Ayurveda for Psychological Health: Wisdom and Practices for Mental Health Professionals & their Clients

Presenter: Kelly Reed, LCSW, RYT, ALC
Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 10 am – 12 pm | 2 CEs
(Please come at 9:30 A.M. for light breakfast and socializing.)
Location: Yardley, PA
(The exact address will be emailed to you once your register.)

Program Description:
Ayurveda is the science of life. It is an ancient system of creating and maintaining harmony with one’s internal and external environment to support overall health. Ayurveda is based on the concept that all of life is created by a combination of the five elements ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements combine to create the Doshas of Vata (ether/air), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (water/earth). The elements make up not only our physical body but also our psychological, emotional, and cognitive constitutions. From this perspective, all psychological maladies are rooted in an imbalance of one or more of the five elements. Understanding one’s own unique constitution (Prakriti) as well as one’s imbalances (Vikriti) allows the individual to make changes to their internal and external environments in order to improve emotional balance and support psychological well-being. This program will include explanation and discussion of the Doshas (five elements) and how they relate to mental/emotional health, participant exploration of their own Prakriti and Vikriti through a series of questions, basic Ayurvedic practices to bring balance to the elements, and how to translate this to inform our work with clients.

Clinical Objectives:

  1. Identify the five elements and three Doshas and describe how they relate to psychological and emotional health
  2. Evaluate a person’s constitution and imbalances using a series of questions
  3. Provide basic Ayurvedic practices for the most common emotional imbalances seen in clients including anxiety, depression and anger.

About the Presenter:
Kelly Reed is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and an Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant with a private practice in Doylestown, PA. Over years of study, Kelly has developed a unique combination of integrated healing modalities that is the basis of her approach to working with clients, termed Holistic Integrated Psychotherapy. Holistic Integrated Psychotherapy uses a person-centered combination of traditional talk therapy, behavior modification, guided imagery, nutrition, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathing, herbs, and Ayurveda.

Cancellation Policy:
PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
Non Members: There is a $10 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.

This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:
FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).
FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for credits. Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).

PSCSW Members: Please login to register and see discounted member pricing for this event. 

  • April 30, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm