Wed, Mar 13|
Ketamine-assisted Therapy Training
A psychedelic experiential training taught and led by experts in the field. This 40-hour training covers the essentials of ketamine-assisted therapy for clinical professionals.
Time & Location
Mar 13, 2024, 5:00 PM MST – Mar 17, 2024, 1:00 PM MST
About the event
A psychedelic experiential training taught and led by experts in the field. This training touches on the clinical, mental, physical and spiritual aspects of providing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and is held in a small container promoting community and deep connection.
Participants will take a deep dive into the skills and ethics of ketamine-assisted therapy and integration work for enduring change. This training includes two experientials with ketamine in low dose oral form. Open to clinical professionals from counseling, psychology, social work, health or mental health backgrounds.
At the end of this training participants will be able to:
- Understand the essentials of ketamine-assisted therapy, including dosing, routes of administration, uses and indications, contraindications, and clinical assessment
- Explore the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of ketamine therapy in an intimate container that promotes community and deep connection
- Take a deep dive into the skills and ethics of ketamine therapy and integration work for enduring change
- Gain firsthand experience through two experientials with ketamine as a psychedelic tool
- Navigate the terrain of transpersonal and psychospiritual experiences in ketamine therapy
- Managing common challenges and difficult experiences in ketamine therapy
- Describe the essential components and purpose of set, setting, and container as applied to ketamine-assisted therapies
- Explore topics of consent, touch, and an understanding of power in psychedelic spaces
- Understand the essential components of integration, and explore verbal and non-verbal modes of integration that might be useful in your practice
- Examine the nuances of working with marginalized communities (e.g., women, LGBTQIA, BIPOC) and apply anti-racist and feminist theories to your psychedelic practice
Participants will check-in the late afternoon/evening of March 13th and checkout is after lunch on Sunday March 17th. Early bird registration fee is $2,750, which includes all training components and experientials. Early bird pricing is good until December 31st, after which a regular ticket is $2,950. Participants must book and pay for separately their own lodging at the venue. A link will be provided after you are registered and complete screening to book lodging directly through the venue. We will start screening in January, so please keep an eye out for a scheduling email at that time. Lodging prices range from $400 to $900, inclusive of all 4 nights plus 3 meals per day. Refunds are available up to 30 days prior to the start of training.
For licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, addictions counselors, psychologists, and licensed professional counselors, a certificate of completion will be provided for 40 professional development hours that can be used toward demonstrating continuing professional competency for licensure renewal in the state of Colorado.
For questions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants also have the opportunity to join ongoing group clinical supervision cohorts and consultation groups to stay connected to a thriving practitioner community and expert consultation for your KAP practice.
About the Trainers
Dori Lewis (she, her, hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S) and Clinical Supervisor with a Masters in Education (EdM) and Masters in Psychology (MA) from Columbia University in New York, NY. Dori is a co-founder of Elemental Psychedelics and the owner-operator of Reflective Healing in Fort Collins, CO, a psychotherapy group practice that specializes in psychedelic therapy using ketamine, integration therapy, transpersonal psychotherapy, and providing clinical supervision. As a clinician in practice for 10 years, Dori blends transpersonal psychology, depth work, and psychedelic-assisted therapy within a model that centers the therapeutic relationship. Her public work in the psychedelic space is critically centered on the topics of ethics, access and power in psychedelic spaces, diversity, equity and inclusion in the psychedelic psychotherapy space and cultural appropriation as it relates to ritual and ceremony. Dori@elementalpsychedelics.com
Dr. Craig Heacock is an adolescent, adult, and addiction psychiatrist in Fort Collins, Colorado and he also hosts and co-produces a psychiatric storytelling podcast called Back from the Abyss. He has a special interest in the use of ketamine and psychedelics to treat mood disorders and PTSD. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and did his psychiatry training at Brown University.
Dr. Shannon Hughes (she/her/hers) teaches, consults, and conducts research on how we use drugs and medicines in our society today. She is a community organizer and leader in articulating the shifting paradigms around our relationships with Self and medicines/drugs. She has developed and delivered education and training to professional social workers, counselors, and researchers, and to young people trying to make sense of their distress and struggles outside of a medicalized worldview. Dr. Hughes is also actively involved in supporting peer support movements in her state, with a particular interest in the development of peer respite and psychosocial alternatives to hospitalization for persons experiencing acute distress or extreme states. Dr. Hughes earned her doctorate in Social Work in 2010 and is an Associate Professor in Social Work at Colorado State University and in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health. She is a founding member of The Nowak Society, 501c3, a Colorado-based non-profit providing community education and organizing around psychedelics and drug policy reform. In her private practice at An Enduring Love, Dr. Hughes blends spirituality with life coaching and psycho-spiritual integration of psychedelic experiences.
Dr. Rob Colbert (he/him/his) earned his Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and his doctorate at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Colbert's research explores the experiences of adult couples who use MDMA recreationally and the perceived benefits of MDMA use on their relationships. The cognitive-relational model of MDMA use that emerged from this research suggests that individuals can make healthful choices about their drug use in recreational contexts and experience sustained benefits to relationships in their lives. Dr. Colbert is a sub-investigator in the Phase III clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Dr. Colbert is also a founding member of the Psychedelic Research and Training Institite and has served as co-faculty in their ketamine-assisted therapy trainings. He was the cohort supervisor for the first Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies certificate program offered at Naropa University. In his private practice as a licensed professional counselor, Dr. Colbert specializes in working with young adults, non-ordinary states of consciousness such as hearing voices or having visions, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration.
Regular Registration$2,750.00+$68.75 service fee
Reserve My Spot
Reserve your space with a $500 deposit, with the remaining amount invoiced as we get closer to the training date$500.00+$12.50 service fee