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Movement, although it is no-cost and a relatively easy to model and teach, is often overlooked as an effective mental health therapy. Evidence overwhelmingly suggests that it can be used conjunctively with other methods of treatment.

This course will review current research on movement and mood as well as offer guidelines, interventions and guided practices. Gain access to resources you can use immediately in session with clients.

This course is extracted from our 3CI certification course- to access exclusive movement practices and resources, enroll in our foundational course.

This program provides 3 hours of continuing education units.
-Approval NASW-KY #050522. NASW-KY is an approved provider for social work credits through the KYBSW.
-Approved Provider #50-33522 Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Course #20-1098100.
-Accepted by the OH CSWMFT Board.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, while many accept the above approvals, please confirm with your board.
Contact Rozlyn@academyimh.com for more information.


  1. Understand the impacts that a lack of movement can have on both physical and mental health.
  2. Review the psychological benefits of movement on mental health.
  3. Discuss different forms of movement and the research behind them.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the barriers clients and clinicians might encounter regarding movement and mental health and integrating that into their life/practice.
  5. Support clients in addressing the barriers they may encounter i.e. provide informational support, address disparities in neighborhood resources, etc.
  6. Practice movement for mental health in your own practice with specific movement interventions such as psoas stretch, self-holding, etc.
  7. Recognize how each client will have unique situations and limitations that impact how you can/cannot integrate movement into your treatment plan.
  8. Understand your scope of practice and how to stay within that in regards to movement and mental health.

Juniper Owens

Co-Founder + Director
Juniper holds certifications in various therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, grief therapy, and Crisis and Suicide First Response. Her clinical expertise includes a range of therapeutic approaches, particularly in the treatment of anxiety and crisis work.

Nicole Sartini

Co-Founder + Educator
Nicole is a leader in the field of mental health and leadership development. She facilitates talks in corporate settings on self-care, work-life balance, and empowered living utilizing an integrative approach.

Stephanie Batts

Course Creator + Editor
Stephanie began her career helping teens and their families in crisis situations and now works with a diverse population of clients. She is passionate about creating resources to help clients utilize integrative practices.

Rozlyn Newman

Social Operations + Editor
Rozlyn's education in psychology and correctional rehabilitation inspired her interest in integrative care. She assists the Academy in presenting a cohesive, inviting introduction to integrative mental health.

Laurel Sims-Stewart

Content Developer + Editor
Laurel specializes in trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stage transitions. She has always gravitated towards an integrative, insight-based approach that includes elements of mind, body, and spirit in her work.