The scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment
How food affects mental health
6 nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability
Drug-Nutrient-Herb Interaction: make safe suggestions using assessment software
I help you define your scope of practice and ethical issues
Learn to use evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5™ categories
Specific use of yoga and exercise to address trauma anxiety and decrease dissociative symptoms
Learn the principles of psychotropic tapering with nutrients and herbs
Breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus and enhance sleep
How certain micronutrients and macronutrients affect your client’s mood and behavior
Effective treatment for children & teens with developmental trauma, ADHD and ODD
Learn to use the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body
Use the DSM-5™ Cultural Formulation tool to enhance cultural competency and engage client rapport
How to apply mindfulness methods in the treatment of eating disorders
Essential Fatty Acids: learn the correct dosages and types of fats
Understand how hormones affect PTSD, depression and insomnia
Circadian Rhythm: learn to improve depression, SAD, PTSD and bipolar disorder
The Second Brain: apply specific interventions to bring the gut-brain axis into harmony
Learn a simple psycho ed method to assess food and mood
Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances
Hypoglycemia and Mood: address sugar addiction and impact of blood sugar on mood in children
You will complete this rich, dynamic course prepared to provide your clients with personalized, evidenced-based care that provides the missing link to mental health today. I will teach you the clinical art and science of nutritional, natural and integrative medicine to treat trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia ADHD and more, all methods proven to improve mood and mental health.
This certification training delivers state-of-the-art methods, including trauma-informed assessments and interventions, nutritional psychology, yoga, herbal medicine, detoxification and so much more. I will teach you how to navigate the complex relationship between what we eat and how it affects the way we think, feel, and interact with the world.
I developed this certification in response to my students, who often ask me, “How do I incorporate your methods into my practice?” “How can I do what YOU do?”
Following certification, you become eligible to attend my Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health. I teach this course live, online. We meet in a small group on a monthly basis, to explore advanced methods, new interventions and do case review with live discussion. (For CMHIMP graduates only.)
Our clients want to have more balanced moods, reduce insomnia and anxiety, get off medications with side effects, and do so, naturally. Our clients want help with ADHD, focus, panic attacks, seasonal affective disorder and Bipolar.
I give you the tools and language to treat, educate, support client change, talk with other providers and make appropriate referrals
In this course I guide you step-by-step, using dynamic lectures, demonstrations, handouts, and real Q&A sessions as you learn to become a Certified Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Provider.
My goal? To support you to become a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider and create a satisfying career by helping your clients. And in the process, you will enhance your own health as well!
Following successful completion of this course, licensed clinicians become eligible to apply for certification
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I love the work of Leslie Korn! It broke my brain! This course opened up my mind to new information that changed my life, my family’s life and allowed me to enhance the life of so many clients.
Dr. Korn’s course on Integrative Nutrition and Mental Health is the most comprehensive program I have taken on this subject. It provides a strong foundation and tools for practice. It’s an excellent program!!
The content and your teaching style helped keep me motivated and hopeful for the type of clinician I have always wanted to become. I am very excited to continue learning and to begin using the practical tools you offer, based on such extensive research and clinical experience.
You are the Jane Goodall of integrative medicine and nutrition.
Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in integrative medicine for the treatment of PTSD. complex trauma and chronic illness. 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 psychotropics.
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.
Provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Nurses.
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CE’s for Registered Dietitians, Nutritional Therapists, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioners are approved by the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy.
There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.
Purchase this course and receive a 90-minute bonus course, Nutritional & Integrative Tips During COVID-19, with 10+ best self-care strategies for you & your clients.
When you complete this course, you receive access to the BrainBow Blueprint, a 30-video minute course to share with each of your clients about the role of mental health nutrition in their lives.
This intermediate 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. The course is very accessible to non-professionals with an interest in their own health and well being.
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