…at this site anyway! There is no destination, only an ongoing journey…
And we are so happy to see you on this shared path along the way 🙂
Integrative healthcare, rooted in the biopsychosocial-spiritual model, is fancy language for whole-person care that considers complex body-mind-environment interactions in an integral way. Integrative healthcare is rapidly growing and is best seen as rooted in concepts that support the fundamental and shared human needs of safety, nurturance, and empowerment.
The journey ahead is rich and reflects a process of creativity and mutual learning. We are glad you are here!
Ready to enroll? Go here! If not, read on to learn more, and reach out with questions!
This site is your entry point for high quality continuing education on how to effectively navigate and apply the rapidly growing construct of integrative care. While our focus is on rehabilitation professions and settings, many other professionals may find this valuable.
Integrative Rehab Practice (IRP) represents a movement that is “rehabilitating rehabilitation”. The good news: you do not have to throw out everything you have learned! As you will see, “integrative” is about both/and, not either/or… and takes the best of our biomedical model and adds, deepens, and/or transforms how we approach the health and healing experiences of those we work with.
Lead faculty, Matt Erb, PT, is passionate about whole-person service and will skillfully guide you along this journey!
Learning about, experiencing, and applying the concepts found here will build capacity and context in both your professional and personal life. It will rekindle your passion for healing, support resilience in yourself, and provide those who come to you with an experience that runs deeper into the roots of what it means to be human…
So come along and join us on this journey… you will not be disappointed! In this intro video, you will meet Matt and get a sneak peek of the course:
Come explore over 45 hours of novel material supported by a wide range of scientific disciplines; focused on developing a rich, person-centered care model that is capable of exploring and supporting numerous levels within each person’s experience.
There is a common misconception that “integrative” is mostly about CAM (complementary and alternative medicine modalities). While CAM therapies may be considered as part of an integrative practice when they are patient-chosen and evidence-based, they are not the primary focus of this course. Rather, the focus is on building capacity to work with a broader lens – rooted in the biopsychosocial-spiritual model, mind-body integration, neuroscience, and more.
The Foundations course is distributed across 16 modules. The course offers a novel presentation style that weaves didactic with experiential learning across each module. The material presented reflects an accessible version of the even more extensive content compiled in a forthcoming, clinically-oriented textbook, Integrative Rehabilitation Practice: The Foundations of Whole-Person Care for Health Professionals, released May 2021, order at any online bookstore. Note: we encourage considering supporting independent booksellers and bookshop.org is a good option.
Go here for an overview of the effort, as well as feedback form to help us improve on future efforts.
And now, BACK TO THE ONLINE COURSE! Come join the integrative-oriented rehabilitation practice movement!
Module 1: Overview, History, Definitions & Applications of Integrative Medicine for Rehabilitation
Module 2: Mind-Body Medicine as Foundational to Integrative Rehab Practice
Module 3: Understanding Social Determinants of Health
Module 4: An Integrative Perspective: Pain Management
Module 5: Foundations of Psychologically-Integrated Practice (PIP)
Module 6: Building Context – Deepening PIP
Module 7: Deepening the Science: Support for Integrative Rehab Practice
Module 8: Supporting Subjectivity: From the Start
Module 9: Exploring Biofeedback
Module 10: Exploring Meditation as Medicine
Module 11: Exploring the Breath
Module 12: Exploring Sensation
Module 13: Exploring Movement
Module 14: Exploring Imagery
Module 15: Functional Cognitive Integration
Module 16: Introduction to Yoga Therapy
Click here to register for the course. All are welcome to join us in this process of ongoing and mutual learning…
Once completed, participants will be able to explore a Going Deeper course which builds upon these foundations. Access as a full course or as individual modules chosen to meet your needs, will be available, and specialty courses such as Integrative Headache Management and Integrative Rehab Practice in Mental Health Care are in development. Topics for the Course 2 modules include:
Exploring mindful eating and nutrition
Exploring drawing, writing and avenues of expression
Deepening functional neuroscience education and functional cognitive-behavioral skills and constructs
Rethinking manual therapy
Exploring spirituality – supporting purpose, meaning, and spiritual values
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine model – the power of the group
Integrative rehab in psychiatry and mental health
and more… courses will be developed based on your needs and feedback!
Invest in well-being – for yourself and those you serve!
Online learning affords you a great deal of flexibility. Our courses are presented in a novel format that is engaging and that meets the needs of your busy life. You can proceed at your own pace…
With over 45 hours of high quality multi-media training in the comprehensive Foundations course, this is the best place to learn and deploy a foundation of integrative care, solidly rooted in the biopsychosocial model. We have long given lip-service to this need… and most professionals innately desire a transdisciplinary capacity in their work. Due to the academic need to establish the existing core material within each profession, which is often reduced from the whole, there is not ample time to dive into the topics that you will discover here.
This course, if presented live, reflects over 6 full days of training with additional material provided for further self-study. This is the equivalent of a $1300+ investment in your continuing education, offered online at $999. And, for a limited time, we are having a launch party with an additional $400 off! At checkout, use code launch40 to get full access to the course for $599.
UPDATE: with so many impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering full access to the course starting at $399 and if you are under financial strain, we will work you on getting you enrolled on a sliding scale to match your current budget. Many rehab professionals are turning to telehealth during this challenging time and the material learned in this course is ideally suited for telehealth sessions! Use code athome60 at checkout to get the $399 price and email if you are in need of a lower registration fee.
Click here to view additional course details, preview the course, and to sign up!
For Continuing Education Credit information, go here.
What past participants have said about Matt’s unique teaching approach:
“Evidence-based with excellent knowledge of the subject.”
“Very well researched, applicable, and handouts are wonderful.”
“Great intro to mind-body concepts and ideas for treatment.”
“Very knowledgeable instructor and presents material well.”
“This is the best course I have taken in several years. Lots of great ideas for working with chronic pain patients.”
With the release of a comprehensive textbook on many of the topics included in this course, and the steady growth of biopsychosocial-spiritual practice models/efforts in general, we will be creating a network of mentors to choose from to support your needs to grow in this area and safely support others.
In advancing mind-body integrated and whole-person care models, including for example the role of physiotherapy in mental health, clinical mentoring and peer supervision models are vital. Both individual and group options are in development!
As we are still developing a contact list for appropriate clinical mentors, in the meantime if you are looking to begin mentoring, please contact us via email for additional information and we will explore your needs.