In this 4-month online program, Dr. Greenblatt, author and pioneer in the field of functional psychiatry and founder of Psychiatry Redefined (PR), explores integrative and nutritional factors for the treatment of depression, along with clinical insight and recommendations from 35 years of clinical experience in functional medicine.
In this training, you will learn how to go beyond a symptomatic-based polypharmacy model, and apply evidence-based interventions focused on nutritional imbalances, inflammation, genetic vulnerability, and more. More specifically, Dr. Greenblatt will review biochemical individuality and key biomarkers of “depressogenic” processes, including genetics, inflammation, and dysbiosis.
The last session ran September 2022 – January 2023.
Registration is now closed.
What You Get
13 courses and over 34 hours of educational content
Over 16 CME credits available
6 hours of exclusive lectures from The Genetic Testing in Psychiatry Symposium
8 live group sessions with faculty to review core topics and cases
1-year membership to the private PR Listserv
1-year access to all Intensive program curriculum
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Depression
5.0 CME Credits
(4 training hours)
Over four modules, clinicians of all specialties will become adept in identifying and assessing the biologic abnormalities—nutritional, genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors—that underlie the diagnosis of depression in numerous patients. Employing a model of functional medicine, you will learn the diagnostic tests you should be running on patients, the role key nutrients play in maintaining neurologic health, and biologic treatment protocols that can be easily incorporated into your practice.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Irritability, Anger & Self-Injury (NSSI)
2.75 CME Credits
(2 training hours)
Join Dr. James Greenblatt as he explores the etiology and pathophysiology of chronic irritability, anger, & aggression, demonstrated by research to be prognostic of treatment outcomes and thus key targets of functional psychiatry interventions. This two-module course also examines non-suicidal self-injury, serious behavioral presentations often indicative of biochemical imbalances impacting brain function. Viewers will learn a functional medicine approach to testing and treatment that prioritizes these serious symptoms in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes.
Funtional & Integrative Medicine for Managing Medication Side Effects
2.0 CME Credits
(2 training hours)
This course provides methods for managing medication withdrawal and side-effects (sexual dysfunction, weight gain, suicidality) through a lens of functional and integrative medicine. In particular, we examine nutritional interventions to ameliorate the withdrawal symptoms associated with SSRI antidepressants. We conclude with a general discussion regarding the role of medication in psychiatry.
Biological Models for Suicide Prevention
(3 training hours)
Developed in collaboration with the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, this course plumbs the underlying biochemical, nutritional, genetic, and environmental factors that lead to a diagnosis of suicidality. Research illustrating the benefits of nutritional supplementation to mitigate risk factors will be presented, along with evidence-based interventions and a biochemical individualized treatment approach.
Low Dose Nutritional Lithium
A growing body of research literature and clinical evidence suggests that low-dose, pharmaceutical lithium may be one of the most promising treatments available. This two-part course looks at low-dose nutritional lithium as an effective and safe solution for a range of psychiatric and neurologic disorders. You will learn about patient testing and treatment, along with cutting-edge research for the treatment of bipolar, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Lyme disease and ALS.
Sleep Primer for Mental Health Professionals
In this two-module course, you’ll learn about the neurochemistry of the brainstem sleep switches and how we transition between sleep phases and become paralyzed in deep sleep. Malfunctioning sleep switches cannot maintain this normal separation. Understanding these design features allows us to recognize patients who are manifesting disorders linked to failing sleep switches. You’ll also explore the important role or Vitamin D and the loss of the normal microbiome plays in psychiatric and sleep disorders.
The Science of Sleep: How Much Snooze Can You Afford to Lose?
(1 training hour)
Sleep is the time during which the brain heals. Therefore, not only is it important that one gets enough sleep, but the quality of that sleep is a key to long term recovery. This course addresses the challenges of sleep and therapeutic intervention that will assist those who treat mental health disorders and disordered eating.
Functional & Integrative Medicine for Anxiety
5.0 CME Credits
(4 training hours)
In this four-module course for clinicians of all specialties, Dr. Greenblatt makes the case for a functional and integrative medical approach to anxiety that moves away from traditional symptom classification and polypharmaceutical approaches. Protocols for patient testing are offered alongside specific nutritional interventions to address anxiogenic physiology, as well as other integrative treatments—exercise, yoga, and herbal supplements—that will enable you to maximize therapeutic interventions for your patients.
Integrative Management of Stress & Anxiety: A Pragmatic Approach for Clinical Practice
In this three-part module course for clinicians of all specialties, Dr. Prousky, makes a case for moderating stress and anxiety symptoms by using a pragmatic treatment philosophy – derived from contemporary stress and neurobiological research – to support enhanced clinical outcomes. Protocols to treat stress and common anxiety disorders will enable you to maximize therapeutic interventions for your patients.
Adaptogens in Psychiatry
In this unique course, naturopathic physician Peter Bongiorno (ND, LAc) examines the long history of plant adaptogens (natural plant materials with a variety of pharmacologic compounds) in the treatment of psychiatric illness. Based on millennial-old knowledge regarding the medicinal qualities of particular adaptogens, this course provides clinical guidelines for supplementation regimens based on patients’ diagnostic profiles.
The Amuse System: Utilizing Laughter in Therapy
1.0 CME Credit
The use of humor and laughter in psychotherapy has great potential in a treatment setting, providing levity in broaching sensitive topics, stimulating insights, diffusing anger, and relating to patients. The intention of this course is to communicate the value of bringing humor into the therapy session, to provide an assortment of skills and tools to implement humor; and to promote humor as a technique for achieving recovery in the eating disorder population.
Hormones & Mental Health
In this course, Dr. Bongiorno will take you through each major hormone, and connect each to neurotransmitter balance, stress response, and relationship to other hormones. This tour will likely make you think differently and more completely about the role of hormonal individuality and their interplay. Finally, he will describe how different hormone scenarios can be effectively treated using naturopathic and functional medicine modalities. You will leave this lecture with a clear understanding of hormonal balancing remedies you can use with your next patient.
Optimizing Sleep as an Antidote for Trauma: Exploring an Underutilized Treatment Opportunity
1.25 CME Credits
(1 training hour)
Insomnia and sleep disorders are predominant in those with PTSD, and eating and mood disorders. This course will provide an unlikely and underutilized treatment for trauma/PTSD and expound on the sleep dysregulation that trauma generates, covering exposure response prevention (ERP), relaxation therapy (ERRT), cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I), pharmacological therapy, and much more.
Special! Exclusive Lectures from The Genetic Testing in Psychiatry 2021 Symposium
In these symposium presentations, clinicians will learn both the utility and limitations of genetic testing in psychiatric practice as expert researchers and clinicians share some of the scientific evidence for the role of pharmacogenomics. The event panel will review some of the most common genes associated with various psychiatric disorders, and present practical pearls so you may learn how to use genetic testing to improve patient outcomes.
Learn from Esteemed Clinicians
Enroll and receive 5+ hours of exclusive content on the role of pharmacogenomics in psychiatry from The Genetic Testing in Psychiatry 2021 Symposium!
Pharmacogenomics in Psychiatry: From CYPs to Interpretation in Clinical Practice
by Lisa Brown, PhD
Warriors Versus Worriers: The Role of COMT Gene Variants in ADHD, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder
by Muneer Ali, MD
Brain-Gut Axis Dysfunction and Psychiatric Comorbidities: A Pharmacogenomics Perspective
by Kelly Heim, PhD
Methylation Genetics: Understanding the Role of Folate, B12, and SAMe
by James Greenblatt, MD
Red Lights and Red Herrings: Cases in Applied Pharmacogenomics
by Boadie Dunlop, MD, MS
The Depression Intensive Includes:
8 Live Group Sessions
8 group discussions with faculty to review core courses and cases
Membership in PR Listserv
1-year access to the private listserv for collaboration and peer support
Intensive includes courses approved for over 16 CME credits total
7 Core + 7 Bonus Courses
Access to over 34 hours of evidence-based curriculum for one year
Designed By Clinicians, For Clinicians
Discover a wealth of evidence-based instruction developed and led by Dr. James Greenblatt, a psychiatrist with decades of clinical experience in functional medicine and nutritional psychiatry.
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 served 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. Dr. Greenblatt is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the personalized, evidence-based treatment of mental health.
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.
Please check back soon as we hold regular online trainings for a variety of mental health conditions each year.
New trainings will be announced in 2023!