Level 1 Training
Month 1: Amino Acids, Neurotransmitter Function, Addiction and Mood Disorders, part 1
Month 2: Amino Acids, Neurotransmitter Function, Addiction
and Mood Disorders, part 2
Month 3: Crucial Nutrient Co-Factors; Hypoglycemia
Month 4: The Pro-Recovery Diet (Taught by Pati Reiss)
Month 5: Putting It All Together
Month 1: Healthy Digestion and Absorption, part 1
Month 2: Healthy Digestion and Absorption, part 2
Month 3: Eating Disorders
Month 4: Hormone Issues, part 1
Month 5: Hormone Issues, part 2
Month 6: Brain Inflammation: Symptoms, Causes & Solutions
Month 7: Major Mental Illness
Month 8: Putting It All Together
Programs and Courses
We are offering two exciting online training programs. The purpose of these programs are to thoroughly train mental health and addiction counselors, therapists and any qualified practitioners who are interested in learning how brain chemistry re-balancing and diet play a vital role in addiction recovery, relapse prevention and sustained mental health. This online program leads to a certification as a Certified Recovery Nutrition Coach, (CRNC)
The Level 1 Training:
Begins September 6th, 2017
Every Other Wednesday 9-11AM OR 6:15-8:15 PM MTN time
This five month, Level 1 program thoroughly introduces students to the use of amino acids, and the Pro-Recovery Diet in addressing symptoms of neurotransmitter depletion such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, cravings and relapse. The use of vitamin and mineral co-factors, blood sugar regulation, and the Pro-Recovery diet, all of which further support brain function, are covered in detail.
Graduates should be able to confidently utilize the “Amino Acid Therapy Chart” to create effective programs using targeted amino acids and other nutrients to support clients in their efforts towards mental health, emotional well-being, and addiction recovery. Towards this end, they will also be able to help their clients identify deficits in their current diets, and create healthy meal plans tailored to their own lifestyles and cooking abilities.
The Advanced Training:
Begins in January 2018!
Every Other Tuesday 6:15-8:15 pm or Saturday AM 9-11 am, MTN time
This eight month, Level 2 program follows Level 1. It applies the tenets of Functional Medicine to mental health and addiction recovery. This program includes training in digestive issues such as digestion and absorption, dysbiosis and food intolerances; hormone regulation; nutritional causes of major mental illnesses; nutritional approaches to pain and insomnia; and the effects of toxicity and brain inflammation on mood, pain and behavior.
Graduates should be able to assess their clients for possible issues in the above areas, refer out for further testing and treatment, and recommend basic nutritional and herbal interventions
The program will consist of one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour case consultation group per month, for each course. The lectures and group can be attended in Centennial, CO or remotely, via Webex. The lectures will be recorded for those who have to miss a lecture. The case consultations will include a nutritional workup on each participant. There is a required and recommended reading list for each course.
None for the Core Training. Prerequisites for the Advanced Training include one of the following: Completion of the five month Core Training; Completion of the three day weekend Core Training; or permission by instructor.
Certification in Biochemical and Nutritional Approaches to Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, Level 1 & Level 2: Christina Veselak, LMFT, CN will present graduates with a certification as a Certified Recovery Nutrition Coach, Level 1 or 2, if they meet the following criteria:
For Level 1, they must complete a written and oral presentation of two cases, write a response to 2 written cases, and write out a 3-day Pro-Recovery Diet meal plan. The purpose is to demonstrate the ability to explain the significance of hypoglycemia to their clients, comfort with amino acid therapy practice, and an ability to help their clients abide by the tenets of the Pro-Recovery Diet.
Graduates of Level 2 must complete a written and oral presentation of two cases, send in a list of referal resources local to their area, and write a short book review of the books they chose to read for the course. This certification is renewable every 2 years.
CEU's are available for each course for an extra fee.
Level 1: $1,500. (Alliance Member 10% discount is $1,350.)
For $300/mo payments:
Advanced Training (Level 2): $2,400. (Alliance Member 10% discount is $2,160)
For $300/mo payments:
Tuition can be paid in full, or in monthly increments, by check or credit card, payable to Christina Veselak. See payment form. Cost of program is tax deductible.
You can either download, fill out and email the form to Christinaveselak@gmail.com or download, print and mail form to:
Christina Veselak, LMFT
7200 E Dry Creek Rd C-203
Centennial, CO 80112
Questions? Please call 303-888-9617
If you pay monthly, you are responsible for payment until you inform us in writing that you are withdrawing from the course. This is because you will have access to all the course materials until we remove your name from the mailing list. If you have paid in full, you may either take a leave of absense, and resume the next time the course is offered, or your refund will be pro-rated according to the number of months left in the course after you inform us in writing that you will be withdrawing. A $20 administrative fee will be charged.
ACADEMY FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH NUTRITION
First and foremost, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to you for putting together the recent conference in KC. I don't think my brain has swelled so much since college, what, with all of that delicious information I absorbed! Lol. Your intelligence and passion when it comes to mental health and amino acid therapy is breathtakingly beautiful. When I think of all the lives you've bettered and/or saved, I not only feel emotional, I feel a deep-rooted desire to serve others in the same fashion. You see, people are my passion, and it's taken my entire adult life to finally discover how I can utilize that passion for the greater good. And for that, I want to thank you. Bryce Arnett, SLC 10/16
Mental Health and Addiction Nutrition is an exciting and evolving field. We train Addiction and Mental Health Professionals how to accurately identify and effectively address the biochemically driven causes of mental health and behavioral disorders. We offer specialized and convenient online classes which teach brain chemistry re-balancing through diet and orthomolecular therapies and interventions. We offer CEU’s through NANP, and comprehensive certificate programs.
Become a Mental Health Nutrition Specialist!
We are offering two exciting online training programs for the public. The purpose of these programs are to thoroughly train mental health and addiction counselors, therapist and any qualified practitioner who is interested in how brain chemistry re-balancing and diet play a vital role in addiction recovery, relapse prevention and sustained mental health. This online program leads to a certification as an addiction and mental health recovery coach.