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Coaching in integrative medicine for mental health professionals

with Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS

Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

12 CE Credits
Regular Price
435 USD

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What You Will Learn

  • The core concepts of the Integrative Mental Health Model (IMH)
  • Assess who are suitable candidates for IMH
  • How to apply the IMH model appropriately
  • Strategies to reduce, taper, or eliminate psychotropic medications
  • To identify the role of the Second Brain (enteric nervous system) in Mental Health
  • To apply the BrainBow BlueprintⓇ model
  • To apply the treatment model for a client’s individual needs
  • To define the appropriate application and basis for referral for somatic therapies
  • The role of culture in treatment planning
  • To apply a stage-specific post-trauma integrative treatment model
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Course Description

This course combines a live, monthly, hour-long group meeting with a self-paced online course.  You learn advanced methods, interventions while doing case reviews.

As Integrative Mental Health Medicine Providers we will identify and resolve challenges encountered within your current caseload as we apply the BrainBow BlueprintⓇ. 

Topics include client program adherence, the use of herbal, nutritional dietary, somatic, and other approaches in the BrainBow BlueprintⓇ, strategies to taper, reduce and eliminate medications, matching intervention plans to personality and diagnosis, and specific protocols for intervention.

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The Course Includes

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

Desktop and Mobile Access

Desktop and Mobile Access

Listing in our Referral Network

Listing in our Referral Network

12 CE Credits

The Advanced Integrative Medicine consultation group allowed me to work with Dr. Korn directly over a significant period of time. Doing a deep dive on one case for an entire hour allowed me to apply the BrainBow Blueprint model in a safe learning environment. As a busy therapist, one hour a month for a year was minimal commitment with maximum client impact. Dr. Korn has the knowledge of an encyclopedia (or two!); and also has the heart of a teacher and mentor. I now conduct integrative intakes for all of my clients and I feel confident in prioritizing care and making recommendations.

- Ilyse Keeley, Licensed Social Worker, CMHIMP, New Jersey

Your Instructor

Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in integrative medicine for the treatment of trauma and its physical sequelae including chronic digestive illness, insomnia, pain, substance abuse, diabetes, cognitive decline and “unexplained illnesses”. She has provided over 65,000 hours of clinical care integrating psychotherapy and somatic therapies with nutritional, culinary and herbal medicine. She completed her training at Harvard Medical School and The Harvard School of Public Health. She is licensed and board certified in 4 clinical disciplines. She has been faculty instructor at Harvard in the department of psychiatry and faculty at 2 Naturopathic medical schools. She lived for 25 years in the jungle of Mexico, where she worked alongside indigenous healers and directed a pro bono health center. Her clinical practice focuses on helping clients who are ill with restoring their health and reducing or eliminating medications.

Her mentoring practice focuses on helping clinicians create a successful, integrative medicine, trauma- informed career. Her ethic of compassion and care is informed by feminist values of social justice and her love for dogs.

12 CE Credits

Provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Nurses.

CE’s for Registered Dietitians, Nutritional Therapists, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioners are approved by the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy.

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There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

Bonus Course!

🚩Purchase this course and receive a 60-minute bonus course, Nutritional & Integrative Tips During COVID-19, with 10+ best self-care strategies for you & your clients.

Course Curriculum

Welcome

  • Course Syllabus & Study Quiz

Module 1

  • The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut I (1:00:00)
  • Quiz

Module 2

  • The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut II (1:00:00)
  • Quiz

Module 3

  • Psychotropic Side Effects and Withdrawal I (1:00:00)
  • Quiz

Module 4

  • Psychotropic Side Effects and Withdrawal II (1:00:00)
  • Quiz

Module 5

  • Somatic Empathy - The template of Touch I (1:00:00)
  • Quiz

Module 6

  • Somatic Empathy - The template of Touch II (1:00:00)
  • Quiz

Module 7

  • Botanical Medicines for Mental Health (1:00:00)
  • Quiz

Module 8

  • Integrative Medicine for Post Traumatic Stress and Complex Trauma
  • Quiz

Module 9

  • Traditional Medicine on the West Coast of Mexico
  • Quiz

Module 10

  • CAM Therapy for Stress Reduction
  • Quiz

Module 11

  • Change Mood with Food
  • Quiz

Module 12

  • Culture, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Quiz

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  • Course Evaluation
  • CE Certificate Process
  • Farewell

Course Information

  • Who benefits from this course?

    This advanced-level program is geared to psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses, nutritionists, massage therapists, PT’s OT’s Psychiatrists, and others for use in the clinical setting. 

  • Course content

    Module 1 – The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut I
    Module 2 – The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut II
    Module 3 – Psychotropic Side Effects and Withdrawal I
    Module 4 – Psychotropic Side Effects and Withdrawal II
    Module 5 – Somatic Empathy – The template of Touch I
    Module 6 – Somatic Empathy – The template of Touch II
    Module 7 – Botanical Medicines for Mental Health
    Module 8 – Integrative Medicine for Post Traumatic Stress and Complex Trauma
    Module 9 – Traditional Medicine on the West Coast of Mexico
    Module 10 – CAM Therapy for Stress Reduction
    Module 11 – Change Mood with Food
    Module 12 – Culture, Assessment and Diagnosis

  • What are the course learning objectives?
    1. Discuss the core concepts of The Integrative Mental Health Model (IMH)
    2. Assess suitable candidates for IMH
    3. Apply the IMH model appropriately
    4. Select strategies for reduction or elimination of medications
    5. Identify the role of the Second Brain (enteric nervous system) and Mental Health
    6. Identify and describe the components of the BrainBow BlueprintⓇ model
    7. Assess the treatment model for a client’s individual needs
    8. Define the appropriate application and basis for referral for somatic therapies
    9. Identify the role of culture in treatment planning
    10. Apply a stage-specific, post-trauma integrative treatment model
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    Agarwal, S., Reider, C., Brooks, J. R., & Fulgoni, V. L. (2015, January 7). Comparison of prevalence of inadequate nutrient intake based on body weight status of adults in the United States: An analysis of NHANES 2001–2008. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Retrieved May 2015, from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07315724.2014.901196#.VLhghsa2828

    Alcock, J., Maley, C. C., & Aktipis, C. A. (2014). Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota? Evolutionary pressures and potential mechanisms. BioEssays, 36(10), 940–949.

    Center for Nutrition Advocacy. (2014). State laws. Retrieved May 2015, from http://www.nutritionadvocacy.org/laws-state

    Chedid, V., Dhalla, S., Clarke, J. O., Roland, B. C., Dunbar, K. B., Koh, J., … Mullin, G. E. (2014). Herbal therapy is equivalent to rifaximin for the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 3(3), 16–24. doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2014.019.

    Exley, C. (2014). Why industry propaganda and political interference cannot disguise the inevitable role played by human exposure to aluminium in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 5, 212. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00212

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    Korn, L., Logdson, R., Polissar, N., Gomez-Beloz, A., Waters, T., Rÿser, R., (2009, April). A Randomized Trial of a CAM Therapy for Stress Reduction in American Indian and Alaskan Native Family Caregivers. Retrieved from The Gerontologist doi:10.1093/geront/gnp032

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    Korn, L. (2016). Culture, Assessment and Diagnosis in Multicultural Counseling Workbook (pp 65-90), Eau Claire, WI: PESI Publishing & Media 

    Korn, L. (2016). Medications: Side Effects and Withdrawalin Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (pp 283-306), New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

    Korn, L. (2016, December). The Second Brain: Trust your Gut. The Neuropsychotherapist, vol 4 (Issue 12), 30-51.

    Korn, L. (2018). Integrative Medicine for Posttraumatic Stress and Complex Trauma. Retrieved from https://drlesliekorn.com/

    Korn, L. (2018). Change your Mood with Food. Retrieved from https://drlesliekorn.com/

    Lardner, A. L. (2014). Neurobiological effects of the green tea constituent theanine and its potential role in the treatment of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Nutritional Neuroscience, 17(4), 145–155.

    Lemer, P. (2014). Outsmarting autism. Tarentum, PA: Word AssociationPublishers.

    Lindseth, G. N., Coolahan, S. E., Petros, T. V., & Lindseth, P. D. (2014). Neurobehavioral effects of aspartame consumption. Research in Nursing and Health, 37(3), 185–193.

    McNamara, D. J. (2014). Dietary cholesterol, heart disease risk and cognitive dissonance. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73(2), 161–166. doi: 10.1017/S0029665113003844.

    Mitchell, C., Hobcraft, J., McLanahan, S. S., Siegel, S. R., Berg, A., Brooks-Gunn, J., … Notterman, D. (2014). Social disadvantage, genetic sensitivity, and children’s telomere length. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 111(16), 5944-5949.

    Muraki, M., Fujiwara, Y., Machida, H., Okazaki, H., Sogawa, M., Yamagami, H., … Arakawa, T. (2014). Role of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in severe small intestinal damage in chronic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug users. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 49(3), 267–273. doi: 10.3109/00365521.2014.880182. 

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    Prousky, J. E. (2014). The treatment of alcoholism with vitamin b3. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 29(3), 1–9.

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  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are not 100% satisfied with this course you may send an email and you will be provided with a full refund, no questions asked.

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