“Better Health, Less Medicine”

A whole-health approach you can use with clients immediately.

A special course for psychologists, social workers, nurses, physicians, pastoral counselors, and other licensed health care practitioners.

American Health Educators, Inc., and Dr. Robert Hedaya of The National Center for Whole Psychiatry and Brain Recovery Center, is offering a One-day Educational Workshop & Lunch Program on Friday, October 14th, 2011.
Learn three cutting-edge areas of mental health, with an emphasis on practical take-home tools and skills. After completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
  1. Identify signs and symptoms of hormonal dysfunction and plan a course of action.
  2. Identify signs and symptoms of immune dysfunction and plan a course of action.
  3. Identify signs and symptoms of nutritional & GI dysfunction and plan a course of action.
  4. Help clients to rely less on medication, yet get better outcomes.

Attendees at this workshop will also enjoy:

  • An onsite complementary lunch
  • A free follow up conference & luncheon to answer questions and consolidate learning
  • A screening questionnaire to identify client immune, nutritional, and hormonal problems


6 continuing education units available for psychologists, pastoral counselors, social workers.


$125 after October 1st. There is a $45 cancellation fee and no refunds will be accepted for cancellations after September 30th, 2011.


Wisconsin Place Community Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Metro: Friendship Heights; garage parking available onsite


Friday, October 14th 2011

Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Hospital Department of Psychiatry; Faculty, the Institute of Functional Medicine; author of Understanding Biological Psychiatry, The Anti-Depressant Survival Program: How to Beat the Side Effects and Enhance the Benefits of Your Medication, and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm

What Prior Workshop Attendees Say:

“Dr. Hedaya does an excellent job of explaining difficult biopsychiatric concepts in terms that non-physicians can understand and apply.”
“This is a course of study that has altered the way in which I look at patients’ complaints about depression.”

Workshop Overview & Outline

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Q. Can you answer these important mental health questions below?

A. Yes, you can after this workshop. And, you’ll be able to answer many additional related questions!

Session I: Practical aspects of Nutrition, The Gut, and Mental Health (2 hours)

  1. What do digestion, food sensitivity, and allergy have to do with mental health, and what simple things can I do to help my clients?
  2. How can I improve neurotransmitter (e.g., serotonin, dopamine etc.) balance in my patients before the patient has to resort to more medication?
  3. Which nutrients are absolutely required for any medication to work?
  4. What 5 questions will tell me if digestive problems are affecting my patient’s mental health?
  5. Is there a simple questionnaire I can use to detect nutritional problems?
  6. Case Discussions

Session II: Hormones and Mental Health (2 hours)

  1. Is there a questionnaire that can tell me whether my client’s anxiety and depression are due to hormonal problems?
  2. Can someone have normal thyroid tests and still have a thyroid problem?
  3. How can I tell when my client’s trouble is due to adrenal problems?
  4. Do carbohydrates have an effect on hormones?
  5. When is there a role for testosterone, DHEA, or progesterone in mental health?
  6. What types of estrogen can be used to treat mood disorders?
  7. How do hormones affect memory?
  8. Case Discussions

Session III: Immune System, Infection, Inflammation, and Mental Health Disorders (2 hours)

  1. How does the immune system affect mental health, and how big is the effect?
  2. What is glutamate?
  3. How is depression linked caused by inflammation?
  4. What are 10 simple things I can do to improve my memory?
  5. Case Presentations

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Detect which clients have nutritional and gastrointestinal dysfunction and choose appropriate courses of action.
  2. Detect hormonal problems, and guide clients in the right direction.
  3. Detect immune problems, and use simple interventions to improve immune function, and thereby, mental health.
  4. Help clients to rely less on medication, yet get better mental health outcomes

Recap Conference Call from The 18th Annual Whole Psychiatry and Brain Recovery Center Educational Series

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