A Program for Practicing Herbalists
This program offers group mentoring with collaborative review of cases submitted by participants. The audio materials accompanying the program are selected to directly inform your clinical practice, and enhance your interview skills, pattern recognition, case assessment, therapeutics, formulation, personal growth, and the overall therapeutic relationship with your patients. Our clinical faculty collectively has more than 50 teacher-years mentoring clinical students via case review since 1996.
Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist, clinical nutritionist
Tania Neubauer ND, Clinical Herbalist
Mary Barnes, Registered Herbalist (AHG), Certified Nutritionist
Kat Mackinnon, Registered Herbalist (AHG), Clinical Nutritionist
The classroom portion of the program is structured on the “flipped classroom” model. Rather than attending a lecture via classroom or zoom, and then doing homework or projects, we will listen to pre-recorded lectures on our own time, and then come together weekly live for questions, review, applications, cases, and practice together in the virtual classroom. During September, the audio courses will set the ground for our case review round table procedures, and we will establish the case reporting format, and policies of safety, legality, confidentiality, and the importance of personal trust. We will begin reviewing participant cases and selected teaching cases from our clinic in October. Time commitment is 12-18 hours a month for audio in the Fall, with 2-3 hours a week reading cases plus attendance at the round tables.
Round Table discussions will be held on Tuesday evenings, 5-7:30 PM Pacific time Starting September 15th and ending April 27.
About This Program
Term: 33 weeks
Tuition: $1920 ($240 a month September through April
Application fee: $50
Scholarships: Include on your application form if you work with the under served in a free or sliding-scale clinic or practice.
To complete this program and earn its certificate, first apply and be accepted into the program. Once accepted you may enroll and purchase the course materials. The audio materials for enrolled students are discounted by 40% from the regular price.
Participants who complete all the audio coursework, and attend 90% of the round table hours will receive a certificate for 143 hours in Clinical Mentoring from the NAIMH. Participants who do not meet attendance requirements will receive documentation of the actual clinical mentoring hours completed.
Complete the Application Form
Submit and make payment of $50 application fee.
Complete an application interview. Arrangements will be made when we receive your application.
Requests may be made for financial assistance. Consideration will be given especially for those working with the underserved.
ENROLLMENT and Tuition
Once accepted, the participant will fill our an Enrollment Contract
A payment of $450 for materials, and $240 for the first month tuition is due.
After the initial payment, tuition payments are due on the 15th of each month from October through April.
Online Round Table Case Review with Virtual Classes 65 hours
Interview Skills in the Vitalist Tradition 1.5 hours
Getting the Story Right 1.5 hours
Art of the Follow Up 1.5 hours
Case analysis in Vitalist Herbalism 2 hours
Case Analysis in Chronic Disease 1.5 hours
Vitalist pattern assessment 8 hours
Case studies in Vitalist Herbalism 2 hours
Materia Medica Track
Herbal Pairing and Modular Formulation 8 hours
Materia Medica Differentials 12 hours
Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance/Autoimmunity 12 hours
Fatigue and Adaptogens 15 hours
Insulin Resistance 3 hours
Obesity: Ethics, Harms, and Metabolism 6 hours
Working with the Heavy Cannabis User 4 hours
TOTAL HOURS 143