Clients who are eager to reduce frustrating symptoms caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD and other mental health disorders often turn to practices like diet and nutrition to help ease their symptoms.
And many clients are already self-prescribing based on information obtained on the Internet or their friends. While many of these clinical methods have few negative side effects, some herbal supplements, juice fasts and other apparently healthy activities can have significant adverse outcomes if not tailored to the individual’s psychobiology.
As a clinician, it can be intimidating when clients start asking you for guidance on how to use nutrition to improve their well-being. Suddenly you find yourself thinking “I’m not a nutritional therapist, I'm not trained for that!" And, “What am I allowed to do, ethically?"
...but it doesn't have to be hard or complicated.
That's why I created this exclusive, new online CPD certificate training designed to be your practical guide through the complex relationship between what we eat and the way we think, feel and interact with the world.
Join me today and I'll provide you safe, effective and affordable evidence-based approaches that will help your clients achieve optimal health and wellness while preventing and treating common mental health problems.
From anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and PTSD, you'll discover how nutritional and integrative practice can work alongside and even replace medications to alleviate symptoms and support mental health.
You'll end this course with your CPD Certificate in Nutritional & Integrative Practices and be fully prepared to start providing your clients personalized care from an array of scientific disciplines proven to improve their mood and mental health.
Bonus! Now you can become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). Complete this online certificate course to fulfill the educational requirements you need to advance your career. Certification is offered through U.S. based Mental Health Integrative Medicine Institute. See www.mhimi.com for details.
Through 13 comprehensive video modules you'll learn the principles and strategies you need to add the power of nutrition, diet, an digestion to your clinical toolbox—forever changing your approach to client care and enhancing the efficacy of all your other clinical methods.
By integrating evidence-based tools and strategies with extensive clinical experience, Dr. Leslie Korn will take you step-by-step through the essentials of using nutritional and integrative medicine so you can improve your clients' mental health and well-being.
Throughout the course, you'll have opportunity to examine case examples, ask questions, develop new assessment skills and explore both metaphorical and scientific language that allows for effective communication with clients. You'll also explore...
The Psychology of Change Using Integrative Practices
Balancing the sleep/wake cycle in depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD
- Balancing circadian rhythm in depression, bipolar, PTSD
- Applying special yogic breathing exercises for mental health
- Enhance sleep and address insomnia
The Complex Relationships between Mental and Physical Health
- Strategies to reduce inflammation: the major factor in depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD
- Chronic illness, fibromyalgia
- Anxiety and digestion
- The Second brain: microbiome, probiotics and GABA and anxiety
- Sleep, adrenal health and rhythms
- Anger, alcohol abuse and liver health
- Genetics, depression and brain
- PTSD and auto immune, addictions and cognition
- ADHD, ASD and food sensitivities
- Integrative approach recovery from addictions
Beyond Pharmaceutical Management
- Address clients concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
- Herbal medicine for mental health
- Strategies for coming off or reducing psychotropic
- Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
- Exercise: aerobic, anaerobic, yoga, core, land and water based
- Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
- Toning, binaural music
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
- Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
- Fats: essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
- Protein: the building blocks of happiness
- What nutrients improve mental health and cognitive function
- Vitamins, minerals, glandulars and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
- Balance blood sugar to balance mood
- Cultural and genetic variations
- Enhance digestion for mental health
- Thyroid function and mental health
- Seven major herbs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep and cognitive health
- Endocannabinoid deficit theory
- Cannabis and psychedelic medicine
- THC versus CBD
- Evidence for medical cannabis for mental health
- PTSD and chronic pain
- Smell, mood and cognition
- Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
Special Issues Across the Lifespan
- Children: supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
- Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
- Middle life: peri-menopause, menopause, andropause
- Preventing cognitive decline
- Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers
Somatic Therapies, Acupuncture and New Approaches
- The spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
- The NADA protocol for addictions
- Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia and optimal cognition
Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for Treating the DSM-5™ Disorders:
- Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
- Anxiety, PTSD and Complex Trauma
- Body Dysmorphia
Develop a Niche Practice
- The ethics and scope of your practice: ethics, law and competency
- Build an integrative health team
- When and where to refer clients
- Where to find the right provider
- Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
- Professional organizations and more training
- Controversies and hot topics
Clinical Application and Evidence-Based Research
- Nutritional therapies
- Culinary medicine
- Behavioral medicine
- Nutritional supplementation
- Herbal medicine
- Hydrotherapies for mood management
- Bodywork therapies
- Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
- Sound and music for insomnia and mood Light & dark therapies
- Stage appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
- Integrative detoxification for addiction
- Learn to conduct a basic nutritional food/ mood assessment
- Learn to conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
- Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
- The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
- 3 Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
Enroll today and you'll get these FREE Bonus items (A £89.97 value!)...
By: Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC
Improve mood, sleep and focus with these nutrient-rich recipes and handy tips. Eat Right, Feel Right teaches you the do’s and don’ts of using ingredients in entrees, snacks, soups, smoothies and dressings to make you an at-home mental health chef.
- Focus inducing capabilities of lemons and chocolate
- How to start a love affair with beets
- The anxiety reducing powers of vinegar
- How sweet potatoes support an immune system under stress
- Benefits of watermelon as a sleep aid
- Which foods to avoid
- And much more!
By: Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC
Cultural competency begins with knowing who you are. Interactive, engaging and fun, this workbook is filled with valuable exercises, worksheet, games and clinical strategies to help you become more culturally competent.
Use this powerful tool to explore cultural communities, religion, spirituality, gender, sexuality and disability. You'll find unique activities to help you reflect on your own attitudes, prejudices, and develop new skills for working with and building rapport with diverse clients.
- Group Discussion Questions
- Client Worksheets
- Multimedia Resources
- Strategies for Client Engagement
- Mindfulness & Meditation Activities
- Therapist Worksheets, Exercises and Case Vignettes
Join Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC, for a Q&A call recording where she will address questions from course attendees and share additional insight into using nutritional and integrative medicine in your clinical practice.
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness. She is known for her dynamism and humor as a speaker. She has provided over 50,000 hours of treatment in private practice for diverse populations. Her clinical practice focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics.
She completed her graduate education in the departments of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungle of Mexico where she lived and worked alongside local healers for over 25 years. She directed a naturopathic medicine and training clinic facilitating health, culinary and fitness retreats. She is licensed and certified in nutritional therapy, mental health counseling, and bodywork (Polarity and Cranial Sacral and medical massage therapies) and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in out-patient psychiatry at Harvard Medical school in 1985 and served as a consultant in ethnomedicine to the Trauma Clinic, Boston. She is the former clinical director and faculty of New England School of Acupuncture and faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
She is the author of the seminal book on the body and complex trauma: Rhythms of Recovery Trauma, Nature and the Body; The textbook, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, Eat Right Feel Right, and The Good Mood Kitchen. Her new book on Herbal Medicine for Women will be out in 2019.
She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fulbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine. She is core faculty at Capella University, and is the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where she designs culinary and herbal medicine programs with tribal communities engaged in developing integrative medicine programs.
CPD Certificate of Completion
In recognition of completing this intensive training, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Your certificate not only showcases your personal and professional accomplishment, it distinguishes you from your peers and shows your clients, your colleagues, and employer your continued dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes.
Register for this comprehensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260. We're that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.