The New Psychiatry: Moving Beyond Psychiatric Medications


2.5 hrs. Highly effective psychiatrists know the standard drug treatments and add effective new resources from alternatives. See some of these pioneers–from UK, Ireland, and USA. They combine the best of all worlds in diagnosis and treatment. You’ll get resources on where to find such Integrative psychiatrists, and see unique vid interviews. 2.5 CEs available


Moving Beyond Over-reliance

 on Psychiatric Medications

This 2.5 hour course will broaden your knowledge and resource base and provide some skills in navigating the territory of integrative mental health. ..addressing body,  mind and spirit.  Get a shift in perspectives and attitudes regarding psychiatry and mental health, i.e. how it is practiced today and how it will be practiced in the future…and how using an integrative care model is actually more cost-effective.   Some of the presentations may surprise, even alarm you.

We engender hope for the future.  There are some superb practitioners making headway for resolving the real causes of mental disturbances to help restore individuals to health and support optimal wellness.

On Completion of this course you will be better able to:

  1. See psychiatry from new perspectives and more readily contact those psychiatrists you feel aligned with.
  2. Add to your strategies for being an advocate for a person who is disturbed so they can get appropriate diagnosis and effective treatment.
  3. Articulate some ways we can improve our mental health care outcomes by adding certain protocols for enhancing diagnosis and treatment, modifying the composition of clinical staff, digitizing information about pharmaceuticals for pharmacies, and taking a more cautious approach to using psychiatric medications, without adding cost to the consumer.
  4. Describe the approach to psychiatric disturbances known as “integrative” or “holistic” and the components of care within those disciplines.
  5. Consider the measureable positive effects of spiritual practices in optimizing mental health.
  6. Readily locate resources to help with recovery for individuals suffering from ADHD, ADD,  Autism, Mood disorders, and Psychotic Disorders.
  7. Have some working knowledge of the positive economics of integrative care outcomes.


Watch on your own time, when convenient.  All resources are online.  Engage with other participants and facilitator through comment boxes in our learning community.


Senior Instructor

Emma is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrative Mental Health University, She is also in private practice, consulting via zoom. On location she offers Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy along with Dr. Benjamin Asher in central Vermont. Dr Bragdon earned her PhD in Transpersonal Psychology in 1987 and was licensed in California as a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in 1988. She was a volunteer for the Spiritual Emergency Network for 7 years and has been immersed in supporting people in spiritual awakening/ spiritual emergence since 1985. She is a pioneer in the field. Emma has published 7 books and co-produced 2 documentary films. See for more info.

2.5 Continuing Ed Credits Available

Continuing Education Credits are available for this course for mental health professionals, nurses and MDs. Go to to sign up for them. The fee is $50. for each course and we need you to fill out an application to specify some details for each course you take. On completion this course can award you with 2.5 Continuing Education credits or CMEs. Everyone will receive a course completion certificate on completion.

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