Training & Certification
If you’re a health practitioner who is convinced that nutritional therapies can literally change our minds as well as our bodies…
If you would like to develop expertise in the targeted nutrient therapies that can correct mood, appetite, energy, and sleep problems by nutritionally enhancing the brain’s neurotransmitter functions…
If you would like to know more about correcting the other biological functions that impact our stress tolerance, our vulnerability to addiction and more…
2023 ADVANCED TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION IN AMINO ACID THERAPY
Required Readings; CDs; DVDs
- The Mood Cure
- The Diet Cure
- The Craving Cure
- The Healing Nutrients Within
- Alternatives to Antidepressants: DVD
Additional Readings and Other Resources Provided Throughout the Course
eg. Neuro-Nutrient Therapy: 21st Century Treatment for Addictive Disorders: CD set/download
Foundations of Amino Acid Therapy: At least 14 Recorded seminars.
The Client Assessment Process: Evaluating symptoms and history. To facilitate this, each student will experience an individual assessment and trialing sessions conducted by an NNTI instructor.
Recognizing And Understanding Deficits In Serotonin, GABA, Endorphin, Dopamine/Norepinephrine, And Blood Sugar Function.
Using Individual Amino Acids Therapeutically: Selecting, Trialing, Dosing, Monitoring, Terminating and Documenting the amino’s effects over time with adults and children. Options of dyad practice and practice with volunteers to build confidence.
Dealing with Diets: Fielding questions re vegan, vegetarian, and other current diet trends. Individualizing healthful meals with adequate nutrients and calories.
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:
- Providing Alternatives to SSRIs
- Food Cravings: The Craving Curein Action
- Sub clinical Bi-polar Spectrum Issues
- Thyroid Factors: Energy and Metabolic Dysfunction
- Adrenal Dysfunction: Stress and Sleep
- Weight Repair
- Eating Disorders
- Addictions: Alcohol, Drugs, Behaviors
- When and How to Research, Consult, and/or Refer
Monthly Case-Review and Troubleshooting Groups For ongoing clinical support.
Individual Case Consultations/Mentoring 1-2 hours, 2 times per month until each trainee’s case-work requirements are met (20 cases, with 8 certification cases formally presented in writing). Typically, this process takes 12 months.
- Julia Ross MA, NTS, Author, Director of NNTI and The Julia Ross Virtual Clinic
- Barbara Clark NC, NTS, NNTI Trainee Liaison, Lead Nutritionist at The Virtual Clinic
- Guest Instructors: Mary Sue Abernethy MFT, RD, NTS (eating disorder expert) and others.
Tuition: Approximately $4,500 paid in advance or in monthly installments. Additional cost for internship at The Julia Ross Virtual Clinic.
Food Fundamentals Prerequisite: Only for psychotherapists and other health practitioners with little or no formal education in the fundamentals of diet and nutrition
Live & Recorded Sessions
In the past, NNTI has referred these potential trainees to basic nutritionist training programs because 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. (Other comparable courses may be substituted.)
Seminar Session Topics:
Minerals and Water
Blood Sugar Regulation
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Twelve Months of Live, Practice-Based Seminars
Discontinued during the COVID era