Advanced Professional Herbalist and Nutritional Skills Course | International Integrative Educational Institute

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Advanced Professional Herbalist and Nutritional Skills Course

Get the Clinical Skills You Need with the Advanced Professional Herbal Skills Program

As herbal medicine grows in popularity, there is more demand than ever for knowledgeable and qualified practitioners. K.P. Khalsa developed this hands-on, professional-level course, to give you vital clinical experience for starting and running your own clinical practice.

Led by Khalsa and other American Herbalist Guild (AHG) professional members, you will participate in the on-going treatment of real clients with real cases. You will manage them over the course of their recovery, from their initial intake session to their recovery. You will also learn about the ins-and-outs of running your own clinical practice; including charting, interviewing, orienting your client to treatment, and follow-up and fine tuning their regimen. Previous herbal experience is recommended.

Your Opportunity for Professional Training

Clinical training can be challenging to find for most students of herbal medicine. The Advanced Professional Herbal Skills Program is one of just a few programs of its type in the country. It offers you a chance to gain experience working with real clients under the direct supervision of AHG certified herbalists. The faculty of The Herbalists College brings together experienced, professional herbalists, so that you receive your clinical education from instructors with real-world clinical experience.

Work Towards Your Professional Certification

  • The Advanced Professional Herbal Skills Program is designed to provide clinical hours for you to apply toward the American Herbalist Guild clinical requirements for the AHG credential, Registered Herbalist (RH). (This course is oriented toward clinical skills, and does not supply basic academic study hours, which are also required for the AHG credential.)
  • Your total hours will equal approximately 400 hours of study over two terms. This is equivalent to two 5 credit classes.
  • There will be 100 total classroom hours over six weekend classes (not every weekend for six months), plus a standard 3 hours independent study outside of class for each classroom hour. This is expected to bring you to a total of 400 clinical hours. (To use independent study hours towards AHG certification, documentation is recommended.)
  • Obtaining a professional membership from the AHG helps to recognize those that are competent in herbal medicine, and gives the general public greater confidence in you as a qualified herbalist. (Attaining the American Herbalists Guild professional credential requires a minimum of 2 years of academic study, in addition to 400 hours of clinical training and/or experience, at a level of consistent professional clientele.)

Some of the material you will cover includes; diagnostic skills, client intake, marketing and professional development – please see below for more:

Improve Your Diagnostic Skills with Modules on:

  • Physical Assessment Skills
  • Laboratory Assessment Skills
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Diagnostic Skills

Gain Confidence With Your Client Intake – Sections Will Include:

  • Interview and Case Taking Skills
  • History Assessment
  • Advanced Case Protocol Design
  • Individualized Dosing Strategies

Learn the Ins & Outs of Marketing and Practice Management – Areas Covered Are:

  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Informed Consent and Disclosure/Confidentiality
  • Patient and Office Procedure Management
  • Record Keeping for the Clinical Herbalist

Develop Your Counseling Skills and Professional Standards with Modules on:

  • Personal Development and Professionalism
  • Lifestyle and Wellness Counseling
  • Nutritional and Dietary Counseling
  • Medical Terminology