Advanced Clinical Program
The first year of this program focuses on holistic assessment skills, pathology and client care. The second year is a student clinic. In the clinical program, you’ll learn to blend Chinese medicine principles with Western herbal medicine for a truly planetary approach to herbalism.
We will cover traditional diagnostic strategies and treatment protocols, balanced with a holistic view of how a client-practitioner relationship should be.
We teach an embodied and intuitive approach to interaction with clients combined with modern science and traditional ways.
Graduation from a 300-hour herbal program OR Ability to show equivalent training.
*Students are expected to know anatomy and physiology, medicine making skills, and demonstrate a good working materia medica, all of which can be learned in our Holistic Herbalism Program. If students do not have a background in basic Chinese medicine, there are a few courses we can suggest to help get you prepared for this class.
“I truly love this program. For the cost, it offered me way more than I was expecting. I got to travel and have field studies where I got to see, touch and taste the plants we were learning. I was taught how to make medicine balms, tinctures and teas, and experience different studies of medicine like Chinese. I’m very satisfied from this life-changing moment in my life, not just in medicine but in community. BRSHM has allowed me to start a new book of life. A new chapter has began and it shall be continued ever more.”
– Anonymous Student
What You’ll Learn
- How to interview and learn a client’s medical history
- The pathophysiology of the major body systems along with assessment skills, patterns of imbalance and treatment protocols
- Holistic diagnostic skills such as reading the face, Chinese pulse and tongue assessment, and interpreting client responses
- A deeper understanding of plants and their uses
- Low-dose botanicals
- Herbalist counseling skills
- Business skills
- Clinic observation
- Student Clinic
- Herb-Drug Interactions
- “Red Flags” (Signs you should refer out)
- Scope of practice
- Trauma Informed Care
- Research skills
- Dispensing skills
- Working with gender non-conforming and trans people
- Living as an empath
- Consent issues and appropriate boundaries in the client-practitioner relationship
- Intake and consent forms
- Understanding and working with food allergies
- Chronic inflammation
- Understanding the effects of chronic stress on disease
- Working with complicated conditions such as auto-immune conditions, lyme disease, insulin resistance and cancer
- Understanding neuro-diversity and working with neuro-divergent people
- Common pharmaceuticals and their effects
Apply for the Advanced Clinical Program
Registration Opens July 2019. Complete your application form and pay the application fee using the links below.
Hours = 300
March 4, 2020 – October 22, 2020 (with business planning from October – March)
March 2021 – October 2021
Wednesday: 9 AM – 4 PM
Thursday: 4 PM – 7 PM
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
$3450 for Year One + $3400 for Year Two (paid separately)
$600 deposit (Non-refundable & goes towards total tuition)
$100 application fee (Non-refundable & does not go towards total tuition)
Payment plans available with additional $200
Tuition for Year 1 = $3,450
Tuition for Year 2 = $3,400
Any student who chooses to withdraw…
- Before the first day of class and has already paid their full tuition, will receive a refund of their full tuition minus their deposit.
- Within the first 21 days of class, will receive a 50% refund of their tuition.
- After 21 days of class, will not be provided a refund.