Terms of Enrollment
Cancelation & Refund Policy
Beckley Academy wants all participants to be comfortable with and committed to the programs in which a participant has enrolled. Prior to the end of each program’s Orientation module, a participant may request a full refund for all monies paid to date for that particular program. Refund requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the Orientation module has been completed, no refunds will be issued.
- Beckley Academy has devoted considerable time and financial resources to the development of all curriculum and materials. Unless noted otherwise, online instruction videos and all materials are property of Beckley Academy. Participants may not copy nor distribute any of these assets without prior written approval which may be requested by sending an email to email@example.com.
- Beckley Academy does not guarantee job placement upon completion of any course or program.
- Beckley Academy reserves the right to reschedule program start dates and meeting dates if necessary to provide a meaningful educational experience for participants.
- Beckley Academy reserves the right to discontinue a participant’s participation in a course if they have been found in violation of the Code of Conduct included in this document.
- Beckley Academy prohibits the discussion or promotion of any illegal activity related to or involving Federally illegal substances.
Code of Conduct
Each of us in the Beckley Academy Community is responsible for upholding the high ethical standards of mental health training and the community at large. Beckley Academy values integrity, justice, respect, human rights, and avoiding harm, and has grounded its participant code of conduct in the “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct” published by the American Psychological Association (2017) and “SAMHSA’s Trauma-informed Approach: Key Assumptions and Principles” (SAMHSA, 2014).
We agree to act with “accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness” (APA, 2017, Principle C) and avoid intentionally dishonest behaviors such as deception, cheating, or manipulation in an effort to minimize harm. To do this, we will strive for trustworthiness and transparency. While upholding high, personal convictions, we will also be accepting of others, treating them with empathy and sensitivity (SAMHSA, 2014).
We recognize unjust barriers to mental health services and training and strive to notice and correct our biases, personal and systemic, that contribute to inequality in the field of mental health (APA, 2017, Principle D). We agree to work actively to move past biases and stereotypes, on both personal and systemic levels and will be responsive to the needs of the individual with special sensitivity to the impact of historical, transgenerational, race-based, and oppression-based trauma (SAMHSA, 2014).
Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity
We recognize that healing and learning happen within relationships and agree to actively work to level power differentials that impede safety, collaboration, and mutuality. We agree to respect one another when our opinions, acknowledging that having a voice and feeling empowered to participate in active debate are central to inclusivity.
Beckley Academy prohibits speech that creates an unsafe learning environment or impedes one’s ability to learn, including, but not limited to: perpetuations of racism and oppression, intimidation, offensive language, hate speech, harassment, or speech that is disruptive to the course.
We agree to “use our power to empower” (Taylor, 2017, p. 58) others, act with awareness of self and empathy, and approach the learning experience with curiosity and self-compassion. We agree to approach psychedelic-assisted therapy with a non-judgmental approach, promoting inquiry, a non-directive approach, and an inner-directed approach (Gorman et al., 2021).
I understand that this course includes mindfulness activities, visualizations, experiential activities, and experiences of mild-altered states (through mindfulness, somatic resources—e.g., breath work and centering exercises, and a facilitated cacao ceremony) that may evoke deeply felt body responses, emotions, or cognitions.
I understand I can participate in course activities at my own level of comfort.
I understand that self-reflection is significant aspect of this course, and that I may be challenged to consider new ways of thinking and being in service of providing safe and ethical PAT.
I understand that this course is not personal therapy or consultation, and I agree to seek outside therapeutic or consultation services should I need them.
I understand that I am not required to disclose personal information in the course or its related activities, regarding sexual history, history of abuse and neglect, psychological treatment, and relationships.
I understand that fellow participants and facilitators in the course may share personal information within the course or its related activities, and I agree to hold that information in confidence.
I understand that the completion of the course does not legally authorize me to practice as a mental health professional.
American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct (2002, amended effective June 1, 2010, and January 1, 2017). http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.html
Gorman, I., Nielson, E. M., Molinar, A., Cassidy, K., & Sabbagh, J. (2021). Psychedelic harm reduction and integration: A transtheoretical model for clinical practice. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.645246
SAMHSA’s Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative. (2014, July). Samhsa’s concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach. Retrieved August 1, 2022, from https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma14-4884.pdf
Taylor, K. (2017). The ethics of caring: Finding right relationship with clients (3rd ed.). Hanford Mead Publishers.