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Certification in PsychoNutritional Therapy

Certification in PsychoNutritional Therapy (endorsed by the Nutritional Therapy and Psychotherapy Chapter of Malaysia Society for Complementary Medicine; Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP); International Society of Nutritional Therapists; International Society for Psychotherapy, Counseling & Psychiatry Theories, Researches & Clinical Practices)

This course is providing best practice PsychoNutritional Therapy training for professionals who have a passion for assisting individuals, regardless of age, gender, race and social class to achieve optimum mental health.

What is included in the PsychoNutritional Therapy

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Case review and assessment

Fees and Course Structure

Course Cost  RM 4,800 (Students are required to buy various recommended text books)
Course Time  3 Months
Prerequisite At least a Credit in SPM English or two years working experience at a related industry
Group Size  Group limited to 8 participants maximum only to optimize group dynamics

Training Topics

Certificate in PsychoNutritional therapy

1) Food for thought

  • you think what you eat
  • the five essential brain booster foods- check yourself out
  • complex carbohydrates

2) Protecting your Brain

  • the brain agers
  • sugar, stimulants, physical and mental health
  • Avoiding brain pollution
  • Brain allergies

3) Improving your IQ, memory and mood

  • how to boost your intelligence
  • enhancing your memory
  • beating the blues
  • balancing out hormononal mood swings
  • solving sleep problems

4) Mental health in the young

5) Mental health in old age

Course Layout

We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, case study, group clinical supervision, reflections, discussions & presentation. Assessment includes case study oral and written presentations, group participation, research paper and assignments.

The topics mentioned above are taught within 3 months. During this period, students will also be given clinical case assignments and presentations to do.

Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with 6 group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment. Fulfilling the attendance and passing the criteria given will lead to towards the licensed practitioner membership of Adult Psychotherapy, Geriatric Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Child Therapy, Art Therapy and/or Expressive Therapy Divisions of Malaysia Association of Psychotherapy.

Equipment & venue

Below are the equipment used:

  • Psychometric Instruments
  • Audio Resources
  • White board
  • Notes/ books

Venue: International Psychology Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Teaching Faculty

International Psychology Centre team of Psychologists and PsychoNutritional Therapists led by

Dr. Edward Chan *FAMPsy, FMCBTA, PMMSCM*

Optimum Well-Being Laboratories’ & International Psychology Centre’s team of Nutritional Therapists, Psychologists and PsychoNutritional Therapists led by

B.Sc.(Psychology)(Middlesex, UK) MSc.(Learning)(Lancaster, UK) D.Phil.(Psychology)(Intercultural Open University,

Netherlands) C.Pr. NLP CSAC(Dept. of Health, Hawaii)(International Certificate & Reciprocacy

Consortium), CPPD (Holistic Health & Nutrition) (Plaskett Nutritional Medicine College)(Thames Valley University, UK) Cert.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy)(Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Society)(USA) Cert. (Functional Medicine)(Institute of

Functional Medicine, USA) Cert. (Clinical Metal Toxicology)(International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology)

Fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy

Fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association

Head, Nutritional Therapy Division, Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine

Council member, Anti-Aging Chapter, Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine

Member, Society for Anti-Aging, Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine Malaysia

Member, Singapore Society for Integrated Medicine

Member, Bio-Identical Hormone Society, USA

Committee Member, the First Malaysian Ministry of Health Research Project on the Role of Complementary Medicine in Cancer treatment

Prinicipal Consultant Nutritional Therapist & PsychoNutritional Therapist, Optimum Well-Being Lab

Principal Consultant Psychologist, International Psychology Centre

Dr. Chan has a 15 years clinical experience as a psychologist, child and family therapist in Malaysia, Asia and Europe. Dr. Edward Chan gained his degree in psychology from Middlesex University, UK., his Masters degree in Learning from the University of Lancaster, UK., and his Doctorate in Psychology from the Intercultural Open University , the Netherlands. Dr. Chan spent 3 years at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and the Open University, UK to conduct the research for his doctorate work.

Dr. Edward received further postgraduate training on numerous psychotherapy discipline from leading psychologists and psychotherapists in the world. Dr. Chan was trained by Patrick Jansen Sandplay therapy & Symbol Work who pioneered Dona Kalff’s work on Sandplay Therapy in Australia based on her collaboration with Carl Jung and Emma Jung at the Jung Institute in Zurich. He also received training from Mark Pearson in Expressive Therapy for Children & Adolescent from the Institute of Expressive Therapy, Australia. Dr. Chan was trained by Professor Linda Homeyer, licensed play therapist and past president of the Play Therapy Association of USA in Play Therapy, Play Therapy Supervision and Filial Therapy. Dr Chan was also trained in clinical supervision in couple and family Therapy by Aldo Gurgone, licensed clinical Psychologist and Director of William Street Therapy centre, Australia.

Dr. Chan has also published widely, including in the academic proceedings in the various international and national conferences he has been invited to speak, including, Current Research & Practices on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Asia; the critically acclaimed parenting book, Are You Man Enough To Be a Father; couple psychology book, Love Is Never Enough, Pleasurable Commitment Rules; and Dancing with Crocodiles. His professional views on children, couple and adult psychology is also regularly sought and featured in national newspaper (including the parenting, women and appointment sections of the New Straits Time, the Education Section of the Star, Oriental Daily and professional and popular journals including: Malaysian Medical Tribune, Junior Statesman, Today's Parents, Better Parents, Mama Moden, Malaysian Women Weekly, Females, Marie Claire, Nona, Jelita, Malaysian Business, CIMA, Health & Beauty. He is also a well-known radio and television personality on psychological, relationship and family issues.

Dr. Chan is a fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a practitioner member of the division of Adult Psychotherapy; the division of Couple and Marital Therapy; and the division of Child Therapy of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy, and a practitioner member of the Malaysian of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association.