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Applied Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Cases, Conditions, and Context

Apply core skills learned from Fundamentals to complex cases involving mood disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, and more.

TRAINING

Applied Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Cases, Conditions, and Context

Wednesdays from June 5th-July 10th
24 hours
$1,250 USD + tax
English

Course Description

This course will help guide participants through the application of current psychedelic-assisted therapy approaches to mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, and distress associated with end-of-life care. As the second course in the certification pathway, this course will require learners to apply core skills learned in the Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, in the context of various health conditions.

In this 6-week program, you will learn how to approach various health conditions using psychedelic-assisted therapy skills and tools through case-based learning. The cases will explore decision making regarding what medicine and psychotherapeutic approaches may be most appropriate in specific contexts. We will focus on four key indications: Mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, and distress associated with chronic and serious illnesses.

Time Commitments

  • 1 hour of online pre-work weekly
  • 3 hours live sessions weekly (via Zoom)

This course includes 18 hours of live sessions and 6 hours of online pre-work.

Prerequisites

In order to register for this course, you must have:

  • Successfully completed the Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course
  • Experience with motivational interviewing

If you do not meet these prerequisites, please reach out to training@numinus.com for recommendations to support you.

 

Highly Experienced or Prescriber Background?

If you have considerable experience in providing psychedelic-assisted therapy, you may be eligible to skip Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy. Please register to complete a prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) so that Numinus Training can determine if you have the necessary prior experience and learning to begin taking Applied Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy without completing Fundamentals. We also recognize that prescribing clinicians may be most interested in only completing our Applied PAT course, as opposed to the full certification pathway. If either of these options describe your needs, please click the button below or email our team at training@numinus.com for more information.

 

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Learning Outcomes

After the course, you’ll be able to

  • Determine the symptoms and appropriate treatments for the conditions presented.
  • Integrate different perspectives regarding assessment and treatment approaches applied to psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Discuss key psychedelic-assisted therapy research and proposed therapeutic mechanisms.
  • Apply best practices for preparation, medicine, and integration sessions.
  • Assess client’s suitability for treatment according to relative and absolute contraindications.
  • Identify potential challenges and risks associated with these disorders and limitations of psychedelic-assisted therapy as a brief intervention.
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Module 1: Transdiagnostic Perspectives

In this module, we apply the Numinus care model to critically evaluate the shortcomings of the DSM and other models to demonstrate the importance of applying a transdiagnostic approach.

Module 2: Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Throughout this module, we will compare depressive and anxiety disorders using a transdiagnostic lens. We will also look at how psychedelic-assisted therapy can help with the treatment of these disorders.

Module 3: Post-Traumatic Stress

In this module, we will look at how post-traumatic stress disorder is diagnosed in the DSM. We will also look at common comorbidities, transdiagnostic considerations, and PTS outside of DSM criteria.

Module 4: Chronic and Serious Illness

In this module, we will explore chronic and serious illness. Unlike treating other mental health conditions, chronic and serious illness doesn’t seek to treat the underlying condition or the symptoms.

Module 5: Substance Use Disorders

We will look at some first-hand accounts of people who have struggled with a substance use disorder and subsequently underwent psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Module 6: Post-Traumatic Stress and Complex Cases

In our final module of the course, we will revisit transdiagnostic criteria in the context of complex PTS and solidifying this concept for your practice moving forward.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there prerequisites for this course?

Yes, you will need to complete the following before registering:

  • Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy 
  • Familiarity and experience with motivational interviewing.

If you do not have this, please reach out to training@numinus.com for recommendations to support you.

Which clinical indications do you cover in this course?

We will be reviewing mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, end of life distress, substance use disorders, and complex PTSD.

Will a certificate of completion be offered to participants?

Yes, once you complete 24 hours of training.

If I’m unable to join a session, will a recording be provided to me? 

You will need to be able to commit to live sessions each week, however we will be able to accommodate make up sessions if there’s a week you’ll be unable to make. Please email training@numinus.com if you have any special circumstances.

Unfortunately, recordings are not provided and used only for internal quality assurance purposes.

Can I join even if I live outside of Canada?

Yes, just be mindful of the time zones! Please also note that daylight saving time in North America typically comes into effect on different dates than some other parts of the world.

What are Numinus' training policies?

Please consult the Numinus Training Policies for more information about our policies.

Is this course eligible for continuing education credit?

Yes, Numinus is approved by the following organizations to offer continuing education credit.

Canadian Psychological Association

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

L’Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Numinus Wellness has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7360. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Numinus Wellness is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Still have questions?

We’re happy to help. Send us an e-mail at training@numinus.com.

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Disclaimer

This continuing professional development program in no way promotes, condones, or facilitates illegal activity, and is strictly for educational and harm reduction purposes. Please be aware that certain psychedelic substances remain illegal in many jurisdictions, including Canada. This program and the contents of this website do not constitute medical advice, and are not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment.

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