Ethics in Ketamine- and NOSC-Assisted Therapies
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.
This module will be a deep dive into the world of ethics in KAP, focusing on themes and topics that are important for clinicians to know in order to effectively and safely deliver care. Working with such powerful boundary dissolving tools can add an extra layer of challenge, requiring skill and support, particularly in the realm of ethical considerations. This module will explore best practices for dealing with situations that evoke ethical questions such as touch, transference/countertransference, relational components of psychotherapy, as well as dual relationships. Participants will learn how to address client expectations and “unspoken contracts” about the outcome of the treatment, the experience of the treatment itself, and therapist involvement and availability.
In this workshop, we will describe some common elements of these unspoken contracts and the ruptures that can result if these are not addressed in a direct and relational manner. We will also lead participants through experiential exercises to learn how to work with ruptures when they do occur as well as how to address expectations for clients through direct conversations during preparation sessions. Grounding practice will also be explored to help clinicians reorient and reconnect to their core principles during difficult sessions, giving you practical tools to help find your feet in the midst of a storm.
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:
- Describe the current ethical landscape of the psychedelic psychotherapy field.
- Describe the four key considerations in employing ethical Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
- Identify when ethical consultation is necessary in your clinical practice.
- Explain how to navigate between non-directive psychedelic psychotherapy and directive boundary setting psychotherapeutic techniques.
- Describe at least 3 common implicit expectations that clients have of both KAP and psychedelic assisted therapy work and the therapist/practitioner.
- Identify and explore with clients when ruptures have taken place due to the therapist or the work not fulfilling the client’s expectations.
- Demonstrate effective ways to both discuss with clients realistic expectations for KAP and psychedelic assisted therapy and repair ruptures that occur when client’s expectations are not met.
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.
The Ethics Module is $325 + $25 administrative fee ($350 total) and the Module is 8 CE credits.
Cancellation Policy: Participants need to cancel up to 2 weeks in advance to receive a 100% refund. 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 CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance or any other CE questions for psychologists, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LMFTs contact our training coordinator, Jana Adamova, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact our Training Coordinator, Jana Adamova, at email@example.com
- For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetencyacademy.com or contact the Spiritual Competency Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org