Putting Integrative Psychiatry Essentials Into Practice

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An upgraded knowledge base on the underlying causes of mental disorders

Powerful strategies to dramatically improve your patients’ quality of life

Actual evidence-based data on supplements and other natural remedies for mental health

Engaging videos with slide decks from experts dedicated to pushing the boundaries of mental health care

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In a series of 50 highly-informative videos with slide decks, you will learn how to…

Get patients well using the principles of integrative psychiatry

How to use micronutrients, elimination diets, and fasting in mental health

Assess HPA axis imbalances and treat abnormal diurnal cortisol patterns

Recognize subtle forms of trauma and understand the role of the body in trauma recovery

Understand the data on supplements for mental health

Make targeted dietary recommendations for improved psychiatric outcomes

Understand the roles of spirituality and the mind-body in mental health

Recommend exercise regimens for specific symptom presentations

And a whole lot more...

“The IPI training I took was incredible. The sense of community and connection was the most valuable, but also being affirmed in a lot of the things that I’m already doing, while hearing about new things that are exciting and cutting-edge.”

Natalie Campo MD, Past Conference Participant

Inside each course, you will find specific details on…

The Future of Psychiatry

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC
Will Van Derveer, MD

Discover the innovative treatment options and techniques that are revolutionizing mental health.

Current research on how inflammation correlates to mental disorders

A supplement proven to effectively reduce inflammation and can treat depression

Simple dietary changes to make a significant impact on a patient’s health

Assessment and Treatment Planning

Will Van Derveer, MD

Learn how to put the IPI integrative psychiatry framework into assessment and treatment planning.

Organize collaborative, empowered informed consent with patients

Develop initial integrative treatment plans for psychiatric symptoms

Combine judicious medication prescriptions with nutraceutical tools for symptom reduction

Essential Guide Chapter 1:
Thinking Integratively

Will Van Derveer, MD

Understand what it means to practice and think integratively including ethical considerations and what to say and not to say to patients.

Summarize the ways integrative care is personalized

Explain risks inherent in making referrals to alternative providers

Execute online literature searches for relevant treatment tools

Essential Guide Chapter 2: Depression

Will Van Derveer, MD

Discover an integrative approach to better diagnose, treat and address the root causes of depression

Summarize 4 categories of supplements for depression

List 4 supplements that have shown promising results in clinical trials for depression

Develop treatment plans including supplements shown to reduce symptoms of depression

Essential Guide Chapter 3:

Will Van Derveer, MD

Learn the go-to list of nutraceuticals to treat anxiety with evidence-based results, including dosing, side effects, and contraindications

Summarize 4 categories of supplements for anxiety

List 4 supplements that have been studied for anxiety in trials showing promising results

Develop treatment plans including supplements shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety

Essential Guide Chapter 4:
Bipolar Disorder

Will Van Derveer, MD

Learn the go-to list of nutraceuticals to treat bipolar with evidence-based results, including dosing, side effects, and contraindications

Summarize the evidence for fish oil in disorder

List 3 supplements that have been studied for bipolar depression in RCTs showing promising results

Develop treatment plans including supplements shown to reduce symptoms of mania and depression

Essential Guide Chapter 5:

Will Van Derveer, MD

Learn the foundational principles of nutraceutical approaches to PTSD

Summarize results of CAM studies for PTSD

List 4 supplements that have been studied for PTSD in trials showing promising results

Develop treatment plans including supplements shown to reduce symptoms of PTSD

Essential Guide Chapter 6:
Sleep Disturbances

Will Van Derveer, MD

Learn the principles of supplements for insomnia and drawbacks of commonly prescribed insomnia medications.

Summarize 4 categories of supplements for insomnia

Explain drawbacks of medications commonly prescribed for insomnia

List 4 supplements that have been studied for insomnia in trials showing promising results

Introduction to Root Causes:
HPA Axis

Will Van Derveer, MD

Learn the principles behind HPA axis dysfunction and remedies

An overview of the IPI approach to resolving root causes

Recognize adrenal insufficiency

Implement treatment plans in order to boost resiliency

Childhood, Regulation and Neuroscience

Lisa Dion, MA, LPC

Discover how regulatory capacity develops in children and the connection between children’s dysregulated states and their clinical symptoms.

Explore the neuroscience of healthy and unhealthy attachment in children

Uncover the lifelong impact of untreated attachment injuries

Discover the connection between children’s dysregulated states and their clinical symptoms

Integrative Treatment for Trauma and Complex PTSD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Understand trauma and complex PTSD through its prevalence, neurophysiology, and the clinical applications within integrative treatment.

Recognize subtle signs and symptoms of trauma versus other disorders

Understand polyvagal theory and relevance to clinical applications

Understand how EMDR works as part of an integrative mind-body approach to healing PTSD

Functional Medicine Approaches to Sleep

Ashwin Mehta, MD

Discover the integrative tool kit for treating the common neurobiological mechanisms of Sleep Disorders.

Understand the common neurobiological mechanisms of sleep disorders

Discover the evidence behind supplements for sleep, CBTi, yoga, acupuncture, and mindfulness

Implement innovative screening and diagnosis of sleep concerns

Child and Adolescent Supplements for Mental Health

Noshene Ranjbar, MD
Amelia Villagomez, MD

Discover the limitations of pharmaceutical treatments for children and adolescents with mental health challenges, and uncover the evidence-based nutraceuticals that help recovery.

Principles of recommending evidence-based nutraceuticals to children and adolescents

How to research the evidence-base and lesser-known studies on nutraceuticals for mental health

Ethical considerations when recommending complementary and alternative medicine

Optimizing Mental Health through Secure Relationships

Jayson Gaddis, MA
Ellen Beoder, MA

Discover the clinical implications of secure relationships to optimize the mental health of patients.

Learn the difference between secure and insecure attachment styles in childhood and into adulthood

Recognize patterns of relating suggestive of the secure and insecure attachment styles

Uncover the clinical implications of living with insecure attachment patterns in relationships

Exercise Recommendations for Symptom Clusters

Jen Pilotti, MA

Find out how to implement exercise treatment plans according to psychiatric symptoms.

Dive into the evidence for the health risks of lack of exercise

Learn how to implement exercise treatment plans according to the elements of the presentation

Find out when to refer patients for more specific exercise consultation

Gut-Brain and the Microbiome

Chris Lowry, PhD

Discover the latest gut-brain research and physiology, and strategies for psychiatric care.

The research linking immune dysregulation and risk of mental illness

Strategies to use microbiome-based interventions to restore gut health

How to use specific probiotic and prebiotic treatments for targeted psychiatric symptom reduction

Basic Gut Physiology

Marvin Singh, MD

Integrative gastroenterology for psychiatric providers

Define inflammation and its implications

Review the role of the microbiome in inflammation

Review methods to modulate gut health and inflammation

Metabolic Syndrome

Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP

Dive deep into the evidence supporting a low carbohydrate / high fat diet and understanding metabolic issues related to mental health.

Discover the components of metabolic syndrome

Learn the most common pathways to obesity, diabetes and CVD

Find out the differences between standard diets and low carbohydrate diets

Nutritional Psychiatry: Food Labels and Sweeteners

Mary Rondeau, ND

Learn the basics of food labels, sweeteners, and how to shop

Uncover the implications of the FDA term “Daily Values” for mental health​

Find out how to calculate net carbohydrate from a nutritional label​

Dive into the pro’s and con’s of the artificial sweeteners

Nutritional Psychiatry: Whole Foods, Macronutrients, Whole Foods Diets

Mary Rondeau, ND

Explore Macronutrients: how to pick healthy fats, proteins, and carbs

Discover the application of the whole food based diet and eating local​

Explore mindfulness around eating​

Dive into the most common whole food based diet plans

Nutritional Psychiatry: Diet and Mental Health Elimination Diets

Mary Rondeau, ND

Explore the role of micronutrient deficiencies, elimination diets, and fasting in mental health

Uncover the role of diet and micronutrients in mental health

Learn how to implement specific dietary eliminations and reintroductions

Dive into the value of reduced caloric intake and fasting in mental health conditions

Nutritional Psychiatry: Gluten, Dairy and Yeast

Mary Rondeau, ND

Discover how common foods like gluten, dairy, and yeast can impact mental health

Uncover the role of gluten regarding mental health and which patients would benefit from a gluten free diet

Explore the benefits of a casein free diet for mental health and how to implement

Find out about the implications of high sugar diet, candida and mental health

Nutritional Psychiatry: Meal Planning and Implementation

Mary Rondeau, ND

Learn practical tips for meal planning and food preparation

Discover 3 strategies for saving time while increasing nutritional value of meals​

Explore why food colors matter in nutrition​

Find out 3 strategies for enhancing dietary fiber​

Nutritional Psychiatry: Mediterranean + Paleo Diets

Mary Rondeau, ND

Learn the characteristics of the Paleo and Mediterranean diets and identify mental health conditions that benefit from these diets.

Define characteristics of the Paleo and Mediterranean Diets

Identify mental health conditions benefitting from Paleo and Mediterranean Diets

Describe examples of diet recommendations

Nutritional Psychiatry: Indications in Psychiatry and Neurology

Marvin Singh, MD

Discover the science behind ketosis, the food basics of how to enter ketosis, how it impacts the gut microbiome, why it’s beneficial for certain mental health conditions, and managing the risks associated with a ketogenic diet.

Learn to recognize ketosis versus glycolysis: the physiology

Understand the dietary elements of the Ketogenic Diet

Discover how to apply the ketogenic diet for appropriate psychiatric indications

Finding Value in Genetic Testing

Yael Joffe, PhD

A deeper dive into the role of genetic testing in precision medicine approaches to mental health

Differentiate between the different types of genetic tests in the market place

Know the difference between key terminology for genetic testing

Determine the questions you need to ask in choosing a genetic testing partner

Overview of Genetic Testing for Psychiatry

David Rosenthal, MD

Discover the role that genetic testing can play in creating effective treatment plans for complex patients, with insights.

How genetics can contribute to a specific mental disorder and what you can do about it

Understanding the role of genetic testing for personalized dosing recommendations

Implementing cytochrome p450 genetic testing results for treatment dosage

Clinical Applications of Advanced Genetics

David Rosenthal, MD

Explore different applications for advanced genetic testing.

Uncover treatment implications of COMT and MTHFR methylation SNPs

Find out 3 interventions for patients with BDNF SNPs

Discover the link between ANK3 SNPs and mod stabilizers

Genetics of Cellular Functions

Annelie Smith, RD

Discover precision approaches to improving outcomes by understanding cellular functions in individual patients

Identify genetic variations that may impact upstream cellular functions

Determine the impact of cellular functions on biochemical systems in the development of chronic conditions

Demonstrate clinical translation of genomics in practice

The Genetics of Human Behavior and Personalized Therapy

Daniel VanDorn, PharmD


Understand the general brain physiology and regulatory circuitry involved with stress response

Assess the potential of genetic markers to target underlying biology linked to poor stress response and stress resilience

Assess the benefits of targeted supplementation, dietary and therapeutic lifestyle modifications targeting the dysregulation of stress response or mimic the mechanisms of stress resilience

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in General Wellness Populations

Casey Means, MD

Learn about the relationship between glucose levels, insulin resistance, CGM monitoring and mental health.

Understand how continuous glucose monitors (CGM) work and their current indications

Understanding the emerging trend of CGM use in non-diabetic populations for wellness purposes

Learn how glucose control contributes to brain health and mental health

Introduction to Compounding for Precision Medicine

Sahar Swidan, PharmD

Understand the use of oxytocin in neuropsychiatric disorders

Discuss the need for compounding in medical practice

Review the Newer FDA Approved Drugs for Migraines

Discuss the use of Oxytocin in Autism, Pain and other Neuro-psychiatric Disorders

Estrogen Metabolism

Tara Scott, MD

Learn about how SNPs impact estrogen metabolism and mental health implications

Review the basics of estrogen metabolism

Define SNPs and how they affect metabolism

Discuss which SNPs affect the risk of breast cancer

Precision Medicine for Bone Health, Osteopenia, and Osteoporosis

Tara Scott, MD

Get up-to-date information on preserving bone health and longevity.

Review bone physiology and turnover

Review how the different hormones pay a role in osteoporosis and bone health

Discuss treatment options for osteoporosis

Precision Medicine for Thyroid Health and Disease

Tara Scott, MD

Expand your toolkit when working with thyroid conditions that contribute to mental health disorders.

Discuss different options for treatment and compare

Discuss how cortisol affects the thyroid

Discuss testing for monitoring

Private Practice Optimization 101

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Learn the essential principles of private practice development, including mission statements, visioning, goal setting, expenses and emotional blocks to success.

Discover how mission and vision contribute to the overall success of a private practice

Learn about different service offerings and fees associated with a private practice

Understand basic principles of the psychology of money and wealth planning

Interfaces: COVID-19, Immunity and Depression

Austin Perlmutter, MD

Understand the connection between COVID-19 and depression and personalized depression interventions

Define major connections between COVID-19, depression and immunity

Review lifestyle intervention in the context of inflammation-mediated depression

Identify forthcoming concepts in immune assessment and personalized depressive interventions

Psychiatric Lyme: Microbes and Mental Illness

Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD

Learn to recognize symptom patterns associated with chronic tick-borne infections and understand they can present with psychiatric complaints.

Comprehend that multisystemic inflammation is the driver behind these chronic infections

Recognize symptom patterns associated with chronic tick-borne infections

Use a screening tool to identify patients who may have chronic tick-borne infections and recommend an appropriate diagnostic test for Lyme disease

Neuroscience and Spirituality

Joan Borysenko, PhD

Discusses the spiritual experience, the mind-body connection, and its clinical implications in integrative psychiatry.

Learn how to define a spiritual experience

Discover the “spectrum of ecstatic experience” from a neurological viewpoint

Find out how the spiritual experience can help ameliorate basic suffering, including anxiety and depression


Earle Shugerman, MD

Explore the range of integrative interventions for TBI and post-concussive syndrome

Understand the acute and long term efficacy of TMS for depression

List the FDA approved indications for TMS

List 3 promising off label uses of TMS, contraindications and 4 risks for TMS

Perinatal Integrative Psychiatry

Amy Solar Mills, MD

Master the common clinical challenges around the peripartum period.

Explain an approach to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from the focus of neuroplasticity rather than neurotransmitter function

Recite the importance of addressing the 6 maternal and fetal barriers involved in perinatal integrative psychiatry and what is critically important about maternal gut function

Consider the family system and ways to identify and support this system

Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Learn about the impact of insecure attachment on mental health

To be able to list at least five characteristics insecure functioning by both distancing and clinging individuals

To be able to describe at least three characteristics of arousal biases for moving couples toward secure functioning

To be able to define and describe the four arousal regulation strategies

Yoga and Mental Health Benefits

Kamini Desai, PhD

Discover the research behind yoga practices that can aid in overcoming mental health symptoms

Understand What Yoga is and know the proven applications of yoga for Mental health concerns

Be able to recommend focus points for Yoga practice for mental health benefits

Gain personal experience of elements of Yoga through guided meditation techniques

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP

Virtual Reality is already in use for anxiety disorders. Get up-to-date on the research.

The audience will become familiar with the use of virtual reality as a tool in the treatment of psychiatric disorders

The audience will become familiar with various applications of virtual reality exposure therapy including for the fear of heights, fear of flying, addictions, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The audience will learn the basics of this intervention and its relative efficacy with anxiety disorders

Overview of Psychedelics

Will Van Derveer, MD

Discuss the split in psychiatry between psychedelic medicine and psychopharmacological models.

Describe the core differences between psychedelic medicine and psychopharmacological models

Explain the role of the Default Mode Network in psychedelics

Describe the role of set and setting in psychedelic psychotherapy

Scope of the TRD Problem

Charles Raison, MD

Learn how treatment resistant depression is different and why we need better tools.

Evaluate the benefits of the most common antidepressants for patients of all age groups and health status

Identify risks associated with the use of, and withdrawal from, antidepressants

Describe potential differences in mechanism between emerging treatments and standard antidepressants

Intranasal Antidepressant: Data Review and Indications

Sandhya Prashad, MD

Intranasal Antidepressant literature review

Discuss differences in the pharmacology of intranasal and racemic

Review literature comparing racemic and intranasal

Review intranasal dosing regimens used in trials

Getting started with Intranasal Antidepressant

Sandhya Prashad, MD

Basics of providing Intranasal Antidepressant

Dosing, Indications and Use

REMS and other protocols

Review short term efficacy trial that led to FDA approval and discuss details of the long-term maintenance of effect study

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“The training I attended changed my life. I’ve gotten some really tremendous nuggets of information which will inform my practice, but, most importantly, I got a realignment with my own values and a renewed sense of enthusiasm for my purpose.”

Naveen Thomas MD, Past Conference Participant

But not only that. If you’re as excited about the potential of integrated psychiatry as we are, we’ll include two special bonus courses (when you sign up today).

Creating an Inspired Integrative Psychiatric Practice

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Practitioner burnout is extremely common in the field of mental health. As high as 50 percent of physicians express feeling disconnected, disillusioned, and uninspired at times in their career. Discover ways to enhance meaning and purpose as a clinician, so you not only feel fulfilled during the workday, but also bring that joy into the rest of your life.


KAP in Integrative Psychiatry


Psychedelic treatments for depression and PTSD are currently in Phase III FDA trials. KAP is already available and can be effective for treatment resistant depression and treatment PTSD. Learn from the Co-Founder of IPI the how and why of combining psychotherapy works.

“This was my first integrative psychiatry training. I appreciated getting detailed protocols, including lab and product names. It was well worth it!”

Annette Scott MD, Past Conference Participant


 The faculty at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute is composed of the top-tier experts in their respective fields, teaching you the latest breakthroughs in psychiatric care.

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Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC


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Ashwin Mehta, MD

Topics: Integrative Sleep Protocols
Director of Integrative Medicine Memorial Healthcare
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Noshene Ranjbar, MD

Topics: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry University of Arizona

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Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP

Topics: Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition
Private Practice
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Chris Lowry, PhD

Topics: Gut-Brain Connection
University of Colorado, Boulder
Associate Professor | Researcher
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David Rosenthal, MD

Topics: Genetic Testing
Private Practice
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Mary Rondeau, ND

Topics: Nutrition, Lab Testing
Private Practice

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Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Topics: Trauma, EMDR, Polyvagal Theory
Private Practice | Speaker
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Joan Borysenko, PhD

Topics: Spirituality, Neuroscience
Speaker | Author | Professor
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Lisa Dion, MA, LPC

Topics: Addiction Coaching, Child Attachment
Play Institute of Colorado
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Marvin Singh, MD

Topics: Gut-Brain, Nutrition
Private Practice | Speaker

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Jayson Gaddis, MA

Topics: Relationships, Attachment
The Relationship School Founder
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Jen Pilotti, MA

Topics: Exercise Science
Private Practice

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Amelia Villagomez, MD

Topics: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Private Practice
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Yael Joffe, PhD

Topics: Genetic Testing
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Annelie Smith, RD

Topics: Cellular Function
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Casey Means, MD

Topics: Continuous Glucose Monitoring
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Sahar Swidan, PharmD

Oxytocin in Neuropscyhiatric Disorders
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Daniel VanDorn, PharmD

Human Behavior and Personalized Therapy
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Tara Scott, MD

Topics: Thyroid Health
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Austin Perlmutter, MD

Topics: COVID 19 and Depression
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Amy Solar Mills, MD

Topics: Perinatal Psychiatry
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Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD

Topics: Psychiatric Lyme
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Earle Shugerman, MD

Topics: TMS
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Charles Raison, MD

Topics: Research on Inflammation and Depression
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Stan Tatkin, PsyD

Topics: Neuroscience of Attachment
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Kamini Desai, PhD

Topics: Yoga
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Sandhya Prashad, MD

Topics: Intranasal Antidepressant, Racemic
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Barbara Rothbaum, PhD

Topics: Virtual Reality
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Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Integrative Psychiatric Institute. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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