Food for Thought: Good Nutritional Information to Use For Maximal Physical and Psychological Health



Given the current pandemic health crisis in the world and as a prelude to the upcoming nationally recognized Certified Mental Health Nutritional Consultant program being offered in 2021, this workshop will give a glimpse into the pragmatic application of nutritional concepts in the kitchen. In this workshop, an introduction to and overview of the basics of how to incorporate nutritional principles in one’s daily diet in the form of holistic avenues for health (e.g., vitamins, herbs, minerals, nutrients) and in what the individual eats on a daily basis (including various recipes and alternative ingredients to already-existing favorites that participants most likely are already enjoying) will be presented. The principles elucidated upon will be applicable both to the clinician and the client alike, as each becomes a healthier, more robust individual to live the fullest nutritional existence in mind and body possible.


  • Discover a brief history of the origins and rationale for proper nutritional concepts in the daily eating regimen.
  • List some of the vital nutrients that are important to include on a daily basis for maximal functioning.
  • Discuss which foods and ingredients are contraindications of good health that many people consume on a regular basis.
  • Identify the holistic avenues that have received the most research-based evidence to assist with various disorders of both a physical and psychological nature.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors

Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
TX 2041-19
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143
OCDP Board in process

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
Dr. Stephen Mathis, Psy.D, CCADC, CCS, MAC
Stephen Mathis is a licensed psychologist and an internationally certified addictions counselor who has been working with adolescents, young and middle adults, and families/couples since 1983. He is one of the few clinicians who works on weekends and makes house calls. In addition to providing a variety of assessments (i.e., psychoeducational, forensic, cognitive, emotional, neurological, personological), individual psychotherapy (both “regularly scheduled” and intensive outpatient), and group therapy, Dr. Mathis is an adjunct/part-time faculty at several colleges and training institutes, conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on a variety of topics, supervises other therapists, consults with various professionals and organizations, has pioneered a new form of music-assisted therapy (M.A.TH.I.S.), and is in the process of writing a book on addictions based on his development trauma model. True to the advice given to the patients he serves, Dr. Mathis adheres to a healthy lifestyle, an illicit substance-free existence, and a holistic dietary regimen, making the majority of his meals from scratch himself without using refined or artificial ingredients or simple carbohydrates. In his free time, Dr. Mathis is an avid collector of classic stringed instruments and amplifiers, as well as a being a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, arranger, and producer.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST