Week 2: The Therapeutic Stance

by Aya Gonzalez

Sep 01, 2022


  • The Therapeutic Stance 
  • Co-therapy dyads
  • Attachment theory
  • Relationship-centered care

Learning Outcomes

  • Display and embody a common understanding and language around the Numinus therapeutic stance when conducting psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Apply Kolb’s experiential learning cycle to the client’s learning experience during and following Medicine Sessions and to the process of building a therapeutic relationship.
  • Explain the role therapists play in the dynamic of creating a safe and supportive space during psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Define and list challenges and strategies for working safely within the enhanced intimacy of psychedelic-assisted therapy and upholding appropriate boundaries.
  • Identify a client’s attachment style in order to best strengthen the therapeutic relationship.
  • Demonstrate how to attend to a client’s non-verbal cues.
  • Compare the sensations experienced during down-regulating and up-regulating exercises in order to determine the best exercise to apply to a client’s specific need.

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