Paul Bergner - Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist
Heather Luna - Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist
Within 7-14 days you will receive an email from us about your acceptance.
Questions? Please contact Heather Luna, ACORN Director with any additional questions or concerns.
1) Deposit of $300 is due on or before 9/10/21 (the deposit counts towards your total tuition)
2) Tuition Balance $2400
This program has prerequisite requirement of a minimum of 300 hours of pre-clinical training in vitalist herbalism, having attended our Advanced Herbalism in the Vitalist Tradition program or the equivalent. Prior to Advanced training students must have a minimum of 300 hours of Foundational herbalist education, having attended our Footprints in Medical Herbalism program or the equivalent. Together, this totals a minimum requirement of over 600 hours of study with the specific education in the methods of vitalist healing strategies to enter into our Clinical Residency and Roundtable Program.
Students who complete both our first and second year programs are certified in over 650 hours of Vitalist Herbalism. Those who go on to complete this Clinic Program, will have accumulated over 800 hours of formal education.
Total Program Hours: 175
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This program is open to graduates of the
Advanced Herbalism in the Vitalist Tradition program with pre-clinical training
All Clinic Sessions and Classes are held in real time via Zoom.
Our Clinical Residency & Roundtable Program is our third-year program that brings our students full circle in their herbal journey. All of the rigorous study our students have completed in the first-year program Footprints in Medical Herbalism and our second-year program Advanced Herbalism in the Vitalist Tradition have brought them to the precipice of becoming a fully trained Clinical Herbalist.
This Program is based on the Roundtable clinical format. Students will attend the ACORN School’s monthly Online Free Clinic as interns to run complete private intake and follow up sessions with actual clients. Interns will write up each case and submit it to the faculty and student body for review and collaborative feedback. While each clinician may only see one client per month, they will gain the experience and insight of every case that comes through our clinic.
Consecutively interns will attend one roundtable meeting each week for teachings and discussion of topics that arise in clinical practice. Roundtable meetings create a sacred space to share the challenges, insights, and moments of celebration of working in a clinic setting. Come to these ready to be your most authentic self.
Clinical Program Schedule
1st Day of Class: September 20, 2021 ~ Last Day of Class: May 23, 2022
Clinical Program is Completely Online
General Enrollment Information
175 total hours
Applications will not be processed until the application fee is submitted. This fee pays our time to thoroughly review each person’s application, read their essay, and then schedule a private interview to discuss their enrollment. This is a non-refundable one-time payment.