The traditional model of prescribing medication first, on trial and error has not been sufficient in our current treatment of mental illness.
The rates of suicide have been skyrocketing year after year and patients have been desperately searching for alternative treatment approaches. If you are thinking to yourself, “there must be a better way to treat my mental health patients!” – you are right. There is a more effective, evidence based model.
Integrative psychiatry and functional psychiatry is changing the landscape of mental health treatment by addressing the underlying root causes of mental illness. Integrative psychiatry is transforming patient care, and empowering clinicians to adopt more effective, whole-body approaches.
Navigating the world of integrative functional psychiatry can seem like a daunting task. Psychiatry Redefined is dedicated to training clinicians on understanding the path to prescribing personalized treatment plans for your patients.
With our support, training, and mentoring, we will help you get started.
Keep reading to learn more.
What is Integrative & Functional Psychiatry?
An integrative and functional approach to mental health is a whole-person approach to care. This approach targets the root causes of mental illness and the underlying chemistry. With functional medicine testing, we can identify nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalances. Functional and integrative approaches can be used in conjunction with medication or often, can eliminate the need for medication.
Mental health challenges can be seen as a reflection of multiple physiological imbalances, and should be treated as such. If we understand the causes of these imbalances, we can provide more effective treatment.
Why is Integrative Psychiatry and Functional Psychiatry Important?
Integrative and functional psychiatry focuses on personalized and root-cause treatment, rather than merely managing symptoms.
Every specialty in medicine relies on objective testing, so why should psychiatry be any different?
How Can I Start My Training in Integrative Psychiatry?
We are often asked by clinicians how they can apply integrative psychiatry into their practice. To get started, take a look at the comprehensive syllabus for our Functional & Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship. It is a carefully structured program to not only introduce you to integrative medicine for psychiatry, but a roadmap for care and success.
If you have further questions about how you can utilize the Fellowship program in your career, schedule a private 1:1 call with Dr. James Greenblatt, MD, who has over 30 years of experience training clinicians in Integrative Psychiatry.
What is provided in the Fellowship program?
The Functional & Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship offers a comprehensive training to guide you in creating evidence-based patient treatment plans such as nutritional imbalances, infections, toxins, genetics, lifestyle, hormones, and other key biomarkers.
It is designed specifically for mental health providers including psychiatrists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, naturopaths, and nutritionists. You can work at your own pace to complete the courses, as we understand that some days are busier than others, so we work with your schedule rather than against it.
Extensive and Comprehensive Curriculum
In this training we focus on nine essential clinical areas that provide the organizational structure for our curriculum. These areas inform our proactive approach to care and serve as the overarching theme of integrative and functional medicine for psychiatry.
Nine areas of clinical focus in the Fellowship:
- Functional Medicine Testing
- Nutritional & Metabolic Psychiatry
- Gastrointestinal Microbiome
- Medications & Side Effects
- Environmental Medicine
Unparalleled Faculty Mentorship
We believe that direct face time with our faculty is key to your success and learning, which is why we offer 50+ hours of live faculty mentoring and office hours with our functional medicine experts. During these live sessions, you can discuss courses and protocols, review interventions and strategies, and address the finer points of clinical application. All of our supervisions are recorded for your convenience and be reviewed at any time.
This is also an opportunity to review patient cases and labs, and receive faculty feedback to apply immediately with your current cases. Our faculty members are experts who have researched, developed and implemented effective patient interventions for decades.
Supportive Community with other Mental Health Professionals
One of the most exciting parts of being a Psychiatry Redefined Fellow is connecting with the hundreds of peers and mentors in our community who all have the same goal: raising the standard of care for mental health patients.
Our community forum is a place to find support, discuss approaches, and even review complex patient cases. Knowledge and expertise are shared everyday by providers of various backgrounds, providing a tremendous wealth of knowledge to enhance your study.
Access to All Educational Events
As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive educational experience, we also offer Fellows access to a range of enriching events, including seminars and conferences. These gatherings are carefully curated to deepen your understanding of integrative and functional psychiatry. You’ll learn the latest advancements in mental health care directly from leading experts in the field.
Gain your Provider Certification
When you complete the Fellowship, you will become a Psychiatry Redefined Functional Medicine Certified Provider (PRFMCP), establishing yourself as a leader in the field of mental health care. This Fellowship Provider Certification (Certificate of Training Completion) distinguishes yourself from colleagues, and communicates to employers and patients an extensive competency unavailable in any other professional training.
Earn 60+ CME Credits
The Fellowship provides a total of 64 CME credits so you can grow your clinical skills while obtaining the necessary credits. If you wish to claim CME credits for any of the accredited courses in the Fellowship, a post-test and course evaluation are required. These can be completed at your own pace and these modules are built into your student dashboard for your convenience. For more information on CME credits, click here.
Why Psychiatry Redefined?
We understand that navigating integrative and functional psychiatry can be overwhelming. That’s why we provide the tools you need to get started. The combination of our comprehensive curriculum, live supervisions with leading experts, and community forums offers an unparalleled learning platform.
This effective methodology led by Dr. Greenblatt has yielded incredible results. See below stats from our past Fellows:
- 95% report that patients are more satisfied with care since applying interventions from the Fellowship
- 95% report that the Fellowship has made them more confident providers
- 90% report improved patient outcomes since enrolling in the Fellowship
Our ultimate goal is to empower you with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply integrative and functional psychiatry confidently. By fostering a collaborative learning environment, we can all play a pivotal role in reshaping the future of mental health care.
Together, let’s embark on this transformative journey, improving patient outcomes and redefining the landscape of psychiatry for the better. Learn more about our Fellowship or schedule a private 1:1 call with our faculty to determine if you qualify for a scholarship.