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Certified in Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for Trauma Treatment

Certified in Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for Trauma Treatment

Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD and Complex Trauma

30 CE's for Health Professionals
Regular Price
1279 USD
Special Price
599 USD
Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD and Complex Trauma

What You Will Learn

  • An integrative approach to mind-body treatment of PTSD and complex trauma
  • A better understanding of the new dissociative subtype as it influences SUD, pain and self-injury
  • The definitions of dissociativity and state-dependent memory learning and behavior
  • The effects of chronic inflammation on depression, PTSD, and anxiety disorders
  • Describe research on autoimmune disease, PTSD, women and nutritional methods
  • How to apply cultural humility as a skill for enhanced results
  • Understand how traumatic events disrupt biological rhythms
  • How to apply nutritional therapies for regulation of circadian rhythm
  • The role of polyvagal theory in digestion
  • Current integrative assessments of autonomic dysregulation
  • The science of food choices and their role in inflammatory process
  • Apply foods and recipes to metabolism, ethnicity and genomics to inform optimal nutrition for PTSD
  • Amino acid therapy as a foundation for neurotransmitter support
  • Explore the management and tapering of pharmaceutical medications
  • The benefits of yoga to reduce anxiety in children and adults
  • Differentiate the application of different types of exercise to various symptoms
  • Explore the intersections of sensory processing, trauma, and somatics in children and adults
  • Methods of ecotherapy that reduce autonomic reactivity
  • Identify nature interventions that reduce dissociation
  • Nature-based stress inoculation and resilience strategies for individuals and groups
  • Name how psychedelic medicine is theorized to support trauma recovery
  • Identify the role of integrative methods in post-traumatic growth
  • Define transpersonal psychology and thriving
  • Review the development and delivery of a protocol for health
  • Apply cumulative skills to develop a plan for delivery of treatment, client education, and goal achievement
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Course Description

This certification program offers the most comprehensive training on PTSD and Complex Trauma using integrative medicine and nutrition available, anywhere. The course teaches practical, integrative and nutritional interventions that can be combined with trauma-specific modalities.

Trauma is the quintessential mind, brain-body dis-ease. This program provides a roadmap for integrating treatment methods for clinicians working in either mental or physical health disciplines or those seeking to integrate both. The course also bridges theory and application of trauma treatment for clinicians who currently integrate nutrition and advanced integrative approaches into their treatment roadmap by advancing their current interventions.

Participants build a toolkit of clinical interventions supported by evidence-based research that enables them to apply integrative medicine and nutritional methods to treat acute and chronic PTSD, Complex and Developmental Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury in adults and children.

This certification addresses differential diagnosis, co-occurring diagnosis, and mislabeled diagnosis and includes basic knowledge of testing, a basic review and referral for genomic psychopharmacology, neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances, food sensitivities, and environmental exposures.

In addition to a video presentation, in this course, you will find demonstration videos of assessment and intervention with live models, handouts, protocols, case reviews, and interviews with four specialists to provide a dynamic and interactive approach that enhances learning.

When you complete this course you will join with others who are leading the revolution in integrative medicine and nutrition for PTSD and Complex Trauma.

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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

Demonstrative Videos of Assessment

Demonstrative Videos of Assessment

Recipes

Recipes

Specialist’s Interviews

Specialist’s Interviews

Cases Reviews

Cases Reviews

30 CE's for Health Professionals

Rhythms of Recovery

This book broadens contemporary understandings of trauma beyond the current confines of academic discourse to complex real-world issues of culture and spirit. I strongly recommend this book as an essential resource and guide for clinicians and their patients who have experienced trauma.

- James Lake, Psychiatric Times

Rhythms of Recovery is brilliant and comprehensive. Integrating work from numerous disciplines, Dr. Korn brings profound insight into the impact of trauma and the body. She guides us in listening to voice of the body and provides extraordinary guidance with practical and alternative forms for health and healing. This is a long awaited and needed book―amazing work!

- Lisa Machoian, EdD, author of The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression and senior consultant at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute

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.

Special Master Instructors

Jill Charney, LICSW.

A school guidance counselor and clinical supervisor specializing in trauma and attachment disorders in children for 30 years in the urban Boston School system. Jill is an accomplished yoga instructor for children.

George Moscona, MA, LPPC

He has been in clinical practice for adults and as a school counselor for over 35 years. He specializes in the sacred journey of psychedelic medicine.

Candace Hammer Chaney, RN, CHPN, PHD.

Candace has been a leading voice for over 20 years in providing CAM/integrative therapies at end of life. Director of CAM Therapies she is Director of Integrative Health Services for LHC Group, national providers of home health and hospice care.

Gary Ferguson, ND, Licensed Naturopathic Physician

Gary specializes in natural and integrative approaches to integrating culture and cultural practices to resolve PTSD and the addictions. He is at the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health at Washington State University. Gary is Aleut/Unangan, from Alaska.

30 CE’s for Health Professionals

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

30 CEU’s are approved by the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA).

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

Bonus Video!

🚩Purchase this course and receive a 1+ hour video, Self-Care Circuit Breaker, with more than 15 exercises and lots of fun.

Course Curriculum

Module 1

Module 2

  • Ethics & Scope of Practice

Module 3

  • The Psychology of Trauma

Module 4

  • Trauma, Biology & the Body

Module 5

  • Trauma, Culture & Identity

Module 6

  • Circadian & Ultradian Rhythm & Hormones

Module 7

  • Bioindividuality, Digestion & Diet

Module 8

  • Integrative Assessment, Tests & Evaluation

Module 9

  • Culinary & Spice Medicine

Module 10

  • Nutritional Supplementation

Module 11

  • Herbal Medicine

Module 12

  • Detoxification & Hydrotherapy Strategies

Module 13

  • Exercise, Yoga, Breath & Sound

Module 14

  • Somatics, Bodywork, & Energy Therapies

Module 15

  • Nature & Human/Animal Bond

Module 16

  • Entheogens & Psychedelic Medicine

Module 17

  • Spirituality, Post-Traumatic Growth & Transformation of Trauma

Module 18

  • The Roadmap to Health Enhancing Adherence & Motivating for Success

Course Information

  • Who benefits from this course?

    This course is intended for Mental Health and Physical Health Professionals, including counselors, psychologists, case managers, psychotherapists, social workers, marriage & family therapists, addiction counselors, school clinicians, therapists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, occupational therapists’ assistants, nurses, physical therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, massage therapists, nutritionists and registered dietitians, program administrators and other professionals.

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  • Course content

    Module 1 – Introduction
    Module 2 – Ethics & Scope of Practice
    Module 3 – The Psychology of Trauma
    Module 4 – Trauma, Biology & the Body
    Module 5 – Trauma, Culture & Identity
    Module 6 – Circadian & Ultradian Rhythm & Hormones
    Module 7 – Bioindividuality, Digestion & Diet
    Module 8 – Integrative Assessment, Tests & Evaluation
    Module 9 – Culinary & Spice Medicine
    Module 10 – Nutritional Supplementation
    Module 11 – Herbal Medicine
    Module 12 – Detoxification & Hydrotherapy Strategies
    Module 13 – Exercise, Yoga, Breath & Sound
    Module 14 – Somatics, Bodywork, & Energy Therapies
    Module 15 – Nature & Human/Animal Bond
    Module 16 – Entheogens & Psychedelic Medicine
    Module 17 – Spirituality, Post-Traumatic Growth, & Transformation of Trauma
    Module 18 – The Roadmap to Health Enhancing Adherence & Motivating for Success

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  • What are the course learning objectives?
    1. Define foundational terms of reference and disciplines which comprise the field of Nutritional & Integrative Medicine
    2. Describe an integrative approach to the mind-body treatment of PTSD and complex trauma
    3. Explain how to bridge theory and praxis/application for professionals who are or are about to integrate nutrition and advanced integrative approaches into practice
    4. Discuss federal and state level legal issues when practicing integrative medicine and nutritional therapies in a variety of settings
    5. Identify the scope of practice for each participating profession
    6. Incorporate ethics into the clinical practice of nutrition and integrative medicine
    7. Review informed consent and disclosure forms in a clinical practice
    8. Describe the psychological elements of trauma addressed by nutrition and integrative medicine
    9. Define special needs of people with medical dental trauma
    10. Identify clinical relational challenges working with “white collar trauma”
    11. Review the new dissociative subtype as it influences SUD, pain and self-injury
    12. Review dissociativity and state-dependent memory learning and behavior
    13. Define hypnotherapy and its application to trauma sequela
    14. Define psychological resilience research
    15. Describe the biological and physiological elements of trauma addressed by nutrition and integrative medicine
    16. Analyze the effects of chronic inflammation on depression, PTSD, and anxiety disorders
    17. Describe research on autoimmune disease, PTSD, women and nutritional methods
    18. List 3 ways in which traumatic exposure contributes to chronic fatigue
    19. Review IM interventions to enhance energy production and reduce inflammation and pain
    20. Identify and address the unique needs of different populations including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities
    21. Describe cultural humility as a skill for enhanced results
    22. Analyze the demographics of integrative medicine across populations
    23. Explore the role of integrative medicine and nutrition as multicultural interventions
    24. Investigate the impact of trauma on marginalized communities
    25. Incorporate the DSM5 cultural formulation interview
    26. Understand how traumatic events disrupt biological rhythms
    27. Apply nutritional therapies for regulation of circadian rhythm
    28. List CR interventions that regulate sleep and mood
    29. Identify the role of hormones in trauma throughout the life cycle
    30. Explore how nutrition and integrative approaches can address digestion challenges
    31. Define the role of polyvagal theory in digestion
    32. List 3 major digestive disorders correlated with complex trauma and nutritional interventions
    33. Explain how to conduct a comprehensive, integrative medicine and nutritional therapy post-trauma assessment
    34. List current integrative assessments of autonomic dysregulation
    35. Review commonly used clinical tests that inform physical health affected by PTSD and trauma
    36. Review ethics and scope regarding practitioners’ use of tests, assessments, and analyses
    37. Discuss Genomics and personalized health tests for PTSD and complex trauma
    38. Define stage-specific methods for engaging a client in food preparation for self-care and self-regulation
    39. List the role of specific foods and diets and how they help or hinder autonomic balance
    40. Present the science of food choices and their role in inflammatory process underlying depression and anxiety
    41. Understand the clinical application of culture, ethnicity, and genomic testing to inform optimal nutrition for PTSD
    42. Present application of diverse methods and diets that address the concept of personalized medicines
    43. Apply foods and recipes to metabolism, ethnicity and genomics to inform optimal nutrition for PTSD
    44. List the types of foundational and adjunctive supplements to restore psychobiological balance
    45. Present amino acid therapy as a foundation for neurotransmitter support
    46. Investigate the effects of neurohormones in mental health
    47. Provide a drug-nutrient interaction database resource
    48. Examine the science of herbal medicine for the reduction of anxiety and depression
    49. Identify adaptogens, nervines, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant herbs
    50. Identify the types of delivery systems for herbal medicine
    51. Provide a drug-nutrient interaction database resource
    52. Define phase 1 and phase two detoxification
    53. List 3 ways in which detoxification improves mental health
    54. Identify how different organs detoxify waste
    55. Define 3 meanings of detoxification
    56. Explore the management and tapering of pharmaceutical medications
    57. Define the research on discontinuing pharma
    58. Define the effects of psychotropics on nutritional status
    59. Identify potential paths and outcomes for detoxing from pharmaceutical medications
    60. Define application for collaboration with clients’ prescribers
    61. Name 3 methods using hot and cold water therapies to address pain and anxiety
    62. Demonstrate the benefits of yoga to reduce anxiety in children and adults
    63. Demonstrate the yoga to enhance self-regulation and attachment in children and adolescents
    64. Differentiate the application of different types of exercise to various symptoms
    65. Define the relationship between disordered breathing and anxiety
    66. Identify how changes in blood gases increase panic and anxiety, and methods to resolve
    67. Demonstrate 6 innovative breathing exercises that extend beyond conventional methods to
    68. address specific symptoms of right/left brain dysfunction
    69. Discuss the science and methods of sound and music for PTSD and TBI
    70. Define a model for integrating somatic methods for PTSD and complex trauma
    71. Assess a range of methods for making appropriate stage-based referrals
    72. Demonstrate rocking and hands-on methods to reduce autonomic hyperactivity and engage sleep
    73. Explore the intersections of sensory processing, trauma, and somatics in children and adults
    74. List the research foundations underlying 3 energy medicine applications: neurofeedback, cranial electrical stimulation, and photobiomodulation
    75. Define practice and methods for at home or referrals for energy medicine
    76. Incorporate sound therapies to address sleep, pain, and anxiety
    77. Define 3 methods of ecotherapy that reduce autonomic reactivity
    78. Identify nature interventions that reduce dissociation
    79. Explain nature-based stress inoculation and resilience strategies for individuals and groups
    80. Assess for the specific type of ecotherapy intervention for stage-based recovery
    81. Define clinical research on how human-animal interaction enhances self-regulation and attachment capacity in children and adults
    82. Explore the role of integrating touch of animals into treatment with individuals traumatized by inappropriate touch
    83. Discuss canine therapy and equine therapy and their role in recovery from PTSD and complex trauma
    84. Define terms of psychedelic medicines
    85. Identify altered states that are either healthy or unhealthy and engage methods to restore healthy states
    86. Define a psychoeducational language for clients interested in knowing more about psychedelic methods
    87. Identify categories and types of psychedelic medicine
    88. Name how psychedelic medicine is theorized to support trauma recovery
    89. Explore client readiness psychedelic medicine through the assessment process
    90. Define the relationship between psychedelics and the sacred journey
    91. Investigate the differences between medical and traditional methods
    92. Explore access and diversity issues in psychedelic medicine
    93. Identify the role of integrative methods in post-traumatic growth
    94. Define transpersonal psychology and thriving
    95. Assess for post-traumatic growth
    96. Define the concept of the wounded healer and its relationship to integrative medicine
    97. Define demographics of religion in USA
    98. Define the specific outcomes of wounding by spiritual professionals and clinical methods
    99. Explain rituals psychobiologically and their role in trauma recovery
    100. Define adaptive and maladaptive aspects of dissociation and trance
    101. Identify the role of learned helplessness and positive psychology in adherence
    102. Incorporate components of motivational interviewing as a tool for adherence
    103. Define coaching strategies, like SMART to help clients set and achieve goals
    104. Review the development and delivery of a protocol for health
    105. Create a treatment plan for the client based on the Brainbow blueprint
    106. Apply cumulative skills to develop a plan for delivery of treatment, client education, and goal achievement
    107. Utilize a phase-specific approach to integrating methods
    108. Identify the strategies, support, and time needed for making changes and preventing relapses
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  • Selected references

    American Psychological Association. (2017). Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Available at: http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/index.aspx

    Bokhour, B. G., Haun, J. N., Hyde, J., Charns, M., & Kligler, B. (2020). Transforming the veterans affairs to a whole health system of care: time for action and research. Medical Care, 58(4), 295-300.

    Brenner, L. A., Forster, J. E., Stearns-Yoder, K. A., Stamper, C. E., Hoisington, A. J., Brostow, D. P., … & Lowry, C. A. (2020). Evaluation of an immunomodulatory probiotic intervention for veterans with co-occurring mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot study. Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 1015.

    Bondurant, S., Anastasi, J. K., Berman, B., Buhrmaster, M., Burrow, G. N., Chang, M., & Sox, H. (2005). Complementary and alternative medicine in the United States. Institute of Medicine.

    Institute of Medicine, 2005. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11182.

    Bortolon, C., & Brand, R. M. (2021). Psychosis, trauma and dissociation: evolving perspectives on severe psychopathology: edited by Andrew Moskowitz PhD, Martin J. Dorahy PhD, Ingo Schäfer MD, MPH, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2018, $66.78 (Hardcover) pp 455; Print ISBN: 9781119952855, Online ISBN: 9781118585948.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. The reimbursement given will be minus taxes and fees paid.

    Please note that due to the small class size and invitation-only nature of the Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (Levels 1 and 2), no refunds can be provided following payment.

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