Here’s what you’ll learn in this certificate training...
Improve mood and behaviour in clients using micro-and macronutrients
Ideas for practical, affordable and individualized diets along with optimal cooking methods and recipes
Safely and ethically apply integrated and nutritional medicine within your professional discipline’s scope of practice
Improve assessment by learning to differentiate between a clinical presentation of mental illnesses vs. nutritional and/or hormonal imbalances
Customize treatment plans through six unique nutritional methods for clients with mood lability
Nourish both the brain and the gut, the “second brain,” through key nutrients
Learn to identify gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients
Implement evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5® categories
Evaluate how client eating patterns may influence their mental health by using a food-mood assessment tool
Increase compliance by using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to inform your treatment planning process
Prevent side effects of polymedicine use through evaluation of drug-nutrient-herbal interactions
Decrease dissociative symptoms in clients through stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods
Improve focus for clients with anxiety disorders with breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation
Adapt complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioural and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD
Learn when psychotropic medications, herbal medicines, and nutrients can be harmful to clients
Improve anxiety and depression symptoms with essential fatty acids
Discover how circadian rhythm contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder
Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment
Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional (CMHIMP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the impact nutrition and integrative medicine can have on your client’s mental health. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cmhimp for details.
Certification Made Simple
In just three easy steps, you can become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional.
Step 1: Watch the digital seminar
Step 2: Complete the CE test and instantly print your certificate of completion.
Step 3: Submit your certificate of completion and professional license to Evergreen Certifications. Click here for certification requirements. That’s it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 19.5 hours CPD.
Manual - 3-Day Nutrition for Mental Health
Vicki Steine, DSC, LCSW, has been a social worker for 18 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and works with children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and Tourettes’ syndrome in her private practice in the Atlanta area. Dr. Steine received her Master’s in social work from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Science in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, a Nutrition Certified Practitioner through the Integrated and Functional Nutrition Academy, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Dr. Steine enjoys combining her skills as a social worker and nutrition educator to help her clients who struggle with staying organized, keeping focused at work or school, and overcoming the anxiety and depression that often prevents them from fully living their lives. She integrates nutrition, mind-body exercises, and traditional psychotherapy methods, like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, to help her clients get on with living their lives optimally.
She has spoken at many conferences and delivered workshops providing education to professionals and lay people alike on the benefits of nutrition and improving mental health. Dr. Steine has had personal success using a holistic approach, including nutrition and supplements, to recover from a near death boating accident and debilitating depression.
Financial: Vicki Steine maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Vicki Steine is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; the National Association of Nutrition Practitioners; and the Southeastern Brainspotting Institute. She indicates she has a bias toward functional and integrative medicine in treating long term health care/issues.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
Articulate how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behaviour in clients.
Evaluate the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions regarding six DSM® categories.
Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
Recommend six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
Interview clients using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
Illustrate stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
Integrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioural and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
How Foods Affects Moods
Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
The connection between food, depression, diabetes and obesity
Physiological causes of fatigue, depression and anxiety
Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
Minerals: Magnesium, calcium
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
Fats: Essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
Protein: the building blocks of happiness
Nutrients to improve mental health and cognitive function
Vitamins, minerals, glandulars, and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
Regulate hormonal imbalance
Balance blood sugar to balance mood
Cultural and genetic variations
Enhance digestion for mental health
Thyroid function and mental health
The Truth About Popular Supplements and Herbal Medicine
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
Adaptogens: Ginseng, liquorice, ashwagandha
Smell, mood, and cognition
Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
Interactions with pharmaceuticals
Physiological Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD
Transcending mind-body separation: Understanding the complex relationships
The factors that cause “chemical imbalance”
Beyond pharmaceutical management
Balancing circadian rhythm
Apply breathing exercises for mental health
Enhance sleep and address insomnia
ASSESSMENTS AND EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH
Assessments Using Integrative Approaches
Conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
Conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
Anxiety and PTSD
Lack of mental clarity
Other mental health concerns
Recognizing When “Mental Illness” is Something Else
Anxiety vs. hypoglycemia
Depressed, fatigued or malnourished?
Side effects of medications
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
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
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.