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On August 3, 2021, we received notice that Commonwealth, our CE accreditation provider, lost the ability to award CE credit hours from the American Psychological Association (APA). CE credits are for Psychologists, Nurses, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Social Workers.

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with Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS

Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Level 2

12 CE Credits for Nutrition Professionals
Regular Price
435 USD

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*Due to the live and small group nature of the course and the waiting lists for this course there will be no refunds provided following receipt of payment.

What You Will Learn

  • An integrative approach to addressing polypharmacy and alternatives
  • The uses of Vitamin B-12 and Omega 3 fatty acids including testing methods for mental health
  • Concepts in evolving methods of trauma treatment
  • The role of inflammation in depression and how it is measured
  • Balancing exercises to support cognitive health
  • 3 ways in which nitric oxide enhances mental health
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting for a client’s cognitive well-being
  • How to test telomeres and what they mean for a client’s mental health
  • Assess 3 biological measures that directly related to psychological function
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Course Description

This live, 12-hour course is open to participants who have completed the Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Level 1.

This course addresses advanced methods, interventions, and case reviews. It will be conducted in 12 live webinars of 1 hour each. Participants will be provided journal articles and additional resources.

The teaching format includes live lecture, case review, and Q&A. Sessions include Group Discussion to review the application of methods based on CMHIMP course with Dr. Leslie Korn.

We will identify and resolve challenges encountered within the current caseload as one applies the BrainBow Blueprint™ methods as an Integrative Mental Health Medicine Provider with a particular focus on assessment and testing strategies.

Topics include clinical measures of psychobiology and psychophysiology, enhancing program adherence, and the applications of herbal, nutritional dietary, somatic, and other approaches in the BrainBow Blueprint™, including strategies for reducing and eliminating medications, matching intervention plans to personality and diagnosis, and specific protocols for intervention at different stages of readiness and recovery.

Participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement regarding case discussions.

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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

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 is a Board Certified approved Clinical Supervisor. She has been a 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

  • Polypsychotropics
  • Quiz

Module 2

  • Vitamin B-12 and Cognitive Function
  • Quiz

Module 3

  • Evolving Methods of Trauma Treatments
  • Quiz

Module 4

  • Inflammation as a Factor in Depression
  • Quiz

Module 5

  • Balancing Exercises for Cognitive Health
  • Quiz

Module 6

  • Assessing for Anxiety and Hyperventilation
  • Quiz

Module 7

  • Defining Detoxification Strategies for Mental Health
  • Quiz

Module 8

  • When to Use Intermittent Fasting
  • Quiz

Module 9

  • Nitric Oxide & Mental Health
  • Quiz

Module 10

  • What are Telomeres
  • Quiz

Module 11

  • The Benefits & Testing of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Quiz

Module 12

  • Understanding Diurnal Cortisol & Mental Health
  • Quiz

Get Your Certificate

  • 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. 

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  • Course content

    Module 1. Polypsychotropics
    Module 2. Vitamin B-12 and Cognitive Function
    Module 3. Evolving Methods of Trauma Treatments
    Module 4. Inflammation as a Factor in Depression
    Module 5. Balancing Exercises for Cognitive Health
    Module 6. Assessing for Anxiety and Hyperventilation
    Module 7. Defining Detoxification Strategies for Mental Health
    Module 8. When to Use Intermittent Fasting
    Module 9. Nitric Oxide & Mental Health
    Module 10. What are Telomeres
    Module 11. The Benefits & Testing of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    Module 12. Understanding Diurnal Cortisol & Mental Health

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  • What are the course learning objectives?
    • Describe an integrative approach to addressing polypharmacy and alternatives
    • Define the uses of Vitamin B-12 and Omega 3 fatty acids including testing methods for mental health
    • Define 3 concepts in evolving methods of trauma treatment
    • Identify the role of inflammation in depression and how it is measured
    • Demonstrate balancing exercises to support cognitive health
    • Describe 3 ways in which nitric oxide enhances mental health
    • Define the benefits of intermittent fasting for a client’s cognitive well-being
    • Discuss telomeres, how to test them and what they mean for a client’s mental health
    • Assess 3 biological measures that directly related to psychological function
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  • Selected references

    Brogan, K., & Siefert, A. (2019). Successful Discontinuation of Chronic Polypsychotropic Regimen and Resolution of Withdrawal Syndrome Through Nutrition and Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report. Advances in mind-body medicine, 33(3), 22–30.

    de Cabo, R., & Mattson, M. P. (2019). Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease. The New England journal of medicine, 381(26), 2541–2551. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra1905136

    Gulati, K., Rai, N., & Ray, A. (2017). Nitric Oxide and Anxiety. Vitamins and hormones, 103, 169–192. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.vh.2016.09.001

    Korn, L. E. (2012). Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body (Routledge Mental Health Classic Editions) (1st ed.). Routledge.

    Korn, L. E. (2020). Simple Home Exercises for Diabetes & Brain Balance (First Edition). DayKeeper Press.

    Liao, Y., Xie, B., Zhang, H., He, Q., Guo, L., Subramaniapillai, M., Fan, B., Lu, C., & Mclntyer, R. S. (2019). Efficacy of omega-3 PUFAs in depression: A meta-analysis. Translational psychiatry, 9(1), 190. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-019-0515-5

    Prousky, J. E. (2010). Understanding the Serum Vitamin B12 Level and its Implications for Treating Neuropsychiatric Conditions: An Orthomolecular Perspective. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 25(2), 77–88.

    Qin, D. D., Rizak, J., Feng, X. L., Yang, S. C., Lü, L. B., Pan, L., Yin, Y., & Hu, X. T. (2016). Prolonged secretion of cortisol as a possible mechanism underlying stress and depressive behaviour. Scientific reports, 6, 30187. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep30187

    Ridout, S. J., Ridout, K. K., Kao, H. T., Carpenter, L. L., Philip, N. S., Tyrka, A. R., & Price, L. H. (2015). Telomeres, early-life stress and mental illness. Advances in psychosomatic medicine, 34, 92–108. https://doi.org/10.1159/000369088

    van Dixhoorn, J., & Duivenvoorden, H. J. (1985). Efficacy of Nijmegen Questionnaire in recognition of the hyperventilation syndrome. Journal of psychosomatic research, 29(2), 199–206. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-3999(85)90042

    Yehuda, R., Spiegel, D., Southwick, S., Davis, L. L., Neylan, T. C., & Krystal, J. H. (2016). What I have changed my mind about and why. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7(1), 33768. https://doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v7.33768

     

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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.

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