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Clinical Herbalism

The 2024 program is full.

You may apply early for the 2025 program:


Our second year program in Clinical Herbalism is intended for those who are seeking to expand their understanding of herbal medicine into formulation, assessment, therapeutics, constitutional and holistic medicine.


This course provides valuable training for herbalists who are already starting to see clients. It is also appropriate for community herbalists working with their friends, family and neighbors, who want to expand their skills. This program provides many opportunities to practice with other students, participate in round-table case study discussions and get real world clinical experience.


Taking place over five in-person weekends and many live online seminars, and culminating in our Mock Clinic, this program represents some of the most advanced clinical herbal training in the Portland area, led by instructors with 25+ years of clinical patient experience.


2024 In-Person Dates:

  • In Portland: February 10-11, April 13-14, June 8-9, October 5-6. Classes are 10 am - 5 pm.

  • One 3-day camping trip, August 2-4, spent meeting the plants, wildcrafting and medicine making in the forest!

We will also meet for live online seminars and discussion over Zoom 1-2 times per month on Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm from late February through September.

Instruction Details

  • 90 hours of live instruction training, including course material in pulse and tongue diagnostics, interviewing and assessment skills, complex formula construction, recognizing red flags, working with low dose herbs, doing herbal research, constitutional medicine and holistic approaches.

  • Class size is limited to 10 students

  • Individualized one-on-one meetings with instructors

  • Out-of-class work and assignments includes practicing skills, preparing case presentations, and one research project.

  • Free access to Elderberry School live online Plant Medicine classes ( 60 hours of additional instruction on Thursday evenings in  March, April, May, September, and October.)

  • The course culminates with the Mock Clinic: an opportunity to perform clinical interviews, assessments, and formulation for volunteer clients with the support of your classmates and instructor.

Tuition: $1750*


(*$1500 for returning graduates of Year 1: Herbalist Training Program)


To apply for the 2025 Clinical Herbalism Program

please complete the application below.

The dates for the 2025 program are not yet set.

You may review the details of the 2024 program in this pdf.


After you fill out the online application we will contact you within a few days to find a time to set up an interview over Zoom. Please be ready to have time available for a 30-60 minute interview in the week following your application.


The interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the program and for us to find out if your interest in the program and background herbal experience matches what we offer. We will also discuss our liability contract and other agreements during your interview.


After the interview, we will let you know if you can proceed with the enrollment process. The full tuition is due when you complete registration.

2025 Clinical Herbalism Program Application
Are you a graduate of The Elderberry School's Herbalist Training Program?

Thanks for submitting your application! We will contact you soon via email to set up an interview.

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