Advanced Workshop I in Ketamine- and Psychedelic -Assisted Psychotherapies

Upcoming Dates:

October 21st


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time Zone


Harvey Schwartz, PhD • Veronika Gold, LMFT • Andrea Rosati, MD, PhD • Kelley O’Donnell, MD, PhD • Chris Bache, PhD • Jeffrey Becker, MD


Regular Price


CE Price

Training & Retreats

These programs are designed to provide interested physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, chaplains, and other healthcare professionals with principles and procedures of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in a clinical setting.


In this workshop, we focus on special topics in clinical work and the development of ketamine-assisted and other psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies. We cover the principles, practices and theory of depth therapies and their relationship with KAP: psychoanalytic, archetypal, transpersonal psychotherapy, developmental psychology, including an understanding the relationship between key neurodevelopmental processes and the value and efficacy of KAP and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. In addition, we focus on challenges and opportunities in maximizing the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC) through the effective use of the therapeutic relationship; working with challenging experiences in treatment; the effective integration of spirituality and spiritual explorations as an essential element of the therapy; and the integration and recovery process through an understanding of Jung’s concept of the “transcendent function.”

We cover the important topic of psychedelic integration, involving extreme experiences in non-ordinary states of consciousness. We examine the effects on healing, personality, and spiritual development from periodic immersions in deep, transcendent — sometimes inchoate and ineffable, and sometimes powerfully revealing and  illuminating — experiences of NOSC’s as well as their effects on individual and collective evolution.  Finally, we discuss the theme of “potential space” and the role and recovery of the capacity for play and wonder as essential transformative elements in the healing and recovery process in KAP. We integrate diverse clinical theories, traditions, and philosophies, offering participants an increasing wide-angle lens on the evolving field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and grounding it in clinical wisdom, safety, and psychodynamic/archetypal theory and practices.  

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three elements of the theoretical approaches of Winnicott, and elements as they may relate to the practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  2. Describe the relationship between therapist-client attunement and psychological change in psychedelic-assisted therapy and how it differs from traditional forms of psychotherapy.
  3. List two common psycho-spiritual themes that often arise in the practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  4. List two forms of support that the therapist can offer to clients having a challenging experience in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  5. Discuss the differences between integrating individual psychedelic experiences and long-term integration
  6. Describe 3 different examples of symbolic representation of The Encounter with Self that may occur and inform ketamine assisted psychotherapy.  

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals:

Polaris Insight Center provides didactic, experiential, and residential training in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. 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.

We offer the training in multiple modules with Module 1 being a required course for Modules 2-5 and the Practice Module. Taking modules in the sequence is recommended but not required, as each module builds on the knowledge and skills taught in the previous module.


Module 6 is $350 ($325 + a $25 non-refundable administrative fee) and 8 CE credits are available for an additional $79.

Cancellation Policy: Participants need to cancel up to 2 weeks in advance to receive a 100% refund of the $325. If canceled after the 2-weeks-in-advance period they can use the credit for a future training or receive a 50% refund.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by Polaris Insight Center which is sponsoring this program. Polaris Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Polaris Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 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.
  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • For questions about enrolling in CEs for psychologists, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LMFT or any other CE questions, contact us at
  • Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA), a co-sponsor of this program, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
  • For questions about CEs for nurses, visit or contact the Spiritual Competency Academy at
  • Other questions about training can be emailed to our Training Coordinator at 

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