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Psychedelic Therapist Training

Psychiatric therapy is a form of mental health treatment that involves working with a therapist to address emotional, behavioural, and psychological issues. This type of therapy can be effective for a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse.

Psychedelic therapy is a specialized form of psychiatric therapy that utilizes psychedelic substances, such as LSD, psilocybin, and MDMA, to help people achieve emotional and psychological growth. This type of therapy is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment option for a variety of mental health conditions.

This page lists a variety of courses that provide training in the use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes. These courses are designed for professionals in the mental health and medical fields, as well as for individuals interested in learning more about the use of psychedelics in therapy. The courses cover a wide range of topics including the history and current research on psychedelic therapy, safety and harm reduction, ethical considerations, and practical training in the administration and facilitation of psychedelic sessions. Upon completion of these courses, participants will have a thorough understanding of the use of psychedelics in therapy and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively incorporate psychedelics into their practice.

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List of Psychedelic Therapy Training Courses

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Psychedelic Medicine Association

Managing Medical Risk In Patients Seeking Psilocybin Therapy

Skills you'll gain: psilocybin understanding, historical knowledge, legality comprehension, research familiarity, risk management, pharmacology comprehension, interaction identification, contraindication recognition, mental effects understanding, physical effects understanding

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Experiential Training Institute

ETI Psychedelic Practitioner Training

Skills you'll gain: harm reduction, preparation techniques, exploration tools, integration strategies, facilitation guidance, therapeutic approaches, personal transformation, professional development

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Psykologvirke

MDMA-assisted therapy: Fundamentals, Hands-on Aspects & Video-based Case Analysis

Skills you'll gain: understanding mental disorders, psychotherapy evidence, psychedelic introduction, phenomenology, therapy limitations, patient perspectives, risk assessment, ethics, legal implications

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Clerkenwell Health

Psychedelic Practitioner Foundations Programme

Skills you'll gain: understanding mental disorders, psychotherapy evidence, psychedelic introduction, phenomenology, therapy limitations, patient perspectives, risk assessment, ethics, legal implications

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BeckleyMed

Bmed Global Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training

Skills you'll gain: clinical psychedelic use, altered consciousness guidance, personal transformation, humanistic psychology integration, transpersonal psychology techniques, neuroscience fundamentals, neuropharmacology understanding

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Saba Cooperative

Interfaith Psilocybin Facilitator Training

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic guidance, interfaith integration, energetic space management, participant autonomy, mystical tool use, cross-cultural understanding, ethical conduct, journey facilitation, spiritual practices, licensure compliance

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Living Medicine Institute

Trainings in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

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

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Plant Spirit School

Plant Spirit School Integration Coach Certification program

Skills you'll gain: ethical considerations, harm reduction, client intake, ceremony preparation, trauma-informed care, business development, shamanic practices, microdosing protocols, integration techniques, neuroscience basics

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Psychedelic Support

Peer Consultation Groups

Skills you'll gain: ethical alertness, role reciprocity, professional vulnerability, consciousness development, ethical awareness tools, group dynamics, self-inquiry

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Psychedelic Support

Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy

Skills you'll gain: ethical decision-making, client safety, self-reflection, mindfulness, vulnerability identification, non-ordinary states, trigger management

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Cybin

EMBARK Open Access

Skills you'll gain: ethical facilitation, cultural competence, trauma-informed care, psychedelic integration, mindfulness development, body-aware healing, relational support, affective-cognitive engagement

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Monash University

Monash MDMA-assisted Therapist Training Program

Skills you'll gain: australia therapist training, mdma-assisted therapy, psychedelic training for psychiatrists

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ICEERS

Increasing the Safety of Ayahuasca Sessions

Skills you'll gain: increasing safety for facilitators & participants, working resources and protocols, lessons from psychology for non-psychologists

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British Transpersonal Association

Transpersonal Psychedelic Practitioner Certificate

Skills you'll gain: facilitating psychedelic sessions, transpersonal psychology, therapist integrity

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Altered States Integration

Start2Finish DIY Psychedelic Integration Circle

Skills you'll gain: creating community around psychedelics, integration group organising, psychedelic career skills

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Fluence

Trauma-Informed Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Skills you'll gain: self-care as therapist, understanding equity & access in psychedelics, prepare to provide PAT services

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Fluence

Foundations of Psychedelic Therapy

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic therapy foundations, psychedelic science overview, psilocybin therapy basics

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Fluence

Psychotherapeutic Touch Workshop

Skills you'll gain: therapeutic touch, self-awareness practices, use of touch in therapy

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Sapience

Experiential KAP learning for Clinicians

Skills you'll gain: experiential training, ketamine-assisted therapy, self-care for professionals

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Sapience

KAP for BIPOC Clinicians

Skills you'll gain: experiential training, ketamine-assisted therapy, community building, self-care for professionals

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Geneva University Hospital

Psychothérapie Assistée par les Psychédéliques

Skills you'll gain: understanding PAP basics, PAP history knowledge, mechanisms of action, clinical potential evaluation, psychedelic therapy skills

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Third Wave

Coaching Certification Program

Skills you'll gain: coaching with psychedelics, psychedelic facilitation, safety and ethics, integrating psychedelic experiences, behaviour change

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Entheogen Institute

Psilocybin Therapy 101: The Foundation

Skills you'll gain: psilocybin facilitation, psychedelic history, integrating psychedelic experiences

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Innertrek

Oregon Psilocybin Facilitator Training

Skills you'll gain: psilocybin administration, group facilitation, core facilitation skills, foundational knowledge, intake and orientation, varieties of experience, integration, ethics and responsibilities

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Mending Mindcelium

Mending Mindcelium’s Facilitator Training Program

Skills you'll gain: safe psilocybin administration, facilitating client comfort, history and foundational knowledge, practical facilitation skills, examination assessment, competency in creating comfortable setting, asynchronous and synchronous learning

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Leela School of Awakening

The Psilocybin Facilitator Program

Skills you'll gain: heart-to-heart therapy, trauma-informed skills, hypnotherapy, plant medicine guidance, transcendence, self-realization, community support, symptom removal, ego strengthening, emotional trauma healing, ego transcendence, fulfillment

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Synaptic

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Program

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

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Synaptic

Psilocybin Training Program

Skills you'll gain: facilitator licensure, journal club, practical experience, group supervision, community building, healing and growth, veterans and BIPOC support

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Subtle Winds

Psilocybin Facilitator Training Project

Skills you'll gain: psilocybin facilitation, oregon facilitation, harm-reduction, humanistic therapy

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Earth Medicine Center

Psilocybin Assisted facilitator Licensure Preparation Program

Skills you'll gain: working with psilocybin, ecological perspective, relational framework, preparation, experiencing fungi, integrating experience, intentional connection, human behavior, networks of life, family, social, cultural contexts, mentorship, connections, learning community, hybrid classes

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Clinical Cognitive Facilitator Training

Psilocybin Facilitator Training

Skills you'll gain: facilitator skills, psilocybin pharmacology, cultural and societal equity

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Changa Institute

Oregon Psilocybin Facilitation Training Program

Skills you'll gain: facilitation skills, psychedelic medicine, mental health benefits, group management, experiential learning, peer connections, expert supervision, state requirements, professional development, therapeutic experiences

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Alma Institute

Alma Institute Facilitator Training Program

Skills you'll gain: trauma-informed care, facilitating psychedelic experiences, supporting psychedelic integration, screen and prepare clients

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Skylight

Skylight Psychedelics Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Training Course

Skills you'll gain: ketamine prescription, therapist or prescriber training, therapy models to use, client assessment

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Resilience Tucson

Psychotherapeutic Ketamine Trainings for Clinicians

Skills you'll gain: ketamine dosing, therapeutic approaches, contraindication identification, mindset shaping, setting preparation, research interpretation, post-training support

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Clerkenwell Health

Clerkenwell Therapist Training Programme

Skills you'll gain: administering psychedelic therapy, designing research studies, facilitating psychedelic sessions, understanding psychedelic history, evaluating psychedelic safety, analyzing psychedelic efficacy, addressing ethical considerations, navigating legal considerations

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Numinus

Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic ethics, client safety, therapeutic stance, facilitation skills, trauma psychobiology, session preparation, medicine sessions, integration sessions, self-care, personal development, transference management, countertransference management, psychological flexibility, inner healing, spiritual intelligence

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Beckley Academy

Foundations in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic-assisted therapy, therapeutic alliance, clinical research, relational ethics, self-reflection, self-regulation, transference, countertransference, cultural responsiveness, somatic approach, non-ordinary states, client psychoeducation, integration techniques, online education, behavioural health training, mental health, psychedelic research

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Tam Integration

Sitting for Psychonauts

Skills you'll gain: meditation for psychedelics, creating clarity, deep shadow work, reducing anxiety, integrating peak experiences

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InwardBound

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic therapy, safe use, integration principles, science, spirituality, transpersonal psychology, ancestral wisdom, healing, transformation, nature connection, retreat facilitation

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The Ketamine Training Center

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Workshop

Skills you'll gain: understanding KAP, trauma healing, managing depression, residential retreat training, gaining certification, applying AMA credits, utilizing training facilities, health-focused dining

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Phoenix Academy

Psychedelic Therapy Course

Skills you'll gain: best therapeutic practices, working with co-therapists, psychedelic experience understanding, substance safety handling, substance combination skills, intention setting, intervention application, somatic therapy techniques, emotional therapy techniques, spiritual approach integration

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Phoenix Academy

Heal the Healer

Skills you'll gain: advanced therapeutic practices, group dynamics understanding, trust building, boundary setting, dosing protocol application, group space management, arts integration, movement integration

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Psychedelic Somatic Institute

Psychedelic Therapy Training

Skills you'll gain: integrate psychotherapy with somatic psychology, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, personal development

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Psychedelic Coalition for Health

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy & Integration Training

Skills you'll gain: handling altered consciousness, applying ketamine therapy, personalizing therapeutic tools, understanding diverse techniques, integrating psychedelic experiences, creating safe settings, mastering various psychedelics, eliciting transformative experiences

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Vancouver Island University

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Graduate Certificate Program

Skills you'll gain: practice psychedelic-assisted therapy, enhance therapeutic capacity, provide safe care, navigate complexities, interact in community, deliver psychedelic therapy, supervised practice, deliver inclusive care, manage trauma, understand medical aspects

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Institute of Psychedelic Therapy

Psychedelic Assisted Training Course

Skills you'll gain: engaging deep psyche, integrating therapeutic modalities, understanding psychedelic literature, applying archetypal psychology, implementing transpersonal psychology, practicing psychodynamic models, utilizing attachment models, working with embodied models, addressing intergenerational trauma

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Psychedelic Sitters School

Psychedelic Guide Training

Skills you'll gain: understanding psychedelic therapy, guiding psychedelic sessions, conducting mindfulness practices, creating psychedelic cannabis blends, setting therapeutic space, using musical prompts, handling ketamine experiences, handling N,N-DMT experiences, managing group sessions, integrating psychedelic experiences, applying safety guidelines

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Psychedelics Today

Ketamine and Trauma Treatment

Skills you'll gain: ketamine-assisted therapy, KAP for PTSD, therapeutic relationship, somatic interventions, dosing procedures

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Polaris

ACT Module

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.

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Polaris

Integration Module

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

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Polaris

Ethics Module

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

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Polaris

Healing the Healer

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

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Polaris

Medical Module by Rainfall Medicine

Skills you'll gain: risk evaluation, medical screening, contraindication identification, side-effect management, ketamine pharmacology, neuroscience understanding, addiction treatment, case study analysis, ketamine administration

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Polaris

Music for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

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

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Polaris

Advanced Workshop III on Ketamine- and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies

Skills you'll gain: language of self, imaginal approach, therapeutic techniques, lower dose KAP, relational safety, case analysis, optimal patient selection

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Polaris

Advanced Workshop II on Ketamine- and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies

Skills you'll gain: neurotheology, ketamine and mystical experiences, meditation practices, relational dynamics, symbolic imagery, attunement skills, psycho-spiritual themes

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Polaris

Advanced Workshop I on Ketamine- and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies

Skills you'll gain: clinical skills, depth psychotherapy, developmental psychology, attachment dynamics, neurodevelopmental processes, Jungian perspective, symbolic work, spiritual integration

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Polaris

Training and Practice of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Skills you'll gain: safety establishment, clinical interventions, mindfulness techniques, inner-directed focus, emotional support strategies, effective follow-up methods

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Polaris

Intermediate Workshop III on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Skills you'll gain: clinical applications, psychotherapy, ketamine therapy, risks/benefits, ethics, specific conditions, set/setting, music, integration

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Polaris

Intermediate Workshop II on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Skills you'll gain: ethical considerations, approaches, administration, treatment, care, ethics, networking

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Polaris

Intermediate Workshop I on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Skills you'll gain: clinical applications, ethical considerations, knowledge, skills, safe administration, effective treatment, client care, professional ethics, networking

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Polaris

Introduction to Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Skills you'll gain: ketamine pharmacology, neuroscience, clinical applications, experiential training, safe administration, effective treatment, client care, professional ethics, networking

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Polaris

Polaris and Rainfall Certificate of Training in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Skills you'll gain: pharmacology, neuroscience, clinical applications, experiential training, safe administration, effective treatment, client care, professional ethics, networking

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Naropa University

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate

Skills you'll gain: MDMA therapy competencies, ketamine therapy competencies, psilocybin therapy competencies, trauma-informed care, spiritual integration, ethical considerations, Indigenous reciprocity, social justice principles, community building, contemplative practices

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Mind Medicine Australia

The Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy for Mental Health

Skills you'll gain: altered state-based therapy, practical psychotherapy application, psycho-biological model, transcending limiting beliefs, integration phase coaching

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Maps of the Mind

Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences

Skills you'll gain: facilitator training, trip sitting, group and ceremony guidance, solo trip experiences

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Fluence

Postgraduate Certificate in Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration

Skills you'll gain: harm reduction techniques, integration skills, therapist training, mindfulness-based interventions

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Fluence

Psychedelics and Psychoanalysis

Skills you'll gain: psychoanalysis combined with psychedelic therapy, assess motivations for seeking psychedelic therapy, escalate treatment

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Fluence

Integration Essentials

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic integration facilitation, harm reduction practices, safety precautions in psychedelic therapy

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Fluence

Understanding Ketamine

Skills you'll gain: ketamine treatment plan, psychological preparation clients, know when not to prescribe, interaction with antidepressants

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Fluence

Certificate in Psilocybin-assisted Therapy

Skills you'll gain: psilocybin-assisted therapy, harm reduction and integration, trauma-informed therapy, research-based methodology, professional learning environment, live in-person and live-online components, individualized feedback, online classrooms, licensing exam

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Berkeley University

Certificate Program in Psychedelic Facilitation

Skills you'll gain: spiritual care, psychotherapeutic methods, entheogenic traditions, clinical science, diversity, equity, inclusion, contemplative science, ethics, reciprocity, ecological awareness, psychedelic facilitation, positionality, cultural sensitivity, service, community engagement, critical social consciousness,

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Atma Journey

Introduction to Psychedelic-assisted Therapy​​

Skills you'll gain: evidence-based tools, psychedelic therapy, mind-body-spirit dynamic, psychiatric model, psychedelic medicines, therapeutic modalities, internal family systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, eye movement desensitization, reprocessing

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Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins, Yale & NYU Psychedelic Therapist Training Program

Skills you'll gain: therapist skills - but only announced - not live yet

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Fluence

KAP Theory and Methodology

Skills you'll gain: methodology of ketamine treatment, integration implementation, ethical standards and informed consent

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Psychedelics Today

Vital Psychedelic Training

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic facilitator training, build your community, experience psychedelics (optional), psychedelic history & science

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IPI

IPI Ketamine Medical Provider Online Training

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

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IPI

IPI Online Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training

Skills you'll gain: psilocybin facilitation, oregon pat training, therapist training, therapeutic processes

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MIND Foundation

Augmented Psychotherapy Training

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic therapy skills, patient screening, treatment planning, patient preparation, psychedelic experience induction, experience monitoring, integration support, post-treatment preparation, harm-reduction communication, legal compliance, ethical challenge understanding, anthropological/medical history, self-experience relevance

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Therapsil

TheraPsil's Training Program

Skills you'll gain: patient-rights advocacy, psychological assessment, patient referral, understanding psychedelic therapy, knowledge of neurobiology, knowledge of neuropharmacology, understanding consciousness models, patient preparation techniques, session integration techniques

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Atma Journey

ATMA Advanced Psychedelic-assisted Therapy (PaT) Certification Program

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic therapy providing, didactic curriculum, in-person coaching, clinical trial participation, multiple perspectives understanding, regulatory approval, advanced training, online coursework, live sessions, clinical trial insights, professional reference.

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Synthesis

Psychedelic Practitioner Training

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic facilitation, legal competencies, professional ethics, research-backed, wisdom-rich, somatically-informed, heart-centred, preparation, set, setting, integration, safety

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Fluence

Postgraduate Certificate in Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy

Skills you'll gain: ketamine-assisted therapist training, facilitating ketamine therapy, helping patients decide if treatment is recommended

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CIIS

Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research

Skills you'll gain: pharmacology of psychedelics, research design, psychedelic therapist competencies, history of psychoactive plants, cultural competencies, clinical work with MDMA, clinical work with psilocybin, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, self-reflection, community-building, embodied ways of knowing, mentoring, diversity and inclusion, navigating challenges of non-traditional therapies

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Mind Medicine Australia

Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

Skills you'll gain: therapist training australia, MAPS protocol implementation, change theory, experiential learning

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Innate Path

Innate Path Psychedelic Education Program

Skills you'll gain: personal growth, somatic processing, embodied mindfulness, inner parts work, Buddhist psychology, addressing dissociation, psycholytic therapy, trauma resolution, community building

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PRATI

Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy Training

Skills you'll gain: guiding ketamine-assisted sessions, nature-relatedness and psychedelics, role of music in PAT

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SoundMind

SoundMind Psychedelic Facilitator Training

Skills you'll gain: psychedelic session facilitation, hands-on experience, clinical experience

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MAPS

MDMA Therapy Training Program

Skills you'll gain: therapist training, experiential learning, MDMA-assisted therapy, inner healing wisdom

Information on the state of Psychedelic Therapist Training

At the moment, there are a limited number of courses available for those interested in training as a psychedelic therapist. These courses are typically aimed at mental health professionals and medical practitioners. However, due to the current legal status of psychedelics, there are very few opportunities for individuals to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT) in a professional setting.

Despite this, interest in psychedelic therapy is growing rapidly, and there is hope that the FDA (or international equivalents) may soon approve the use of psychedelics in therapy. The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, and if all goes well, it could be approved as early as 2024, which would represent a major step forward in the field. This could open the door for more research, training, and ultimately, more opportunities for individuals to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy.

It's worth noting that psychedelic therapy is still an emerging field, and while there are some courses and training programs available, they may not yet be widely recognized or accepted by professional organizations. However, as more research is conducted and as the legal status of psychedelics evolves, it's likely that the field will continue to grow and that more formal training opportunities will become available. It's an exciting time for those interested in psychedelic therapy, and it's likely that the field will continue to evolve rapidly in the coming years.

Question & Answer about Psychedelic Therapist Training

What qualifications or background do I need to enroll in a psychedelic therapist training course?

Enrollment in psychedelic therapist training courses generally doesn't require a specific professional background. These programs are open to a wide range of individuals, including mental health professionals, medical practitioners, as well as those with a strong interest in psychedelic studies and therapy. Some programs might prefer or require a background in psychology, counseling, or a related field, but many are designed to be accessible to individuals with diverse professional experiences and educational backgrounds.

How does training in psychedelic therapy differ from traditional mental health therapy training?

Psychedelic therapy training is distinct from traditional mental health therapy training in its focus on the therapeutic use of psychedelics and non-ordinary states of consciousness. While traditional therapy training covers a broad spectrum of psychological theories and techniques, psychedelic therapy training specifically addresses the historical, cultural, and clinical aspects of psychedelics. It also includes practical skills for guiding psychedelic sessions, integration techniques, and an understanding of the unique ethical considerations involved in this type of therapy.

WWhat career opportunities are available after completing a psychedelic therapist training course?

Completing a psychedelic therapist training course can open up various career paths. Graduates may find opportunities in clinical settings offering psychedelic-assisted therapy, research institutions studying psychedelics, or in private practice specializing in integration therapy. The evolving legal status of psychedelics in therapeutic settings also means new roles are emerging in this field. However, it's important to note that the legal and regulatory frameworks governing the professional use of psychedelics are still under development in many regions.

What are the key components of the curriculum in psychedelic therapist training courses?

The curriculum in psychedelic therapist training courses typically covers a range of topics, including the pharmacology of psychedelic substances, therapeutic approaches and techniques specific to psychedelic therapy, historical and cultural perspectives on psychedelic use, ethical and legal considerations, and training in integration techniques. The courses aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of psychedelic therapy.

How long does it take to complete a psychedelic therapist training course, and what is the time commitment?

The duration of psychedelic therapist training courses varies widely. Some intensive courses may last a few weeks to several months, while more comprehensive programs could extend over a year or more. The time commitment also varies, with some courses designed as part-time programs to accommodate working professionals. Regardless of the duration, these courses are structured to provide in-depth training in psychedelic therapy.

Are there any legal or ethical considerations specific to practicing psychedelic therapy that are covered in the training?

Yes, psychedelic therapist training courses extensively cover legal and ethical considerations. This includes understanding the current legal status of psychedelic substances, navigating ethical challenges in psychedelic therapy, client confidentiality, informed consent, and best practices for ensuring client safety and well-being. The training emphasizes responsible and lawful practice within the evolving legal landscape surrounding psychedelic therapy.

What support is available to students during and after the completion of the course?

Most psychedelic therapist training courses offer comprehensive support to students throughout the program and often post-completion. This can include mentorship from experienced practitioners, access to a community of fellow learners and professionals, and resources for ongoing learning. Post-course support might also include assistance with career development, networking opportunities, and access to alumni groups. These resources are designed to help graduates integrate their learning into professional practice and stay connected with the latest developments in the field.

How do psychedelic therapist training courses address the diversity and cultural aspects of psychedelic use?

Recognizing the diverse cultural roots and global history of psychedelic use, these training courses often include modules on the ethical, cultural, and historical context of psychedelics. This encompasses understanding indigenous practices, respecting traditional knowledge, and addressing issues of cultural appropriation. Courses also focus on culturally competent care, ensuring therapists are prepared to work with clients from diverse backgrounds and respect different cultural perspectives on psychedelic experiences.

Is there a practical component to the training, such as hands-on experience or internships?

Many psychedelic therapist training courses include a practical component, allowing students to gain hands-on experience. This might involve supervised sessions, simulated therapy scenarios, or internships with licensed practitioners. Some programs also offer experiential learning opportunities, such as participating in legal psychedelic sessions under supervision. However, the nature of practical experience varies depending on the legal status of psychedelics and the structure of the individual program.

What are the assessment methods used in psychedelic therapist training courses?

The assessment methods in these courses often involve a mix of theoretical and practical evaluations. This can include written assignments, case study analyses, participation in discussions, and practical demonstrations of therapeutic skills. Some programs also require a final project or thesis that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of psychedelic therapy principles. Assessments are designed to ensure that graduates have a deep and practical understanding of the course material.

How do these courses stay updated with the latest research and developments in psychedelic therapy?

Psychedelic therapist training courses typically have a dynamic curriculum that evolves with the latest research and developments in the field. Course instructors often include leading researchers and practitioners who bring current insights and discoveries into the classroom. Additionally, many programs offer ongoing education opportunities, such as webinars, workshops, and conferences, to keep graduates informed about new findings, emerging best practices, and changes in legal and regulatory frameworks.

What is the tuition for the psychedelic therapist training programs?

The tuition for psychedelic training programs varies widely, ranging from a few hundred to over ten thousand dollars. This variance largely depends on the intensity and duration of the course. Generally, more comprehensive courses with longer hours tend to be more expensive. However, it's important to note that the cost of a course is not a direct indicator of its quality. Prospective students should consider various factors, including course content, faculty expertise, and accreditation, in addition to the price.

If I don't enroll in the program now, when will it be available again?

The availability of different psychedelic therapist training programs varies, as most are cohort-based and have specific start dates. The scheduling details, including the next available session for each program, are typically listed on the individual course pages. We encourage prospective students to check these pages for the most up-to-date information on program availability.

If I have questions about the training and whether or not it is a good fit for me, can I speak to someone?

To determine if a specific training program aligns with your needs, we suggest exploring the dedicated pages for each course featured on our website. Here, you will find comprehensive details about every course, along with the contact information of the course providers. Reaching out directly to them will enable you to receive tailored advice and responses to any queries you might have.

Do you make accommodations for persons who are differently-abled?

Psychedelic therapy training programs place a strong emphasis on accessibility and inclusivity. The majority of these programs are dedicated to supporting learners of varying abilities, aiming to provide an equitable and accessible educational experience. Should you need particular accommodations, we encourage you to reach out to the support staff of the relevant courses. They are equipped and ready to help, ensuring that your specific requirements are fully addressed.

Do I need to have had a personal experience with psychedelics to participate in the training?

It is not necessary to have prior personal experience with psychedelics or non-ordinary states of consciousness to participate in psychedelic therapist training programs. While many participants do have such experiences, the courses are designed to be accessible and informative for individuals regardless of their personal background with psychedelics.

What types of accreditation or certification do psychedelic therapist training courses offer upon completion?

Upon completing a psychedelic therapist training course, participants typically receive a certificate of completion or a similar credential. This certificate serves as formal recognition of the specialized training received in psychedelic therapy. It's important to note that while these certifications acknowledge the completion of the course, they are not equivalent to a professional license. The accreditation of each course can vary, with some being recognized by professional bodies or educational institutions. Prospective students should verify the specific accreditation details of each course to understand how it aligns with their professional goals and requirements in their jurisdiction.

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