Friday Continuing Education Series: Leaky Gut, Leaky Boundaries: The Gut-Brain Connection and How the Human Microbiome Impacts Mind-Body-Spirit Well-Being, Katie Cole, DO

  • Fri, September 08, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, September 8, 2017

Leaky Gut, Leaky Boundaries: The Gut-Brain Connection and How the Human Microbiome Impacts Mind-Body-Spirit Well-Being 

Katie Cole, DO

How many of your clients seem to have “brain fog”, or trouble focusing and concentrating, and remembering what you discussed in your therapy sessions? Or also have low motivation to apply these coping skills? Have any of your clients ever expressed frustration with the outcomes of psychiatric medication treatment? 

When I first began psychiatric practice over 14 years ago I remember feeling frustrated with the limited and minimal response I would see with most psychotropic medications. As I began to practice holistic and integrative medicine, I realized how vital the gut-brain connection is, and how any type of gut dysfunction can significantly alter physical and emotional well-being, mimicking many psychiatric syndromes including ADHD, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even mood swings.

Recognizing and treating gut dysfunction along with nutritional deficiencies can have a drastic result in improving your clients’ focus and concentration, energy levels, motivation and even depression, anxiety and mood stability. Today we will review how the gut and brain are intricately connected; some simple ways that you can help your clients improve their digestive health and nutritional deficiencies, powerfully impacting the results of your therapy practice.

Dr. Katie Cole is a talented and caring Holistic Psychiatrist and Medical Intuitive, dedicated to enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of all patients. She specializes in a root-cause approach using functional medicine to diagnose and treat psychiatric symptoms and syndromes. She is passionate about “wholistic” approaches to healing and utilizes many tools including nutrition, micronutrient supplementation, energy medicine, Reiki energy healing and transformational coaching.

This talk will discuss the human microbiome, the gut-brain communication patterns and the impact of gut microbiome dysfunction on emotional and physical well-being. This talk will also provide some simple yet powerful recommendations to improve psychiatric symptoms by implementing specific nutrients vital for optimal well-being.

Katie Cole, DO is an award-winning, innovative psychiatrist, who is a pioneer in the field of A New Psychiatry, integrating holistic psychiatry, functional and integrative medicine, along with medical intuition. She is radically shifting the current landscape of psychiatry.

Dr. Cole is a holistic Psychiatrist who helps women heal and transform their physical, emotional and spiritual bodies simultaneously using a progressive “root cause”, personalized medicine approach. Dr. Cole believes that many psychiatric syndromes are a direct result of underlying inflammation, and that the body can heal itself if given the proper environment in which to heal (nutrition, healthy gut microbiome, healthy digestion and following an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle).

Dr. Cole blends functional medicine with medical intuition to evaluate and treat the underlying causes of inflammation or “dis-ease”. She believes in first building a strong physical and emotional foundation.  This may include laboratory testing, brain imaging, holistic nutrition, micronutrient repletion, herbal, hormonal and other approaches while minimizing use of traditional medications, to promote optimal health and well-being.

Dr. Cole promotes deep, permanent body-mind-spirit healing, which lays the foundation for soul evolution and radical transformation. Her unique ability to connect the spiritual and physical realm allows her patients to discover and better understand their own internal map for healing, therefore promoting self-empowerment.

Dr. Cole is board certified in Psychiatry, and has extensive training in Functional and Orthomolecular Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Reiki Energy Healing, Women’s Mental Health, Perinatal Psychiatry, Ayurvedic Medicine, Transformational Coaching, Spiritual Medicine and Medical Intuition. Dr. Cole creatively and effectively blends her training and expertise to guide her patients to obtain ideal balance and harmony. She currently practices at Functional Medicine SF in San Rafael. 

Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Laurie Buntain.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the CE Director on no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the CE Director, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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