Advanced Workshop III on Ketamine- and Psychedelic -Assisted Psychotherapies

Upcoming Dates:

April 14th, 2023


9AM-5PM Pacific


Harvey Schwartz, PhD • Daniel Barton, MD • Jason Butler, PhD • Chantelle Thomas, PhD • Michael Stanger, 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 advanced workshop, a variety of seasoned KAP psychotherapists with a diverse array of backgrounds and approaches will be sharing their clinical experiences, protocol innovations and theoretical understandings. Some of the themes that will be discussed include: the strategic use of low-dose/psycholytic sessions; innovations in set/setting and preparatory processes; an introduction to the use of a client’s “language of self” as a vehicle for maximizing and improving clinical process, outcome and durability of positive effects of KAP; expectation management and screening; the range of psychological experiences clients may have in KAP; follow-up presentation (from Module 7) on therapeutic work with symbols, images and imagination processes in a relational context as integral elements of effective treatment; and exploring potential pitfalls of treatment including psychological dependence and wishful projections within altered states of consciousness. Throughout the workshop, case examples will be used to illustrate important points and perspectives.

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. List 2 ways to determine “the language of self” in their clients.
    2. Describe 3 features of an imaginal approach in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. 
    3. Demonstrate 2 techniques used to make therapeutic use of imaginal material in psychedelic experiences.
    4. Explain the rationale for and the step-wise process by which lower dose KAP can safely and gently support the exploration of various self-states and facilitate healing from trauma. 
    5. Explain the critical importance of relational safety and connection as individuals integrate painful and/or pleasurable content emerging from their journeys as shaping their sense of self.
    6. Identify appropriate and optimal patients for treatment, and how to structure treatment pathways to support individual needs. 

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 8 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
  • 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
  • For questions about CE, visit or contact the Spiritual Competency Academy at

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