Training & Certification
Current Options: Details and Dates
ADVANCED TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION IN AMINO ACID THERAPY
Starts Fall, 2022
I. Self-Study Prep: Required Readings; CDs; DVDs
- The Mood Cure
- The Diet Cure
- The Craving Cure
- Amino Acid Therapy 2-day Core Training CD set/download
- Neuro-Nutrient Therapy: 21st Century Treatment for Addictive Disorders: CD set/download
- Alternatives to Antidepressants: DVD
Additional readings and other resources provided throughout the course
II. Foundations of Amino Acid Therapy: interactive (Zoom) seminars held alternate weeks on evenings 4 – 6:15 pm PT. (All classes are recorded for review.)
A. The Client Assessment Process: Evaluating symptoms and history
i. Recognizing and understanding deficits in serotonin, GABA, Endorphin, Dopamine/Norepinephrine, and Blood Sugar Function
ii. To facilitate this, each student will experience an individual assessment/trialing session conducted by an NNTI instructor.
B. Using Individual Amino Acids Therapeutically:
i. Selecting, Trialing, Dosing, Monitoring, and Documenting the amino’s effects over time
iii. Dyad practice between sessions and practice with volunteers to build confidence
C. Dealing with Diets: Fielding questions re vegan, vegetarian, and other current diet trends.
III. Advanced Topics Seminars
- Following the initial Foundations of Amino Acid Therapy segment, comes a set of seminars addressing more complex problems, some of which, Amino Acid Therapy, alone, cannot totally resolve:
o Identifying and Eliminating the Symptoms of Serotonin, Endorphin, GABA, and Catecholemine Deficiency
o Providing Alternatives to SSRIs
o Food Cravings: The Craving Cure in Action
o Bi-polar Spectrum Issues
o Thyroid Factors: Energy and Metabolic Dysfunction
o Adrenal Dysfunction: Stress and Sleep
o Weight Repair
o Eating Disorders
o Addictions: Alcohol, Drugs, Behaviors
o When and How to Research, Consult, and/or Refer
IV. Monthly Case-Review and Troubleshooting Groups (ongoing) for those who complete the prior seminars and wish to have longer-term clinical support.
V. Individual Case Consultations 1-2 hours, 1-2 times per month until each trainee’s minimum case-work requirements are met (20 cases, with 8 certification cases formally presented in writing). Typically, this process takes 9-12 months.
- Julia Ross MA, NNTS, Author, Director of NNTI and The Craving Cure Virtual Clinic
- Kelly Nelson CNC, NNTS, NNTI Trainee Liason, Lead Nutritionist at Craving Cure Virtual Clinic
- Guest Instructors: Mary Sue Abernethy MFT, RD, NNTS (eating disorder expert) and others.
Tuition: Approximately $4,500 paid in advance or in monthly installments. Cost varies depending on how much individual case support is needed.
Distance Training in Food Fundamentals for Health Practitioners
For psychotherapists and other health practitioners with little or no formal education in the fundamentals of diet and nutrition:
In the past, NNTI has referred these potential trainees to basic nutrient training programs since NNTI’s advanced amino acid training requires trainees to have an understanding of the food fundamentals in order to provide the vital dietary guidance needed to rebuild permanent neurotransmitter health. Now, however, we are providing that basic training ourselves! One of our own certified NNTS’ who is also a seasoned certified nutritionist has designed a program that combines the essentials of traditional eating with the strategies we have developed for dealing with modern food challenges. It may be taken during or before the advanced amino acid therapy training.
Seminar Session Topics:
I. Food Basics
VII. Food Sensitivities
VIII. Minerals And Water
IX. Blood Sugar Regulation
X. Cooking Basics