This page lists courses on the use of ketamine for treating mental health disorders. Ketamine is a powerful and widely used compound in therapy, and these courses will provide training on its use and administration. Many of the courses listed here are eligible for Continuing Education credits, making them perfect for healthcare professionals looking to expand their skills.
These courses cover a range of topics, including the latest research on ketamine's efficacy and safety, as well as practical training on how to administer ketamine in a therapeutic setting. Many of the courses involve practical (in-person) components, sometimes including experiental parts where one receives a (low-dose) ketamine infusion.
Upon completion of these courses, students will have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively use ketamine as a therapeutic tool, and will be better equipped to help patients suffering from a wide range of mental health disorders.
List of Ketamine Courses
Living Medicine Institute
Skills you'll gain: ketamine administration, didactic learning, experiential learning, psychotherapy integration, personal reflection, group facilitation, video conferencing, trauma-informed care, resiliency focus, homework tracking
Skills you'll gain: ceremony creation, psychological flexibility, ritual understanding, set and setting, KAP specifics, non-ordinary states, transformative experiences
Skills you'll gain: experiential training, ketamine-assisted therapy, self-care for professionals
Skills you'll gain: experiential training, ketamine-assisted therapy, community building, self-care for professionals
Skills you'll gain: ketamine administration, harm reduction, patient intake, session preparation, session integration, altered states ethics, clinical indications, mechanism understanding, dosage calibration, route selection, clinical trial interpretation, historical context, group therapy, one-on-one therapy, music therapy
Skills you'll gain: ketamine prescription, therapist or prescriber training, therapy models to use, client assessment
Integrative Mental Health University
Skills you'll gain: KAP eligibility, session understanding, condition targeting, resource identification, off-label legality
Skills you'll gain: ketamine pharmacology, mental health assessment, pain management, business planning, marketing strategy, clinic operations, regulatory compliance
Ketamine Research Institute
Skills you'll gain: ketamine infusion, evidence-based didactics, supervised clinical experience, APA and ASA compliance, Precision Medicine approach, Target-Controlled Infusion, mood disorder treatment
Psychedelic Somatic Institute
Skills you'll gain: integrate psychotherapy with somatic psychology, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, personal development
Skills you'll gain: ketamine-assisted therapy, KAP for PTSD, therapeutic relationship, somatic interventions, dosing procedures
Skills you'll gain: understanding ACT, psychological flexibility, applying acceptance, utilizing defusion, fostering present-moment awareness, understanding self-as-context, identifying values, committed action strategies, integrating psychedelic experiences, employing mindfulness exercises.
Skills you'll gain: integration theory, verbal processing, non-verbal processing, self-reflection techniques, imaginal realm engagement, expressive arts utilization, multi-modal practices, multi-sensory practices, mandala integration, client support techniques
Skills you'll gain: ethical understanding, boundary navigation, client expectation management, rupture handling, grounding practices, ethical consultation identification, directive technique navigation, implicit expectation recognition, realistic expectation communication, ethical best practices
Skills you'll gain: grounding techniques, self-care understanding, burnout prevention, vicarious trauma management, boundary violation prevention, unconscious theme identification, somatic techniques, grief management, stress reduction
Skills you'll gain: risk evaluation, medical screening, contraindication identification, side-effect management, ketamine pharmacology, neuroscience understanding, addiction treatment, case study analysis, ketamine administration
Skills you'll gain: track selection, arrangement techniques, sound synchronization, transference utilization, countertransference utilization, experiential learning, sonic journey understanding, playlist curation, patient response management, consciousness exploration, therapeutic enhancement, healing support
Skills you'll gain: language of self, imaginal approach, therapeutic techniques, lower dose KAP, relational safety, case analysis, optimal patient selection
Skills you'll gain: neurotheology, ketamine and mystical experiences, meditation practices, relational dynamics, symbolic imagery, attunement skills, psycho-spiritual themes
Skills you'll gain: clinical skills, depth psychotherapy, developmental psychology, attachment dynamics, neurodevelopmental processes, Jungian perspective, symbolic work, spiritual integration
Skills you'll gain: safety establishment, clinical interventions, mindfulness techniques, inner-directed focus, emotional support strategies, effective follow-up methods
Skills you'll gain: pharmacology, clinical applications, psychotherapy, risks/benefits, ethics, specific conditions, set/setting, music, integration
Skills you'll gain: clinical applications, psychotherapy, ketamine therapy, risks/benefits, ethics, specific conditions, set/setting, music, integration
Skills you'll gain: ethical considerations, approaches, administration, treatment, care, ethics, networking
Skills you'll gain: clinical applications, ethical considerations, knowledge, skills, safe administration, effective treatment, client care, professional ethics, networking
Skills you'll gain: ketamine pharmacology, neuroscience, clinical applications, experiential training, safe administration, effective treatment, client care, professional ethics, networking
Skills you'll gain: regulatory process for psychedelic-therapies, approval process for PAT, colonization and drug policy
Skills you'll gain: ketamine mechanisms of action, treatment methods, risks and precautions when working with ketmaine
Skills you'll gain: ketamine treatment plan, psychological preparation clients, know when not to prescribe, interaction with antidepressants
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Skills you'll gain: methodology of ketamine treatment, integration implementation, ethical standards and informed consent
Skills you'll gain: ketamine treatment basics, evidence-based protocols, various administration routes, psychedelic medicine understanding, aftercare management, ketamine practice development, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, patient selection criteria, combination therapy knowledge, telemedicine sessions, maintenance strategies, relapse prevention techniques
Skills you'll gain: psilocybin facilitation, oregon pat training, therapist training, therapeutic processes
Skills you'll gain: ketamine-assisted therapist training, facilitating ketamine therapy, helping patients decide if treatment is recommended
Skills you'll gain: guiding ketamine-assisted sessions, nature-relatedness and psychedelics, role of music in PAT
Information about Ketamine Courses
Ketamine is a powerful compound that has been used for decades in both medical and recreational settings. In recent years, it has gained increasing attention as a potential treatment for a wide range of mental health disorders, including depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Unlike classical psychedelics, ketamine is thought to work by modulating the activity of (other) neurotransmitters in the brain, including glutamate and GABA. The exact mechanisms by which it produces therapeutic effects are still being studied, but it is believed that ketamine leads to changes in the way the brain processes information, leading to an improvement in mood and a reduction in symptoms.
Ketamine courses are designed to provide healthcare professionals, therapists, and other interested individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively use ketamine as a therapeutic tool. The curriculum typically covers a range of topics, including the latest research on ketamine's efficacy and safety, as well as practical training on how to administer ketamine in a therapeutic setting. The courses may include interactive sessions, case studies, and hands-on training, to give the students the best learning experience.
Currently, esketamine is reimbursed (in specific cases) if is used in combination with an SSRI or SNRI as a late-stage treatment option for individuals with severe and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). It is typically considered a secondary care option and is only used after other treatments such as antidepressants and the addition of lithium, mirtazapine, or atypical antipsychotics have failed to provide relief. Most of the courses listed here are about ketamine (which consists of arketamine and esketamine - both 'handedness') but much will apply to the full molecule and both 'handedness'.