Dr. Judith Eve Pentz, M.D., speaks all around the country and internationally on integrative practices in psychiatry. She speaks on Aug. 18 at the IM4US Annual Conference 2016 on a panel about alternative approaches to mental health.
The national gathering focuses on integrative medicine for the underserved, providing an educational experience for healing professionals, administrators and students.
Here’s a look at the panel:
Harm Reduction Approaches to Psychiatric Medication: Using Integrative Medicine as an Alternative Way to Support Mental Health
Benjamin Zappin, LAc and others
This panel of consists of experts who work with people who choose alternatives to the use of psychiatric medications for dealing with mental health issues. Ben Zappin is an acupuncturist and herbalist in Oakland, California, who uses integrative medicine to assist people struggling with emotional and spiritual distress.
Dr. Judith Pentz is a Integrative Psychiatrist in New Mexico who incorporates various modalities including orthomolecular, nutritional options, homeopathy, targeted amino-acid therapy, breathing techniques and meditation, in her work with individuals given a psychiatric diagnosis.
Will Hall, DiplPW is an internationally recognized therapist, trainer, advocate and author who wrote the “Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs,” and has presented about coming off medications around the world.
Dina Tyler is a peer specialist who shares her personal lived experience of the mental health system and alternative approaches with underserved populations in Alameda County, California.
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