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Wed, May 03



Psychedelic Therapy Training for Clinicians

A psychedelic experiential training taught and led by experts in the field. This training touches on the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of psychedelic care for health and mental health professionals.

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Psychedelic Therapy Training for Clinicians
Psychedelic Therapy Training for Clinicians

Time & Location

May 03, 2023, 7:00 PM MST – May 07, 2023, 1:00 PM MST

Lyons, 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 mental, physical and spiritual aspects of psychedelic care and is held in a small container promoting community and deep connection.

Psychedelic Space Holding and Integration takes place in person in beautiful Lyons, Colorado at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, May 3-7, 2023 (four nights, Wednesday check-in thru check-out on Sunday). Participants will take a deep dive into the skills and ethics of psychedelic space holding and integration work for enduring change. This training includes two experientials with ketamine as a tool for psychedelic space holding and integration. Open to experienced professionals, new professionals, and upper level students from counseling, psychology, social work, health or mental health backgrounds.

At the end of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the essential components and purpose of set, setting, and ritual and container as applied to psychedelic-assisted therapies, with attention to avoiding cultural appropriation and creating authentic ritual for your psychedelic practice
  • Compare and contrast "the clinical mindset” with psychedelic space holding, and explore the terrain of transpersonal and psychospiritual experiences in psychedelic work
  • Practice ethics and safety in psychedelic space holding, including topics of consent, touch, and an understanding of power in psychedelic spaces
  • Understand the basics of ketamine as a therapeutic tool and compare/contrast the therapeutic qualities of various psychedelic substances, including MDMA and psilocybin
  • Understand the essential components of psychedelic integration, and explore verbal and non-verbal modes of integration that might be useful in your practice
  • Practice de-escalation skills and "being with" the big, dark, or scary experiences that can come up in psychedelic work
  • 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 into their cabin at Sunshine Mountain Lodge in the late afternoon/evening of May 3rd, ready to begin the training Thursday morning May 4th. Checkout is after lunch on Sunday May 7th.

Regular pricing, including 4 nights lodging, meals, training fees, and medical evaluations for ketamine, are:

$2,100 for a private queen room in a shared cabin, and $1800 for a twin in a shared cabin.

Receive a 10% discount for early bird registration before March 10th!  Use code: earlybirdMay at checkout to apply the discount. Or register for the Psychedelics on the Couch workshop on February 24th and receive a 10% discount on the immersive training that way. Please note registration fees do not cover the cost of your ketamine prescription (~$60), which you will need to pick up at a pharmacy prior to arriving at the training.

For licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, addictions counselors, psychologists, and licensed professional counselors, a certificate of completion will be provided for 20 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 mentoring groups starting up again in 2023, with a 10% discount on 6 months of group supervision for anyone who has completed one of our trainings.

About the Trainers

Dori Lewis, MA, LPC, LMHC

Dori Lewis (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Masters in Education (EdM) and Masters in Psychology (MA) from Columbia University in New York, NY. Dori's therapeutic process draws from her extensive experience working with clients with a range of needs including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual issues, and overall identity development. She is trained to provide Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and is actively providing KAP support to clients in the Fort Collins community. Dori has extensive knowledge of PTSD, adult identity development, feminist theory, sexual therapy, and gender identity development. Through her own personal work, as well as work with clients, Dori has developed an understanding of how to engage in meaningful conversation about the bigger life questions and how they relate to human existence, the natural world, and the collective consciousness.

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.

Dylan Rivard, MA, LPC

Dylan was born in the forests of Indiana, and grew up playing in creeks, catching fireflies, and wondering whether or not dragons really did live in the leaves of the trees in his backyard. Raised in a spiritually eclectic household, Dylan developed a lifelong fascination with prayer, ritual, healing, and our connection to the divine. This led him to pursue work in wilderness survival, psychology, and outdoor rec, culminating in a MA in Transpersonal Psychotherapy with a Wilderness Therapy focus form Naropa University. Since graduating, he has continued to deepen his studies in mindfulness and somatic based therapies, group ritual work, and esotericism. With over 10 years of experience in mental health, he now runs his own private practice where he serves clients working through trauma, grief, and spiritual growth. He lives in the foothills of Golden, CO, where he is grateful to share the land with his husband, their animals, and myriad turkeys, deer, and ponderosa pines.

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