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About The American Herbalists Guild Mentorship Resources
Mentorship, much like a traditional apprenticeship, is one of society’s oldest forms of experiential education. In many cultures, herbal training occurs almost exclusively in a setting where experienced herbalists work closely with others to share their accumulated wisdom. The structure of these relationships varies widely, but all have in common the desire to share information while offering support, guidance and critical feedback.
There is a growing need for clinical training for student practitioners, but because only a handful of clinical herbal training programs are currently available, the AHG encourages mentorship as a way for student practitioners to become confident, skilled clinical herbalists. Often those who have completed extensive training in herbal medicine (which may or may not have included a clinical component) are actively seeking the support and guidance of an experienced clinical herbalist to act as a mentor.
It is our hope that by providing support for the mentoring process, AHG will help build a much-needed bridge between formal training in herbal studies and the creation of a successful clinical practice.
Our primary goal is supporting herbalists and student practitioners who intend to apply for the Registered Herbalist Membership in the American Herbalists Guild. We also offer this information to herb practitioners everywhere who aspire to a high level of clinical competency. Learn more about the Registered Herbalist Membership Criteria.
Mentorship Forms and Templates
• Case Review Form
• Client Contact Hours Log
• Client Data File Template
• Health History Intake #1
• Health History Intake #2
• Medications and Supplements
• Mentor Evaluation of Student Practitioner
• Mentorship Contact Hours Log
• Mentorship Contract Template
• Mentorship Final Report
• Mentorship Liability Release
• Student Practitioner Mentorship Application
• Student Practitioner Evaluation of Mentor
• Student Self-Evaluation