FOR CLINICIANS

TRAINING

Polaris Insight Center provides didactic, experiential, and residential trainings in Ketamine Assisted Therapy. These programs are designed to provide interested physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals with principles and procedures of KAP and how to use ketamine in combination with psychotherapy in a clinical setting. 

Didactic Training Modules – 7.5 hours each

Module 1: Introductory Workshop to Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Module 2: Intermediate Workshop on Focused Clinical Issues

Module 3: Advanced Workshop on Focused Clinical Issues

Module 1: Introductory Workshop to Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

In this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Understand difference between traditional psychotherapy and KAP
  • Identify and attend to Set and Setting variables 
  • Work clinically with non ordinary states of consciousness
  • Work within a Therapeutic Triangle (Therapist, Physician, Patient)
  • Understand screening process, medical risks and contraindications
  • Understand the usage of different Routes of Administration and Dosing Strategies
  • Support and Facilitate the Integration Process
  • Understand political and clinical controversies in the field

The next Introductory Workshop will be offered virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday June 11, 2020, from 9 AM – 5 PM PST. 

Module 2: Intermediate Workshop on Focused Clinical Issues

                  In this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Address and work with nervous system dysregulation
  • Work with somatic and therapeutic touch
  • Implement principles and techniques of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Embody aspects of being a psychedelic therapist
  • Understand the unique transference challenges of KAP
  • Understand countertransference to further the therapeutic process
  • Understand how to work with chemical dependencies with KAP
  • Improve individualized treatment based on case study presentations

The next Intermediate Workshop will be offered virtually, via Zoom, on June 20, 2020 from 9AM -5PM PST.

Module 3: Advanced Workshop on Focused Clinical Issues

In this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Recognize and work with complicated cases
  • Work with complex PTSD and Dissociation
  • Work with specific transpersonal states and Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness (NOSC) – including Ego Death and Ego Dissolution
  • Work with attachment issues
  • Implement Group Ketamine AssistedTherapy

The next Advanced Workshop will be offered virtually, via Zoom, in summer/fall 2020.

The cost for each module is $300. Introductory Workshop is not required if clinician has previous training in KAP.   

To apply, please contact Eric at eric@polarisinsight.com

Experiential Modules

Dates will be confirmed as soon as Shelter In Place order is lifted.

Experiential Workshop – 5-hours

In the self-experiential teaching module participants will have a chance to participate in KAP small group experience.  A medical and psychological intake to evaluate for medical eligibility is required prior to the experiential. Group integration session immediately follows the experience.  The cost for the experiential module is $600. To inquire, please contact Veronika at veronika@polarisinsight.com

Practicum (available by invitation only)

For the practicum, participants will have the chance to shadow and assist our clinicians during an actual KAP group session.

Retreats

Residential options including intensive didactical and experiential training.

Dates will be confirmed as soon as Shelter In Place order is lifted.

Level 1: Five-day/four-night residential training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy theory and practice.

Level 2: Four-day/three-night residential training on Advanced Training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy practice.

KETAMINE LOZENGE GROUP FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS

Ketamine Providers interested in a support group during COVID-19 using Ketamine please email: veronika@polarisinsight.com

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP CONSULTATION

Ketamine Providers interested in a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy consultation group contact: veronika@polarisinsight.com

Sound Healing Skill for Mental Health Practitioners 

Working with sound can be a powerful tool when it comes to shifting energy and helping patients create new ways of processing information and establishing new patterns. In this experiential workshop, you will learn simple sound techniques that can enhance your current practice.  Click here to register.

TREATMENT GROUP FOR CLINICIANS

KAP group for eligible clinicians contact: veronika@polarisinsight.com

EMPLOYMENT

Clinicians interested in working with Polaris Insight Center contact: info@polarisinsight.com

TRAINING/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

If you or your organization would like to know more about Polaris run trainings or speaking engagements please contact: info@polarisinsight.com