Trainings in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Dive into the 16-week Trainings in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy course to master both theoretical and hands-on skills in KAP.

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

The 16-week Trainings in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy course offered by the Living Medicine Institute is designed for clinical professionals interested in integrating ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) into their practice. The course is a blend of didactic learning and experiential sessions, led by some of the most seasoned KAP providers in the country.

Participants will engage in bi-weekly online live teaching sessions that complement a series of pre-recorded video lectures. These didactic components are enriched by seven experiential ketamine sessions, allowing trainees to gain firsthand experience with various routes of ketamine administration. The course is structured to provide both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, without the clinical supervision stage, making it ideal for those who are looking to explore this emerging field but do not yet have an active KAP practice.

The training is conducted in a closed learning container, fostering in-depth understanding and personal exploration. Trainees can attend experiential sessions in Asheville, NC, or at a local clinic that can safely administer ketamine. The course also includes an optional full-day, in-person workshop in Asheville. Homework assignments requiring personal reflection and tracking of learning points are part of the curriculum. Upon completion, participants will have accrued over 5 hours of video lectures, 16 hours of live teaching, and 17+ hours of ketamine experientials, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to begin practice as a KAP therapist.

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.

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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.


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Full Level One

This course includes

  • Modules 15
  • Duration 4 Months
  • Skills Professional
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
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