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When your client’s whole health is the focus of treatment, they’ll make more progress, faster.

But as a therapist – how do you support your clients beyond talk therapy while staying within your scope of practice?

When your anxious clients are still jittery and tense despite your best CBT – should you start working with them on their food and beverage choices?

When your depressed clients are sluggish and sleeping all day – can you suggest a supplement?

Could there be nutritional deficiencies lurking in the background with your traumatized clients who just aren’t recovering?

Traditional therapy strategies don’t work with every client. You have to be prepared to offer more.

That’s why we’re inviting you to this one-of-a-kind immersive certification training course! Join renowned nutrition and mental health expert Vicki Steine, DSc, LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP, as she helps you develop the skills you need to create effective treatment plans that harness the power of nutritional and integrative medicine.

PLUS by attending, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist (CMNCS)* through Evergreen Certifications (certification fees included with registration)! This professional investment will increase your expertise on nutrition for mental health and transform your practice.

Feel empowered to confidently and ethically integrate nutrition into your treatment within your scope of practice by joining us in: Brookfield, WI or ONLINE May 15th-17th or in Dallas, TX May 20th-22nd! Your education, your choice!

If you can’t make it to any of those dates, that’s okay! This event is available on-demand too! Click here for details about our self-study option.

*Professional standards apply. Click here for certification information.


Register NOW to become the integrative therapist your clients need you to be by harnessing the power of food as medicine!

 
Mental Health & Nutrition Certification Training
Limited Time! Save $200 - Offer Ends 5/1/2024!

Brookfield, WI
May 15-17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee-Brookfield

$699.99 $499.99
Virtual Webcast
May 15-17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • Broadcast live from Brookfield
  • Watch from your home or office

$599.99 $399.99
Dallas, TX
May 20-22, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Market Center

$699.99 $499.99

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 while you develop practical skills so you can confidently and ethically integrate nutrition into your treatment within your scope of practice!


Here’s What You’ll Learn Over Three Days


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 auto immune, 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

Objectives

  1. Evaluate mood and behavior in clients using micro-and macronutrients. 
  2. Justify how macronutrients and micronutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
  3. Determine how gluten and casein sensitivity may influence the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
  4. Apply integrated and nutritional medicine safely and ethically within your professional discipline’s scope of practice.
  5. Correlate assessments to differentiate between a clinical presentation of mental illnesses vs. nutritional and/or hormonal imbalances. 
  6. Construct treatment plans through six unique nutritional methods for clients with mood lability. 
  7. Determine key nutrients that support the function of both the brain and the gut, the “second brain”.
  8. Implement evidence-based protocols for nutritional approaches for six DSM-5 categories 
  9. Evaluate how client eating patterns may influence their mental health by using a food-mood assessment tool
  10. Develop a Cultural Formulation tool using the DSM-5 to inform your treatment planning process
  11. Apply at least one stage-specific nutritional methods to assist clients in all stages of life. 
  12. Distinguish practical tools to assist clients in understanding comprehensive non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies and protocols and how they can use those to help manage their mental health. 
  13. Evaluate nutrition-based alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD. 
  14. Utilize at least one strategy to enhance digestion to decrease anxiety.
  15. Inspect the presented research on how essential fatty acids can help clients diagnosed with mood disorders alleviate symptoms (as is within your scope of practice)
  16. Design a plan to increase serotonin through nutrition and exercise. 
  17. Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variation on mental health disorders.
  18. Analyze the efficacy of comprehensive elimination diets in order to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and fatigue.  
  19. Create an integrative health team to improve clinical outcomes.
Certification Made Simple



In just three easy steps, you will become a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Specialist* (CMNCS)!

  • Step 1: Attend the conference.
  • Step 2: Complete the CE test and instantly print your CE certificate.
  • Step 3: Submit your application to Evergreen Certifications and we’ll cover the cost of your certification fee for 2 years (a $249.99 value!)

That's it! No hidden fees, no catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/cmncs.

We partner with Evergreen Certifications to include certification with some of our products. When you purchase such a product, we may disclose your information to Evergreen Certifications for purposes of providing services directly to you or to contact you regarding relevant offers.
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Mental Health & Nutrition Certification Training
Limited Time! Save $200 - Offer Ends 5/1/2024!

Brookfield, WI
May 15-17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee-Brookfield

$699.99 $499.99
Virtual Webcast
May 15-17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • Broadcast live from Brookfield
  • Watch from your home or office

$599.99 $399.99
Dallas, TX
May 20-22, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Market Center

$699.99 $499.99

Brookfield, WI • May 15-17, 2024


DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee-Brookfield
18155 W Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045
262-792-1212  
Reserve Your Room Now!
Special rate expires April 24, 2024!

Dallas, TX • May 20-22, 2024


Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Market Center
2727 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
214-630-5332  
Reserve Your Room Now!
Special rate expires April 21, 2024!
Meet Your Awesome Trainer


Vicki Steine
Vicki Steine, DSc., LCSW, BCHN, IFNCP, has been a social worker for more than 25 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She 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

Is this training right for me?
 
This training is designed for:
  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Dietitians
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
Mental Health & Nutrition Certification Training
Limited Time! Save $200 - Offer Ends 5/1/2024!

Brookfield, WI
May 15-17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee-Brookfield

$699.99 $499.99
Virtual Webcast
May 15-17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • Broadcast live from Brookfield
  • Watch from your home or office

$599.99 $399.99
Dallas, TX
May 20-22, 2024

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
  • Earn up to 19 CE hours!
  • Includes CMNCS Certification*!
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Market Center

$699.99 $499.99
Frequently Asked Questions

Is this training right for me?

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.


How can I become a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Specialist* (CMNCS)?

Become a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Specialist* is simple: attend the workshop, complete the CE test, and submit your application to Evergreen Certifications. Best of all, your certification fee is covered for two years with your registration for this workshop!


Do I really need a certification?

Yes! 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. But don’t just take my word for it, listen to your colleagues:

I love the certifications I have from Evergreen Certifications! I feel that it has helped me narrow my focus and be targeted in my training rather than choosing from the several trainings out there in various subjects. Now, I go to Evergreen Certifications to find out what may be helpful to add to my skillset, look at the recommended trainings and go from there!” -Mary E.

Certification has opened up my practice in ways I could never have imagined!” -Don S.


Should I attend the virtual or in-person event?

Everyone learns differently. Mental health professionals are once again embracing the opportunity to travel for training, seeking the enriching experiences of live interactions, valuable networking, and the sheer joy of exploring new destinations. However, if travel/in-person learning isn’t feasible for you, rest assured that you can still access this training and certification! We offer convenient options, including attending a live webcast or opting for a self-study version, allowing you to learn at your own pace and on your own terms.


Is there a guarantee?

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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