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"More than Meets the Eye: Linking Nutrition to Behavioral Health"

  • February 09, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


  • Discount student price.

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Membership Meeting

with David Wiss, MS, RDN

"More than Meets the Eye:

Linking Nutrition to Behavioral Health"

The Biopsychosocial Perspective suggests the risk factors and protective factors that influence substance-seeking behavior at the individual and population level, and how they may impact health outcomes. Of particular importance in the opioid crisis appears to be the mediating role of life stressors, and possibly the role of gastrointestinal health. Identifying the underlying factors that contribute to addiction vulnerability may lead to more effective prevention strategies. This presentation attempts to present a biopsychosocial approach that connects various social and biological theories related to the addiction crisis. It is time to advocate for an integration of social and biological disciplines in order to better address public health issues such as eating disorders, food addiction, and the opioid tragedy. This presentation will cover hot topics in neuroscience, gastrointestinal health, and the biological embedding of adversity. The emerging role of nutrition therapy with an emphasis on gastrointestinal health in the treatment of opioid use disorder is presented. This single cohesive framework is based on the interdependency of the entire system. Nutrition should be included as one facet of a multidisciplinary approach toward improved recovery outcomes.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Attendees will describe the biopsychosocial model as it pertains to the opioid crisis.
  2. Attendees will list the various psychosocial and biological risk factors contributing to addiction vulnerability.
  3. Attendees will describe the potential role of nutrition in improving mental health and recovery outcomes.


David Wiss, MS, RDN is the founder of Nutrition in Recovery, which specializes in: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Gut Health, Body Image, and General Wellness. Mr. Wiss works closely with individuals to help them revolutionize their relationship with food and has shared his expertise with numerous eating disorder and addiction facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. David is a published author and a nationally recognized expert in nutrition for addiction, currently working on his PhD in Public Health from UCLA.

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          Sunday, February 9, 2020


     8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/

         Continental Breakfast* 

     9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/

         Chapter Announcements*

     9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

     11am-11:15am  Member Announce-

          ments/Opportunity Drawing*

     11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate


     11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~

           All Welcome!*

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


Woodland Hills Country Club (Grand Ballroom)

21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members

$15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /

       $25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

Non chapter members

$25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /

       $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

$20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

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CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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