A two-year series of live video webinars, running September 2019 to late Spring 2021, taught by PAAM Education Director Adam Blanning, MD. Completion of the first year is prerequisite for participation in the second year.
This webinar course will work through foundational anthroposophic insights into child growth and development through the lens of the constitutional polarities, as presented by Rudolf Steiner. Topics such as developmental delay, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, aggressive behaviors, tics, seizures, bed wetting, and autism will be explored. In-depth methods for clinical observation and constitutional prescribing are practiced through a series of four case write-ups, two per year, using pediatric patients from your own practice.
Prerequisite training: attendance of at least two years of IPMT meetings (or equivalent training). It is strongly recommended that participants have also completed a year of clinical mentoring. Participants are expected to have a working understanding of the 4-fold and 3-fold approaches in anthroposophic medicine coming into the course. Preparatory reading will largely come from the book Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs, with additional case descriptions and other resources emailed before each session.
The course is limited to licensed prescribers (MD, DO, PA, NP, and ND graduates of approved four year schools).
Important!—In order to do the required case reports you will need to be actively working with children in your clinical practice and/or able to observe children in a classroom setting. There will be a case write-up required in January and May of each year.
Schedule: Each teaching session consists of a ninety-minute webinar, divided between presentation of material and live conversation. The course will meet on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm EST/2pm CST/1pm MST/12pm PST.
Sessions are recorded and posted so participants can review the material, or make up a session they are not able to attend. The course is limited to 25 participants.
Questions: please write to Adam Blanning or Amanda Jacobs at email@example.com