TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, & Events

Please contact info@psychedelicprogram.com for information on our 2019 trainings.

 

May 18-19, 2019 10am-5pm daily
The Ace Hotel, New York, NY

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.

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

Fees:

Full program cost: $450

Limited number of early registration tickets available for $400 with code “earlybird” until March 1.

$50 for APA CE credits available for purchase (Add-on at checkout)

$10 CE Credits for Social Workers (Add-on at checkout)

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
Optimal Living Psychological Services, PC 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 #SW-0534. This training has been approved to provide 12 number of hours of continuing education.

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

 

It’s A Beautiful Wound - One-man show by Rich Orloff 

June 8, 2019, 7pm | The Center for Optimal Living, NYC

It's a Beautiful Wound is the true story of Rich’s adventures in underground therapy using MDMA (a.k.a. Ecstasy) and psilocybin mushrooms, inspired by cutting-edge experiments designed to help people heal from deep emotional wounds. It is a tale of one person's journey towards reconciliation with the soul... with a short detour for an appendectomy. The performance will be followed by a talkback with Ingmar Gorman, PhD.