Psychological Herbal Assessment

Clinical - Unique - Dynamic

A unique blend of emotional and physical insights to herbal medicine, emphasizing the importance of spirit in healing.
"...this course kept me completely engaged"
"... discussions of the 3 selves was particularly interesting."  
knowledge...from direct clinical experience."

Extremely Unique and Fascinating!

One of the most enjoyed courses of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism.
Clinical skills are the most difficult to develop in herbal medicine and the least available in the educational realm. Two experienced herbalists, Matthew Wood and Seán Pádraig O'Donoghue are pioneering an online approach to alternative, holistic, and traditional herbal assessment and evaluation. Seán has a more emotional, soul-based approach, while Matthew has a more physical, body-based approach. Both believe in the importance of the spirit in medicine and healing, although that is a topic that tends to eclipse the classroom. This class will, therefore, be stimulating for the students and for the teachers – which will make it even more exciting.


Support Materials

40 pages of manuscripts from Matthew Wood, MS
(not downloadable) 

Support Materials

15 pages of manuscripts from Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue


30 Hours of Teaching


Certificate included
(see more below)

Pay Once = One Year Access

1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss

This is for you if you...

are working on developing clinical skills in herbal medicine.
want to understand herbal assessment and evaluation in both the emotional and physical dimensions of health and healing.
want to explore the spiritual dimensions along with a holistic approach to herbal assessment and evaluation.

Upon completion, you will...

gain unique and comprehensive clinical skills in herbal medicine.
understand herbal assessment and evaluation with an integration of emotional and physical dimensions.
be invigorated and inspired toward a deeper connection to the practice of herbalism and holistic healthcare.


Matthew Wood, MS

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over forty years. He is an internationally known
teacher and author with more than ten books to his credit, including The Book of Herbal Wisdom
The Earthwise Herbals, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix, and A Shamanic Herbal 
(July 2024). Matthew has an MSc in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine 
(accredited, U. of Wales). He lives in the Midwest.

Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue

Seán is an herbalist, writer, teacher, and Priest in two traditions. His approach to healing weaves together the insights of traditional Western herbalism and contemporary science. He regards physical, spiritual, and emotional healing as deeply intertwined.

Certificate Included

  • How to Get a Certificate

    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
    • Save or print your certificate!

    Available with subscription and individual course purchases.

  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 26 accredited hours
    • 5 hours Clinical Experience
    • 13 hours Materia Medica
    • 3 hours Basic Human Sciences
    • 5 hours History, Philosophy, and Therapeutic Paradigms and Applications (Including Energetics) of Various Systems of Herbal Medicine

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
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Psychological Herbal Assessment

Elevate your clinical herbal skills with the insights you will learn from these profound herbal practitioners.

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