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5-Day Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine Certificate for Mental Health Professionals
5-Day Retreat: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine Certificate for Mental Health Professionals

Where:   SEDONA, AZ

When:  Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018




Course Description:

Clinicians often say to me: “I want to include Nutritional and Integrative Medicine methods into my practice but I am not sure where to begin or how to do this?” and, “What am I allowed to do”?

Many clients are already self-prescribing based on information obtained on the Internet or their friends. While many of these clinical methods have few negative side effects, some herbal supplements, juice fasts and other apparently healthy activities can have significant adverse outcomes if not tailored to the individuals’ psychobiology.

This training will provide state-of-the-art, clinical skills you need to help your clients safely navigate nutritional and integrative medicine.

You will also have opportunity to discuss cases, ask questions, develop new assessment skills and explore both metaphorical and scientific language that allows for effective communication with clients. Guest speakers who are leading voices in their respective disciplines, Judith Pentz, MD, and Dr. Mary Ann Osborn, Nurse Practitioner, will be joining us during the retreat to share their specific areas of expertise.

This content-rich retreat is organized with plenty of down time for rest, rejuvenation and relaxation in the pool or even for nourishing naps and massages. The Sedona Mago Retreat Center is in the magnificent desert landscape with labyrinths, walking paths, night skies and sunny days in which to rejuvenate while learning integrative clinical skills.

I look forward to seeing you in Sedona!

Best,
Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC
RETREAT SCHEDULE – April 18-22, 2018

Wednesday
3:00 pm – Check in & tour of the property
4:00 – 5:30 pm - Orientation
5:30 pm – Dinner (15-minute instruction - culinary medicine)
7:00 – 9:00 pm - Program

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
6:15 – 7:30 am – Optional Morning meditation, yoga or quiet walk
7:30 – 8:30 am – Breakfast (15-minute instruction - culinary medicine
8:45 – 11:45 am - Program
11:45 am – 1:30 pm – Lunch (15-minute instruction - culinary medicine)
1:30 – 3:30 pm – Program
3:30 – 5:15 pm – Rest and Rejuvenation* (non-CE hours)
5:15 – 6:30 pm – Dinner (15-minute instruction - culinary medicine)
7:15 – 8:15 pm – Case presentation, discussion and questions
*Afternoon options: Chi gong, exercise and breathing, massage or meditation (fees charged by the center may apply for massage)

Sunday
6:15 – 7:30 am – Optional Morning meditation, yoga or- culinary medicine
8:45 – 11:45 am - Program
11:45 am – 1:30 pm – Closing social lunch
Sleeping Accommodations:

If you would like to be paired up with another potential, unknown attendee to take advantage of the double occupancy rate, please call and let us know. We will aim to pair you up if somebody else registers who also would like to share.

In the meantime, please register at the single occupancy rate. If we are able to pair people, the $150 will be credited.


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Map and Driving Directions
Sedona Mago Retreat is located 40 miles southwest of downtown Sedona and 2.5 hours north of Phoenix. If this is your first trip driving to Sedona Mago Retreat, arrange your driving schedule so you can arrive during daylight hours because it goes through the National Forest and road signs and lighting are limited.

Shuttle Service
AZ Shuttle provides shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport directly to Sedona Mago Retreat Center.

Sedona Mago Retreat Center's Policies and Conditions

Cancellation Policy: Prior to April 1, 2018, you may receive a certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future live PESI sponsored seminar or a tuition refund less a $100 cancel fee. For cancellations received after April 1, 2018, you will receive a certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future live PESI sponsored seminar.

Please contact PESI customer service for information on non-CE seeking to register as a guest for pricing and other details.

Objectives
  1. Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
  2. Specify how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
  3. Present the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions with reference to six DSM™ categories.
  4. Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
  5. Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
  6. Explore the application of mindfulness methods in the treatment of eating disorders.
  7. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
  8. Present six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
  9. Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients
  10. Present evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5™ categories.
  11. Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.>/li>
  12. Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
  13. Interview clients using the DSM-5™ Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
  14. Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients in order to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
  15. Present stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
  16. Teach breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
  17. Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
  18. Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
  19. Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
  20. Investigate the science for the “second brain”; the gut-brain axis communication system of neurotransmitters.
  21. Comment on the science of circadian rhythm as it contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder.
  22. Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances.
  23. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
RETREAT CONTENT

CLINICAL APPLICATION AND EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH

Scope of Practice Information
  • Nutritional therapies
  • Culinary medicine
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Herbal medicine
  • Hydrotherapies for mood management
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bodywork therapies
  • Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
  • Sound and music for insomnia and mood
  • Light & dark therapies
  • Stage appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
  • Integrative detoxification for addiction
Assessments
  • Learn to conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
  • Learn to conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
  • Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
  • The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
  • 3 Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE USING INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES

Balancing the sleep/wake cycle in depression, bipolar and PTSD
  • Balancing circadian rhythm in depression, bipolar, PTSD
  • Applying special yogic breathing exercises for mental health
  • Enhance sleep and address insomnia
The Complex Relationships between Mental and Physical Health
  • Strategies to reduce inflammation: the major factor in depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD
  • Chronic illness, fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety and digestion
  • The Second brain: microbiome, probiotics and GABA and anxiety
  • Sleep, adrenal health and rhythms
  • Anger, alcohol abuse and liver health
  • Genetics, depression and brain
  • PTSD and auto immune, addictions and cognition
  • ADHD, ASD and food sensitivities
  • Integrative approach recovery from addictions
Beyond Pharmaceutical Management
  • Address clients concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
  • Herbal medicine for mental health
  • Strategies for coming off or reducing psychotropic
  • Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
  • Exercise: aerobic, anaerobic, yoga, core, land and water based
  • Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
  • Toning, binaural music
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
  • Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
  • Fats: essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
  • Protein: the building blocks of happiness
  • What nutrients improve mental health and cognitive function
  • Vitamins, mineral, glandulars and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
  • Hormones
  • Balance blood sugar to balance mood
  • Cultural and genetic variations
  • Enhance digestion for mental health
  • Thyroid function and mental health
Herbal Medicine
  • Seven major herbs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep and cognitive health
  • Endocannabinoid deficit theory
  • Cannabis and psychedelic medicine
  • THC versus CBD
  • Evidence for medical cannabis for mental health
  • PTSD and chronic pain
  • Smell, mood and cognition
  • Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
Special Issues Across the Lifespan
  • Children: supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
  • Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
  • Middle life: peri-menopause, menopause, andropause
  • Preventing cognitive decline
  • Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers
Somatic Therapies, Acupuncture and New Approaches
  • The spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
  • The NADA protocol for addictions
  • Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia and optimal cognition
Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for Treating the DSM-5™ Disorders
  • Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
  • Anxiety, PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • OCD
  • Bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
Develop a Niche Practice
  • The ethics and scope of your practice: ethics law and competency
  • Build an integrative health team
  • When and where to refer clients
  • Where to find the right provider
  • Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
  • Professional organizations and more training
  • Controversies and hot topics

LESLIE KORN, PH.D., MPH, LMHC

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 departments 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, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, Eat Right Feel Right and The Good Mood Kitchen. She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fulbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine. She is an approved clinical supervisor, core faculty at Capella University, 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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