Advanced Clinical Training Program


Instructors: Madeline Hope and Tommy Priester

The Advanced Clinical Training Program teaches essential skills to become a practicing clinical herbalist. There are three components: diagnostic classes, herbal clinics and intensive weekends with nationally known herbalists.

The diagnostic classes meet Saturdays from 10:00-5:00 p.m. The first three classes emphasize consultation skills and involve intensive instruction and practice.  Students learn tongue, pulse, nail, sclera and facial diagnosis as well as formulation. There are also assignments to practice diagnostic skills during the month in-between classes.

March 30          Facial diagnosis
May 4            Pulse taking
June 29           Tongue, nail and sclera diagnosis                             
July 20              Formulation
September 14   Effective models for doing consultations
October 19&20 Addressing Major Mental Health Issues with Western Herbalism, Chinese Medicine and First Nation Approaches taught by Chris Marano
October 26 Case presentations, exams and wrap up

The Herbal Clinic is a required part of the course, and each month students do consultations with clients and receive guidance and feedback. The focus is on teaching critical skills to become a clinical herbalist. The clinics meet Sundays from 10:00-4:00 p.m. on the following dates: March 31, May 5, June 30, July 21, September 15, October 27.

Tommy and Madelon will be available to mentor and support students as they continue to do clinical work.

The tuition for the Advanced Training is $1595 non-refundable. ($150 deposit required to sign up. Tuition and deposit are non-refundable.)

For more information, please contact us at 781.646.6319 or email or register by clicking 'sign up' below.