Leslie E. Korn Ph.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, NTP
Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, has had a bilingual (English/Spanish) clinical practice since 1977 and providing over 50,000 hours of integrative health care to people with a diverse range of health problems in both urban and rural settings. I am the author of four books; Nutritional Essentials for Mental Health, (Norton, 2015), Cultural Competency Workbook, (Premiere Publishing , 2015) Rhythms of Recovery Trauma Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2013), and Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally, The Native Way, (DayKeeper Press, 2009) My latest book The Good Mood Kitchen will be out in 2017.
I consult to clinicians and advise clients who want to people to reduce or eliminate pharmaceutical use and in particular psychotropic medications. I work with people who want to integrate natural approaches to their health care and I have a specialty practice in mental health nutrition and body oriented psychotherapy. I also consult to community mental health, hospital based programs and on tribal reservations supporting the integration of traditional healing and integrative medicine for mental and physical health.
I received my Ph.D. in Behavioral Medicine from the Union Institute, a MA degree in cross cultural health psychology from Lesley University, and a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. I was a clinical fellow in psychology and religion and appointed clinical supervisor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I completed clinical internships at the Pain and Stress Clinic, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, and at the Trauma Clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital. I introduced Polarity therapy and body oriented psychotherapy into the department of psychiatry during my work at Harvard.
I have served as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, clinical director of the New England School of Acupuncture, Associate Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and on the Mind/Body Medicine faculty of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. I was in private practice in Cambridge, MA for 15 years, when I also taught in the Mental health licensure program at Lesley University. During those years I also directed a consulting firm funded by state and federal agencies to provide multi-lingual elder wellness and teen arts and esteem programs to low income housing residents.
I have conducted and published peer-reviewed research funded by the National Institutes of Health and in 2009-2010 I was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico. I am a member of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health, a core faculty at Capella University, a nationally approved clinical supervisor (ACS) and I serve as research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where I also direct the Center for Traditional Medicine.