UPCOMING TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program is hosting its second Psychedelic Integration Training for Clinicians event this September. This time it will be a two day event, so we can cover even more ground. Single day tickets are also available! We are offering an early bird discount as well as student pricing. Ingmar Gorman Ph.D., Elizabeth Nielson Ph.D., and Andrew Tatarsky Ph.D. will be speaking.

This 2-day training offered by psychologists Ingmar Gorman and Elizabeth Nielson is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed an interest in using psychedelics. Sign up for either or both days (recommended!).

Psychedelics 101: Your patients are curious and so are you: What is all this about psychedelics being used for treatment of addiction and trauma? This session gives an overview of psychedelic drugs, their history, and current research with MDMA and Psilocybin-assisted therapy. This program includes overview of recent and current clinical trials, outcomes, legal status, and what it all means for the future of addiction and trauma treatment.

Learning Objectives: 

  • State the historical justifications for psychedelic clinical research

  • Describe key theoretical approaches to psychedelic-assisted therapy

  • Discuss the state of psychedelic clinical research, rescheduling efforts, and how psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy works with clients.

  • Define and differentiate psychedelic integration psychotherapy from integration in peer and shamanic settings

Psychedelics 102: What are psychedelic harm reduction and integration and how can they occur in a clinical setting? This session focuses on translating research findings into clinical practice including working with patients who are considering using psychedelics, actually using psychedelics, or have used them. This program includes discussion of assessment and integration techniques, resources, and legal and ethical issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key “red flags” that indicate someone should seek specialized psychiatric care after a psychedelic experience

  • Perform basic/initial assessment of clients who report psychedelic use

  • Identify contraindications and discuss high risk cases of individuals who are contemplating psychedelic use

  • Define and differentiate the role of the therapist in an individual's psychotherapeutic process

Full program cost: $400 | Single day cost: $200 

Student Price (Limited number of tickets): $100

$10 Social Work CE credits

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

The New School for Social Research’s Department of Psychology SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0199. This training provides 6 hours of continuing education per day.

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. 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. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact The Center for Optimal Living at igorman@cfol.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com  or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com

 
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The Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program provides education and training for clinicians who are interested in learning about psychedelic clinical research and providing harm reduction and integration psychotherapy for people who use, or are thinking about using psychedelics. Our Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration Psychotherapy (PHRIP) Consultation group is a 12-session weekly group meeting for clinicians who have taken our Psychedelics 101 & 102 for Clinicians intensive training or have similar background knowledge. The first group meeting will focus on introductions, format, and an overview of our approach. Subsequent group meeting will commence with the introduction of a specific theory, principal, or topic, followed by a case vignette presented by a group member and discussion. The final group meeting will focus on transitioning to working independently and continued professional development opportunities. Each group participant will have the opportunity to present 1-2 cases through the course of the program.

All participants should be independently licensed psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, or other mental health care providers. This program does not provide supervised hours towards licensure of any kind. Graduate students, trainees, and those working towards licensure under another supervisor will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Admission to the program is rolling and will continue until the group is filled. INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS SHOULD FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION. Applicants will be notified of admission status within 14 days of applying, and have 14 days after notification to remit payment to secure a spot in the program. Space is limited to 10 participants. Group sessions will be lead by either Elizabeth Nielson or Ingmar Gorman on alternating weeks, with both leaders present at the first and last sessions.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…

  • Discuss the rational for and recent research on treatment of mood disorders with psychedelic-assisted therapy

  • Discuss the rational for and recent research on treatment of addictive disorders with psychedelic-assisted therapy

  • Discuss the rational for and recent research on treatment of PTSD with psychedelic-assisted therapy

  • Identify and discuss the role of spiritual/mystical experiences occasioned by psychedelics

  • Compare and contrast psychedelic-assisted therapy theories and approaches including the role of spiritual/mystical experiences

  • Describe key components of harm reduction in peer-group settings (festivals, etc)

  • Differentiate use of psychedelics in shamanic/ceremonial settings from peer-group or psychotherapy settings

  • Assess and assist clients who have had difficult experiences during psychedelic use

  • Cite resources available to clients to help them reduce the harms of stigma and isolation around psychedelic use

  • Describe the elements required in providing long-term support for psychedelic integration through individual and/or group psychotherapy

2018 Fall Program Dates (Thursdays, 12:00-1:15PM):

September 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
December 6, 13 (Snow date December 20)

*date adjustments have been made since original posting 

Program Cost: $1200

Attendance Policy: All participants are asked to ensure they are available to attend all sessions and will have no more than 1 planned absence. Participants who apply for CE Credits who miss more than 1 session will be required to make up the misses session during an individually scheduled face-to-face meeting with one of the group leaders at an additional cost. Partial CE Credit will not be offered.

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. 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. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact The Center for Optimal Living at igorman@cfol.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com  or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com