outlining its relevance to disease and brain related disorders. In addition, nutritional influences on the Gut-Brain Axis, such as food allergies/sensitivities, gluten intolerance, and the gut microbiome will be discussed. A nutritional model for supporting the Gut-Brain Axis will be presented and scope of practice guidelines associated with providing clients with nutritional information will be addressed.

Instructor: Alyssa Adams, PsyD
Alyssa Adams, PsyD, is a psychologist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, where she specializes in both health psychology and neuropsychology. Her research and clinical interests include the impact of nutrition on mood and cognition, the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases, adjustment to illness and injury, preventive health behaviors, environmental/toxin exposures, and management of MTHFR mutations. Additional clinical experiences include training in psychotherapy and neurocognitive rehabilitation. Dr. Adams completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice educational program through the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Instructor: Amanda Hull, PhD
Amanda Hull, PhD, is currently completing a fellowship in clinical and research neuropsychology at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. She also completed her predoctoral internship, specializing in neuropsychology, at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. She received academic training in clinical psychology, and her graduate research focused on cognitive functioning in veterans at an outpatient polytrauma clinic. Nutritional psychology/neuropsychology, CAM influences on cognition and well-being, traumatic brain injury, and neuropsychology of PTSD are her current research interests. Additionally, Dr. Hull’s clinical experiences include training in individual, group, and family therapy.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs. JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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New Users – What to Expect:

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Technical Requirements:

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Course Completion Time Limit

You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

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Certificate in Nutritional Psychology

Sugar and Emotion

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 5
APA, BBS, BRN

Research is demonstrating the behavioral and neurochemical effects of excessive dietary sugar intake, and sugar’s powerful drug-like (opioid) effects on the brain and body.  In addition to being increasingly linked to mood, excessive sugar intake in the American population is now taking center stage in the pandemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease, and is now being implicated in facilitating certain types of cancers. This course will present research illustrating the neurochemical, psychological and behavioral effects of sugar on mood and behavior. The dietary condition induced by improper sugar intake, known as Functional Hypoglycemia (FH) will be presented, and the Functional Hypoglycemia Questionnaire (FHQ), a tool designed to identify FH will be introduced. Clinicians will have the opportunity to combine this information with the principles, guidelines, and tools learned in the previous Nutritional Assessment and Macronutrient Therapy courses, to reduce the impact of dietary sugar intake on client mood and behavior. Clinicians will be given knowledge of the scope of practice guidelines for helping clients increase their awareness of their dietary sugar intake and its deleterious effects.

Instructor: Ephimia Morphew-Lu, MS, CN

Ephimia Morphew-Lu is an M.S. in Psychology with a decade of experience in the field of psychology and human performance. She spent the majority of her career at NASA as a Senior Engineering Psychologist supporting the psychological and performance capabilities of pilots and astronauts for NASA and the U.S. military. She is the founder of an International scientific society and peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, has won numerous awards in her field of specialty, and has published widely in her area of expertise. In 2004, she resigned from her career with NASA to pursue a full-time career in the field of nutrition and nutritional psychology. She has since been personally trained by the country’s leading experts in amino acid therapy and holistic nutrition. In addition to her professional training, Ephi has personally suffered from both a chronic autoimmune disease and debilitating pain disorder for over 25 years. Motivated to relieve her own pain and find a cure, she has consulted a plethora of physicians and health practitioners during these years, and has been prescribed an equal amount of medications – all with no relief. It was not until she stumbled into the field of nutrition that she was able to replace many of the medications she was taking with nutrients. She has now dedicated her life to bringing this form of therapy and healing to her clients, fellow practitioners, and the medical and health community.

Instructor: Aska Hokazono, MS, RD

Aska Hokazono, MS, RDN, is passionate about helping others achieve optimal health with nutrition. She is a Dietitian Fellow at the San Francisco VA hospital, as well as a dietitian at the San Francisco Free Clinic. Aska is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, California Dietetic Association, Bay Area Dietetic Association, and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Group.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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Online

Personality Disorders: Continuum-Based Conceptualization & Effective Treatment

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 8
APA, BBS, BRN

Accurate conceptualization is the first step toward successful treatment of personality disorders. In this psychodynamic exploration of personality disorders, participants will examine the diagnosis and treatment of patients whose psyches as very young children were profoundly wounded in relationship with another. Pulling from psychodynamic theories, neurobiological research and empirical data, participants will learn to conceptualize and differentiate the intrapsychic structure, defensive presentation and clinical manifestations of borderline and narcissistic disturbances. Treatment issues explored include setting the frame, formulating therapeutic goals, identifying and utilizing typical countertransference reactions making effective clinical interventions. Acknowledging the deficiencies of the DSM-5 in assisting with accurate diagnosis, participants will explore other conceptual models and resources that can help assess, conceptualize and treat patients within a diagnostic continuum.

Instructor: Meg Patterson, MFT

Meg Patterson, MFT, is a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice since 1987. For eight years, Meg was a member of the faculty in the graduate department of counseling psychology at Dominican University. In addition to her depth-oriented work with adults and couples in her practice in the Sierra foothills, Meg provides consultation to therapists and is Director of Clinical Programs for an organization providing psychotherapy to trauma survivors. Meg’s website is www.megpatterson.com.       

 

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Certificate in Nutritional Psychology

Nutritional Psychology Tools: Assessment and Macronutrient Remediation

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 5
APA, BBS, BRN

The Western dietary pattern has been implicated in an increased risk for depression and anxiety. As a result, it is becoming increasingly necessary for mental healthcare professionals to understand the scientific principles that govern the connection between diet and mental health. This course offers clinicians a scientifically-based understanding of how daily dietary intake can lead to emotional, mental, and behavioral imbalance, and introduces tools used by integrative healthcare professionals to assess and remediate these imbalances. The 3-Day Food Journal for Mood (3-DFJM) is a tool that allows simple assessment of the impact that daily dietary intake is likely having on mood. Based on the results of the 3-DFJM, a method of nutritional remediation called Macronutrient Mood Therapy (MMT), will be presented. While this course does not result in a license to practice nutrition, it will provide the foundational knowledge needed for mental health practitioners to work in conjunction with integrative medicine providers to solve dietary-related behavioral problems and facilitate behavioral change.

Instructor: Ephimia Morphew-Lu, MS, Dip.C.N.

Ephimia Morphew-Lu is an M.S. in Psychology with a decade of experience in the field of psychology and human performance. She spent the majority of her career at NASA as a Senior Engineering Psychologist supporting the psychological and performance capabilities of pilots and astronauts for NASA and the U.S. military. She is the founder of an International scientific society and peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, has won numerous awards in her field of specialty, and has published widely in her area of expertise. In 2004, she resigned from her career with NASA to pursue a full-time career in the field of nutrition and nutritional psychology. She has since been personally trained by the country’s leading experts in amino acid therapy and holistic nutrition. In addition to her professional training, Ephi has personally suffered from both a chronic autoimmune disease and debilitating pain disorder for over 25 years. Motivated to relieve her own pain and find a cure, she has consulted a plethora of physicians and health practitioners during these years, and has been prescribed an equal amount of medications – all with no relief. It was not until she stumbled into the field of nutrition that she was able to replace many of the medications she was taking with nutrients. She has now dedicated her life to bringing this form of therapy and healing to her clients, fellow practitioners, and the medical and health community.

Instructor: Amanda Hull, Ph.D.

Dr. Hull is the Integrative Health and Wellness (IHW) Program Director at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) in Washington DC. Along with developing and directing the IHW Program, she teaches the integrative health education course, facilitates iRest yoga nidra, and conducts research assessing the program. She completed both her predoctoral and postdoctoral training, specializing in neuropsychology, at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. She received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University, and her graduate research focused on cognitive functioning in veterans at an outpatient polytrauma clinic. Additionally, she is currently completing a Post-Masters Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Her research interests include: nutritional psychology/neuropsychology, the influences of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) on cognition and well-being, traumatic brain injury, and neuropsychology of PTSD. Dr. Hull’s clinical experiences also include training in iRest yoga nidra and individual, group, and family therapy.

JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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You will have 90 days to complete the online course from the date of registration. You may request 30 day extensions for a fee of $35. E-mail (conted@jfku.edu) or call us (800.557.1384) to begin this process. Extensions take a few days , an email will be sent to you when the extension access has been granted.

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