Setting up a clinical practice is daunting and requires direction, support, and confidence. When first starting out in clinical practice, there are many factors to consider; from clinical skills, forms, and policies to preparing your own extracts, formulating for clients, and managing your dispensary.
Join Clinical Herbalist, Erika Galentin MNIMH, RH (AHG), for a free webinar exploring the many facets of modern clinical herbal practice and details that you might want to consider in setting up your own herbal clinic. Erika was trained in the United Kingdom where herbalists still have the right to primary diagnosis are able to perform clinical examinations, take blood and urine samples, and even prescribe and treat medical problems. Upon returning to the United States, Erika had to learn to navigate a very different legal and medical system in order to continue to see clients in a lawful, accountable, and safe way. The transition from an environment with more legal protection for herbalists to that of the United States has provided Erika with a unique perspective about what setting up as a clinical herbalist might entail for you.
In this webinar, Erika will be sharing a bit about her story in setting up her clinical herbal practice in Ohio and cover topics that we will be exploring in our clinical intensive week in October of 2019. This includes:
Clinical forms such as Client Health History, Informed Consent & Disclosure, Privacy Practices, and Medical Release
Clinical skills including case management, client interview techniques & building rapport, physical assessment, building a wellness plan, clinical red flags, recording keeping, & screening clients
Ethical considerations including Scope of Practice, Herbalism & the law, Privacy and Confidentiality, power dynamics, Non-discrimination policies
Protocols including those surrounding special populations, herb-drug interactions, working with pharmaceuticals, communicating with other health professionals
·Managing a dispensary including dispensing protocols, tracking systems & quality control, formulation, labeling, and record keeping