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3-Day: Nutrition for Mental Health Certification Course
3-Day: Nutrition for Mental Health Certification Course

Where:   SEATTLE, WA

When:  Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - Friday, March 6, 2020

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$699.99
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$599.99
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15920 W VALLEY HWY
SEATTLE, WA 98188
Phone:  (425) 227-8844
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Course Description:

Here’s what you’ll learn in this certificate training …

  • Improve mood and behavior in clients using micro and macronutrients

  • Ideas for practical, affordable and individualized diets along with optimal cooking methods and recipes

  • Safety and ethically apply integrated and nutritional medicine within your professional discipline’s scope of practice

  • Improve assessment by learning to differentiate between a clinical presentation of mental illnesses vs. nutritional and/or hormonal imbalances

  • Customize treatment plans through six unique nutritional methods for clients with mood lability

  • Nourish both the brain and the gut, the “second brain,” through key nutrients

  • Learn to identify gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients

  • Implement evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5® categories

  • Evaluate how client eating patterns may influence their mental health by using a food-mood assessment tool

  • Increase compliance by using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to inform you treatment planning process

  • Prevent side effects of polymedicine use through evaluation of drug-nutrient-herbal interactions

  • Decrease dissociative symptoms in clients through stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods

  • Improve focus for clients with anxiety disorders with breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation

  • Adapt complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD

  • Learn when psychotropic medications, herbal medicines, and nutrients can be harmful to clients

  • Improve anxiety and depression symptoms with essential fatty acids

  • Discover how circadian rhythm contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder

  • Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment
Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
  2. Articulate how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
  3. Evaluate the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions regarding 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. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutrition and/or hormonal imbalance.
  7. Recommend six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
  8. Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
  9. Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
  10. Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
  11. Interview clients using the DSM-5® Cultural Formation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
  12. Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
  13. Illustrate stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
  14. Integrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
  15. Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
  16. Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
  17. Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
  18. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
OUTLINE

The Complex Relationship between Mental and Physical Health

How Foods Affects Moods
  • Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
  • Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
  • Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
  • The connection between food, depression, diabetes and obesity
  • Physiological causes of fatigue, depression and anxiety
  • Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
  • Minerals: Magnesium, calcium
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
  • Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
  • Fats: Essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
  • Protein: the building blocks of happiness
  • Nutrients to improve mental health and cognitive function
  • Vitamins, minerals, glandulars, and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
  • Regulate hormonal imbalance
  • Balance blood sugar to balance mood
  • Cultural and genetic variations
  • Enhance digestion for mental health
  • Thyroid function and mental health
The Truth About Popular Supplements and 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
  • Adaptogens: Ginseng, licorice, ashwaganda
  • Melatonin
  • Smell, mood, and cognition
  • Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
  • Interactions with pharmaceuticals
Physiological Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD
  • Transcending mind-body separation: Understanding the complex relationships
  • The factors that cause “chemical imbalance”
  • Beyond pharmaceutical management
  • Balancing circadian rhythm
  • Apply breathing exercises for mental health
  • Enhance sleep and address insomnia

Assessments and Evidence-Based Research

Assessments Using Integrative Approaches
  • Conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
  • Conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
  • Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
  • The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
  • Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
  • Anxiety and PTSD
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Fatigue
  • Anger
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Other mental health concerns
Recognizing When “Mental Illness” is Something Else
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Anxiety vs. hypoglycemia
  • Inflammation
  • Digestion
  • Depressed, fatigue or malnourished?
  • Side effects of medications
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
  • 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

Clinical Applications – Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Strategies

Holistic Treatment Interventions
  • Address clients concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
  • Herbal medicine for mental health
  • Strategies for clients who want to stop their medications
  • Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
  • Exercise: Elevate serotonin and regulate stress hormones
  • Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
  • Toning, binaural music
Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for:
  • Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
  • Anxiety, PTSD, and complex trauma
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • Body dysmorphia
  • OCD
  • Bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Obesity
  • Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
Practical Tools to Accelerate Treatment Results, Improve Energy, and Gain Mental Clarity
  • Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Fake
  • Sleep: The 4 habits critical to refreshing sleep
  • Exercise: Elevate serotonin and regulate stress hormones
  • Stress: A Holistic Approach
  • Feed your brain
What You Need to Know about Somatic Therapies
  • The spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • The NADA protocol for addictions
  • Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia, and optimal cognition
  • When to refer
Unique 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
Apply Techniques Within Your Scope of Practice
  • Ethics, law and competency
  • Nutritional therapies
  • Culinary medicine
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Herbal medicine
  • Hydrotherapies for mood management
  • Bodywork therapies
  • Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
  • Sound and music for insomnia and mood
  • Stage appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
  • Integrative detoxification for addiction
Build an Integrative Health Team
  • When and where to refer clients
  • How to find the right provider
  • Questions to ask before referring
  • Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
  • Professional organizations and more training
  • Controversies and hot topics
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Dietitians
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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 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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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 19.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
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Washington Counselors: This activity has been submitted to the Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers Board. Approval pending.


Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians
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PESI, Inc. PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 19.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This program/material is designated as LEVEL 2.


Marriage & Family Therapists
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Washington Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been submitted to the Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers Board. Approval pending.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 19.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours or 1.9 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists
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California Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 19.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Washington Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Washington Psychologists.
The Washington Examining Board of Psychology recognizes continuing education activities sponsored by regional or state psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Washington Social Workers: This activity has been submitted to the Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers Board. Approval pending.


Other Professions
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