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This comprehensive CME-approved training program is designed to give health professionals of all backgrounds the scientific knowledge and practical tools needed to safely and confidently incorporate the cutting-edge principles of nutritional and metabolic psychiatry into clinical practice.
Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health Clinician Training Course
Public interest in ketogenic diets for the management of psychiatric conditions is growing rapidly, but there are precious few mental health professionals prepared to meet the demand for these specialized clinical services. While ketogenic diets have the potential to revolutionize psychiatric care, their use can pose unique challenges in the context of mental health conditions such as eating disorders, bipolar mood conditions, and food addiction, and when combined with psychiatric medications. This curriculum was created to prepare clinicians to anticipate and safely manage these unique challenges.
- Live, virtual, classes limited to 6 clinicians per series ensure a quality group experience
- Scientific underpinnings, clinical evaluation, risk assessment, patient engagement, dietary options, implementation, troubleshooting, case studies, and much more
- Psychiatric medication management in the context of low-carbohydrate diets for prescribers and non-prescribers
- 80+ pages of fully referenced clinical materials to support your practice, including patient handouts
- Opportunities to network with like-minded clinicians and learn how to grow your practice
Fall 2021 Training Schedule
Please note that these will be the last sessions offered in 2021.
- Saturdays August 28 - September 25 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm Eastern US time
- Tuesdays August 31 - September 28 from 5:30-7:00 pm Eastern US time
- Wednesdays September 1 - September 29 from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern US time
- Wednesdays September 1 - September 29 from 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern US time
You can use this website to convert the times to your time zone. If you are interested in the course but these times do not work for you, please fill out the form below and indicate your availability. It is possible that an additional course could be offered if there is enough interest.
For pricing and other important information about this special program including detailed curriculum and course structure, please read this detailed brochure. If after reading the brochure, you decide you would like to join an upcoming course or if you have further questions not addressed in the brochure, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you promptly.
"The Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health training course is a unique and amazing opportunity to learn about the science of nutrition and its powerful impact on mental health. This course provides the opportunity to combine science with the invaluable clinical experience of Dr. Ede, and thus be able to apply nutritional principles into clinical practice."
—Catherine Bouchard MD, Clinique médicale de Sillery, Quebec, Canada
"Having a small group training experience with Dr. Ede was a wonderful way to expand my knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed the content of the training as well as the exchange with colleagues. I knew I would appreciate the science, but I was completely impressed with who Dr. Ede is as a person and professional. The case examples and time for questions and answers were most helpful. I highly recommend the training for other helping professionals."
—Kelli Ritter PhD, LPC, FNTP, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Georgia/Florida, USA
"I highly recommend Dr. Ede's clinical training program in ketogenic nutritional therapies for mental health providers. Our clinical team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and psychotherapists learned a tremendous amount about the positive impact that ketogenic diets have on the brain and on mental health as well as about how to incorporate ketogenic nutritional therapies into our clinical practice. Everyone loved the training program and we were all extremely impressed by Dr. Ede's knowledge about nutritional science as well as by her extensive experience treating mental health patients with ketogenic nutritional therapies. A number of our clients have already made significant progress on improving not only their mental health symptoms but various longterm physical health issues as well. In my opinion, every mental health clinician should learn about and provide ketogenic nutritional protocols, as this can be a real game-changer for a lot of clients, and Dr. Ede's training program is the perfect way for clinicians to acquire the knowledge, tools, and resources to be able to successfully implement such protocols into one's clinical practice."
—Asher Adelman MBA, FNTP, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and CEO, Life Health and Wellness Center, Nevada, USA
"The class with Dr. Ede gave me tremendous tools and knowledge for my training of professionals. I can really encourage people I train to take this training. Extremely valuable."
—Bitten Jonsson Leg SSK, RN, Addiction Specialist, Nasviken, Sweden
"Dr. Ede is the consummate professional. She has undertaken an extremely powerful, yet neglected dimension to psychiatry and healing. She has mastered the scientific and research underpinnings and applied them to her clinical expertise. Her presentations demonstrate this beautifully with solid and believable understanding of the science as well as a caring and empathic knowledge of her patients and their issues. A great researcher, teacher and a tremendous clinician."
—Doug Leonard DO, Psychiatrist, New Jersey, USA
"I knew there was a connection between mood and food, but in this course, I understood why the ketogenic diet, as a dietary intervention, was so valuable for mental health. Now I feel more confident recommending this way of eating to clients who struggle with mood disorders and mental health problems."
—Eva Flech FDN-P, Nutritional Therapist, Alicante, Spain
"This course exceeded my expectations! As a Food Addiction Assessment Interviewer and Recovery Coach, many of my clients are recovering from alcoholism/drug addiction and taking SSRI's, SNRI's, (antidepressant drugs) and/or an assortment of supplements. I was concerned some could be contraindicated with a ketogenic food plan, and the course provided me with information I could share with my clients and their medical professionals to guide them to monitor, taper safely, and de-prescribe where indicated."
—Jayn Steele, Food Addiction Assessment and Coaching, British Columbia, Canada
"As a Certified Primal Health Coach who is also certified by Bitten Jonsson as a sugar/processed food addiction specialist, I found this course helpful for me to provide accurate information to clients about the keto diet and possible medications interactions. This helps them take me seriously when I ask them to inform their physician about dietary changes."
— Anna Fruehling, Certified Primal Health Coach, Nebraska, USA
"Georgia is model of humbleness with a hefty dose of knowledge combined with genuine caring and concern for those she is engaged with, whether teaching, consulting or treating."
— Shannon Waliser, LICSW, MPA dba Mind Body Wellness, West Virginia, USA
Continuing Education Credits
The AAFP has reviewed Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health Clinician Training Program, and deemed it acceptable for 7.00 online only, live AAFP prescribed credits. Term of approval is from 01/11/2021 to 01/11/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP prescribed credits are accepted by the following organizations:
- American Medical Association (as PRA Category 1 Credit™)
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
- American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
- American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
- American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
- American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM)
- American Board of Urology (ABU)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
- Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP), Ministry of Public Health - Qatar Equivalency
Please check with your certifying board to determine how to report your credits.
The Board for Certification of Nutrition SpecialistsSM, the certifying board of the American Nutrition Association (ANA), designates this activity for a maximum of 6.5 continuing education credits for the Certified Nutrition Specialist®.