Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration: Introduction for Practitioners

Learn the tools needed for educating clients about altered states of consciousness and how to integrate these experiences.


Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration: Introduction for Practitioners

Tuesday and Thursday from July 16th - 18th
10 hours
$350 CAD + tax

Course Description

Join us for a 2-day workshop designed to introduce you to ways that you can better support clients who are asking questions about psychedelic experiences.

By using several case studies, we will explore common themes that arise during client appointments, as well as provide a framework for working with clients during integration, emphasizing somatic and mindful inquiry. This will incorporate elements from a variety of therapeutic modalities, from modern bio-medical to traditional Indigenous perspectives. We will also provide tools and templates to navigate the legal and ethical implications of doing this important work.

Time Commitments

  • 1.5 hours of online pre-work weekly
  • 3.5 hours live sessions weekly (via Zoom)

This course includes 7 hours of live sessions and 3 hours of online pre-work.

Cohort 1: July 16 18

Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Time (PT): 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Time (ET): 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Course Access Begins: 08/07/2024
First Live Session: 16/07/2024
Last Live Session: 18/07/2024
Language: English
Instructors: Deanna Rogers, Martha Kezemidis,

Learning Outcomes

After the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Assess the client needs during the different stages of the psychedelic journey.
  • Apply a harm reduction framework to assessment, preparation, and integration.
  • Articulate the current ethical limitations and considerations of psychedelic harm reduction.
  • Support and guide clients through the integration process.
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Module 1: Preparing for the Psychedelic Journey

In this module, we will learn about how to approach assessment and preparation from a harm reduction perspective. We will also learn about intention setting and a brief history of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Module 2: Integrating Psychedelic Experiences

In this module, we will learn about the integration needs framework to help guide your Integration Sessions. We will also learn about somatic inquiry and mindful inquiry as well as some important legal and ethical considerations for psychedelic-assisted therapy.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is psychedelic harm reduction and integration?

Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration (PHRI) is a transtheoretical and transdiagnostic clinical approach to working with clients who are using or considering using psychedelics in any context. PHRI incorporates elements of harm reduction psychotherapy and psychedelic-assisted therapy, and can be applied in both brief and ongoing psychotherapy interactions. PHRI represents a shift towards a stance of compassionate, destigmatizing acceptance of clients’ choices.

Will a certificate of completion be offered to participants?

Yes – for 10 hours.

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 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.

Is this course part of the certification pathway?

This course is not part of the certification pathway. It is a stand-alone offering to support providers who are new to this work. This course is a great starting place for those already receiving questions from clients or for those wanting to get started with supporting harm reduction and integration in their practice.

Still have questions?

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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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