Course Overview

Stress Management & Integrative Mental Health

This presentation will provide an overview of theories, types, assessment, and pathways of stress and integrative approaches to manage stress.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

30 minutes

CME Eligible*

.5 credits
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

This presentation will provide an overview of theories, types, assessment, and pathways of stress and integrative approaches to manage stress. These strategies to manage stress will evidenced based practices including cognitive behavioral, nutritional, relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, assertiveness, and deliberate self-care.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Report the concepts of stress and health from a holistic perspective.
  • Describe one method of assessing stress.
  • Describe three integrative approaches to stress management for self and others.
  • Report the ability to apply various approaches to include stress management for self and others.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, CHT


Dr. Wilson is a health psychologist and a nurse. She has worked for many years gaining expertise in public health, obstetrics, complementary and alternative therapies, epidemiology, breastfeeding trends, wellness, disease prevention, and higher education. Seeking to view health from outside the western model, Debra completed a Master of Science in Holistic Nursing. Then with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology completed a PhD in Health Psychology. With over 200 publications, her research experience include s healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, autoimmune disease, hair loss and care, breastfeeding, herbs, and women’s health. She has written textbook chapters on quantum theory’s connection to health, psychoneuroimmunology, and environmental health and has books on humor and health and mental health nursing. Debra’s current research areas include stress, grief, stress management, and immune function. She was the managing editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education 2011 to 2019. Debra has taught graduate courses in psychoneuroimmunology, holistic nursing, biopsychology, stress & coping, complementary & alternative therapies, as well as many others. Debra has a private practice as a holistic nurse, providing grief counseling, clinical hypnosis, and lactation consulting. Dr. Wilson was the 2017 – 2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is a life - long learner seeking graduate education in physics, and teaches at Austin Peay University. She has delivered over 150 formal presentations. Dr. Wilson is an internationally known speaker on stress and self - care.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.