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Comprehensive, scientific functional medicine training for psychiatrists, doctors & more

Transform your clinical practice with the most extensive Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Food Addiction (FA) training available! Join functional expert and best-selling author of Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating, James Greenblatt, MD, for a 5-week intensive training to guide you through treating the underlying causes of binge eating and food addiction to restore patient wellness.

Dr. Greenblatt brings the best of traditional medicine, therapy, and functional medicine together to help you understand and address the biochemical imbalances causing cravings, binge eating and neurotransmitter dysregulation. Through hands-on weekly discussions, he’ll walk you through his New Hope Model for binge eating, which integrates lab testing, nutritional supplementation, dietary modifications, and medication.

Enroll Now In the Intensive
2024 Session:

August 6 – September 3, 2024 (5-week program)

This training is ideal for:

Psychiatrists and clinicians (MD/DO), nurses and nurse practitioners, therapists, physicians and physician assistants, naturopathic physicians, dieticians, nutritionists, and other health and mental health clinicians

Enrollment fee:

$899 $799 with the Early Bird rate!
(Rate ends June 30th)

Accreditation:

Eligible for 8.25 CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ credits

Questions about the program? Please email education@psychiatryredefined.org.

Our BED and FA training is the most comprehensive functional psychiatric program for expanding your clinical toolkit. You’ll learn protocols to help your patients correct biochemistry, rebalance appetite, restore optimal brain function, and sustain recovery through healthy dietary and lifestyle modifications.

Step-by-step, Dr. Greenblatt will teach you how to create personalized patient treatment plans that target the biochemical pathways regulating appetite, allowing clinicians from all backgrounds to address and resolve the unique imbalances that perpetuate hunger and cravings.

You’ll gain invaluable clinical pearls through weekly clinical discussions led by Dr. Greenblatt where you can discuss real patient cases and learn how to apply protocols immediately in your practice. Discover a brand new set of clinical strategies that you can immediately implement to help your patients achieve lasting recovery.

Best of all, you’ll join a dedicated community of like-minded providers with whom you can collaborate and share valuable practice and treatment resources.

Have questions about this training?

Book a private call with founder and eating disorders expert, Dr. James Greenblatt, to learn more and discuss your clinical goals.

We realize that investing in a professional educational program is a significant decision. Dr. Greenblatt offers free and private discovery calls (30min) to discuss the Intensive, answer questions, and help you determine if the program is a good fit for your practice. If you have questions about booking or you are an international resident, please email our Director of Education at education@psychiatryredefined.org and she will reach out to you directly to help you book a call.

Gain effective functional medicine strategies to help your patients move beyond dieting, injectable solutions, and medical stigmas.

Research shows that obesity, binge eating, and food addiction are driven by metabolic disruptions and gut-brain signaling problems, not a lack of willpower. Learn how to apply proven functional treatment models to regulate neurotransmission and appetite, rebalance nutrition, and end the cycle of disordered eating.

Enhance Your Toolbox & Enroll

The Psychiatry Redefined BED & FA Intensive Training

Join Dr. James Greenblatt as he personally guides you through his New Hope Model for binge eating and food addiction treatment, as detailed in his bestseller, Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating. In just two months, you’ll learn the science behind appetite, the latest traditional and complementary approaches for recovery from binge-eating disorder and food addiction, and research-based solutions to help your patients reclaim a healthy relationship with food. This training will completely transform your practice and approach to BED patient care, providing you with the tools to better support patients in mastering balance, and relinquishing the shame and guilt associated with these conditions.

What’s Included in the Intensive

  • Weekly Clinical Discussions: Join faculty for 5 live group supervisions (rounds) each week to discuss curriculum and protocols, review interventions and testing methodologies, ask questions, and get feedback on real cases.
  • 5+ Hours of Direct Faculty Mentorship: Receive clinical guidance from Dr. Greenblatt, the pioneering expert in eating disorders, who has researched, developed, and implemented effective interventions with patients for decades
  • Guided, Self-paced Study: Learn at your own pace with our online curriculum, while our faculty guides you through each weekly topic
  • 15+ Hours of Clinician-Led Education: Discover curriculum and extensive conference presentations on wide-ranging binge eating and food addiction research and functional treatment approaches
  • Community of Like-minded Providers: Connect with your peers on a supportive community forum to discuss cases, treatments, curriculum and resources, plus discover new tools to help you enhance your practice.
  • Special Lectures: Access to exclusive webinars, Functional Medicine for BED: Is There a Place for the Ketogenic Diet? and Amino Acid Precursors for Neurotransmitter Synthesis

Intensive Basics

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Learn how to create personalized, science-based treatment plans that address the root causes of binge eating and food addiction; learn how to test, treat and restore patients’ unique biochemical deficiencies, and regulate neurotransmitters; learn diagnostic tools and functional interventions to facilitate patient recovery.

ELIGIBILITY

Mental health providers such as psychiatrists and clinicians (MD/DO), nurses and nurse practitioners, therapists, physicians and physician assistants, naturopathic physicians, dieticians, nutritionists, and other health and mental health clinicians

TRAINING STRUCTURE

Combined live and recorded online curriculum featuring 15 hours of curriculum. Self-paced study. Accessible from any device.

FACULTY MENTORING

Yes; live, weekly faculty guidance during group supervisions equaling 5+ hours of direct mentorship from Dr. Greenblatt.

ACCREDITATION

Eligible for 8.25 CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ credits from the New Hope for Binge Eating Disorder & Food Addiction Symposium

PROGRAM LENGTH & ACCESS

5-week program with 12 months of access to all online curriculum and material

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is now open for the Summer 2024 session (August 6 – September 3, 2024)

TUITION

Program fee: $899 $799 with the Early Bird rate (Rate ends June 30th)

Discover key clinical concepts to address biochemistry, genetic makeup, diet, lifestyle and psychology for drastically better patient outcomes.

In this Intensive, you’ll learn:

  • The fundamentals of Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) and Food Addiction (FA), including diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, and more
  • How neurotransmitter regulation affects hunger and satiety signaling
  • How to address amino acid deficiencies to improve appetite regulation
  • What lab tests to run and how to analyze results for personalized treatment
  • The neural correlates of food and sugar addiction, and how to address it
  • How and what medications to use in treatment
  • The relationship of sleep and insomnia in appetite control
Enroll Now in the BED Intensive

Hands-on Clinical Mentoring & Community Support

Learn in a robust and supportive community, and benefit from live, weekly mentoring and discussion sessions (supervisions) conducted by Dr. Greenblatt. These supervisions are designed for collaborative case discussions with peers, where you can exchange clinical insights and navigate challenging, real-world cases. Each discussion is led with practical application in mind, focusing on one clinical concept and ensuring that the knowledge you gain can be immediately implemented with your patients.

Supervisions typically take place on Tuesdays at 8pm EST via Zoom. Attendance is encouraged but not required, and all supervisions are recorded for later viewing.

Weekly Topics & Discussions

  • Week 1 (Aug. 6): Introduction, New Hope Model & Amino Acids
  • Week 2 (Aug. 13): Omegas/Essential Fatty Acids, Cholesterol & Ketogenic Diets
  • Week 3 (Aug 20): Vitamins & Minerals
  • Week 4 (Aug 27): Diet, Ultra-Processed Foods, Exorphins, B3 & Lithium
  • Week 5 (Sept. 3): Medications and GLP-1 Agonists

What You’ll Get

Hands-on faculty guidance, community support and collaboration, groundbreaking protocols… and so much more.
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  • A sustainable, long-term functional medicine plan for treating binge eating and food addiction
  • Comprehensive understanding of the neurological and biochemical complexities of BED
  • Clinical guidance on integrating the New Hope Model into your practice
  • Direct community support on cases, treatment and practice management
  • Treatment protocols based on analyzing and addressing nutritional deficiencies
  • Specific guidance on when and how to use medication,
  • Science-backed functional medicine strategies for personalized care
  • Guidelines for testing and recommendations for supplementation and augmentation
  • Treatment pearls and interventions gleamed from Dr. Greenblatt’s 30 years of experience

Functional Medicine for Binge Eating Disorder Course Breakdown

This two-module course introduces Dr. Greenblatt’s breakthrough New Hope Model for BED patients, as outlined in his bestselling book, Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating. This New Hope Model serves as the cornerstone for this training, and teaches you how to identify imbalances in the brain, assess and treat via lab testing, and correct deficiencies and excesses through nutritional supplementation and augmentation. You’ll learn how the gut-brain connection and microbiome influence eating behaviors, along with how and what medications fit into treatment for each patient.

Module 1: BED Overview & Neurochemistry, Amino Acids, Regulation and Food Addiction

In the first module, you’ll gain a comprehensive overview of BED diganostic criteria, epidemiology and key features of BED. Dr. Greenblatt will then dive into the chemical underpinnings of appetite, neurotransmitter regulation, and how this affects hunger and satiety signaling. The majority of the module will cover amino acids and the significant interplay between these and neurotransmission. You’ll learn common causes of amino acid deficiencies, the nutrients necessary for digestion and regulation, the complexities of amino acid absorption and depletion, and nutritional strategies for addressing imbalances. Finally, Dr. Greenblatt will cover the neural correlation between processed foods, like sugar and MSG, as they relate to food addiction.

Module 2: Nutritional Supplementation, the Gut-Brain Axis, Medications & Personalized Treatment

In module 2, Dr. Greenblatt examines opiate neuropeptides, their impact on cognition and behavior, and targeted lab testing. This module will then explore the role of vitamins and minerals in-depth—specifically, B vitamins, Vitamin D and Magnesium—and their role in energy metabolism, enzyme function, nutrient absorption, neurotransmitter synthesis, and inflammation. He provides clinical pearls for resolving imbalances and deficiencies, along with treatment implications and recommended formulations. The nuances of the gut-brain axis, microbiome, and dysbiosis will be examined as they pertain to appetite and behavior. Dr. Greenblatt will conclude the module with a helpful review of key medications for BED and how they fit into the treatment toolbox, along with a comprehensive review of the New Hope Model, how to personalize patient treatment, and additional therapies to support the body-mind connection with your patients.

Learn evidence-based interventions from exclusive expert presentations

  • A Functional and Integrative Medicine Model for Binge-Eating Disorder: Neurotransmitters, Amino Acids, and More – James Greenblatt, MD
  • The Etiology & Treatment of Co-Morbid Sleep, Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction & Night Eating Syndrome – Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD
  • CBT and BED: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies to Decrease Binge Eating – Kate Craigen, PhD
  • Pharmacology for BED and Food Addiction: Mastering Balance – James Greenblatt, MD
  • The Science of Sugar Addiction: How Our Brain and Behavior are Impacted by Processed Food – Nicole Avena, PhD
  • The Case For and Against Food Addiction: A Scientific & Legal Analysis – Robert Lustig, MD
  • The Role of MSG and Dietary Exorphins on Food Addiction – James Greenblatt, MD
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Clinician-Led Education & Guidance

Discover a wealth of research-backed instruction developed and led by Dr. James Greenblatt, a psychiatrist with decades of clinical experience in functional medicine and nutritional psychiatry.
James Greenblatt MD

James Greenblatt, MD

A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA for nearly 20 years, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.

An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, educator, and author, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. Through three decades of practice and research, Dr. Greenblatt is a leading contributor to helping physicians and patients understand the role of personalized medicine for mental illness.

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He is the author of eight books, including the best-seller, Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. His updated edition of Answers to Anorexia was released in October 2021 and his newest book, Functional & Integrative Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal is available now.

Dr. Greenblatt is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the personalized, evidence-based treatment of mental health. Psychiatry Redefined offers continuing online education, CME-approved courses, webinars, and a professional Fellowship in functional and integrative medicine for mental illness. To learn more, please visit www.JamesGreenblattMD.com.

Join us to learn the breakthrough BED therapies that your patients deserve.

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Tuition Details:

$899
$799
with the Early Bird rate!

The Summer 2024 session runs August 6 – September 10, 2024. The Early Bird rate ends June 30, 2024 at midnight. The BED Intensive runs once a year; details on future sessions will be released in early 2025. Questions? Please email education@psychiatryredefined.org.