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Wed, Jun 05


Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Ketamine-assisted Therapy Training (Summer)

A psychedelic experiential training taught and led by experts in the field. This 32-hour training covers the essentials of ketamine-assisted therapy for clinical professionals.

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Ketamine-assisted Therapy Training (Summer)
Ketamine-assisted Therapy Training (Summer)

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2024, 5:00 PM MST – Jun 09, 2024, 12:00 PM MST

Sunshine Mountain Lodge, 18078 CO-7, Lyons, CO 80540, USA


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 June 5th and checkout is after lunch on Sunday June 9th. A limited number of tickets include on-site lodging in a shared cabin with two people per cabin. Cabins have full kitchens, living rooms, and two small bedrooms with a queen/full or twin bed.  Alternatively, you may choose to stay in nearby Allenspark at an airbnb or other lodging option of your choosing. Have a RV or car camper? You can stay on-site with us and pay for a self-lodging ticket. No hook-ups for water or sewer are available but you can plug an extension cord for power if needed.

In either case, please start by purchasing a "reserve your spot" ticket with a $500 deposit and let us know in your registration form if you plan to stay on-site or off-site. We will follow up with an invoice accordingly to complete the remaining registration amount. If you participated in one of our January 2024 workshops, be sure to use the discount code provided at the workshop for $100 off your registration!

Onsite Queen/Full Room: $2900 (sold out)

Onsite Twin Room: $2750 (sold out)

Self-lodging: $2350 (sold out)

All tickets include meals with our private chef, medical safety evaluations for ketamine, and all training activities. Participants may need to additionally  pay ~$60 for a ketamine prescription for the training. Refunds are available up to 30 days prior to the start of training. 

If we are sold out of tickets, please register still for a "wait list / interest list" ticket and we will let you know if a space becomes available for the June training, as well as notify you when dates for the next KAP training are announced. We generally offer two KAP trainings per year.

For licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, addictions counselors, psychologists, and licensed professional counselors, a certificate of completion will be provided for 32 professional development hours that can be used toward demonstrating continuing professional competency for licensure renewal in the state of Colorado.

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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, MA, LPC, LMHC

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. To date, she has stewarded nearly 100 ketamine therapy sessions and countless more individual and group ceremonies. Dori is currently in an apprenticeship with a mushroom medicine elder from the Zapotec lineage in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has also received shamanic journey training from Sandra Ingerman and practices this style of altered states work in her clinical practice in Fort Collins. Her clinical background includes having earned two master's degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, in counseling education and psychology.

Dori feels strongly that the shamanic teachings she has received and the indigenous wisdom she is currently receiving, help her bridge traditional counseling practice with the shamanic realms that hold incredible meaning and connection for psychedelic therapy and education. Dori has come to deeply value a slow and embodied approach to working with plant and psychedelic medicines – an approach that she believes helps move us from the conceptual, into the body to support a more integrated life. Additionally, she has come to honor all the pathways that bring us into our own right relationship with the natural world, including that of the medicine paths. As interest in psychedelic medicine continues to grow, Dori feels it is the responsibility of those who have a voice in the professional and psychedelic communities to stay informed and intercept as well as challenge disinformation and questionably ethical practices that are being put out into the public arena. She also firmly believes that those with power and access in this space aim to use those platforms to raise up the voices of those who carry indigenous knowledge and wisdom.

Dr. Craig Heacock

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.

Shannon Hughes, MSW, PhD

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, MA, PhD, LPC

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.


  • Reserve My Spot

    Reserve your space with a $500 deposit, with the remaining amount invoiced as we get closer to the training date

    +$12.50 service fee
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  • Waitlist/Interest List

    Add your name to the wait list or interest list for the next KAP training!

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