Educational objectives of the program.
Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of:
- Therapeutic principles as they apply to supporting individual health and wellness
- Tools and techniques to cultivate and build rapport in a clinical encounter.
II. Acquire a basic knowledge of:
- Ethics, laws, and regulations regarding clinical herbalism.
- Business skills for building and maintaining an herbal practice.
III. Be able to:
- Conduct a comprehensive individualized assessment.
- Develop and adjust individualized health-related goals and plans with a client.
- Use language and observational tools and techniques to help clients become more self-aware and motivated to make behavioral changes.
- Recognize limitations and acquire help when needed.
- Present case studies to peers and provide a clear clinical rationale.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete this program will:
I. Be able to serve their clients:
- Be able to accurately gather information regarding past and current health status while differentiating between phenomena and the client’s interpretation of phenomena.
- Be able to synthesize the above information to create a comprehensive assessment of health inputs and processes.
- Be able to work with clients to develop individualized goals and a plan for health and wellness.
- Be able to adjust the individualized plan and goals in response to the changing needs of the client.
- Be able to achieve and maintain rapport with clients, listen attentively, and practice with compassion.
II. Have the skills to establish and maintain an effective herbal practice:
- be able to assess and support clients within the context of a health and wellness paradigm.
- Be able to navigate the current healthcare environment, empower clients to make informed choices and refer when appropriate.
- Be competent in the basic business skills necessary to build and maintain an herbal practice.
- Be able to Interface with other healthcare providers in partnership.
III. Be able to grow personally and professionally:
- Have the self-awareness to recognize external and internal cues, reflect upon feedback and adjust behavior accordingly.
- Be able to apply concepts of critical thinking and information literacy to individualized client care.