Certified Professional Aromatherapist (CPA) – Level 3
Level 3 Aromatherapy is a three day course to prepare health professionals * to proficiently practice aromatherapy in health care organizations, facilities and private practice. The development of therapeutic relationships is continued with advanced interviewing and assessment skills followed by energy healing techniques with EOs. EO safety and toxicology (including topical and internal use) are identified, especially as they relate to medications, wound care and more. Safety guidelines for vulnerable populations are discussed and include infants and children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic conditions. Profiles of ten additional oils are given along with their relationship to clinical care. The student will be required to do ten case studies, at least two of which should relate to the student’s area of research and/or clinical practice. This dynamic course concludes with a discussion of the role of the Certified Clinical Aromatherapist in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms of healthcare. Additional readings will be required for the homework. Completion of Level 1 & Level 2 is required before enrolling in the Level 3 course.
The participant will:
1. Use advanced therapeutic skills through interview, assessment, treatment, reassessment, follow up and documentation to conduct a healing session using EOs.
2. Identify EO safety and toxicology as it correlates with medications, wound care and more.
3. Discuss safety guidelines for vulnerable populations including infants and children, pregnant women, elderly and those with chronic conditions.
4. Review of 10 EOs and their relationship to clinical care.
5. Complete 10 case studies with at least 2 related to research and or clinical expertise.
6. Discuss the professional dimensions of a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist including physical, emotional and spiritual realms of healthcare.
The Level 3 program requirements apply to existing clinicians (Physicians, Nurses, Acupuncturists, Medical Herbalists, Massage Therapists, etc.). Students who are not existing clinicians have an additional requirement to provide proof of completion of Advanced Pathophysiology from an accredited institution, or the equivalent class taken from a NAHA approved school. Advanced Pathophysiology is a 4 credit graduate level class which typically advances knowledge of anatomy and physiology while explaining the mechanisms of diseases and pathophysiological conditions affecting the integumentary system, the circulatory system, the reproductive system, the musculoskeletal system, the lymphatic/immune system, the endocrine system, the nervous system, the urinary system, and the digestive system. Many universities and colleges offer this course in classroom and on line.