Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Starving Brains are Driving the Mental Health Crisis (Kaplan, orig. 11.10.2022)
1/20/2023 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.


Originally offered as:
IPA 2022 Webinar Series
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 10th, 2022, 9:50 - 11:20 am ET

Starving Brains are Driving the Mental Health Crisis
This presentation will cover several aspects of the research on nutrition and mental health, including why our brains are not getting sufficient nutrients, and how this deficiency results in mental health challenges. Causes of inadequate nutrient consumptions include poor food choices (as shown in the latest data from the US Government NHANES analyses), reduced nutrient density of crops, demineralization of the soil in part caused by herbicides and pesticides. Proof of relevance for mental health that will be reviewed include four types of data proving that suboptimal nutrition is an important contributor to mental disorders: correlational, prospective longitudinal, treatment with whole of diet, and treatment with micronutrients. In the treatment area, both placebo-controlled randomized trials will be reviewed as well as other sound methodological designs. An important aspect of this presentation will be to explain that lifestyle variables are within the scope of practice for mental health clinicians. Another important aspect will be demystifying the types of information required for a non-dietitian to assist their clients in taking a giant leap toward better brain health.    

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.  describe why nutrients are an important part of brain health.
2.  identify at least three types of data that demonstrate nutritional prevention and treatment of mental disorders.
3.  utilize nutrition education in their clinical work.

Presenter Bio:  Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD
Bonnie J Kaplan, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She is originally from the U.S., where she received her education (Univ of Chicago, Brandeis Univ) in experimental psychology. She has published widely on the contribution of nutrition to mental health. Her efforts to include nutrition knowledge in the care of people with mental health challenges has earned her a variety of awards: in 2017 selection as one of 150 Canadian 'Difference Makers' in Mental Health in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary, in 2019 recipient of the Dr. Rogers Prize for excellence in complementary and alternative health, and in 2021 selection as one of the top "7 Over 70" in Calgary. Her book The Better Brain (Harper Collins), was written with Professor Julia Rucklidge and published in 2021. Her goal is to influence the way mental health treatment is delivered. More information is available on her website:  BonnieJKaplan.com.

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. Non-Indiana licensees are also advised to check with their state's licensing board to assure their state accepts continuing education programs approved by entities approved by the APA.
We ask that all participants watch the entire recorded presentation, and complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Kaplan and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
*If registered for 2022 IPA Fall Conference, use discount code - $0
IPA Platinum Members (membership includes Fall Conference registration) - $0
IPA New, Premier, & Emeritus-Practicing Members - $30
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $35
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $50