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Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)

Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)

Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

20-24 CE Credits for Mental Health, Nutrition, and Nursing
Regular Price
749 USD
Special Price
449 USD

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Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

What You Will Learn

  • 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
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Course Description

This post-graduate certificate program provides an in-depth review of the most contemporary evidence for integrative and nutritional approaches to mental health, and applications if complementary.

The course examines the evidence for state-of-the-art interventions including culinary medicine, nutritional supplementation, hydrotherapies, aromatherapy, acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation, sound and music for insomnia and mood, light and dark therapies, stage-appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain, PTSD, and integrative detoxification for addiction.

Trauma-informed, staged-based methods using exercise and breathing to reduce anxiety and enhance recovery are discussed in depth. Step-by-step methods for integrating nutritional and integrative interventions into conventional verbal therapies are presented including how to conduct a comprehensive mind-body-spirit assessment, defining your scope of practice and collaborative opportunities, epidemiological research on the use of integrative methods across various ethnicities and groups in the United States, the role of cultural awareness, overcoming stigma using culturally diverse methods, the role of somatics and bodywork, psychedelic medicine, detoxification and methods for reducing or eliminating psychotropic medications provide tools for clinicians to address client questions and concerns.

Behavioral interventions include motivational interviewing to support client self-care and adherence to programs.

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The Course Includes

Certification

Following successful completion of this course, licensed clinicians become eligible to apply for certification.

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

Desktop and Mobile Access

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20-24 CE Credits for Mental Health, Nutrition, and Nursing

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!!

- Rebecca Faulkner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, AZ

You are the Jane Goodall of integrative medicine and nutrition.

- Rachel Joffe, Licensed Social Worker, NY

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.

- Dr. Dara Goldberg, Clinical Psychologist, CA

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.

- Allison Huffman, LMFT, WA

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.

Licensure: LMHC, MA. Lic #3214, exp. 12/2023; NPI: 1629659636

20-24 CE Credits

The CE Company is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The CE Company maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE’s for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and Nurses are approved by The CE Company. The CE Company is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The CE Company maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Click here for more information.

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

24 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 Courses!

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.

Course Curriculum

Welcome

  • Course Syllabus & Study Quiz

Module 1

  • Introduction to Nutrition & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Free Video
  • Handouts

Module 2

  • Ethics & Culture
  • Handouts

Module 3

  • Mental & Physical Assessment
  • The Korn Food Mood Diary Demonstration
  • Handouts
  • Q&A Modules 1 - 3

Module 4

  • Circadian & Ultradian Rhythm

Module 5

  • Yoga, Exercise & Sound
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Yoga for Mental Health and Anxiety
  • Handouts
  • Q&A Modules 4 - 5

Module 6

  • Digestion & Mental Health
  • The Culinary and Medicinal Benefits of Banana

Module 7

  • Culinary Medicine for Mental Health
  • Seaweed Salad a Culinary Adventure
  • The Culinary and Medicinal Benefits of Papaya
  • The Culinary and Medicinal Benefits of Nopal Cactus
  • Handouts
  • Q&A Modules 6 - 7

Module 8

  • Nutritional Therapies for Mental Health

Module 9

  • Herbal Medicine for Mental Health
  • Herbal Medicine: Polarity Tea and the Liver Flush
  • Handouts
  • Q&A Modules 8 - 9

Module 10

  • Somatic & Energy Therapies
  • Somatic Therapy: Belly Therapy for Digestion and Rocking for Mental Health
  • Handouts

Module 11

  • Detoxification Strategies
  • Mustard Seed Foot Bath and Fomentation Poultice for Headaches and Respiratory Congestion
  • Foot Hydrotherapy
  • Skin Brushing
  • Handouts

Module 12

  • Protocols & Next Steps
  • Q&A Modules 10 - 12

Resources

  • Walkthrough
  • Resources
  • References

Module 13

  • Q&A

Get your Certificate

  • Course Evaluation
  • CE Certificate Process
  • Quiz
  • Farewell

Course Information

  • Who benefits from this course

    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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  • Course content
    • Module 1 – Introduction

    Introduction to the principles of nutritional psychology and Integrative Medicine and how the ethics and scope of practice may change when integrated in psychotherapeutic practice. An overview of the research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment. A presentation of the Brainbow Blueprint® as an effective methodology of using an integrative approach with discussion of clinical applications. Assessment of specific topics including integrative mental health methods, complementary and alternative medicine, stress, inflammation, depression, self-medication, digestion, nutrition, diet, the influence of nutrition on improving mental health.

    • Module 2 – Ethics & Culture

    An overview of scope of practice and laws governing the practice of nutrition and integrative health methods based on state and federal laws, and demonstration of the use of a national map to identify state laws. Review and demonstration of examples of each mental health disciplines’ codes of ethics about wellness, psychoeducation and culture. Description of competency and levels of practice and strategies for collaboration across disciplines. Presentation of statistics on the use of CAM strategies across cultures, introduction of the cultural formulation interview of the DSM-5 to facilitate cultural humility.

    • Module 3 – Mental & Physical Assessment

    An overview of what comprises an integrative assessment and how clients benefit when clinicians help them understand the relationship between their emotional, mental and physical symptoms and well-being. Discussion of the research on the relationship between ACES and chronic health problems, including self-harm and excessive elective surgeries. Tools are demonstrated with a live case model about how to conduct a motivational and psycho-educational assessment of nutritional and integrative self-care. How to reframe shaming statements and how to set simple goals for behavioral change.

    • Module 4 – Circadian & Ultradian Rhythm

    An explanation of the psychobiology of the circadian rhythm as an underlying influence on mood and sleep cycles as it contributes to depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. The 24-hour stress hormone cycle as an indicator of endogenous depression and chronic stress. Specific tools for helping clients re-regulate the cycle along with the evidence for the use of light and dark therapies, melatonin, and vitamin B-12. The biology of light and its effect on the brain and its use for cognitive decline and dementia. An integrative approach to support the special needs of adolescents and to balance circadian rhythm in mood disorders.

    • Module 5 – Yoga, Exercise & Sound

    The science and clinical application of diverse types of exercises matched to different symptom areas. A review of aerobic and anaerobics and relaxation exercises, and when to introduce and use based on. The presentation focuses on differentiating exercises that decrease or may increase dissociation, and special exercises for body image and body dysphoria are demonstrated. The links between disorders, breathing, and anxiety are discussed. An assessment for hyperventilation syndrome is explained, and specific yoga and breathing exercises that retrain the upper accessory muscles to improve function are demonstrated. The use of sound therapies to synchronize the right-left hemispheres of the brain, and the role of singing and toning to enhance respiratory capacity and reduce anxiety is examined.

    • Module 6 – Digestion & Mental Health

    An overview of the gut-brain axis and the relationship between digestion and mental health. The process of digestion is reviewed and the common symptoms of poor digestion and their link to autonomic hyper creativity is explained. The bi-directional connection between the first and second brain is explained with an analysis of the role of prebiotics and probiotics for their contribution to neurotransmitters GABA and serotonin made in the gut. Clinical methods are presented to help clients reduce dissociation, and the epidemiology of functional gastrointestinal complaints and their relationship to ACE’s and PTSD. Mindfulness exercises to improve digestion are presented.

    • Module 7 – Culinary Medicine for Mental Health

    Presents an overview of the art and science of culinary medicine and how the clinician can integrate it into their clinical and group practice. Examines the benefits and obstacles for clients, including emotional and budgetary challenges for cooking. Analyzes the science of the Brainbow Blueprint® foods and what colors of foods reflect their chemical constituents. The role of functional hypoglycemia in mood lability, discovering and integrating psychobiotics, also known as probiotics while exploring the concept of the microbiome. The role of culinary medicine as a pathway toward establishing rapport with recent immigrant and refugee clients and the role of culture, food and mental well-being. Adaptations of culinary methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD. Orthorexia, and how to analyze its adaptive or maladaptive effects on overall well-being.

    • Module 8 – Nutritional Therapies for Mental Health

    An overview of the field of nutritional psychology and nutrition for mental health. The scientific evidence for the effects of foods on mental health, the role of inflammation from refined foods and trans fats on depression. A review of the epidemiology of different diets like the Mediterranean diet for mental health, research of micro and macronutrients and examination of their clinical application. Methods by which to collaborate and the role of amino acids therapies in neurotransmitter function. Research on fat soluble vitamins and mood. The science of the effects of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease on depression and psychosis is explained.

    • Module 9 – Herbal medicine for Mental Health

    For clinicians, an overview of the art and science of botanical and herbal medicine. Defining standardized compounds based on the US pharmacopeia. Identifying the challenges of addressing clients self-prescribing behaviors when using prescribed psychotropics and providing methods to address these concerns while maintaining rapport. The major categories of herbs for mental health including adaptogens, nervines, sedatives, stimulants, and analgesics. How to use a database to educate clients about drug, nutrient, and herb interactions. Explaination of endonannabinois and deciit theory proposed by Russo. The three major active constituents of cannabis, the definition of cannabis use disorder, why people with PTSD may benefit from the use of cannabis, and the evidence supporting the use of cannabis in treatment.

    • Module 10 – Somatic & Energy Therapies

    Defining the scope and practice of bodywork and therapeutic somatic methods and their role in mental health. The major categories of benefits and application based on stage of recovery, including indications and contraindications. Establishing guidelines for making appropriate referrals, the laws governing practice, and how to identify a collaborating clinician. Demonstration of how to rock children and adults. Defining the safety scope of practice and ethical standards of different touch therapies. Comparison of the benefits and deficits of bodywork and acupuncture for clients with diverse conditions and examination of the NADA protocol for the treatment of addictions. An overview of the science and clinical use of two forms of cranial electrical stim and photobiomodulation is provided with indications and contraindications.

    • Module 11 – Detoxification Strategies

    Detoxification processes in the body and the role of toxins and their effect on brain and organ health. Examination of the role of detoxification across cultures and in the history of psychology to contextualize and aid rapport with clients. The liver’s phase two detoxification and the role of nutrients and foods in aiding or hindering this process. The newly discovered glymphatic system, its function, its requirement for sleep, and its role in clearing plaque and tau proteins from the brain. Examination of fasting, its indications, and contraindications. Presentation and demonstration of methods of preparations of teas and lymphatic support that also decrease dissocitivity. The principles of a psychotropic detoxification schedule to be enacted in collaboration with the prescriber and the self-care activities that reduce discontinuation syndrome.

    • Module 12 – Protocols & Next Steps

    The integration of protocols, including psychotherapy and psychoeducation for self-care, using the Brainbow Blueprint® elements of exercise, breathing, mindfulness, nutrition, supplements, and herbs. We explore integration of these methods into practice and decision making about priorities and client engagement strategies. Similarities and differences across diagnostic categories are defined. Obstacles to implementation, engaging the family, and motivational interviewing strategies are discussed.

    • Module 13 – Q&A

    This module provides the recordings of all live student questions and answers after each module. It provides a review of case questions and in-depth application.

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  • What are the course learning objectives?
    1. Assess the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
    2. Demonstrate incorporation of ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
    3. Prepare to interview clients using the DSM-5™ Cultural Formulation tool to explore health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
    4. Demonstrate the use of a food-mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
    5. Describe reframing client self-shame statements regarding their dietary habits.
    6. Discuss the science of circadian rhythm as it contributes to depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.
    7. Explain the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions with reference to seven DSM™ categories.
    8. Describe stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and client self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
    9. Demonstrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
    10. Describe integrative and nutritional methods for digestion as they relate to client psycho-education.
    11. Analyze the science for the “second brain,” the gut-brain axis communication system of neurotransmitters.
    12. Identify six culinary methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
    13. Describe adaptations of culinary methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
    14. Identify the evidence for the use of fats in the diet for anxiety and depression.
    15. Assess the value of the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
    16. Explain how certain micronutrients and macronutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
    17. Describe the correlation of gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
    18. Assess drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients in order to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
    19. Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications, herbal medicines, and nutrients.
    20. Explain the endocannabinoid system and the ratio of THC : CBD in mental health and pain disorders.
    21. Define the benefits of therapeutic massage therapy and bodywork as an adjunct to psychotherapy.
    22. Compare and contrast bodywork and acupuncture and when a referral might be appropriate for the treatment of complex trauma
    23. Examine the research on cranial electrical stimulation for insomnia, depression, and PTSD.
    24. Define the glymphatic system and its role in clearing plaque and tau proteins from the brain.
    25. Describe evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for seven DSM-5™ categories.
    26. Identify 6 nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
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  • How to become certified

    Certification is awarded to licensed clinicians and health professionals by Evergreen Certifications. Once you complete the 20-hour course and receive your certificate you will submit your certificate, proof of license, attest to 20 hours of clinical experience applying the concepts learned in the course, along with payment. Please apply here.

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  • Grievances Policy

    Leslie Korn Institute for Integrative Medicine seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to grievances_lkkim@protonmail.com. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

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