Practitioner Course

Assessments and Phenotypes in Mental Health

Learn how innovations in psychiatry such as brain mapping, blood tests and lab results work for more targeted care.

Online Course
4 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


60+ min/lesson
4.5 Hours total


Mary Rondeau and Steven Rondeau

About this course

In this exciting webinar series we take a deep dive into innovations in the field of psychiatry, relating to the use of specified assessment tools. Mary and Steven Rondeau will explore the use of translational neuro-imaging, blood work and functional medicine lab work to assess psychiatric conditions and to determine the most effective treatment guidelines for your patients.    

The course will begin with an overview of the use of translational neuro-imaging such as quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG). QEEG is also called “brain mapping” as it creates a visual map of the electrical activity in the brain. In simple terms, the test measures brainwaves the same way an electrocardiogram measures the heart’s electrical activity. Numerous studies now demonstrate qEEG’s use to aid in diagnosis, predict treatment response, monitor changes with therapies. The American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society support the use of qEEG for various conditions.

This is the next frontier in psychiatry; the only field that doesn’t routinely test the organ it is treating. The use of qEEG provides objective data in psychiatric assessments and has led to the discovery of subtypes of conditions once thought of as homogenous such as anxiety and depression.  In additional this assessment tool may clarify why various medications fail even when clinically indicated.

The course will then explore the use of blood work and functional medicine lab work up to assess psychiatric conditions. This series will help clinicians use more objective data points to assist with treatment planning for mental health conditions.

Following this update, the course will provide detailed analysis of the phenotypes of depression, attention issues and anxiety. Importantly, your presenters will give guidance on how to prepare comprehensive treatments plans for these phenotypes.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how to use translational neuro-imaging, blood work and functional medicine lab work to assess psychiatric conditions
  • Update your skills in the assessment of mental health conditions
  • Learn how to develop comprehensive treatment plans on the basis of objective assessment tools
  • Explore different phenotypes of depression, anxiety and attention disorders

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Dr Mary Rondeau ND RH (AHG)

Mary Rondeau ND, RH (AHG) is a registered naturopathic doctor, functional medicine specialist and registered herbalist. Mary has been involved in naturopathic medicine and functional medicine since 2005. Her interest in plants and natural healing stemmed from an upbringing in the mountains learning about folk remedies with her mother as a child.

In 2010, she co-founded Wholeness Center which is the most innovative integrative mental health center in the US. She is co-owner of Synergy Neurofeedback which aims to use objective lab finding (brain mapping) for medication and supplement recommendations for mental health disorders and non invasive neuro-feedback therapy as a unique treatment strategy. Her love for nutrition and food met with the formation of The Wholeness Chef, a nutrition focused cooking program that can be found on YouTube.

Mary specialises in functional medicine/naturopathic assessment for mental health disorders. Her eclectic training in traditional medicines took her around the world to study with Ayurvedic masters in India and Nepal and across the United States studying at large medicinal herbal farms for weeks at at time in the Appalachian mountains, her naturopathic doctorate degree in Tempe, AZ and her residency in Salt Lake City, UT. She has happily returned to her hometown of Fort Collins to practice.

Mary maintains an open, family practice focused on proactive functional medicine and overcoming chronic illness to individuals of all ages. Specialties include mental health disorders, paediatric developmental disorders, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, pre-pregnancy health and integrative oncology (cancer). She enjoys working with families. She has special interest in working with children with developmental delays, she provides biomedical nutritional assessments which aim to optimise the biochemical and nutritional underpinnings that can be present in this population.

Docere means “doctor as teacher” this principle resonates with Mary at her core. She lectures nationally to professional groups about mental health, botanical medicine, nutritional medicine and naturopathic medicine. She is an active writer currently working on publishing two books and has a teaching series on YouTube, The Wholeness Chef. In addition, she frequently teaches via webinars on topics related to mental health.

Mary is passionate about bringing access of naturopathic medicine nationally and was part of the team that passed legislation to register naturopathic doctors in Colorado.

Dr Steven Rondeau ND, BCN (EEG), QEEG-DC 

Steven Rondeau, ND completed his undergraduate training in Michigan, at Oakland University where he became interested in maximizing human performance both mentally and physically with emphasis on colligate hockey goaltenders and competitive road cyclist.

After completing his undergraduate degree and double minors in exercise science and health science, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona to complete his 4-year medical school training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). While still in medical school, he was able to acquire his certification in EEG-Neurofeedback and later becoming adjunct faculty at SCNM in the mind-body department.

After completing his medical school training he developed the first and only developmental paediatric naturopathic residency in Sandy, Utah before finally relocating to Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and later, two young boys.

Dr Rondeau has recently developed the first and only of its kind, human brain repository and database ( accessible for public research and capable of sorting countless QEEG markers used to predict and monitor treatment responses to various therapies, brain injury, medications, natural supplements and currently psychedelic medicine.

He has published numerous papers and book chapters on QEEG and its utility in mental health, relationships and parenting. In addition to being president of Axon EEG Solutions and being employed as part of a collaborative psychiatric team at Wholeness Center, he does research and presentations on the role of QEEG in understanding and prediction of human behavior and performance.

Additionally, he reports for and oversees neurofeedback EEG training in clinics all over the world while being one of the first to develop a home based, clinical level neurofeedback training program.