Nutrition & Mental Health

Nutrition & Mental Health: Saturday October 1, 2016, 10-4pm.

Exploring the connection between nutrition and mental wellness so therapists can provide more effective, integrated treatment.

A major component of a client’s clinical profile is diet/nutrition, which can greatly influence mental well-being. In this course you will learn about the effects of foods and nutrients on mental health, the role of stress in mental health conditions, and nutritional support for stress, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. The course will also cover common DSM categories of illness.

Participants will also engage in clinical case studies and practice interviewing and assessing a client for possible nutritional deficiencies.

Participants will also receive clinical supervision on current cases.

Lori Kay MA, RNCP, RP

Lori Kay is a Registered Psychotherapist. She holds membership with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACPP) and the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC). She has a Masters of Counselling Psychology (MA), a post-graduate diploma of Clinical Behavioural Sciences (CBS) and a nutritional designation (RNCP). Lori provides individual, marital, group and nutritional counselling to address issues such as: depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, eating disorders, family of origin issues and nutritional concerns. She leads creative weekly psychotherapy groups for both men, women and therapists. Lori provides innovative workshops designed release emotions to expedite personal growth.

Lori has been providing counselling and psychotherapy services to both adults and children for over 30 years. Prior to private practice she worked in the child welfare system, with young offenders and children /families with protection issues. She has worked in-patient rehabilitation with clients with addictions and brain injuries. With an approach that is insightful and holistic, Lori utilizes strategies from various disciplines based on the client’s circumstances and needs.
Lori provides a safe and trusting environment for her clients thus enabling people to expand their awareness and gain a stronger sense of self. Nutritional and psychological issues can be addressed individually or jointly, depending on the issue and the individual.