Online Course Overview

ONLINE ​PROGRAMS AND COURSES:

We are offering two exciting online training programs. The purpose of these programs are to thoroughly train mental health and addiction counselors, therapists and any qualified practitioners who are interested in learning how brain chemistry re-balancing and diet play a vital role in addiction recovery, relapse prevention and sustained mental health. This online program leads to a certification as a Certified Recovery Nutrition Coach, (CRNC)

PROGRAM FORMAT:

The program will consist of one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour case consultation group per month, for each course.  The lectures and group are conducted online via ZOOM. The lectures will be recorded for those who have to miss a lecture.  The case consultations will include a nutritional workup on each participant. There is a required and recommended reading list for each course.

PREREQUISITES:

None for the Core Training. Prerequisites for the Advanced Training include one of the following:  Completion of the five month Core Training; Completion of the three day weekend Core Training; or permission by instructor.

CERTIFIED RECOVERY COACH REQUIREMENTS:

Christina Veselak, LMFT, CN will present graduates with a certification as a Certified Recovery Nutrition Coach, Level 1 or 2, if they meet the following criteria:

Level 1 must complete a written and oral presentation of 3 cases, write a response to 2 written cases, complete an open book exam and write out a 3-day Pro-Recovery Diet meal plan. The purpose is to demonstrate the ability to explain the significance of hypoglycemia to their clients, comfort with amino acid therapy practice, and an ability to help their clients abide by the tenets of the Pro-Recovery Diet.

Level 2 must complete a written and oral presentation of 3 cases, send in a list of referral resources local to their area, and write a short book review of the books they chose to read for the course. This certification is renewable every 2 years.

CEU’S ARE AVAILABLE FOR EACH COURSE FOR AN EXTRA FEE.

This five month Level 1 program thoroughly introduces students to the use of amino acids, and the Pro-Recovery Diet in addressing symptoms of neurotransmitter depletion such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, cravings and relapse. The use of vitamin and mineral co-factors, blood sugar regulation, and the Pro-Recovery diet, all of which further support brain function, are covered in detail.

This eight month, Level 2 program  follows Level 1. It applies the tenets of Functional Medicine to mental health and addiction recovery. This program includes training in digestive issues such as digestion and absorption, dysbiosis and food intolerances; hormone regulation; nutritional causes of major mental illnesses; nutritional approaches to pain and insomnia; and the effects of toxicity and brain inflammation on mood, pain and behavior.

NOTE ON CEU’s:
The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition is providing CEU’s for all courses through:
B.E. Education Group, LLC.
1432 S. Lindenwood Drive
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 764- 2163
Barbara@beeducationgroup.com  
Eric@beeducationgroup.com
 
B.E. Education Group, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, Provider Number LT0258-0310. The Level I Core course offering is approved for 15 contact hours applicable for RN’s, APRN’s, LPN’s and LMH re-licensure. The Level II Advanced course offering is approved for 24 contact hours. B.E. Education Group, LLC is a pre-approved provider for Social Workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, KSBSRB Provider Number 14-002.  The Level I Core course offering is approved for 15 contact hours of continuing education. The Level II Advanced course offering is approved for 24 contact hours. Pre-approval by BSRB for continuing education credit is not required for mental health professionals. BSRB-approved providership for Social Workers is accepted for Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Master’s Level Psychologists, Clergy, Marriage and Family Therapists and Addiction Counselors.  It is the responsibility of each professional to know what their credentialing body accepts and what documentation needs to be sent for re-licensing.