What is Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists - Live?
Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists - Live, is a 9-week, live-assisted course specially designed for health and wellness practitioners who want to learn more about psychedelic medicine, wish to integrate psychedelics into their existing practice, and for those beginning a new career in the emerging field of psychedelics. By enrolling in this course you will receive full access to our foundation course, Navigating Psychedelics: Lessons on Self-Care & Integration plus our comprehensive series of practitioner focused master classes.
At Psychedelics Today, we have tapped our extensive professional psychedelic network to address the complexities around psychedelic therapy. This course serves to enhance prior knowledge of psychedelics, or serve as an introduction to this emerging field of healthcare.
What does this course include?
By enrolling in Navigating Psychedelics you will be educated on the most up-to-date information on psychedelics, including:
- Psychedelic history
- Science-based theory and current data
- Harm reduction
- Clinical applications
- Space holding skills
- Legal considerations
- Insights from experienced professionals already working in the field (pre-recorded)
You can download the full course curriculum using the fields below.
Note: The curriculum is subject to change depending on group interests and guest presenters
- What is the time commitment for Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists - Live?
Nine consecutive weeks involve interactive, 1.5-hour sessions over Zoom that will educate and guide healthcare professionals on psychedelic medicine. A final project will conclude the course in Week 9.
Tuesday cohort begins on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
Wednesday cohort begins on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
Upon finishing the course participants will receive a Navigating Psychedelics certificate of course completion. (Note this course is for educational purposes. Psychedelics Today does not train therapists to facilitate psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.)
Space is limited!
We have kept groups small and intimate to ensure that all students are able to contribute to the live group discussions.
November 2022 Dates and Times
Tuesday Cohort - Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24
- Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST / 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Wednesday Cohort - Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
- Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST / 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Join our instructor(s) for live Q&A webinars every Tuesday from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. (EST) to answer all your questions about Navigating Psychedelics.
Click here to access our weekly Q&A webinar links and get all your questions answered before you commit.
Kyle earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, where he focused on studying the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, Reiki, local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic and Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork. Kyle also earned his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on Somatic Psychology. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis and providing counseling to undergraduate/graduate students in a university setting.
David DrapkinDavid Drapkin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Psychotherapist, based in New Jersey. At the age of 21 David’s near death electrocution experience resulted in a profound change in life direction, away from his BA in Economics and career dreams to be a stock broker to many years spent backpacking, spiritual seeking and disappearing into nature and solitude. Since then, David has received two MA degrees in Social Work and accumulated over 15 yrs in front-line clinical, supervisory, managerial and directorship healthcare roles. David has worked for three separate hospital based behavioral health departments, and was previously also the clinical director of an outpatient addiction clinic. David is a psychodynamic psychotherapist with psychoanalytic training from the William Alanson White Institute of NYC. His private practice has been open since 2017.David's encounters with non-ordinary states of consciousness go back to his teenage years. From raves and wilderness psilocybin journeys to solo fasting meditation retreats in India, Israel and New Zealand. David is particularly interested in the intersections between transpersonal states of consciousness and Kabbalah. In 2021 David joined Psychedelics Today, and is currently the Director of Education & Training.
Diego PinzonDiego was born in Bogota, Colombia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Canberra and a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. Since 2017 he has been involved in the psychedelic field and has worked in various organisations in Australia and the US. He is currently an instructor and coordinator for Psychedelic's Today 12-month training Vital and is helping to develop the curriculum for Psilocybin services facilitators in Vital Oregon.Aside from the psychedelic space, Diego worked in Community Mental Health for five years. He enjoys martial arts, swimming and meditation, and he is very passionate about Somatic and Transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy.
C.J. SpotswoodC.J. Spotswood, MSN, APRN, PMHNP aka “EntheoNurse” is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practioner working in an emergency department in central Maine. C.J. is a 3rd generation male nurse and has 20 years of psychiatric nursing experience. C.J. recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine completing his Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. C.J.’s undergraduate nursing degree (BSN) was from the University of Maine at Augusta, one of 15 nursing schools endorsed as a holistic school of nursing. This curriculum included yoga, Reiki, and various other complimentary and alternative modalities.
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
- Mini breathwork experience
- Journaling prompts
- Lifetime access to the course material
- A list of psychedelic integration resources
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.
Navigating Psychedelics 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.
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
By enrolling in this course, you are agreeing that you understand the purpose and limitations of this course.
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.
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. For $997, our "Independent Learner" option includes all of the course material but does not include the live Zoom calls. This option is made with the busy-beyond-belief in mind, as we've created a flexible program that you can fit to any schedule. Our "Independent Learner" option still empowers you with all the tools you need to facilitate these life-changing psychedelic experiences.