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Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & ADHD

  • 4 habits that sabotage mental health
  • Top 7 nutrients essential for neurotransmitter balance
  • 3 Best recipes for balancing mood and decreasing fatigue
  • Vegetarian or Carnivore-help your client identify the right foods for their mental health.

Watch my seminar and enhance your knowledge and clinical skills in using integrative medicine for mental illness. You will learn an overview of methods for determining nutritional imbalances in patients, new technology for the treatment of depression, PTSD, pain and insomnia and how to integrate nutritional therapies with traditional approaches. Practical clinical applications of integrative medicine for mood disorders, anxiety disorders and eating disorders and the addictions, will be outlined along with case histories and supporting research for:

  • Nutritional deficiencies that contribute to mood disorders
  • Alternative strategies to antidepressant and anxiolytic medication
  • Diet, supplements and herbs that influence neurotransmitter synthesis

You will learn practical clinical applications and master the skills required to evaluate the hype, effectively counsel patients who are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals or for whom current medication strategies are not effective.


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6 Hours 12 Minutes
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Mar 10, 2017
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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 6.25 hours CPD.



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Leslie Korn, PH.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB, 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 (Routledge, 2012), Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (W.W. Norton, 2016), Eat Right Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (PESI, 2017), Multicultural Counseling Workbook: Exercises, Worksheets & Games to Build Rapport with Diverse Clients (PESI, 2015) and The Good Mood Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2017). 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 an approved clinical supervisor 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.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Leslie Korn is in clinical practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Leslie Korn has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose. 

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  1. Articulate how integrative interventions facilitate better treatment outcomes in depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD.
  2. Determine the nutrients shown to improve brain function for your clients.
  3. Evaluate how improved nutrition can improve therapeutic outcomes for clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD.
  4. Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances.
  5. Assess the impact hormones can have on mental health assessment and treatment.
  6. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.


Underlying Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD

  • Transcending Mind-Body Separation:
  • Understanding the Complex Relationships
  • The Factors that Cause “Chemical Imbalance”
  • Beyond Pharmaceutical Management

Accelerate Your Therapeutic Results

  • Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Fake
  • Sleep: The 4 Habits Critical to Refreshing Sleep
  • Exercise: Elevate Serotonin and Regulate Stress Hormones
  • Stress: A Holistic Approach

How the Essential Nutrients Impact Mental Health

  • Fats: Essential Fatty Acids, Toxic Fats, Fish Oil
  • Protein: The Building Blocks of Happiness
  • Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
  • Minerals: Magnesium, Calcium

Recognizing When “Mental Illness” Is Something Else

  • Hormones
  • Blood Sugar and Hypoglycemia
  • Inflammation
  • Genetic Variations
  • Digestion
  • Circadian Rhythm

Keeping Your Clients Safe: The Truth About Popular Supplements

  • 5-HTP, St. Johns Wort
  • Melatonin
  • Adaptogens: Ginseng, Licorice, Ashwaganda
  • Interactions with Pharmaceuticals

Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Seasonal Affect Disorder
  • Addictions
  • And more!

Integrative Interventions

  • Bodywork Therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Light & Dark Therapies
  • Yoga for Anxiety

Building an Integrative Health Team

  • When to Refer
  • Who to Refer a Client to
  • Conduct a Basic Nutritional Assessment
  • Where to Find the Right Provider

Target Audience

Counselors, Psychologists, Case Managers, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 5


Leslie W - PORTLAND, Oregon

"Very knowledgeable presenter!"

Nicole R - Saint Paul, Minnesota

"Excellent course with material that was current and very useful. The quiz contained questions that were not adequately addressed in the seminar. I think this could be looked at."

Beverly M - RENTON, Washington

"AS a retired pharmacist that discontinued an average of 100 prescriptions per month over several years - this was a FABULOUS presentation!! Integrated care is really best for our patients. You should reach out to wellness centers within communities to increase aware on this topic. Actually, it should be offered in schools and Parent Associations. Maybe even to politicians that are accepting millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry!"

Marta A - MIAMI, Florida

"a new subject for me, extremely useful and reaffirming"

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