Learn the foundations to practice authentic and ethical Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PAT)
Drawing from the decades of research developed by the Beckley Foundation and Amanda Feilding, as well as the seminal work of Janis Phelps, Carl Jung, Stanislav Grof, Kylea Taylor, and Friederike Meckel Fischer, among others, Foundations of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy presents psychoanalytical, psychodynamic, somatic, and transpersonal perspectives of the unconscious and shadow material that emerges in non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Foundations of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
- Competencies of PAT
- Relational ethics, the diverse experience of safety, and creating a container
- Right relationship within the therapeutic relationship and larger ecological systems
- Complexities of power, responsibility, and empowerment within the therapeutic alliance
- Foundations, origins, legacy, and contemporary uses of psychedelics
- Culturally responsive care and practicing from a decolonizing perspective
- In-depth clinical psychedelic research and its limitations
- The significance of transference, countertransference, shadow, and enactment in the therapeutic relationship
- Integrating a somatic and trauma-informed approach in PAT
- Polyvagal theory in relationship to regulation, co-regulation and creating a safe container
- A non-directive approach to support inner experience and inner healing intelligence
- The stages of the process of PAT (Preparation, Experience, and Integration)
- Build a somatic framework for self-reflection & self-regulation by practicing somatic resourcing, exploring the organization of experience, embodying belief, exploring shadow/not me parts, and embodying transformation
- Create a toolkit of resources to incorporate into your practice: somatic resources, intention setting, PAT music playlists, client psychoeducation, and transformation and integration techniques
- Practice skills to help clients deepen into experience and support auto- and co-regulation in non-ordinary states of consciousness by tracking somatic experience, providing mindfulness questions and directives, practicing proximity seeking actions, and guiding the integration of transformation through all three levels of experience: cognition, emotion, and somatic
- Practice tools to support PAT preparation, such as COEX system mapping, visualizations, and building somatic resources
- Establish a supportive community of practice and personal learning plan for continued growth and development
Feedback from our learners
“The journaling and the video/audio sections really helped connect information in my brain and body.”
“It is helpful that we are able to do this work on our own schedule. It feels like such a healthy way in which to work.”
“Understanding how important it is that we (the clinicians) are aware of ourselves, how we are the secondary nervous system for our client and how important it is to hold that sacred space without our countertransference [interfering]has been most applicable to my clinical practice.”
Who do we serve?
- Licensed mental health professionals
- Mental health professionals on a licensing path: e.g., enrolled in a degree program
- Allied mental health professionals: non-clinical social workers, pastoral counselors, & Indigenous ceremonial leaders
- Questions about your eligibility? Feel free to email us: email@example.com
Begins October 9, 2023
Download the Fall Cohort course overview document.
Includes learning objectives, topics, and a detailed live meeting schedule.