Molecular Foundations (3-Course Bundle)

Join us on a journey through the effects elicited by ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin on the body and mind as it relates to psychedelic-assisted therapy.


Molecular Foundations (3-Course Bundle)

Learn at your own pace
12 hours
$250 USD + tax

Course Description

This set of three courses is geared towards those who want to learn more about the clinical applications and molecular basis of ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin. In each course, you will learn about the dose ranges, indications, contraindications, and concomitant medications of each psychedelic medicine. You will also learn about some fundamental pharmacology and neurobiology as it relates to the administration of psychedelic medicines in psychedelic-assisted therapy.

These courses are open to both regulated and non-regulated providers, as well as empowered individuals looking to better understand psychedelic medicines and their healing potential.

The content developed for these courses is based on current literature and research and analyzed through the lens of trauma and violence-informed care and through commitments to social justice, equity, dignity, inclusion, cultural safety, and humility.

You can complete these at your own pace whenever it is most convenient for you, however they must be completed within 1 year of your registration date. If these are not completed after 1 year, you will not be eligible for a refund, and you will need to re-register.

Time Commitments

This course can be completed at your own pace. It will take approximately 12 hours to complete and must be completed within 1 year of registration.

Learning Outcomes

After the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply pharmacological knowledge of ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin to the facilitation or development of a psychedelic-assisted therapy protocol in a clinical setting.
  • Compare the wide range of effects, side effects, effects of long-term use, and abuse potential of ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin.
  • Apply cultural safety and humility to the administration of ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin as part of psilocybin-assisted therapy in order to avoid cultural appropriation and cultural harm.
  • Screen clients and determine if ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin would be best suited for a given client or clinical presentation.
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Introduction Module: Psychedelic Neurobiology and Pharmacology

We will begin the course by learning about some foundational concepts of neurobiology and pharmacology. While these are both very large domains of knowledge, we will focus on some key concepts to provide some important context to themes discussed later in the course.

Module 1: Introduction

In this module, you will learn about the molecular structure of the medicine. We will also explore a brief history and the current legal status of the medicine.

Module 2: Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics

In this module, we will be looking at the medicine’s pharmacodynamics or, in other words, the effects that the medicine has on the body as well as the pharmacokinetics, or how the medicine  is absorbed and metabolized by the body.

Module 3: Client Screening and Harm Reduction

We will be looking at expected and possible adverse effects (according to the dose range), contraindications, and concomitant medications. We will also be looking at the important role of harm reduction when working with clients in a psychedelic-assisted therapy setting.



Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take this course if I'm not a provider?

Yes absolutely. This course is open to anyone looking to learn more about the evidence, molecular basis, and healing potential of psychedelic medicines. This would also be helpful if you are looking to take this medicine in a clinical setting.

Will a certificate of completion be offered to participants?

Yes – for 12 hours.

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.

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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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