Psychedelics, Hallucinogens and Entheogens: What Clinicians Need to Know

Psychedelics, Hallucinogens, and Entheogens equips mental health practitioners with crucial insights on addressing psychedelic usage in therapeutic settings

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

Psychedelics, Hallucinogens and Entheogens: What Clinicians Need to Know provides mental health professionals essential knowledge for addressing psychedelic use in clinical contexts. Taught by psychedelic researcher and clinician Dr. Peter Addy, this course bridges the gaps between prohibitive misconceptions, emerging science, and clients’ real-world psychedelic experiences.

Through online modules, participants gain updated understandings of classic and atypical psychedelics, traditional uses, current research, therapeutic mechanisms, integration models, ethical dilemmas, and clinical applications. Clinicians develop skills for competently navigating discussions of psychedelics in therapy, determining risks and benefits, and leveraging psychedelics’ potential to catalyze healing from trauma, addiction, mood disorders, and more.

This course equips clinicians to meet the needs of an increasingly psychedelic society.

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?




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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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


This course includes

  • Modules 4
  • Duration 6 Hours
  • Skills Professional
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate No
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