ACHS President, Dorene Petersen Presents on Clinical Aromatherapy for ICAA, Seoul, Korea, March 2014

American College of Healthcare Sciences Founder and President, Dorene Petersen, will be the featured presenter at a special workshop hosted by the International Center of Advanced Aromatherapy (ICAA) at WonGwang Digital University in Seoul, Korea.

Petersen, a clinical aromatherapy expert with more than 35 years' experience in the field, also serves as Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and oversees the ACHS Master of Science in Aromatherapy program, the first and only accredited masters-level aromatherapy degree program.

Petersen's aromatherapy workshop, called ICAA Special Seminar—Dorene Petersen, is a two-day event featuring six presentations on topics for aromatherapy professionals of varied clinical experience and aromatherapy education, including: Aromatherapy Formulae: Therapeutic Uses of Aromatherapy; Therapeutic Blending & Notable Biological Action (Synergy); Safety: Internal & External Use; What Smell is That?; Blending Skills; and Industry Organizations: Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC), Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), and American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) accredited career Degree Programs.

"I am very honored to have been invited to Korea to work with the International Center of Advanced Aromatherapy," says Dorene Petersen. "The safe and ethical use of aromatherapy essential oils for personal health and wellness and in the clinical aromatherapy setting is an extremely relevant topic in the current healthcare arena—it also happens to be a topic near and dear to my heart. More and more people are looking for alternative, natural, and accessible solutions to health challenges, from skin ailments to depression to post-operative care. Clinical aromatherapy has a lot of potential to provide the effective, practical solutions people want … and need. It's an exciting time for aromatherapy research and clinical aromatherapists, especially Registered Aromatherapists, working in the field!"

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