Course: IECP Intensives and Class Discussions
IECP Intensives and Class Discussions
Peter Lio, MD +11

Expanding on Inclusivity

This discussion expands on Dr. Lio's lesson in module 2 on "Starting with Inclusivity". It is important to have a solid understanding of the skin of ethnic and blended heritage clients. This discussion engages students to share their experiences with clients on the topic of inclusivity.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the importance of inclusivity
  • Discuss how to be inclusive when providing services to clients

TCM Tongue Analysis

TCM tongue analysis can help provide deeper information into what may going on with a client's skin. This discussion expands on Dr. Fuller's lesson in module 4 on "Face Mapping" and will touch on the theory of TCM tongue analysis. A review of 9 TCM pathologies and how they may show up on the tongue is discussed.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall different TCM pathologies and conditions
  • Identify patterns on the tongue that indicate different TCM pathologies
  • Describe how TCM tongue analysis can help provide deeper information into what may going on with a client's skin

Evidence-Based Approach to Layering Products

This lecture will review the skin anatomy and the science behind layering and ingredient pairing.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Diagram the skin’s anatomy and how it shifts with aging
  • Learn how layering may improve or worsen skin care approaches
  • Identify ingredient pairs that may not work well

Essential Ingredients in a Skin Care Regimen

In this discussion, Dr. Behl will review ingredients used in common skin care products and their functions. Dr. Behl has more than 30 years of experience with herbal phytochemical specialties as a scientist and facilitator consultant for translation interface within international and U.S. based wellness industry.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define the ‘Functional’ and ‘Active’ ingredients in a skin care regimen
  • Review how ‘Essential’ ingredients repair, replenish, and reconstruct the skin
  • Choose ingredients depending on the function, skin type
  • Review traditional synthetic ingredients that can be substituted or supplemented with nature-identical or phyto-actives
  • Evaluate non-essential, harmful, & unsustainable ingredients that may damage the skin

Energy Healing Modalities for the Treatment Room

Join Linda Bertaut as she shares 20+ years of experience performing Energy Healing Treatments on clients. In this presentation, you’ll learn about Leaky Aura, one of the most common conditions. Stress, anxiety, feeling lost and negativity are just a few of the symptoms. Linda will discuss various modalities used to balance the energy of Chakras and heal Leaky Aura for yourself and your clients. 

  • What is energy?
  • Do you or your clients have Leaky Aura?
  • Conscious breath
  • Meditation
  • Reiki
  • Gemstones

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall what energy is and identify if your clients have leaky aura
  • Describe conscious breath, meditation, reiki, and gemstone therapy

Integrative Approach to Sunscreens/UV Protection and Skin Cancer Risk

Sun protection is a vital part of keeping the skin youthful and for preventing skin cancers. This lecture will review the science of sunscreens as well as review the evidence for the use of integrative approaches toward sun protection. The role of clothing, plant derived oils and the science of oral supplements will be reviewed.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Diagram how sunscreen efficacy may be altered by application practices
  • Identify how protection differs between UVB, UVA, and blue light
  • Evaluate integrative approaches to sun protection such as clothing and the role of oral supplements
  • Identify novel ingredients that have antioxidant effects beyond vitamin C and E

Marketing Your Integrative Practice

In this discussion, Jewellee Williams, LE will review tips on how to market your esthetics business. Jewellee Williams is a Licensed Esthetician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in advanced modalities and corrective skincare. During this session, she shares her personal experiences and tips on how to utilize social media and community outreach to market your practice.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to market locally
  • Discuss how to utilize your professional network for marketing opportunities
  • Review social media marketing made easy
  • Discuss the power of word of mouth

A Journey to "Reading" Skin

In this discussion, IECP board member, Pamela Springer, LE will review the approaches to skin analysis and the steps to consider when formulating a treatment plan.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the journey
  • Determine the skin’s immediate needs
  • Recognize intrinsic vs. extrinsic causes

IECP Case Study Review & Student Check In

Join IECP program director Aliesh Pierce, LE in this monthly call session where we will discuss the case study assignment and connect with other IECP students. 

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the IECP case study assignment
  • Engage in course feedback and discussions

A Seasonal Approach to Topical Oils

As the temperature and humidity change with the seasons, so do the skin's needs for nourishment and emollient protection. Plant-based carrier oils are excellent sources of nutrients and provide emollient protection, but it's important to change them seasonally. In this talk, Rachael Pontillo will cover what to consider for choosing seasonal oils, and share some of her favorite oils for each season.  

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Relate the benefits of a seasonal approach to topical skincare
  • Review why certain carrier oils are better for cooler seasons, and others are better for warmer seasons
  • Discuss how to tell if an oil is the right oil for a person's skin
  • Discuss how to get the best therapeutic benefits from your facial oils

The Ayurvedic Approach of Working with All Six Senses to Maximize Treatment Effectiveness

Everything we see, hear, smell, touch, taste and pick up through our finer senses impact on the client's treatment experience and future outcomes including repeat business. Let's use this Ayurvedic principle to help us reach our goal of making every treatment perfectly customized, memorable, and deeply effective.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review all elements that impact a client's experience through all six senses during a skincare visit.
  • Recall which senses are more impactful for each client's body type, disposition, and situation.
  • Identify the importance of how these sensory experiences vary with the rotation of the season, weather, and environment in general.
  • Review definable details we experience through our senses to help every client feel more completely and personally served.

Normalizing Men's Skin Health

This session will cover a brief explanation of the molecular structure of men's skin and how it responds to the environment and aging process. Skin conditions and concerns relevant to men will be reviewed. Suggested ingredients, skin treatments, and modalities that will help address skin issues relative to men will also be discussed. After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between men's and women's skin.
  • Review the most common skin conditions that men face.
  • Describe treatments and ingredients that are best for men's skin.

Business Building Tips: 6 Ways to Grow Your Integrative Esthetics Practice

Join us to learn from our first Integrative Esthetician Certificate Program (IECP) graduate Crystal Ochemba-Powell on how she implemented what she has learned into her business practice. You will leave this presentation with actionable steps to take to market your integrative esthetics practice.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how the Integrative Esthetician Certificate Program (IECP) can help boost revenue in your business
  2. Review tips and tools you can use to market your new and improved esthetics practice
  3. Discuss ways to integrate lessons learned in the program to attract more clients


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Peter Lio

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine.

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Rufus Fuller

Dr. Fuller understands his purpose is to heal and help other heal. He realizes the importance of treating the whole person not just disease. He studied Psychology and received his BA from UCLA He is a certificated massage therapist with over 20 years of experience. Rufus is a certified yoga instructor (200Hr). He received both Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTOM), and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from Emperor's College.

Dr. Fuller teaches yoga three times a week online and in person. He is the Academic Director of Panacea Holistic Institute where he also teaches integrative approaches. He owns and operates SOTAS Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture in Long Beach California.

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Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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Hari M Behl

Dr. Hari Behl is a Scientific Consultant with Cross functional Leadership in businesses from R&D on herbal, natural products for personal care, health and wellness, quality control (ISO 9001:2015 and other relevant ISO standards, cGMP) of processes and products, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Sustainable development protocols, IPR, and Innovations for Product Development (including development of prototypes).

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Linda Bertaut

Linda Bertaut is a pioneer in the Beauty Industry. She brought Reiki and energy healing to esthetics over 20 years ago. Linda is a Milady author, national speaker, award-winning esthetician, and Reiki master teacher.

Linda is the healer's healer, teaching others how to embrace and utilize their healing abilities. She is the inventor of Energy Make-Overs and gemstone treatments. Linda founded Chakralicious to help people find meaning and purpose in life.

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Jewellee Williams

Hi, I’m Jewellee, I hail from the city of Philadelphia. My love for beauty started very early on, from watching my Mom (who sold Avon on the side) get ready for work every morning, never leaving the house without eye-shadow and lipstick (still to this day), to making sure her hair and nails were/are done every two weeks. My mom showed me the importance of self-care and self-maintenance, and despite all the hours she worked, she still found time to make sure she looked and felt good. I studied Criminal Justice at Temple University, but after 4 years of studies, I realized that was not my passion. I swiftly changed course and applied to be a Flight Attendant where I also spent 4 years before realizing again, I still haven't found my passion. Fast forward a few months, I found myself working part-time at a Lash Salon as a receptionist. Watching the girls work and seeing how happy the clients were, I then had my “AH-HA!” moment. My passion was to make people happy and to make people feel amazing about themselves. I realized through the Beauty Industry I could do just that. I could help others, just like my mom.

I enrolled at The Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, where I earned my Esthiology diploma and went on to take my state boards to become a Licensed Esthetician in PA. Now every day I wake up, I get to say that I am doing something I love. Something that matters. More importantly, something that empowers people. I have found passion in one of the most rewarding industries, and I am beyond thrilled to share that passion with you all. My goal is to bring comprehensive skincare and product education to all of my clients so that while both in the treatment room and at home they feel confident in their self-care routine and life. My passion from teaching comes from my love of sharing my knowledge and life experiences to help inspire others to do the same.

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Pamela Springer

Pamela Springer’s knowledge has given her the recognition as a leader in aesthetics education. She is highly sought after professional speaker for TV, medical conferences and aesthetics tradeshows. She has appeared on Oprah, as well as a skincare expert on local stations, such as FOX, NBC and ABC affiliates.


Pamela began her career in the beauty industry as a National Training Director for a major skincare company. She soon discovered the industry’s lack of information on the skin care needs of the ethnic market. This encouraged her to complete her licensing goals as an Aesthetician and also, as an Aesthetics Instructor.


Though her initial training in aesthetics allowed her to know the skin and its treatments of various skin conditions, there was no training in the nuances of ethnic skins.


Searching for this training, she was introduced to a well-known board certified dermatologist and medical school professor who specialized in Ethno Dermatology and was given a 9-month internship. Pamela realized the importance of this untapped market and founded The Skin & Makeup Institute of Arizona, offering studies in the anomalies seen in skin of color.


In 2009, Springer introduced Global Skin Solutions, a corrective PRO skin care product line. Global Skin Solutions is formulated to reflect the unique challenges consumers face in today’s diverse ethnic market. For more information or a personal consultation, send an email to [email protected].


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Aliesh Pierce

Aliesh Pierce, LE is the author of Milady’s Aesthetics Series: Treating Diverse Pigmentation, a textbook educating estheticians about multi-ethnic protocols. She began her career in the beauty industry as a makeup artist in Milan. Moving back to the states, she attracted celebrity clients like Queen Latifah, India. Arie, Ming Na Wen, and the Obama family. However, when she wanted to get to the core of her client’s concerns, she turned to skincare and has been a licensed esthetician for 17 years.


Her aesthetics career includes holding positions as the Director of Education for DMK Skin Revision and Veria Ayurvedic Skincare, the Marketing Manager for R&E Cosmetics Labs, and the Product Training Specialist for Vitality Institute. She also had a hand in formulating products for Daily Concepts and the new Viola Rouge cosmetics line.


Aliesh has been the keynote speaker at conferences all over the United States, as well as Switzerland, Italy, and China.


She currently divides her time working as an independent consultant, creating courses for her e-learning platform AskAliesh.com, and offering transformative skincare services at her skin treatment studio in Philadelphia, PA.

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Rachael Pontillo

Rachael Pontillo is a holistic skincare formulator, educator, conscious beauty brand and marketing consultant, healthy skin media expert, and licensed aesthetician. She teaches skincare makers, founders, and practitioners to create innovative plant-based formulations, develop launch + growth solutions, and supports their continuing education in plant-based skincare formulation, and authentic online business and marketing with the Create Your Skincare Pro online courses and in her consultancy. She offers integrative skin wellness training and certification to aestheticians, health coaches, and other beauty and wellness pros through her professionally accredited Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® Training Program.

Rachael is the author of two best-selling books -- "Love Your Skin, Love Yourself" and "The Sauce Code. She serves on the Advisory Boards of organizations such as Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® and Made Safe™. As the president and co-founder of The Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, she serves as the curriculum developer + chief instructor of the Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner Training Program. Rachael is also a regular on-air contributor speaking on skincare, plant-based beauty products and DIY, and skin-healthy lifestyle choices for Cheddar News, ABC’s Good Morning Washington, ABC’s Good Morning CT at Nine, ABC’s Outside the Classroom, PHL17’s Morning News, Fox’s Good Day NY, and more.

All of Rachael's efforts stem from her passion for ethical and sustainable practices to promote healthier and more inclusive standards of beauty (for all people of all ages, skin types, tones, textures) while supporting the skin as the whole, living, miraculous organ that it is!

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Siva Mohan

Siva is a big picture person. An integrationist. A pattern seer.

As a UN Social Affairs Officer and working globally with private clients for over 13 years, Dr. Siva realized that even educated, active people are missing the basics of wellness. Across cultures and continents, we are leading lives set up for chronic disease and discontentment.

Siva's mission is teach people to feel again; to be able to hear what their bodies and hearts are guiding them to shift.

And then, to give them tools and approaches to accomplish those healthy shifts. 

With an MD, and background in behavior change and education, Siva presents an empowering East-West Mind-Body version of Ayurveda.

She guides her audience to a healthy lifestyle with tools and approaches from Ayurveda, emotional wellness, and modern science.


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Melanie Sachs

The pioneer of integrating Tibetan and Indian Ayurvedic wellness techniques into the spa and beauty industry, Melanie Sachs has worked steadily over the last twenty-five years to bring the deep benefits of this sacred healing art to her students and clients worldwide. Through these efforts, Ayurveda is now listed as one of the ten spa trends. It is fully accepted and respected as a precious gem capable of transforming the spa experience into a journey toward beauty through balance. Through her writing and teachings, Melanie explains that it is by eating a healthy diet, participating in suitable exercise and regular spiritual practices together with a natural skincare regiment that we all can reach our goal and discover our own personal happiness and lasting radiance; a quality in Ayurveda beyond inner and outer beauty known as our secret beauty.
Melanie works closely with her husband, Robert Sachs. Founding Diamond Way Ayurveda in 1996, together, they provide excellence in education and pure Ayurvedic products to complement their unique spa treatments. Melanie and Robert have created.

Ayurvedic Beauty Care, Ayurvedic Spa (both books with Lotus Press), educational DVDs, and numerous articles for magazines. Melanie teaches worldwide, training individuals and spa teams in standard and signature Ayurvedic treatments using their organic essential oil blends, powdered herbs, and specialized Ayurvedic spa equipment they personally designed. She has designed both in-person and home study programs in all Diamond Way Ayurveda techniques, which have been instrumental in Ayurvedic therapies gaining acceptance and respect from AMTA ( American Massage Therapy Association) and NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork).
The name “Diamond Way” comes directly from the Tibetan tradition and means that our path to the highest joy is through helping others. It is this core belief is the fuels the energy behind this determined individual. 

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Lashelle Ullie

His passion for having people embrace their individual beauty and skincare led to a 20+ year career working in cosmetics and product development with Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown,

MAC Cosmetics, and many, many other high-end brands. Lashelle empowers his clients with easy, effective, and accessible skin care treatments that result in healthy-looking skin and effortless self-confidence. Lashelle is trained in oncology skin health and has created workshops and course curricula on The effects of cancer on the skin with Cancer Tower Research center, in Beverly Hills as well as Cancer support LA. His Purpose is the education of normalizing men's skin health through the mindset of self-care. His Goal is to inspire more wellness practices that enable men to be empowered to stay on the path of a lifelong journey of optimal health and well-being, as well as have skin health practices seen as a vital part of integrative healthcare.

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