This certification provides you with comprehensive, training in state-of-the-art methods to prevent illness and treat the whole person using evidenced-based methods that are designed to integrate seamlessly and safely in your current practice. This course gives you the tools to enhance and expand your current practice, so that you become an expert in this emerging field.
Whether you are a mental health clinician working with clients who have chronic illnesses like diabetes, memory loss, and cognitive decline, or a physical health provider who wants to increase your toolbox, you will find methods that ensure your patient outcomes will improve.
You learn an integrative approach that equips you with the knowledge, skills and tools to combine evidence-based clinical methods using functional medicine, culinary and herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, massage and visceral manipulation, yoga therapies and psychological methods with conventional, allopathic, biomedical science and clinical interventions.
This certification gives you what you require to safely recommend supplements and herbs and, to help clients reduce or optimize current medications. You study the role of traumatic stress and how it affects memory and cognition and you spend time in the kitchen learning to prepare herbs and foods. We can give our best advice to clients and patients but without adhering to the protocols any method will fail. This is why I explore the role of motivational interviewing to address self-care and compliance.
Memory loss, agitation, gastroparesis, neuropathy, sundowning and much more are all explored in-depth using natural medicine and functional methods that reduce side effects, thus giving you many options for helping your patients or clients. You explore caregiver health, cultural and social justice and how to build rapport with cultural competency.
When you complete these 25.5 you will join with others who are leading the revolution in integrative medicine and nutrition for chronic illness.
Following successful completion of this course, licensed clinicians become eligible to apply for certification
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25 CE Credits for Nutrition Professionals
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.
Licensure: LMHC, MA. Lic #3214, exp. 12/2023; NPI: 1629659636
25 CE Credits are approved for Registered Dietitians, Nutritional Therapists, and Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioners by the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy.
24 CEU’s are approved by the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA).
There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.
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This intermediate-level program is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, PA’s, PTs, OT’s, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nutritionists, massage therapists, Psychiatrists, and others for use in the clinical setting. The course is very accessible to non-professionals with an interest in their own health and well being.
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Korn, L. E., Logsdon, R. G., Polissar, N. L., Gomez-Beloz, A., Waters, T., & Ryser, R. (2009A randomized trial of a CAM therapy for stress reduction in American Indian and Alaskan Native family caregivers. The Gerontologist, 49(3), 368-377.
Korn, L., & Ryser, R. (2009, May 1). Salish culture, foods and medicines: Indigenous traditions and CAM for the prevention and treatment of diabetes type 2. Townsend Letter. Retrieved from https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Salish+culture,+foods+and+medicines%3A+indigenous+traditions+and+CAM…-a0198715577
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Certification is awarded to licensed clinicians and health professionals. Once you complete the 25-hour course and receive your certificate you will submit your certificate and proof of license here.
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 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.
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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