In Trauma-Informed Care, social safety means “feeling safe with other people”. This course provides a foundation for thinking about social safety in the context of community acupuncture, particularly how approaches such as Trauma-Informed Care and Harm Reduction can help create a safer clinical environment. In community acupuncture, safety represents an active, collective, creative and imperfect enterprise, involving specific tasks and tools, to help patients feel as physically, psychologically, and socially safe as possible.

If you have any questions about this class or the material, please feel free to email me, Lisa Rohleder. You can leave a message with Gail at ceu@pocatech.org

Approved CEU CEU's Category Price
NCCAOM 2 AOM-SA $20
California  2 Category 1
Florida CEU automatically reported to CE Broker 2 General

This course is designed for receptionists and acupuncturists who may encounter the need for de-escalation skills in a community acupuncture setting.  The goal of the training is not to convey a “one size fits all” approach to de-escalation but to provide examples and concepts that WCA has found useful in our operations while recognizing that there are many possible strategies and approaches.

If you have any questions about this class or the material, please feel free to email me, Lisa Rohleder. You can leave a message with Gail at ceu@pocatech.org.

Approved CEU CEU's Category Price
NCCAOM 3 AOM-SA $30
Florida CEU automatically reported to CE Broker 3 General

This course focuses on understanding “the story of revolutionary acupuncture” as documented by Rachel Pagones in her book Acupuncture as Revolution: Suffering, Liberation and Love, and provides historical context and perspective for present-day community acupuncture practice.

Completion of this course requires a separate purchase of Acupuncture As Revolution: Suffering, Liberation and Love. It is available in paperback or as an ebook for Kindle.

If you have any questions about this class or the material, please feel free to email me, Lisa Rohleder. You can leave a message with Gail at ceu@pocatech.org


Approved CEU CEU's Category Price
NCCAOM 12 AOM-ET $120

This continuing education course serves as an introduction to community acupuncture for licensed acupuncturists. A general overview of the characteristics, history, principles, and practices of community acupuncture and POCA is explored. The course will cover the basic steps toward opening, running, and practicing in a community acupuncture clinic.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the distinguishing characteristics of community acupuncture, and demonstrate an understanding of its underlying principles.
  2. Explore the history, purpose, and support structures of the POCA organization.
  3. Recognize the main steps required to open a community acupuncture clinic.
  4. Recognize the main processes, systems, and tasks involved in running a community acupuncture clinic.
  5. Recognize procedures that enhance efficacy and speed when treating in a community acupuncture clinic.
  6. Determine how community acupuncture practice could affect one’s own practice, and identify resources for continued learning and support.

If you have any questions about this class or the material, please feel free to email me, Lisa Rohleder. You can leave a message with Gail at ceu@pocatech.org.

Approved CEU CEU's Category Price
NCCAOM 5 PE-CW $50
Florida CEU automatically reported to CE Broker 5 General