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Alternative Medicine Continuing Education

Here is a list of alternative medicine continuing education courses for mental health professionals.

Source: http://www.pdresources.org/

Alternative Therapies: Herbs I (What Every Clinician Should Know)

Alternative Therapies: Herbs I (What Every Clinician Should Know) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Course Abstract This course provides a very brief introduction to the use of herbal remedies, based on a publication from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Herbs at a Glance - A Quick Guide to Herbal Supplements.

Acupuncture - An Introduction

Acupuncture - An Introduction National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Course Abstract This course is divided into two parts. Part I - "Introduction to Acupuncture" - provides an overview of acupuncture as presented by a fact sheet from NCCAM and includes a number of video clips illustrating its use.

Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing

Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing Andrew Weil, MD Course Abstract This is a test only course (CD not included). The audio can be purchased or downloaded from Amazon. The breath is intrinsically linked to the nervous system and has a powerful effect on both the mind and body, yet has been largely overlooked as a mechanism of change within medicine and mental health.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy Lois Jean Brady, MA, CCC-SLP Course Abstract In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered an emerging therapy at this time, and more research is needed to determine the effects and confirm the benefits.

Autism Movement Therapy

Autism Movement Therapy Joanne Lara, MA Course Abstract Autism Movement Therapy® is an emerging therapy that combines movement and music with positive behavior support strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic goals.

The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better

The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better Dean Ornish, MD Course Abstract This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from . This CE test is based on the book "The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health" (2007, 387 pages).

Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine

Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine Paul A. Offit, MD Course Abstract This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Do You Believe in Magic?

Yoga as Medicine: the Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing

Yoga as Medicine: the Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing Timothy McCall, MD Course Abstract This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Yoga as Medicine: the Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing" (2007, 592 pages).