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Advanced Course info

Blake Harvesting RedrootAdvanced Courses in Clinical Herbalism are intended for those who are seeking to expand their understanding of clinical herbalism beyond single herb materia medica and into formulation, assessment and therapeutics. Participants should already have a working knowledge of basic foundation level herbal medicine. Limited to 10 students.

These classes are for people who are enthusiastic about the clinical practice of herbal medicine and who already are confident with the foundational basics of herbs. They are great for folks already at the stage of seeing clients who want to hone their skills and benefit from round-table case study discussion; as well as for those who feel almost ready to be at that stage, but want the support of a class to continue to practice among a small group of dedicated herbalists. These are  serious classes for courageous participants who are comfortable with working hard for the benefit of their clients and receiving critique in the interest of honing their skills.

 


2020 Advanced Clinical Herbalism I: Clinical Skills

The main focus of the class is on clinical training and skill-building, therapeutics and assessment. There will be lots of individual attention, based on assisting each participant to develop in their clinical work.

The class hosts a free clinic for guests. Participants in the class will bring their clients (or pseudo-clients, or sick relatives, or curious friends….) to the class for the whole group to practice consulting with and recommending herbs for. Essentially, a small Elderberry School Teaching Clinic.
Topics in Advanced Clinical Herbalism I include: herbal energetics, the art of formulation, contra-indications, history of herbal traditions, tongue and pulse observation, dosage, and interviewing and assessment skills.
When: weekly on Thursdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: TBA in Portland, OR
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2020 Advanced Clinical Herbalism II : Constitutional Herbalism

The Fall course is a continuation of the clinical practices offered in the Spring class, with a deeper study of constitutional medicine topics such as as the Ayurvedic doshas, Chinese 5 Element theory, Michael Moore’s Constitutional Physiology and the Six Tissue States. Each of these will be seen in relation to how they are applied to real clinical cases.
When: weekly on Thursdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: TBA in Portland, OR
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Cost for both Advanced Courses I and II together: 
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Registration for Advanced Courses

First contact the school by phone or email to let us know you are interested in the class.

To apply and/or register for the Advanced Course, please go to the drop down item above on the menu bar and select Application -Advanced Course. Contact us at 503.432.0842 or info@elderberryschool.com if you have any questions.

Understand that applicants are not accepted into a class until notified, and refunds will be made in full (minus a $30 administrative fee) up until the day before the first day of any given class, but there will be no tuition refund after the class has started.