LESLIE KORN, PH.D., MPH, LMHC

3-Day: Nutrition for Mental Health Certification Course
5-Day Certification Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals
Dr. Leslie Korn shares a brainpower-promoting recipe from her book, Eat Right, Feel Right.

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Leslie Korn – When our clients aren’t sleeping well at night, it can slow or even halt the therapeutic progress. But there are safe natural and holistic approaches we can use with our clients to help get our goals back on track.Help your clients sleep throughout the night with the Cherry Smoothie Slumber recipe.

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Leslie Korn – Whether cultural rituals are therapeutic or harmful depends on the individual, the setting, and their purpose. It’s important to have a solid understanding of cultural rituals so we can effectively integrate their healing ability in our practices. And the best place to start is by considering our own relationship to rituals.

Download these 3 multicultural worksheets to take the first step toward multicultural awareness and competency in your practice.

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This easy-to-make recipe for Thai Coconut Chicken Soup is warming and satisfying all at once. The benefits of chicken and chicken broth, coconut cream, and the herbs all contribute to elevate mood and increase a sense of satisfaction. Coconut is rich in B Vitamins, which reduce anxiety, and the fat is easy to digest and supports memory and focus.

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An ofrenda is a collection of images, objects, and foods that are placed on an altar during the Dia de los Muertos celebration. This exercise will show you how to help a client construct his or her own ofrenda as an opportunity to grieve in a culturally congruent manner and to share this process with you as the therapist.

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As clinicians, we are often called upon to support and treat people during their incarceration, release, and parole. We also support their family members during this time. Understanding how social injustice, like racism, poverty and mental illness, contributes to incarceration is essential to effective clinical care.

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Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC, is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness.  She is known for her dynamism and humor as a speaker.  She has provided over 50,000 hours of treatment in private practice for diverse populations.  Her clinical practice focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics.  She completed her graduate education in the department of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungle of Mexico where she lived and worked alongside local healers for over 25 years.  She directed a naturopathic medicine and training clinic facilitating health, culinary and fitness retreats.  She is licensed and certified in nutritional therapy, mental health counseling, and bodywork (Polarity and Cranial Sacral and medical massage therapies) and is an approved clinical supervisor.  She introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in out-patient psychiatry at Harvard Medical school in 1985 and served as a consultant in ethnomedicine to the Trauma Clinic, Boston.  She is the former clinical director and faculty of New England School of Acupuncture and faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.



She is the author of the seminal book on the body and complex trauma: Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2012), Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (W.W. Norton, 2016), Eat Right Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (PESI, 2017), Multicultural Counseling Workbook: Exercises, Worksheets & Games to Build Rapport with Diverse Clients (PESI, 2015) and The Good Mood Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2017).  She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fullbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine.  She is an approved clinical supervisor and is the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where she designs culinary and herbal medicine programs with tribal communities engaged in developing integrative medicine programs.



 



Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Leslie Korn is in clinical practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.



Nonfinancial: Leslie Korn has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.