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1-day Masterclass: Nutritional Psychiatry

Enjoy a fully catered 1-day workshop for health practitioners that will provide foundational knowledge of the nascent but transformative field of Nutritional Psychiatry.

Learn about the links between diet and mental and brain health from leading experts in the field. This introductory level intensive learning activity provides foundational concepts of human nutrition and mental health and equips participants with knowledge and strategies for implementing the principles of Nutritional Psychiatry in their clinical practice.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Understand the latest evidence for the use of diet and nutrition in the management of mental health conditions.
  2. Learn practical skills for using dietary recommendations in treatment.
  3. Understand principles of motivational interviewing and behavioural change.
  4. Participate in discussions and case-based learning.
  5. Build multi-disciplinary networks.
  6. Receive a Certificate of Completion.*

*Must complete all face-to-face activities and pass 80% of MCQ.

WHO WILL YOU LEARN WITH?

This workshop will be led by Dr Tetyana Rocks.

  • Alfred Deakin Professor Felice Jacka OAM is Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, founder and immediate past president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (INSPR), and a Clarivate highly-cited researcher (2020,2021, 2022). She is internationally recognised as a global leader in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry.
  • Dr Tetyana Rocks is Director of the Food & Mood Academy and a senior research fellow who leads the translational activities within the Food & Mood Centre. Dr Rocks is an accredited dietitian with extensive experience in professional education.
  • Dr Wolfgang Marx is current president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (INSPR), a senior research fellow and head of the nutraceutical research stream at the Food & Mood Centre. Dr Marx has a background in dietetics, with extensive research experience in the use of nutraceutical interventions for cognitive and mental health-related outcomes.
  • Megan Pilon is an associate research fellow and provisional psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in behaviour change.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Allied health professionals
  • Social workers
  • Other health professionals*

*Not sure about eligibility? Get in touch with any questions! 

VENUE

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Deakin Downtown offers the next level of sophisticated, technology-rich and flexible spaces for this educational event. The venue is located just 500 metres from Southern Cross Station, making for an easy commute.

CATERING

Catering will include:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tea and coffee available all day

Any dietary requirements or requests should be made at the time of ticket purchase.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

  • 9:00-9:10 | TR: Welcome, workshop outline, objectives, and expectations
  • 9:10-9:20 | FJ: Nutritional Psychiatry as part of Lifestyle Medicine
  • 9:20-9:40 | TR: Recommendations for the use of diet in the treatment of mental health conditions
  • 9:40-10:00 | FJ: Nutritional Psychiatry: Mechanisms of action
  • 10:00-10:10 | Morning tea
  • 10.10-10.50 | TR, MP: Motivation and behaviour change (case-studies/discussions)
  • 10:50-11:00 | Open discussion/ Q&A
  • 11:00-11:20 | TR & WM: Diet- and gut-related treatment – Evidence and practice
  • 11.20-11.40 | TR, MP: Motivation and behaviour change (case-studies/discussions)
  • 11:40-12:30 | Lunch
  • 12:30-13:00 | FJ: Nutritional Psychiatry: What’s new in the field?
  • 13:00-13:30 | TR: Practice issues in assessment and implementation
  • 13:30-13:50 | WM: Nutraceuticals
  • 13:50-14:50| TR, MP: Supporting eating behaviour change
  • 14:50-15:00 | Afternoon tea
  • 15:00-15:50 | Group discussion and Q & A
  • 15:50-16:00 | TR, FJ: Closing remarks

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