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The Clinical Interview

Taking care of your own health, and the health of your family, friends and neighbors is an incredibly important community skill. Conducting a thorough interview is essential for being an effective herbalist. 


Clients can more easily trust the herbal recommendations from someone who knows how to ask the right questions. It’s not only about what you inquire, but how you inquire. By treating our clients with care and respect we build trust, connection and rapport that leads to better healing results. 


In this class we learn how to bring both analytic reasoning and empathy and intuition to our work. This process requires careful self-examination, and students will be challenged to uncover unconscious biases as part of the work of learning how to truly listen to the stories of potential clients, friends and family members. This class is about finding out what you need to know to recommend the best herbs, but also about how we show up for someone in need. This live, in-person class includes a lot of participation and involvement, discussion and activity.


This class is taught to the level of serious students of herbalism who have already taken many foundational classes, or for practicing herbalists looking to sharpen their clinical interviewing skills. 

Limit: 8 students


Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Time: 10AM - 2PM


Location: Sherrett Food Forest, 3499 SE Sherrett Street, Portland, OR 97222. 

(take 32nd to Sherrett and park along Sherrett street, or park along 36th.)


Cost: $59



Refund policy: Full refund for tuition (minus $15 admin fee) up to 1 week before start of class. Less than 7 days before the start of class 50% of tuition can be refunded. No refunds are possible less than 24 hours before the start of class or after the class has begun.

The Clinical Interview

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