Navigating Psychedelics For Clinicians and Therapists - Live Sessions

Everything a mental health professional needs to know about psychedelics and psychedelic integration

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Course Overview

This special edition of Navigating Psychedelics is dedicated towards educating therapists and clinicians. By enrolling in this course you will receive full access to our main Navigating Psychedelics: Lessons on Self-Care & Integration course plus our comprehensive series of clinician focused master classes.

If you have been wondering how you can incorporate psychedelic knowledge and education into your practice or even learn how to get started in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy, this course is for you!

Whether you’re just getting started on your psychedelic education journey or if you have had experiences with psychedelics, the Navigating Psychedelics course will help to answer some of these questions and more!

Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists is broken up into two courses and will be delivered in a mix of online study formats for nine weeks and include 1.5-hour calls each week. Weeks 1-5 will review the basics of psychedelic theory, history, science, harm reduction, and integration. Weeks 6-8 will focus more on clinical application and explore clinical themes and topics. Week 9 will consist of student final projects. This course will be delivered in an online format with pre-recorded material and live classes via Zoom.

NOTE: The curriculum is subject to change depending on group interests and guest presenters.


Course Curriculum

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    September 2022

    Dates: Wednesdays: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9, 16

    Group 1

    Time: 2:00 pm- 3:30pm EST / 11:00 am- 12:30pm PST

    Group 2

    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30pm EST / 4:00 pm- 5:30pm PST

    Want to talk to someone and ask all of your questions before you commit? Thankfully, we have Q&A webinars for that.

    To see our list of available webinars and sign up, click here.

    YOUR INSTRUCTORS

    David Drapkin LCSW

    David Drapkin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Psychotherapist. David is the Director of Education & Training at Psychedelics Today and surfs the metaphorical intersectional waves between religion/spirituality, psychedelics/cannabis, cultural epistemology and mental health.

    Jasmine Virdi

    Jasmine Virdi is a writer, educator, poet, and activist based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her work focuses on psychedelics, spirituality, and ecology and has been featured in DoubleBlind Magazine, Open Democracy, Psychedelics Today, Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, Psychedelic Press, and Lucid News. Jasmine is currently pursuing an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology and is in training to become a psychedelic integration practitioner. Since 2018, she has collaborated with the independent publisher Synergetic Press, where her passions for ethnobotany, consciousness, and regeneration converge. Additionally, she volunteers for Fireside Project’s psychedelic peer-support line, aligned with their mission to provide compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive support to all. Often breaking away into the wilderness, Jasmine can be found wherever there are birds singing.

    Course Outline

    Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists is broken up into two courses and will be delivered in a mix of online study formats for nine weeks.

    Course 1: Introduction to Psychedelics (Psychedelics 101)

    You will learn:

    • Everything you need to know about psychedelics from the history and science to the more practical information such as harm reduction, safety, preparation, navigating the space, self-care, and integration.
    • Harm reduction & safety tips
    • Festival safety
    • Working with difficult experiences & bad trips
    • Understanding hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD)
    • How to talk about your experience
    • How to work with an ego death experience
    • Dr. Stanislav Grof's transpersonal framework
    • Managing prolonged anxiety, depersonalization and derealization effects
    • How to integrate your psychedelic experience
    • Natural ways to induce a psychedelic state
    • And much more!


    Course 2: Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists

    You will learn

    • How to support your clients who wish to work with psychedelics
    • How to help your clients integrate his or her experience
    • How to stay safe by understanding the legal and ethical considerations
    • How to legally get involved in the psychedelic space now
    • How ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is being conducted and the legal/ethical considerations when it comes to this type of therapy
    • How to work with challenging and difficult experiences
    • And MUCH MORE!

    What you will receive when you enroll in the course

    • 20+ Hours of course material
    • 12 hours of face-to-face time with the instructors via Zoom (Nine 1.5-hour course calls)
    • Access to chat live with expert guest presenters
    • Connect with others for to build an online community!
      • Private access to our Slack (messaging application) channel for messaging and connecting with other students
    • At home integration practices
      • Meditations
      • Mini breathwork experience
      • Journaling prompts
    • Lifetime access to the course material
    • A list of psychedelic integration resources
    • UPDATES: You will receive any updates that we make for at least the next year!

    Bonus Extras

    Physical Copies of our Trip Journal and Integration Workbook and Downloadable eBooks/PDFs

    How to host your own psychedelic group!
    Psychedelic Today's Trip Journal
    Psychedelic Today's Integration Workbook


    Navigating Psychedelics Trip Journal


    Are you planning a journey in the near future or working with clients who may be planning a trip?

    Make sure you do not forget your trip journal!

    This journal will help you or your clients best prepare for the experience and is a wonderful tool for self-exploration.

    The Navigating Psychedelics Trip Journal is the ultimate book to help one prepare, track, and begin to work with their psychedelic experiences.

    In this 68 page book, you will find preparation tips and advice, journal prompts, a psychedelic trip checklist, a trip report section, and more.



    Integration Workbook

    Have you had a psychedelic experience and unsure how to work with the experience?

    Psychedelic experiences can be difficult, confusing, blissful, and life-changing, but knowing what to do next can be overwhelming.

    That is why we have put together this Navigating Psychedelics Integration Workbook to help you with your process.

    This workbook can be used with your clients as a starting point for their integration process!

    We have received much feedback from therapists and coaches who have been using these books with clients and absolutely LOVE them!

    This workbook consists of different activities such as meditation prompts, journaling exercises, and goal planning.

    "Psychedelics Today offers up-to-date information and intelligent, constructive discussion about everything psychedelic in today's medical and therapeutic communities. Joe and Kyle have a passion for the subject, and are highly skilled in sharing their knowledge. Their courses are packed with relevant information, well-paced, easily accessible and affordable. Psychedelics Today offers many advantages over more costly "certificate" courses: the on-line format eliminates travel time and costs, and the shorter course length shows respect for everyone's limited time, and helps attendees stay focused on the subject at hand. The limit on class size is another huge advantage, as it ensures ample opportunity for attendees to participate in class discussions and to get to know each other. Given how fast the field is moving, I think PT offers the best value for those professionals interested in learning about, and staying current in, psychedelic therapies and research."

    - RJ, LCSW (Graduate of CIIS Certificate in PAT&R)
    “Navigating Psychedelics: For Clinicians and Therapists” provided an intimate and comprehensive learning environment for clinicians to develop a foundation for psychedelic assisted therapy. The self-paced learning platform covers a wide breadth of information and resources on various psychedelics along with perspectives from leading voices in the fields of psychedelic research and therapy. Possibly more valuable is the chance to join a learning community in the weekly online discussions. Joe and Kyle have a talent for letting the class self-direct and explore what was most interesting to the group in each week's lessons while still providing structure, helping create theoretical and experiential connections, encouraging reflection, and cultivating a sense of community between classmates. I left the course not only with a deeper knowledge of psychedelic assisted therapy and next steps to explore, but also a feeling of empowerment that arose from sharing and exploring an interest with like minded colleagues."

    - Nathaniel Robertson, MSW
    "I had the opportunity to take both the Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists course as well as the Lessons on Self-Care and Integration course. I was well-informed through experience, personal research, and work experience prior to taking the courses and I have to say I completed the courses with a plethora of new knowledge. This course allows you to hear from therapists and clinicians already in the field doing the work. The value of that alone was priceless. The live zoom calls allowed me to dive deeper into some of the topics discussed in the course work and gain a holistic understanding of psychedelics. Kyle and Joe have a tremendous amount of expertise to share and I'd highly recommend taking their course no matter what step of the journey you are on with psychedelics!"

    - Jenkins
    "I just wanted to take a second to say what a great job Kyle and Joe did on this course. There is so much amazing information. I am so thankful we have lifetime access and can revisit the course as we need to on our journey because there is so much to take in. If I tried to retrieve all the information given in this course it would’ve taken me years. It’s also helping me see to what degree I want to incorporate Psychedelic Integration into my work. That clarity has helped me tremendously. I am very grateful that I found y’all and the course."

    - Donessa, Certified Hypnotherapist and Coach
    "I want to speak to the course I recently took to learn about psychedelics. I am a marriage and family therapist and I’m fairly new to the idea of using plant medicines in therapy so I decided to take the course by Joe and Kyle.
    A benefit of their course is that the guys are available to connect with while learning. For me, asking questions while learning was beneficial for my processing of information. They are available during the weekly classes when meeting on Zoom and also online more often through the Slack communication system. Another favourite part of Joe and Kyle’s course is that it has long term accessibility. I am able to access the whole course as I require. The team is not only Joe and Kyle, but all of the experts who are interviewed and provide extensive experience."


    -LR
    "I enjoyed the class and learned a great deal. Joe and Kyle are very knowledgeable about the subject matter and are excellent facilitators of discussion. Participants in my class were of varying levels of experience and Kyle and Joe were able to assist our learning in different ways. One of the things I enjoyed most was learning how many different ways people are utilizing plant medicines across the country."


    -Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin

    "This was a wonderfully thorough survey of psychedelic integration and self-care. As a mental health professional, there was SO much value in this course for me that I can utilize both personally for my own growth, as well as to help others make use of their psychedelic experiences. Additionally, Joe and Kyle are a delight to listen to, and are quite knowledgeable and responsive to questions. Useful format, as well!"


    - Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.
    "I am currently retraining as a psychedelic guide/therapist. This course is an excellent introduction for therapists, clinicians, guides, or anyone who is curious about deepening their understanding of the therapeutic use of psychedelics. It covers all the basics, and opens plenty of doors to probe further if desired. Joe and Kyle know their stuff, and were always approachable and responsive to questions. And access to the graduate community is massively valuable in itself - I've made new connections and have had some great conversations. Highly recommended!"


    - Liam Farquhar, France
    "The integration and self-care course provided high quality and individually tailored information for anyone from the seasoned psychedelic enthusiast to the curious but uninformed newbie. The perspectives offered are useful, unbiased, empirically validated, and generalizable to a wide variety of instances. I would recommend this course to anyone who is considering altered states as a means for personal growth or who seeks to integrate past experiences for their own betterment and for the greatest benefit of society. The course helped me add a few new tools and tricks to my arsenal, and expanded my perspective on conscious self exploration."


    - Leia Friedman, MS Co-Founder of the Boston Entheogenic Network (BEN).
    "Kyle and Joe are extremely knowledgeable and the course provided more than a thorough introduction to psychedelics. Even if you feel you know a lot already."


    - Oskar Bull-Hansen, Oslo, Norway
    “Enjoyed immensely the “Navigating Psychedelics for Therapists” course. As an older and “grayer” member of the community, I appreciate the history and variety of new and exquisite perspectives provided on such a profound topic, from research to theory to application. The implications have always been exhilarating and now finally, undeniable. The course is an excellent value in expanding a personal knowledge to better decide how to investigate and incorporate the application of psychedelics, from the personal to the professional.”


    - Todd, Alaska, USA

    Past Guest Presenters

    Raquel Bennett, Psy.D.

    Rose Jade, MSW, LCSW, JD, LMT

    Pierre Bouchard, MA, LPC

    Robin Kurland West, M.A., LMFT

    Michael Sapiro, Psy.D.

    Ayize Jama-Everett, MA, M.Div, MFA

    Frequently Asked Questions


    When does the course start and finish?
    Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.
    How long do I have access to the course?
    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
    Does this course qualify me as a psychedelic therapist?
    No. This course is primarily for educational purposes. Psychedelics Today does not train therapists to facilitate psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. At this time, there are only a few organizations that can train therapists for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy research, such as MAPS. That said, there are legal options like ketamine and cannabis that are legal in many places for use in psychotherapy.
    Will I receive a certificate?
    Yes. You will receive a certificate of course completion upon finishing the course.
    Who is this course for?
    This course is for clinicians, therapists, coaches, body workers and any professional who works with clients who may be using psychedelics or interested in them. This class will provide you with a well-rounded foundation for addressing psychedelic-related topics including integration with clients. Students enrolled in a psychology, counseling, or social work program may enroll as well.
    Are CE credits available?
    We are excited to offer 12 CE credits for our upcoming Navigating Psychedelics Course through our co-sponsor, The Spiritual Competency Academy. Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. • SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes. SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196) • For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, visit Psychedelics Today or email Mike Alexander - [email protected] For other questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at [email protected]ompetency.com. Be sure to check with your local state board to make sure that this course can be approved for CE credit To purchase CE credits, visit - https://www.psychedeliceducationcenter.com/p/ce-information
    Are refunds available if I'm not happy with the course?
    We offer a 14-day money-back refund after the purchase date of the class.
    Disclaimer
    This course in no way promotes, condones, or facilitates illegal activity. This course is strictly for educational purposes only. Please be aware that most psychedelic substances are illegal in many countries. By enrolling into this program, you are agreeing that Psychedelics Today takes no responsibilities for your actions.
    This course does not provide credentials or training for therapists, coaches, and clinicians to provide psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy services. Largely these services are illegal.

    Informed Consent
    Please be aware that this course is for educational purposes only. This is not a substitute for traditional psychotherapy or medicine. This course is designed to provide education from our personal and professional experiences. If you are experiencing significant issues, please seek medical attention.

    Limitations of course
    The exercises in this course are oriented towards personal and spiritual development. The techniques or modalities are in no way a replacement for traditional therapy. Much of the information in this course could be applied to your on-going therapy, if you are currently utilizing mental health services.
    We believe that providing education, peer-support, and harm reduction is important for this field.
    Again, this course also does not train/certify therapists, clinicians, or coaches to provide/facilitate illegal activities.

    By enrolling in this course, you are agreeing that you understand the purpose and limitations of this course.

    Looking forward to taking this journey with you!

    Financial Assistance for Students

    If you are a student and cannot afford this course, please email us at [email protected] FROM a university .edu email address. We will offer you a discount coupon for the independent learner edition.

    You must email us from your school's email address to receive this discount.

    Students must be enrolled in a graduate program studying psychology, social work, counseling, and etc.

    CE Credits Information

    We are excited to offer 12 CE credits for our upcoming Navigating Psychedelics Course through our co-sponsor, Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA)

    To Receive the Full 12 CE Credits (IMPORTANT)
    You must attend ALL nine (9) sessions for the entirety of each session (1.5 hours). If you miss a session, you may be able to make up the additional time for an additional cost. The CE credits for this course is specifically for the LIVE component of the course, so if you miss a Zoom call, you will have to forfeit your CE credits, unless you wish to schedule another call/time to go over the material. CE credits do not apply for the "at-home study" portion of the class (which includes the videos on Teachable).

    Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

    • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

    • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

    • SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes.

    SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196)

    • For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, visit Psychedelics Today or email - [email protected]

    For other questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at [email protected]

    Be sure to check with your local state board to make sure that this course can be approved for CE credit

    To purchase CE credits, visit - https://www.psychedeliceducationcenter.com/p/ce-in...

    Independent Learner Option

    If our live supported class is sold out or if you wish to study at your own time, you can enroll in our "Independent Learner" option

    The offer below for $997 is our "independent Learner" option which includes all of the course material but does not include the live Zoom calls.

    Enroll in the INDEPENDENT LEARNER course today!

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