Upcoming Auricular Acu-Tech Training Dates

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PROVIDENCE, RI 1/5-1/6, 2024

with Cris Monteiro + Micaela Foley 

5NP AAT training for LICSW, LCDP, LMHC, Peers and nurses practicing in RI

Here’s the link to the application form where you can read more about the course. 
Cost: $280 – $360 on a sliding scale.
Held at  Providence Community Acupuncture

Please read our cancellation policy

The training consists of 15 hours of online self-study and 20 hours of in-person hands-on training which consists of 2-days of in-person classroom time + additional  supervised practice clinics. For more general information about this training, please see FAQs


PROVIDENCE, RI  4/26, 2024 

with Andy Wegman + Karen Bryant

5NP Auricular Acupuncture Training for MDs + DOs 

Our friends + colleagues from NH will be hosting another auricular acupuncture workshop for MDs + DOs


Friday, April 26th from 9 am – 1pm,  
held at Providence Community Acupuncture.


This one-day workshop is open only to current RI-licensed MDs + DOs.




Andy Wegman, L.Ac and Karen Bryant, MD will be teaching this course for docs.
Please contact Andy by emailing: admin@manchesteracupuncturestudio.org

for more info or to register. 


JANUARY 2024 with Shimila Keenum

Shimila Keenum offers a Hybrid AAT Training starting in January consisting of independent study, 4 live Zoom classes and a 2 day in-person class (March 9-10) that takes place at Grounded Path Holistic Counseling in Amherst, VA. 
The cost is $400 for the training and a separate $50 membership fee to POCA
For the training overview and to register, please follow this link:
Please contact Shimila Keenum at Shimila@GroundedPath.org with any questions


TULSA, OK with Phyllis Spears & Robin Jackson

Wheat Ridge, COLORADO with
Lisa Martinez and Samuel Nez

February 23rd 9am-5pm
February 24th 9am-5pm
February 25th 9am-5pm
With two opportunities on Saturday and Sunday for those to volunteer to receive supervised 5NP treatments.

For registration and training info, go to this website:

The training fee is $375 (+ $50 for POCA Membership). Materials/supplies and a training manual are included in the cost of the training. Training fee is due in full at least two weeks ahead of time and secures your spot for the training (spots are limited).



Trauma-focused Auricular Acupuncture Technician training in Tucson, Arizona – February 1-3, 2024 with Celia Hildebrand and Grace Thomson. 

Register here:   https://forms.gle/BSsPTMMsCMFPgPor7

Training Dates: **Trainees must attend all sessions**
Thursday, February 1, 2024 (ONLINE by Zoom) – Required 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Introduction to theory and overview of 5NP
Friday, February 2, 2024 (IN-PERSON) – Required 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Includes supervised clinical practice with family, friends, and community members
Saturday, February 3, 2024 (IN-PERSON) – Required 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Includes supervised clinical practice with family, friends, and community members

This training involves 16 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on practice, and 14 hours of self-study, materials which will be tested during the hands-on training. In addition, attendees will complete 40 auricular treatments during the course of this training.

Overview for more details about course content: https://shorturl.at/efqC8

In-person training will take place at the Building Bridges Community Center, 3355 North Fontana Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 

Cost is $300 per participant, payable in advance of training. In addition, each participant is required to become a POCA “Punk” member ($50) prior to attending the course. This fee is paid directly to POCA through this link: https://pocacoop.com/join/. POCA membership is required for you to complete the online training portion of the course. 

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive Certificates of Acupuncture Needle Safety and Completion of POCA AAT Training to facilitate application for State of Arizona Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) certification (which is a separate annual cost).

Events and Workshop Cancellation and Refund policy https://pocacoop.com/workshop-events-policy/


Your trainers and contact information:  Celia Hildebrand, DAOM, L.Ac., celiahildy@gmail.com
Grace Thomson, L.Ac.,  gracemthomson@gmail.com