The course Ethical & Legal Considerations in Providing Psychedelic Integration Therapy addresses the burgeoning demand for therapeutic support in the personal use of psychedelics. Led by experts Jason Luoma, PhD, and Brian Pilecki, PhD, the workshop aims to equip clinicians with the legal and ethical frameworks necessary for navigating this complex and evolving field.
The course delves into harm reduction approaches, outlines common ethical and legal risks, and offers strategies for risk mitigation. It also provides a balanced view by discussing the rewards and challenges of offering psychedelic integration therapy.
The two-hour workshop is not just theoretical; it includes practical components where participants can apply newly acquired knowledge through case examples. Informed by extensive research and consultation with experts in harm reduction and legal matters, this course is a guide for clinicians considering involvement in psychedelic integration therapy. It also suggests pathways for further training and education, making it an invaluable resource for those looking to specialize in this emerging area of mental health treatment.
Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.