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Practical Applications of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Experience the arc of psychedelic-assisted therapy first hand and apply the skills you’ve learned.

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Practical Applications of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Individualized Schedules
50 hours
$3,999 CAD + tax
English

Course Description

As the final component of the Numinus certification pathway, this course offers 50 hours of practical experience before becoming certified, and can be completed in various ways, depending on the learner’s unique pathway. Opportunities in this program include online pre-work, experiential learning, and practicum placements in Numinus clinics to shadow real clients. This is a unique and pivotal offering to solidify knowledge and gain experiences that will forever shape your competence in providing mental health care.

In the Fundamentals course, you learned about the Numinus care model, the therapeutic stance, and core skills related to facilitation and trauma- and violence-informed care. In the Molecular Foundations course, you learned about the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the medicine as well as the indications that the medicine is being investigated to treat. Applied Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy focused on various clinical indications and specific tools and methods to treat transdiagnostic factors through case based learning.

This course will now require you to apply all of your course learnings into real clinical work and experiences.

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Time Commitments

  • 3 hours of online pre-work, which includes recorded client sessions so you can watch a psychedelic-assisted therapy session before any in-person practice.
  • 47 hours of combined clinical time which includes experiential learning (optional) and/or practicum placement time within a Numinus clinic

This course includes in-person clinical hours and online pre-work.

Prerequisites

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

  • Licensed professional in good standing and can observe clients in a clinical setting
  • Successfully completed the Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course
  • Successfully completed the Applied Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course
  • Successfully completed the Molecular Foundations of Ketamine course

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

Learning Outcomes

After the course, you'll be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge and skills learned in Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, Molecular Foundations, and Applied Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy courses.
  • Describe psychedelic-assisted therapy from first-hand experience.
  • Apply the Numinus model of care and clinic policies while engaging in clinical work.
  • Utilize first-hand experience with psychedelic medicines to better understand and support clients through psychedelic-assisted therapy.
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Online Pre-Work

This module will spend some time reviewing key concepts that you should keep at the forefront of your mind as you complete the clinical requirements of this course.

Experiential Learning

Completion of the above pre-requisites enables you to be screened for an experiential learning opportunity with ketamine. All participants must be carefully screened by the presiding physician to determine eligibility. 

If you’re eligible, you will participate in a Preparation, Medicine, and Integration Session as well as observe your partner in their sessions.

Practicum Placement

In this module, you will participate in an in-person clinic orientation as well as observe client Preparation, Medicine, and Integration Sessions while completing your portfolio assessment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will a certificate of completion be offered to participants?

Yes – for 50 hours.

What does your experiential training entail?

Experiential learning is an opportunity for providers to experience the medicines first hand, including the necessary Preparation and Integration sessions. You’ll be matched with a fellow trainee and have the opportunity to observe their journey, enabling you to apply the appropriate skills to hold space for clients during psychedelic-assisted therapy. For Ketamine, Numinus is an exclusive experiential training partner with MAPS.

Our experiential training offering is an optional component of our Practical Applications course, which is part of our larger certification pathway. Through this course, learners need to complete 50 hours through the following activities:

  • Online pre-work to synthesize previous knowledge, including knowledge testing questions
  • Experiential learning. This is entirely optional for learners and may use up to 26 hours from this learning towards their 50 hours of required course time. Please note this is in person and will open in Vancouver to start, then into the US over the year.
  • Practicum placements within one of our Numinus clinics, seeing real Numinus clients. We currently have placement options in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Utah, and Arizona.

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.

If I already have MAPS training certification, what pre-requites do I need to complete before I can register for Practical Applications?

If learners can provide full proof of completion certificates for the training they’ve already received from MAPS, Numinus will waive several of the required courses within the certification pathway to expedite access to this course. However, there will be a summarized course offering with an Equivalency Exam required to check competency before learners can register for this offering. Our team highly recommends taking the full certification pathway if it has been several years since you’ve engaged in continuing professional development and practice in this field. If you would like to pursue the equivalency exam, please respond to this email and I’ll make sure to add you into my list of folks once that opens.

If I am deemed ineligible to participate in the experiential learning component of practical applications, would I be eligible for a full or partial refund?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a full or partial refund if you are deemed ineligible to participate in the experiential learning component of practical applications. Even though you won't be able to participate in this component, you will still be provided with at least 47 hours of practicum time with real clients to ensure you meet the hour requirements and competencies with this certificate.

Since this course is largely in-person, where are you offering this opportunity?

Practical Applications will start in Vancouver, BC to start, with other clinical sites to open in the USA over the coming year.

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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