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Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Get equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy.

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Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Mondays from March 4th-April 29th
Fridays from March 8th-May 3rd
Saturdays from May 4-June 22
Fridays from May 10 - June 28
50 hours
50 hours
50 hours
50 hours
$2,500 CAD + tax
$2,500 CAD + tax
$2,500 CAD + tax
$2,500 CAD + tax
English
English
English
English

Course Description

Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is a unique 8-week opportunity to learn and interact with our established Numinus practitioners as they share their real-life experiences in providing integrative and transformative mental wellness. This training is open to both regulated and non-regulated providers, as well as empowered individuals looking to train in this field.

In this training, you can expect to build core competencies through online pre-work, live demonstrations, group work, practice, and case-based learning. You’ll learn the Numinus model of care, which is grounded in evidence, committed to client safety, and designed to develop all the practical skills you need to deliver this care in your own practice.

We will dive into:

  • The role that psychedelic-assisted therapy plays as a brief intervention within the broader healing journey
  • The arc of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its components (including therapeutic concepts)
  • Inner healing intelligence
  • Using language and inquiry that support deepening a patient’s inner experience and innate healing capacity
  • Applying psychological flexibility to acceptance and commitment therapy, ACE model, and internal family systems
  • Mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and embodied inquiry
  • Spiritual intelligence, trust, and working with altered states of consciousness
  • Burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference

This course includes live Zoom sessions, group work, and online pre-work.

Time Commitments

This is a blended course with the following components:

  • 2.5 hours of online pre-work weekly
  • 3 hours live sessions weekly (via Zoom)
  • 45-minute small group practice

This course includes 24 hours of live sessions, 20 hours of online pre-work, and 6 hours of practice group work.

Cohort 1: March 4 - April 29


Day: Mondays
Time (PT): 12:00pm -3:00pm PT
Time ET: 3:00pm - 6:00pm ET
Course Access Begins: 26/02/2024
First Live Session: 04/03/2024
Last Live Session: 29/04/2024
Language: English
Instructors: Deanna Rogers, Stephen Thayer, Martha Kezemidis,

Cohort 2: March 8 - May 3


Day: Fridays
Time (PT): 9:00am-12:00pm PT
Time ET: 12:00pm-3:00pm ET
Course Access Begins: 26/02/2024
First Live Session: 08/03/2024
Last Live Session: 03/05/2024
Language: English
Instructors: Deanna Rogers, Stephen Thayer, Martha Kezemidis, Reid Robison,

Cohort 3: May 4 - June 22


Day: Saturdays
Time (PT): 9:00am - 12:00pm
Time ET: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Course Access Begins: 22/04/2024
First Live Session: 04/05/2024
Last Live Session: 22/06/2024
Language: English
Instructors: Deanna Rogers, Martha Kezemidis,

Cohort 4: May 10 - June 28


Day: Fridays
Time (PT): 9:00am - 12:00pm
Time ET: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Course Access Begins: 29/04/2024
First Live Session: 10/05/2024
Last Live Session: 28/06/2024
Language: English
Instructors: Deanna Rogers, Stephen Thayer, Martha Kezemidis, Reid Robison,

Learning Outcomes

After the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the unique vulnerabilities of clients participating in psychedelic-assisted therapy and cultivate the awareness and practices necessary to meet these vulnerabilities safely and ethically.
  • Apply and demonstrate relevant facilitation competencies, skills, and orientations (including the Numinus care model) at an introductory level for the purposes of delivering psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Describe the Numinus guiding approaches within the context of integrative and transformative mental wellness as they relate to psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Apply facilitation skills specific to psychedelic-assisted therapy during Preparation, Medicine, and Integration Sessions.
  • Identify and respond to burnout, vicarious trauma, transference, and countertransference experienced by the health professional.
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Introduction and Fundamentals

The focus for Module 1 is to provide you with an introduction to the course, as well as some of the foundational principles in providing psychedelic-assisted therapy, including the Numinus Care Model.

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

 

Therapeutic Stance

Central to building a supportive therapeutic relationship is how the health professional consciously situates themselves towards the client and the relationship, and the qualities of their presence.

Core Facilitation Skills

In this module, we will begin learning about core competencies for health professionals who deliver psychedelic-assisted therapy. We will focus on therapeutic supportive touch and embodiment-oriented competencies, including embodied inquiry.

Trauma Psychobiology and Trauma-Specific Skills

Building on what we learned in Module 3, we will begin by focusing on trauma, especially complex trauma, and important competencies and knowledge required for a trauma lens to psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Preparation Sessions

In this module, we will be learning about set and setting, preparing clients for challenges during the Medicine Session, music, and other considerations for your Preparation Sessions with clients.

Medicine Sessions

This module will focus on navigating Medicine Sessions including working with a co-facilitator and responding to emergencies while under the effects of the medicine.

Integration Sessions

In this module, we will look at some key considerations for facilitating Integration Sessions as well as a framework that we recommend employing to empower clients to get the most out of their psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Self-Care and Personal Development for Health Professionals

This module will focus on how health professionals can take care of themselves in order to provide the highest level of care for clients. As we will learn, there is a direct link between health professional self-care and the quality of care delivered to clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is psychedelic-assisted therapy?

Psychedelic-assisted therapy aims to identify and resolve root causes of mental health conditions, working by creating a mind-opening effect through the psychedelics that allows access to deeper levels of insight and healing. Although more research is required, existing evidence suggests that combining a psychedelic experience with psychotherapy can lead to lasting changes and benefits.

Interested in learning more? Download this free resource today.

Will a certificate of completion be offered to participants?

Yes – learners who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate.

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.

Who can take Numinus training programs?

If you are providing or interested in providing psychedelic services to clients in any capacity, our programs will build on your skillset and benefit your practice. Our programs are open to a diverse set of professionals who are looking to add credibility, experience, and a robust skillset for providing psychedelic services.

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, learners who are a member of the following associations are eligible to receive 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.

When is the registration deadline?

The last day that you can register in this course is the date of the first live session.

Still have questions?

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

Find out more about this course.

Send us your questions and we’ll get back to you asap.

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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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