Certificate Course in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health - Course on DVD (17.5 CPD Hours)

Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) Training Course
Leslie Korn
PESI Publishing and Media 2018
ISBN 2467709192586


Clients who are eager to reduce frustrating symptoms caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD and other mental health disorders often turn to holistic approaches 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 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 holistic 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 medicine can work alongside and even replace medications to alleviate symptoms and support mental health.

You'll end this course with your Certificate in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health 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.

This training meets the educational requirements to become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) - Learn more at https://www.mhimi.com/evgcert/certification

Here's what you'll learn in this certificate training...

* Improve mood and behaviour using micro- and macronutrients

* Ideas for practical, affordable and individualized diets along with optimal cooking methods and recipes

* Safely and ethically use 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 behavioral 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

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...

Clinical Application and Evidence-Based Research

Scope of Practice Information

* Nutritional therapies
* Culinary medicine
* Behavioral medicine
* Nutritional supplementation
* Herbal medicine
* Hydrotherapies for mood management
* Aromatherapy
* 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

The Psychology of Change Using Integrative Approaches

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
* Hormones
* Balance blood sugar to balance mood
* Cultural and genetic variations
* Enhance digestion for mental health
* Thyroid function and mental health

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
* 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
* Bipolar
* Body Dysmorphia
* Bulimia
* Insomnia
* Addictions

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 organisations and more training
* Controversies and hot topics

BONUS item Eat Right, Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention and Focus
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!

About Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Leslie Korn 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.

Who is this training for?

This certificate training has been created specially for helping professionals, including counselors, psychologists, case managers, psychotherapists, social workers, dieticians, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, therapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapists assistants, nurses, and other mental health professionals. The education provided in this intensive online training is designed to breathe new life into your clinical treatment plans for clients who are looking for holistic approaches to health and healing.

Certificate of Completion
In recognition of completing this intensive training, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion after completion of online CPD tests.

RRP: $659.95

Special Price $199.95