shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Dec 5th - You are not alone: Exploring ways to support survivors of sexual assault and violence [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Dec 8th - Applying Compassion Focused Approaches to Trauma [Centre for MindBody Health]
Dec 12th - Bioethics and burnout: Unpacking the relationship [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Dec 13th - Not Just No: How Boundaries Can Help Us Stay Well During this Busy Season [TEND Academy]
Dec 15th - Cultural Complexes [Jung Foundation of Ontario]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Events and Happenings
If you have an event that you would like to see listed here, send an e-mail at [email protected]. (Listings are free!)
Friday, September 29th 2023

Nutrition for Better Mental Health

Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH
presented by Leading Edge Seminars

Live Broadcast Date(s)*:
Friday, September 29, 2023

Live Broadcast Time(s)*:
1:00 – 4:15 pm ET

Convert to your local time here

Live Broadcast Times*: 10:00 am – 5:15 pm ET each day
Convert to your local time here

*Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the live broadcast date.

This rich, dynamic course introduces the field of nutrition for mental health and nutritional psychology.

You will learn the basics of how to enhance your own endurance and focus using nutritional and culinary methods through self-care. And you will learn how to introduce these methods to your clients to improve their self-care and provide the missing link to better mental health today.

We will also cover the concept, ‘nutrition is biology, not ideology’ (Korn 2022), that deconstructs popular myths and fads that impede nutritional health literacy.

This short course outlines the clinical art and science of nutrition for non-nutritionists and briefly explores the importance of nutrition for brain and mind/body function. It also examines how to collaborate with professionals to treat trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, emphasizing non-pharma methods.

After completing this 3-hour introduction course on nutrition and mental health, you will be eligible to participate in a more extensive certification in this field.

About the Presenter:

Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, is a seasoned Integrative Medicine clinician, scientist, educator, and author with over four decades of experience in her field. Her transformative journey began amidst the lush jungles of Mexico, where she embarked on her training over 45 years ago. Later, she honed her skills and expertise in the equally challenging jungle of Harvard Medical School.

As a licensed psychotherapist and certified Functional Nutritionist, Leslie’s passion lies at the intersection of trauma, cognition, and chronic physical illness. With a flourishing clinical practice of over 40 years, she empowers her clients to enhance their mental health and reduce reliance on medications by utilizing natural medicines. Her unique approach also involves mentoring aspiring clinicians, nurturing a new generation of professionals dedicated to this essential field. She also provides invaluable supervision to seasoned clinicians.

Leslie holds a remarkable educational background, including a PhD in Behavioral Medicine from the Union Institute and University, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, with a focus on nutrition, and an MA in cross-cultural health psychology from Lesley University. Her commitment to advancing mental health therapies led her to complete a Clinical Fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry, where she pioneered the use of somatic therapies for mental health, ultimately earning a clinical supervisor role.

Throughout her illustrious career, Leslie has explored diverse areas of expertise. As a Fulbright research scholar in Traditional Medicine of Mexico and an NIH-funded scientist in Mind-Body Medicine, she delved into the healing potential of traditional practices. She has also been a core faculty member at prestigious institutions like The New England School of Acupuncture, The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Capella University.

Moreover, Leslie’s compassion extends to the realm of social justice, where she serves as the director of research at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, a non-profit organization focusing on indigenous community consultation and revitalization through traditional medicine, herbal remedies, and culinary practices.

Among her numerous accomplishments, Leslie is the accomplished author of nine books , including “Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection,” “Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body,” the bilingual “Medicinal Plants of the Jungle,” “The Good Mood Kitchen,” and “Natural Woman.”

Beyond her professional pursuits, Leslie’s life is enriched by her love for physical activity as a former competitive athlete. She also cherishes her time as a practicing herbalist and delights in culinary creations. With her canine companions by her side, she finds joy in her clinical practice, where she continues to make a significant impact in the world of Integrative Medicine.


Show Current Events >>>

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2023

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours (EST): 9-6 Mon-Fri, 10-6 Sat;
closed Sun at present

Click here to read previous issues.
other conference lists
IDAO 2024 Literacy & Learning
I4PL 2023 Presenters
2023 AFCC-O Book Display
Play Therapy's Got Talent 2023
OAMHP 2023 Conference
23rd Annual Day in Applied PsA
Strangers in a Virtual Land
ISSTD Toronto Regional
DDP and related
52nd IPA Congress
Safety Through Recovery - The Royal 2021
CCPA 2021 Conference Showcase
Child and Family Therapy Showcase
It's a Beautiful Day in the Playborhood
OAMHP virtual conference 2020
The Many Voices of PVT