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Seminar Detail

Beyond Fish Oil: Complementary & Nutritional Treatments for Mental Health Disorders

Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Attend this interactive and experiential seminar and you will learn how to integrate nutritional and complementary/alternative approaches into traditional therapy to treat depression, chronic pain, trauma, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD and eating disorders. Join integrative mental health expert, Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC, as she gives you tools to incorporate the following integrative medicine techniques into your practice:

  • Energy psychology
  • Somatic therapies
  • Herbs, nutrients, vitamins and minerals
  • Yoga, mindfulness, and breathing techniques
  • Food and diet strategies
  • Acupuncture and light therapies
  • Many more!

In this seminar, you will learn by doing and return to your work energized personally and professionally with new tools to enhance therapeutic outcomes. Walk away with a toolbox of positive health strategies to promote wellbeing and self-care of the body and mind.

Help your clients reduce or avoid the use of pharmaceuticals, by discovering alternative, positive ways of balancing their mood and enhancing their focus.
Objectives:
  1. Identify the range of methods used in integrative medicine for mental health.
  2. Explain the association between diet, nutrition and mental illness.
  3. Define nutritional methods to treat mood and other disorders.
  4. Practice specific yoga, mindfulness and breath retraining exercises for anxiety reduction.
  5. Show how energy psychology, somatic therapies and neurofeedback can be used in practice.
  6. Illustrate the prevention and treatment of systemic inflammation and gluten sensitivity in depression.
  7. List foods that harm and foods that heal the body and mind.

LESLIE KORN, PH.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB

Leslie Korn, PH.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB, 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.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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