Advanced Workshop I in Ketamine- and Psychedelic -Assisted Psychotherapies
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– and other psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies. Themes and topics to be presented include: the principles and practices of depth psychotherapy; developmental psychology and attachment dynamics; understanding the relationship between key neurodevelopmental processes, and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and healing/integration from a Jungian theoretical perspective.
In addition, the workshop focuses on challenges and opportunities in maximizing the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness through the effective use of the therapeutic relationship; working with challenging experiences in treatment, and, the effective integration of spirituality and spiritual explorations as an essential element of the therapy, and integration and recovery process through an understanding of Jung’s concept of the “transcendent function.”
This training workshop integrates diverse clinical theories, traditions, and philosophies offering participants an increasing wide-angle lens on the evolving field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, 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:
- Describe three elements of the theoretical approaches of Winnicott, and elements as they may relate to the practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
- Describe the relationship between therapist-client attunement and psychological change in psychedelic-assisted therapy and how it differs from traditional forms of psychotherapy.
- List two common psycho-spiritual themes that often arise in the practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
- List two forms of support that the therapist can offer to clients having a challenging experience in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
- Describe one way that conflict emerging in the psychedelic-psychotherapy session can lead to learning and growth.
- 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. 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 6 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 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 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 email@example.com
- For other questions about CE for RNs or Coaches contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com