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Integrative Mental Health Conference

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine would like to thank all the conference attendees, faculty and our extended integrative mental health network for making this conference a huge success!

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2010 Integrative Mental Health Conference

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March 22-24, 2010 • Phoenix, AZ

The 2010 Integrative Mental Health Conference, sponsored by the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and presented by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, is the first conference of its kind to assemble leaders in integrative mental health (IMH), creating a new field and framework with which to promote mental well-being.

Attendees will learn how to treat their patients within a new paradigm of integrative mental health care that utilizes scientifically proven alternative methods in combination with drugs and traditional therapy to address patients’ physical, psychological, and spiritual needs.

The 2010 Integrative Mental Health Conference will:

  • Create an engaged and knowledgeable network of professionals from variety of domains – psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, and philanthropists – to spearhead this new field of integrative mental health
  • Raise awareness of evidence-based uses of nutrition, mind-body practices, botanicals, dietary supplements, light, music, spirituality and energy medicine techniques as effective, non-invasive, low-cost treatments for common mental health problems
  • Give mental health care providers the IMH platform and framework to promote wellness, healing, flourishing, and transformation.

Conference Advisory Group

Andrew Weil, MD, University of Arizona
Victoria Maizes, MD, University of Arizona
James Lake, MD, Stanford University, University of Arizona
Dan Shapiro, PhD, Penn State College of Medicine
Pamela Reed, PhD, RN, University of Arizona
Sally Dodds, PhD, LCSW, University of Arizona

Supplementary conference slides:
Alfred Kaszniak, PhD: Empathy and Compassion: the Convergence of Buddhist and Social Neuroscience Views
Kathy Matt, PhD: Nutrition and mental health: a review of the science
Kenneth Pelletier, MD, PhD: Mind-Body Goes to Work: Clinical and Cost Outcomes of Mind-Body Interventions in the Corporate/Worksite Environment
Charles Popper, MD: Nutritional Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Youth