Fundamentals of Functional Psychiatry Intensive Training

Designed to provide evidence-based education in the fundamentals of functional psychiatry and integrative medicine, the one-year Fundamentals of Functional Psychiatry Intensive online training delivers accredited, in-depth instruction to accelerate your functional medicine treatment approach and enhance patient care. Comprehensive, yet cost-effective, this Intensive includes some of PR’s most acclaimed curriculum, as well as invaluable engagement opportunities with faculty. Plus, learn from peers and colleagues via the premium PR Listserv–a private group for real case reviews, discussion and questions.

Fundamentals Core Curriculum:

Intro to Functional & Integrative Psychiatry

Functional & Integrative Medicine for ADHD

Functional Medicine for Addiction

Functional & Integrative Medicine for Anxiety

Functional Medicine for Depression

Functional Medicine for Managing Medication Side Effects

Adaptogens in Psychiatry

Hormones & Mental Health

Low Dose Nutritional Lithium

Intro to Functional Medicine Lab Testing in Psychiatry

6 Laboratory Courses

Basics & Biochemistry: The Organic Acids Test
Hair Mineral Analysis
Lab Testing: Genetics
Lab Testing: Heavy Metals
Lab Testing: Mycotoxins
Lab Testing: Organic Acids

Plus, 5 expert presentations from the PR Genetics 2021 Symposium!

Plus, enroll and receive these special program features:

  • Monthly group supervisions with program faculty
  • 16.5 CME credits
  • Access to the private PR Listserv to collaborate with peers
  • 1-year access to all educational material
  • Interaction and support from colleagues
  • Educational handouts and references
  • And an exclusive 35% discount off all PR programs!

Fundamentals Value: Over $4,900

Enroll for only $2,750!

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What You’ll Learn

Ready to improve patient care with groundbreaking strategies in integrative psychiatry and functional medicine? Read on to learn about the courses in the Fundamentals Intensive online training.

Intro to

Functional & Integrative Psychiatry

In this preparatory course, Dr. Greenblatt introduces the key tenets of functional medicine as they apply to mental illness, and examines the risks, potential side-effects, and benefits of nutritional supplementation aligned with a systems biology model. He explores how functional psychiatry offers actionable clinical solutions by addressing the underlying biochemical, genetic, and metabolic imbalances that contribute to pathology. Finally, he discusses how this approach presents today’s clinicians with a path to the standard of care we all deserve – a path illuminated by science and upheld by the mandates of conscientious, personalized medicine.

Functional Medicine for


This three-module course, Dr. Greenblatt introduces his breakthrough Plus/Minus treatment plan for ADHD patients, while also providing a comprehensive overview of the biochemistry that contributes to this disorder. Treatment strategies such as specific nutrient deficiencies will be discussed in-depth as a supplement or alternative to medication.

4.0 CME Credits (View course and CME details)

Functional Medicine for


This 7-module course, co-taught by Dr. James Greenblatt and Dr. Arwen Podesta, elucidates a comprehensive functional medicine approach to the treatment of substance use disorders, targeting reward-pathway dysregulation and the many nutritional deficiencies associated with addiction that can alter brain function. Integrating mainstream approaches such as MAT and psychotherapy with evidence-based functional approaches such as nutrient therapy, acupuncture, and mindfulness, this course provides clinicians with a roadmap for navigating addiction disorders and bringing patients into balance.

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Functional Medicine for


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 to anxiety disorders. 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.

5.0 CME Credits (View course and CME details)

Functional Medicine for


Over four modules, Dr. Greenblatt will help clinicians of all specialties 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.

5.0 CME Credits (View course and CME details)

Low Dose Nutritional Lithium

Taught by Dr. James Greenblatt, this two-part course looks at low-dose nutritional lithium as an effective and safe solution for a range of psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Dr. Greenblatt will explore testing, patient-specific dosage ranges, and recommendations for the incorporation of lithium testing, with an emphasis on the diagnostic and treatment implications of irritability. He will also provide cutting-edge research in low-dose, pharmaceutical lithium for these diagnoses, as well as neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Lyme disease and ALS.

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Functional Medicine for

Managing Medication Side Effects

In this course, Dr. Greenblatt provides methods for managing medication withdrawal and side-effects (sexual dysfunction, weight gain, suicidality) through a lens of functional and integrative medicine. In particular, it will examine nutritional interventions to ameliorate the withdrawal symptoms associated with SSRI antidepressants, and conclude with a general discussion regarding the role of medication in psychiatry.

2.5 CME Credits (View course and CME details)

Adaptogens in Psychiatry

In this unique course, led by naturopathic physician Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, you’ll examine 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.

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Hormones & Mental Health

In this course led by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, you’ll learn how hormones affect mental health, neurotransmitter balance and stress response, the role of hormonal individuality, and how different hormone scenarios can be balanced and treated using naturopathic and functional medicine.

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Intro to Functional Medicine

Lab Testing in Psychiatry

In this course Dr. James Greenblatt shines a spotlight on biomedical analysis in today’s functional medicine practice. He discusses foundational lab tests of a functional medicine practice, highlights critical nutrients and biologic imbalances often implicated in psychiatric illness, provides guidelines for test ordering, and offers clinical pearls for results interpretation.

Laboratory Testing Courses

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Basics & Biochemistry: The Organic Acids Test

In this course presented by Jessica Perley ARNP, FNP-C, you’ll explore the OAT test, application in individualized medicine, how bio-individuality underlays practical application of biomedical testing, & discover what enzymatic pathways are involved with OAT measurements.

Hair Mineral Analysis: The Basics of Interpretation

Presented by Jessica Perley ARNP, FNP-C, this course will help you understand how to differentiate heavy metals, essential elements and common patterns in hair analysis that are associated with psychiatric disorders.

Lab Testing: Genetics

Presented by William Shaw, PhD, the founder of Great Plains Laboratory and a board-certified clinical chemist and toxicologist, this course will bridge symptomatic presentation and genetic variability by exploring single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that have been identified as influential in psychiatric susceptibility and pathogenesis, and examine how information gleaned from pharmacogenetic testing can be utilized to steer the course of individually-tailored treatment.

Lab Testing: Heavy Metals

Presented by William Shaw, PhD, this course will examine the growing threat to human health posed by environmental pollution, the physiologic and neurologic sequelae of toxic metal exposure, and the options currently available to practitioners for the testing and quantification of toxic metal burden.

Lab Testing: Mycotoxins

Presented by William Shaw, PhD, this course offers an in-depth look at the physical and neurologic ramifications of exposure to toxic fungal metabolites, and the variety of laboratory tests now available to clinicians for mycotoxin screening.

Lab Testing: Organic Acids

Presented by William Shaw, PhD, this course will explore biologic factors that can precipitate disruptions of intermediary metabolism, the pathologic ramifications of organic acidemia, and the clinical utility of organic acid testing in integrative functional medicine practice.

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The Fundamentals Intensive Training Includes

35+ hours of Educational Content

In-depth, data-driven training from functional and integrative medicine experts

Genetics in Psychiatry Symposium Presentations

Access 5 expert presentations in clinical pharmacogenetics and genetic testing from the 2021 PR Genetics Symposium

Monthly Group Supervisions

Live group sessions with program faculty to discuss curriculum, ask questions, and present real cases

Membership in the private PR Listserv

Ask questions, review cases and explore course topics with colleagues in this private discussion forum

16.5 CME Credits

Continuing Medical Education credits and certification for 4 core functional medicine courses

Exclusive Educational Discount

Receive a special 35% discount off all other PR courses and programs for one year!

Designed By Clinicians, For Busy Mental Health Professionals

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 currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.

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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.

He is the author of seven books, including Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD; Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story; Answers to Anorexia; Integrative Medicine for Alzheimer’s; Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating; and Integrative Medicine for Depression. To learn more about Dr. Greenblatt, please visit

Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc

Dr. Peter Bongiorno is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist and serves as co-medical director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, a thriving practice with two clinics in New York (New York City and Long Island). He specializes in using integrative care to heal mood disorder. Dr. Bongiorno researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, at the National Institute of Mental Health’s department of Clinical Neuroendocrinology, where he first studied the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis response to stress. He also researched at Yale University in the department of pharmacology before training at Bastyr University in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.

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Peter is a sought after thought leader in the field of integrative medicine for mental health. He has spoken at the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conference, for general session at A4M, at the Integrative Health Care Symposium in New York City, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Council for Responsible Nutrition, American Academy of Environmental medicine, as well as to medical schools and functional medicine physician groups across the country. He is the immediate past president of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians and, was chosen naturopathic physician of the year in New York State in 2008. For more information, please visit

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