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Expand your clinical skill set and discover basic functional concepts and clinical protocols for the treatment of depression and mood disorders in this hybrid training program for mental health professionals.

Details on future training sessions will be released in early 2024. The last training session ended in late 2023. Questions about the current or upcoming sessions? Please email education@psychiatryredefined.org.

Who Should Enroll in the Intro to Functional Psychiatry Training?

The Intro to Functional Psychiatry Online Training Program provides a strong introductory foundation for mental health professionals with a clinical interest, but limited experience in functional, nutritional and integrative medicine. This unique, 2-month hybrid learning program bridges concept and application in basic functional psychiatry for depression and mood disorders, while also providing a launching point for those looking to pursue more advanced coursework in functional psychiatry, specifically our Fellowship in Functional & Integrative Psychiatry.

Why Should I Enroll in the Intro Program?

Blending evidence-based research with invaluable clinical pearls, our curriculum will help you move beyond outdated models of psychiatric polypharmacy and symptom management, improve patient wellness by treating their root causes, deliver more targeted care, and participate in the movement to transform modern psychiatry. You’ll also get dedicated mentorship from functional expert, Dr. James Greenblatt, with four live supervisions to discuss curriculum, protocols and real cases. Plus, gain 6.25 CME credits while you learn.

This program combines comprehensive online curriculum ($900), group supervision learning ($500), exclusive lectures ($200), and dedicated 1:1 mentorship ($200) – all valued at over $1,700, but available for only $495. Dr. Greenblatt is genuinely committed to transforming patient outcomes and delivering the personalized treatment patients need and deserve. Thus, we work hard to provide superior, yet affordable and accessible clinician education.

  • Four live learning supervision sessions with Dr. James Greenblatt
  • 6.25 CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ credits
  • Functional & Integrative Medicine for Bipolar Disorder
  • Functional & Integrative Medicine for Depression
  • Biological Models for Suicide Prevention
  • Nutritional Psychiatry for Borderline Personality Disorder (4 exclusive seminar lectures)
  • Optimizing Sleep as an Antidote for Trauma
  • An Integrative Approach to Perinatal Depression & Anxiety

This has completely transformed my practice and I have benefited tremendously from Dr. Greenblatt’s over 30 years of clinical experience and wisdom. Not only are all of his teachings centralized in an easy-to-access platform, but also a network of like-minded professionals can gather from across the world who are just as passionate about this work, and dedicated to seeing a positive shift in the field of psychiatry. I cannot recommend this enough, and really believe this will be essential training for the generations of psychiatrists to come.

~ Muneer Ali, MD

Valued over $1,700

Program Fee: $495

(Enrollment is Closed)

An excellent entry point for expanding your learning & skills.

This program is the perfect launching pad for pursuing additional education in the emerging field of functional psychiatry. To encourage all interested trainees to go beyond the fundamentals with more in-depth training, we offer a $500 credit for our comprehensive, 12-month program, the Fellowship in Functional & Integrative Psychiatry.

To learn more about this learning discount, click here.

What You’ll Learn in this Online Training

Learn how to apply proven clinical tools and protocols for depression and mood disorders directly from Dr. James Greenblatt, preeminent expert in the field of functional, nutritional and integrative psychiatry, alongside our esteemed faculty. You’ll learn diagnostic testing, assessment, intervention, maintenance, and treatment therapies to incorporate immediately in your practice – along with functional protocols to address biochemical and individual imbalances.

Introduction to Functional Psychiatry for Depression & Mood Disorders Curriculum

Functional & Integrative Medicine for Bipolar Disorder

This 3-module course illuminates a cutting-edge functional medicine paradigm for the treatment of one of psychiatry’s most challenging presentations. Discover an evidence-based approach comprising multiple treatment tiers, such as medication, testing-informed nutritional interventions, and natural therapies. Pharmaceuticals and maintenance will be reviewed in detail, along with functional interventions to address genetics, intrinsic imbalances, neurochemical signaling, and optimal affective regulation.

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Functional & Integrative Medicine for Depression

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.

5.0 CME credits
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Biological Models for Suicide Prevention

Developed in collaboration with the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, this course explores 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 and individualized treatment approach.

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Nutritional Psychiatry for Borderline Personality Disorder

An exclusive online seminar

In these four exclusive seminar presentations from experts, Dr. James Greenblatt and Dr. Leslie Korn, you’ll learn how to incorporate evidence-based strategies for testing and nutritional therapeutics into practice to help improve outcomes for your patients with BPD. More specifically, Dr. Greenblatt examines supplementation and nutritional interventions to stabilize mood, reduce agitation and irritability, mitigate suicidality, and optimize brain and neurotransmitter production. Dr. Korn explores the current diagnostic category, and presents an integrative approach based on dietary and nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, somatic therapies, enhancing interpersonal rapport, and self-care adherence.

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Optimizing Sleep as an Antidote for Trauma: Exploring an Underutilized Treatment Opportunity

Insomnia and sleep disorders are predominant in those with PTSD, and eating and mood disorders. This course by Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD, 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.

1.25 CME credits
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An Integrative Approach to Perinatal Depression & Anxiety

An exclusive conference lecture

Both pregnancy and postpartum are periods in women’s reproductive life that do not protect them from new onset or exacerbation of previously existing depression and/or anxiety disorder. The postpartum period is especially vulnerable. Several risk factors and etiologies have been proposed as contributing factors for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) such as sociocultural, endocrine and psychoimmunological changes, hormonal dysregulation, as well as nutrition, and neurotransmitters. In this presentation from our popular Well Woman Conference, Dr. Vesna Pirec discusses how crucial it is to appropriately screen and diagnose PMAD and provide adequate comprehensive treatment.

Elevate Your Learning with Live and Targeted Supervisions

Gain valuable clinical guidance from the preeminent expert in functional medicine and nutritional psychiatry. Join Dr. Greenblatt for four (4) dedicated live supervisions covering specific macro- and micro-nutrient deficiencies, specifically as they relate to depression and mood disorders. Assessment, testing, therapeutic, and repletion strategies will be covered in-depth, and students will have ample time to ask questions, discuss real cases and treatment plans, and gain insight on how to apply functional approaches.

Fall 2023 Supervisions & Schedule

Live group supervisions are held at 8:00 pm EST twice-monthly on Mondays, and begin on October 23, 2023. All supervisions are recorded for later viewing.

Macronutrient Deficiencies: Amino Acids, Cholesterol, EFAs
October 23, 2023

This supervision will explore the significance of amino acids, cholesterol, and essential fatty acid deficiencies as pertain to the pathogenesis and etiology of affective disorders. Dr. Greenblatt will delve into the mechanisms through which these vital nutrients support brain function, digestion, cell membrane health, and enzyme activity, as well as both physiologic and neuropsychiatric implications of deficiency states.

Strategies for biomedical testing will be presented, along with evidence-based recommendations for targeted supplementation to support an integrated, personalized regimen. Trainees will come away with bench-to-beside knowledge that can be applied in practice immediately, to support the lasting recovery of patients struggling with depression, dysthymia, anxiety, and other affective disorders.

Micronutrient Deficiencies: Vitamins B12, B9 & D
October 30, 2023

This supervision examines essential vitamins that are not only vital for sustained optimal brain function but are also robustly associated with psychiatric disorders. Focusing specifically on B12, Folate (B9), and D, Dr. Greenblatt will explore key biologic roles of each vitamin, and how those roles support the health and maintenance of balanced brain and nervous system function. Research corroborating robust associations between deficiencies of these nutrients and psychiatric illness will be presented, as a segue to in-depth discussion on the various health implications of Vitamin B12, Folate, and Vitamin D deficiencies, respectively. Evidence-based strategies for testing and nutritional repletion / rebalancing will also be presented, expanding clinicians’ therapeutic toolboxes for the treatment of affective disorders.

Micronutrient Deficiencies: Magnesium, Zinc, Lithium
November 6, 2023

This module will focus on three of the most important minerals required by the human body for sustained physiologic and neurologic function: magnesium, zinc, and lithium. It will explore the role of each mineral in turn, focusing on biologic mechanisms supporting HPA Axis homeostasis, digestion, neurotransmitter synthesis, neurotransmitter modulation, and neuroprotection. Dr. Greenblatt will also review each mineral deficiency alongside discrete endogenous and environmental factors that can potentially contribute to a deficiency state, and disruptions that may contribute to the emergence of psychiatric illness.

Strategies for the objective assessment of a patient’s magnesium, zinc, and/or lithium status – spanning standard laboratory assessments and clinical indicators – will be presented, along with evidence-based guidelines for supplementation to support recovery.

Redefine Your Clinical Practice: Exploring the Challenges & Benefits of Functional and Integrative Medicine
November 13, 2023

A growing number of clinicians are turning to functional and integrative medicine, frustrated by the limitations of the “one size fits all” model of traditional psychiatry. Utilizing new approaches can improve patient outcomes and provide a new therapeutic arsenal for providers. However, while access to functional medicine training has expanded recently, there remain significant obstacles in the translation to real-life clinical practice – bias from colleagues, patient doubt, hesitancy from insurance companies, the complexities of implementation, and more.

In this final supervision, join Drs. James Greenblatt, Catrina Luca and Mariela Podolski as they tackle these challenges head-on with three separate discussions. Each will explore unique institutional, cultural, and socioeconomic factors contributing to the difficulties providers encounter in pursuing functional and integrative medicine. They will engage in open-minded discussion about strategies for navigating logistical, professional, and interpersonal obstacles in establishing a functional medicine practice – and conclude with an examination of the various clinical and career benefits associated with implementing a personalized mental health care approach in practice.

Clinician-Led Education for Busy Providers

Comprehensive and convenient scientific curriculum developed by Dr. James Greenblatt and our faculty of functional and nutritional experts
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 has served as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA for over 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.

Learning Discount

Receive a credit for our popular 12-month Fellowship

This 2-month Intro Program will introduce you to essential functional medicine concepts and protocols for depression and mood disorders. For those looking to pursue more advanced study in functional psychiatry, this Program provides the perfect launching pad for coursework in our scientific, 12-month program – the Fellowship in Functional & Integrative Psychiatry.

Complete this Intro Program and receive a $500 credit towards enrollment in our online Fellowship!

For Intro Program students who would like to enroll in an upcoming Fellowship session after completing this program, please contact Heather Getz at hgetz@psychiatryredefined.org.

It’s time to expand how we provide psychiatric care. Mental health professionals deserve better diagnostic tools and treatment approaches. Our patients deserve personalized care and a better chance at recovery.
Join a community of colleagues transforming the field with compassionate, nonjudgmental psychiatric care.

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