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FREE 3-Day Virtual Live Event
Mental Health & Nutrition Certification Course
Featuring Vicki Steine, DSc, LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP
April 3rd – 5th, 2024 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central
$599.99 — Absolutely FREE!
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!*
*CE hours, Certification, and Certificate of Completion are available for an additional cost. Register for more information.

Whether you're just learning about nutrition for mental health or you're looking for new ways to expand your nutritional approach, this training will give you crucial insights into the power of food as medicine so you can confidently and ethically integrate nutrition into your treatment within your scope of practice!

Designed for counselors, social workers, psychotherapists, dietitians, marriage & family therapists, psychologists, addiction counselors, therapists, nurses, case managers, occupational therapists, and other mental health professionals...

...you'll get access to 3 full days of training on the core aspects of nutrition for mental health and how to incorporate them into clinical practice, ABSOLUTELY FREE.

And on April 3rd-5th, 2024, you can join your colleagues and Vicki Steine, DSc., LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP, where you'll receive:

  • 3 days of LIVE expert-led training
  • The complete set of course materials
  • On-demand access to the recording for 14 days
  • And the opportunity to get your questions answered directly live during the training

This unique, free opportunity may not come again...

And at no cost, you've got nothing to lose! Register today!


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FREE 3-Day Virtual Live Event
Mental Health & Nutrition Certification Course
Featuring Vicki Steine, DSc, LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP
April 3rd – 5th, 2024 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central
$599.99 — Absolutely FREE!
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!*
*CE hours, Certification, and Certificate of Completion are available for an additional cost. Register for more information.
Meet Your Trainer
Kimberly Morrow

Vicki Steine, DSc, LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP, has been a social worker for more than 25 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and works with children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, Tourettes' syndrome, addiction, and trauma in her private practice in the Atlanta area. Dr. Steine received her master's in Social Work from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, a Nutrition Certified Practitioner through the Integrated and Functional Nutrition Academy, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Steine enjoys combining her skills as a social worker and nutrition educator to help her clients who struggle with staying organized, keeping focused at work or school, and overcoming the anxiety and depression that often prevents them from fully living their lives. She integrates nutrition, mind-body exercises, and traditional psychotherapy methods, like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, to help her clients get on with living their lives optimally. She has spoken at many conferences and delivered workshops providing education to professionals and lay people alike on the benefits of nutrition and improving mental health. Dr. Steine has had personal success using a holistic approach, including nutrition and supplements, to recover from a near-death boating accident and an episode of debilitating depression.

Click here for information about Vicki Steine.

What You'll Learn

The Complex Relationship between Mental and Physical Health

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 
  • Applying breathing exercises for mental health
  • Enhance sleep and address insomnia 

How Foods Affect 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, ashwagandha
  • Melatonin
  • Interactions with pharmaceuticals 

Assessments and Evidence-Based Research

Recognizing When “Mental Illness” is Something Else

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Anxiety vs. hypoglycemia
  • Inflammation
  • Digestion
  • Depressed, fatigued 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
  • Anxiety and digestion
  • The Second Brain: Microbiome, probiotics and GABA, and anxiety
  • Sleep, adrenal health, and rhythms 
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Genetics, depression and brain
  • PTSD and autoimmune, addictions and cognition
  • ADHD, ASD and food sensitivities 
  • Integrative approach recovery from addictions

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 

Assessments Using Integrative Approaches

  • Conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
  • Conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
  • The Cultural Formulation Interview
  • Basic lab tests for optimal mental health 

Clinical Applications – Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Strategies 

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

Unique Issues Across the Lifespan

  • Children: Supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
  • Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
  • Preventing cognitive decline
  • Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers 

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

Apply Techniques Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Ethics, law and competency
  • Nutritional therapies 
  • Culinary medicine
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Nutritional supplementation 
  • Herbal medicine
  • Integrative detoxification for addiction
FREE 3-Day Virtual Live Event
Mental Health & Nutrition Certification Course
Featuring Vicki Steine, DSc, LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP
April 3rd – 5th, 2024 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central
$599.99 — Absolutely FREE!
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!*
*CE hours, Certification, and Certificate of Completion are available for an additional cost. Register for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions

If you're a mental health professional and you're ready to take your practice to the next level by being a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Specialist*, this is the training for you. In just three days, you'll develop the skills you need to create effective treatment plans for a variety of common diagnoses, including ADHD, anxiety, PTSD and substance use disorders, and so much more! When you complete this training, you'll have a robust set of skills and techniques that will bring you treatment success with client after client, session after session.

*Standards apply, learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/cmncs

No catch. PESI offers several free training courses every year on the most current and effective approaches in therapy. It's our way of giving back to the community of clinicians who are doing such important work in the world and of meeting our mission of connecting knowledge with need.

It's free to watch the summit live, PLUS you get unlimited free replay access for 14 days after the training! Replays will be available within the week after the workshop ends and will be in your account portal.

If you would like to be a part of this event but are unable to attend live, you can still sign up for free to receive 14 days of access to the event recordings to watch on your own! Or, you can purchase the self-study package and learn at your convenience.

This event is FREE to attend, and if you would like to earn up to 19 CE hours and obtain your certification, be sure to purchase your credit package in your portal after registering for just $99.99. Both live and self-study CE upgrades are available. Please note that you would need to watch the training live in order to receive live credit, and that self-study credit is available via the self-study upgrade rather than for the archive recordings.

We've worked hard to make sure as many licensed mental health professionals as possible are covered by this amazing training program.

To become a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist (CMNCS), please visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cmncs for comprehensive details on the professional standards and requirements. The process to attain CMNCS certification is straightforward: attend this training, submit your application, and you're ready to embark on your CMNCS journey! Getting certified demonstrates elevated competency in that you have met clear and established guidelines of training and experience. Being certified allows you to develop your practice specifically tailored to treating the clients you want to treat. Beyond this, you'll attract new clients to your practice by standing out in your field with your expert training and certification.

Yes! We're confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected. However, if you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260 and we will honor our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
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FREE 3-Day Virtual Live Event
Mental Health & Nutrition Certification Course
Featuring Vicki Steine, DSc, LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP
April 3rd – 5th, 2024 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central
$599.99 — Absolutely FREE!
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!*
*CE hours, Certification, and Certificate of Completion are available for an additional cost. Register for more information.

*Professional and additional requirements apply to be eligible for certification. Learn more about the CMNCS certification at www.evergreencertifications.com/cmncs.
*If you purchase Live CE, please note you would need to watch the presentations that are being presented live in order to receive live credit.

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