Psychedelic Integration: Premise & Promise

Psychedelic Integration: Premise & Promise is a foundational course offered by Fluence, designed for clinicians and healthcare providers interested in learning about Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration in clinical practice.

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  • Professional
  • Last updated Oct '23
  • English
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Course Description

Psychedelic Integration: Premise & Promise is a foundational course offered by Fluence, designed for clinicians and healthcare providers interested in learning about Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration in clinical practice.

The course is led by Chantelle Thomas, PhD and has a class capacity of 8 students (each month). The hybrid format includes self-paced learning materials and three weekly live-online meetings with trainers for discussion, role-plays, case discussions, and Q&A. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the history of psychedelic compounds, current research and clinical trials, ethical and legal issues, and how to work with patients who are considering using psychedelics or have a history of using them. The course is also available in a self-paced format.

At the end of the course, participants will have a conceptual and practical understanding of how to engage clients in discussions about psychedelics and how to provide basic/initial assessments of clients who report psychedelic use. They will also be able to discuss the state of psychedelic clinical research and understand the key theoretical approaches to psychedelic-assisted therapy.

The course focuses on translating research findings into clinical practice and covers assessment and integration techniques, as well as the therapist's role in the integration psychotherapy process. By the end of the course, participants will be able to articulate why MDMA-assisted therapy is thought to be a good fit for the treatment of PTSD, explain the current models of MDMA-assisted therapy, and identify indications for which psilocybin-assisted therapy has been researched in modern clinical trials.

The live (hybrid) version of this course is given each month.

You will learn:

  • What is Bwiti?
  • Roles in Bwiti initiation/treatment
  • Instruments in Bwiti: ngombe, mogongo
  • What is an Nganga
    • Maboundi/Yombo
    • Maboundi/Yombo
  • Sustainability/reciprocity

You will learn:

  • History of the Fang tradition
  • Dissumba vs. Dissumba Fang
  • Ombwiri/Mbumbayano Fang
  • The kambo
  • State of Fang Bwiti in Gabon
  • Impact of Westerners coming to work with the sacred wood

You will learn:

  • History of the Missoko tradition
  • Various branches of Missoko initiation:
    • Miobe/Mioba
    • Ngonde Na Dipuma
    • Sengedia
  • The impact of logging on the tradition
  • What the future of Bwiti could look like in Gabon

You will learn:

  • History of Dissumba
  • Various branches of Dissumba initiation:
    • Abanji/Mabanji
    • Ilombo
    • Ombwiri
    • Ombudi
    • Loro
  • The ngombe (sacred harp)
  • Healing rituals involved in her tradition
  • Training to serve the wood
    • What does it involve?
    • How long does it take?

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Tatayo

Instructor

About Instructor

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.

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Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.

$395

Self-Paced

$795 Live Version

This course is also given each month with a live component.

November 2023 December 2023

This course includes

  • Modules 4
  • Duration 3 Weeks
  • Skills Professional
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
  • Certificate CE
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