CONNECT 2024 | Supporting Patients in the Face of Trauma & Stress| Lana Ferris, ND




Cost: Non-members: $97.50 | Member: $52.50 | Student: $22.50

One of our strengths as naturopaths is that we spend time with patients and know what is happening in their lives. But what do we do when patient's lives are tipped on their heads by a traumatic event? How do we support their physiology and mental health? My presentation will focus on how to talk about/screen for mental health concerns, how to support physiology of stress with herbs/supplements, and how to use mental health medications to support patients during periods of upheaval or trauma. Discussion will include prevention measures to help reduce prevalence of PTSD formation after trauma as well as appropriate referral options for therapy and acupuncture for PTSD.

Dr Lana Ferris is a naturopathic doctor specializing in mental health, eating disorders, and transgender health in Vancouver WA. Additional areas of interest include complex trauma, highly sensitive people, burnout, and working with parents.


**This presentation is worth 1.5 Category 1 CE, including .5 pharmacology, for Washington-licensed NDs.**

Originally presented May 3rd - 5th, 2024, at WANP's CONNECT 2024 conference.