Culinary Medicine and Nutritional Therapies for Mental Health

Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont 
6 CE Contact Hours

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Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC

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Course Description: 

This workshop will provide an introduction to the field of culinary medicine and nutritional therapies for mental health, exploring its scope of practice, assessment, scientific evidence, clinical principles, and indigenous knowledge systems for the use of foods, herbs, spices, dietary and supplement protocols for the prevention and treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and cognitive performance. Dr. Korn will cover the integration of this work into counseling and psychotherapy, deconstruct dietary myths, and outline next steps for further training. 

Learning Objectives - at the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Utilize the Korn Nutritional Food/Mood Assessment
  2. List six specific dietary interventions for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia 
  3. Identify  four nutritional supplements that can improve mood and behavior
  4. Outline two methods for improving function of the microbiome or Second Brain
  5. Describe two ways in which culture and genetics influence culinary medicine and mental health
  6. List three “Good food/bad food” myth

Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, author of Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body, and Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, specializes in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and chronic physical and emotional illness. She provides clients effective alternatives to psychotropic medication, coaches mental health clinicians moving into nutrition and integrative medicine. She completed her graduate education in the departments of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Coffee and Registration
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Overview of the field and terms of reference
Principles of culinary medicine mental health
Ethics and Scope of Practice
10:00 AM -10:15 AM
Break and Refreshments 
10:15 AM - 11:30  AM
          The Second Brain
          The Food Mood diary
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Culture, genome and diet
Good food/bad food myths
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
(in the Retreat cafeteria and included with your registration)
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Putting it all together:
 Diet, supplement and herbal protocols  for depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and cognitive performance 
Training: The next steps 
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Questions and Answers