Intermediate Workshop I on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
February 7th • May 16th • August 15th • November 14th
Harvey Schwartz, PhD • Veronika Gold, LMFT • Eric Sienknecht, PsyD
While we recommend clinicians to take Module 1 with us, those who have taken equivalent introductory training with one of the other training centers (KTC, KRIYA, PRATI, SAGE) can take all other modules.
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 several key clinical issues and relevant themes in this treatment protocol, including:
- Addressing and working with nervous system disregulation
- Working with somatic and therapeutic touch
- Implementing principles and techniques of transpersonal psychology
- Understanding the unique transference challenges of KAP
- Understanding countertransference to further the therapeutic process
- Improving individualized treatment based on case study presentations
- Participating in an experiential using KAP set
- Setting elements, music, and breakout groups for integration work.
In-depth case presentations are also included in this module.
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 two ways in which the use of touch can support and facilitate self-regulation of the nervous system, and describe one way in which touch can be an interference or an intrusion in the process
2. Explain two major points about the important role of iterations of informed consent for issues related to therapeutic touch in KAP
3. Describe two of the major contributions of transpersonal psychology to the development of clinical protocols for KAP and psychedelic assisted psychotherapies
4. Explain how themes of the “Hero’s Journey” are relevant to the therapy process in KAP
5. Describe two major points of Stan Grof’s influence on altered state/holotropic state treatments
6. Describe the differences between integrative and disintegrative altered state experiences that patients may express in the transference
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. Taking modules in sequence is recommended, as each module builds on the knowledge and skills taught in the previous module but Modules 2-7 may be taken in any order.
Module 2 is $325 + $25 administrative fee ($350 total) and the Module is 8 CE credits.
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 email@example.com
- 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 this document for 4 years after the course concludes.
- SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196)
- For questions about enrolling in CE for RNs or Coaches or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Jana Adamova at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For other questions about CE for RNs or Coaches contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com