Marcia Adler Memorial Lecture

Should Therapists Ask about Food?

Marcia Adler was a dynamic clinician, teacher, promoter of clinical excellence in mental health. She was also my mentor and aunt.

The Dean of Students at the Institute of Clinical Social Work in Chicago, she passed away in 2010. ICSW has established a memorial fund to support of students and continue the influence of Marcia’s values.

Marcia inspired my two professional passions: mental health and food. In this talk, I review the baseics of how I use information about food and nutrition to inform my clinical work and how food and brain health (meaning mood, attention, etc) are linked.

Thanks to ICSW for the opportunity to speak and for producing this video of the talk that includes my slides. For more information on ICSW and the Marcia Adler Memorial Fund please see:

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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