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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You can join the course from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. To access Numinus’ training platform, you must meet these minimum requirements.

To request an accessibility accommodation, please email us at training@numinus.com for support.

Yes, learners who are a member of the following associations are eligible to receive continuing education credit.

Canadian Psychological Association
4 CE hours

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
4 CE hours

L’Ordre des psychologues du Québec
4 CE hours

National Board of Certified Counselors
2.75 CE hours

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.

 

This course does not have a registration deadline. Enrolment is ongoing, however you must complete the course within 1 year of registration. If you are unable to complete the course within 1 year of registration, you will need to re-register.

You must complete all 4 pre-work modules and their corresponding knowledge checks (achieving 80% or higher) and fill out a course satisfaction survey before you can download the certificate.

If learners do not achieve 80% on any knowledge check, they will have the chance to retake the knowledge check up to 3 times.

You must attend all 8 live sessions, complete all 8 pre-work modules and their corresponding knowledge checks (achieving 80% or higher), submit three written assignments (with the option to submit a video if preferred), complete all 8 practice group sessions, and fill out a course satisfaction survey before you can download the certificate.

If learners do not achieve 80% on any knowledge check, they will have the chance to retake the knowledge check up to 3 times.

Yes, learners who are a member of the following associations are eligible to receive continuing education credit.

Canadian Psychological Association
50 CE hours

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
50 CE hours

L’Ordre des psychologues du Québec
50 CE hours

National Board of Certified Counselors
50 CE hours

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.

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

Yes, this course is recognized by the following organizations for continuing education credit.

Canadian Psychological Association
12 CE hours

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
12 CE hours

L’Ordre des psychologues du Québec
12 CE hours

National Board of Certified Counselors
7 CE hours

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.

Yes, this course is recognized by the following organizations for continuing education credit.

Canadian Psychological Association
4 CE hours

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
4 CE hours

L’Ordre des psychologues du Québec
4 CE hours

National Board of Certified Counselors
2.75 CE hours

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.

Yes, this course is recognized by the following organizations for continuing education credit.

Canadian Psychological Association
8 CE hours

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
8 CE hours

L’Ordre des psychologues du Québec
8 CE hours

National Board of Certified Counselors
6.25 CE hours

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.

Once you have completed all course requirements, you will receive a notification via email that you are eligible to download your certificate. You can then log into Numinus’ Training platform and download your certificate.

Yes, this course is recognized by the following organizations for 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.

All providers, at any level, will be challenged to learn something new and apply skills in a new way throughout all of our courses. In Fundamentals of PAT, you will likely be matched with a small group that have very different experiences from you and you’ll be challenged to discuss cases and approaches with colleagues that will offer fresh perspectives and new strategies for you to apply in your own work. There are also opportunities to volunteer for live demos with our expert-level instructors, which is a rich opportunity to take your knowledge to the next level, given its tailored to your current abilities and willingness to dive into the exercise.

 

Further, the psychedelic landscape is shifting incredibly rapidly, which means new research, models, and approaches are developing and continuously becoming available. Numinus programs stay on the cutting edge of science and will help to ensure you have up-to-date education in the field. Highly successful providers in this field will be the ones who prioritize continuing education in their practice and want to align with the current evidence-based approaches.

Numinus has two different options for learners that are unsure about how far they want to take their training in this field:

 

1 – Register in our Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration course to learn about some of the ways you can support clients with their own journeys, while not diving too far into offering psychedelic-assisted therapy yourself yet. The total time commitment in this course is 10 hours, so it’s a low-commitment option for new providers to dip a toe into training.

 

2 – Our certification pathway is structured using cohorts, meaning learners can get a certificate for completing each individual component and can stop at any point in the pathway when they feel their training goals have been met. Learners can start with Fundamentals of PAT or Molecular Foundations and will receive certificates for those courses, regardless of their decision to pursue full certification or not.

We provide the one stop shop for comprehensive training to move providers into practice in this field, including experiential learning opportunities. We have designed our requirements around current legislative requirements in Canada and the US, contributing to our credible reputation in the industry. Every course includes Numinus practitioners that help to foster our highly practical learning environments, as they share their real-life experiences in providing integrative and transformative mental wellness to our clients here at Numinus. All Numinus learners will be trained to utilize key therapist skills that are rooted in mindfulness, somatic, and trauma-informed approaches.

 

We practice what we preach in training – everything you learn in our programs are tried and true methods that we use in our Numinus clinics across Canada and the USA.

Our programs leverage the following key learning formats, blended in a way that offers flexibility and accessibility while encouraging knowledge retention with adult learners:

 

Online pre-work through a Learning Management Platform

This is where learners become familiar with the theory and evidence reviews, introduce concepts through video format, engage in activities and applications of content, and test learning through knowledge checks.

 

 Live classes through Zoom

In the live classes, learners get to apply their skills in real time in small group breakouts, see live demonstrations of key therapy skills, conceptualize treatment through real case-based scenarios, and build community among like-minded providers.

 

Small group assignments

In some courses, learners are matched with a small group to practice homework assignments and provides a safe space to ask questions and review content with colleagues.

Many of courses do not have prerequisites, however some of the courses that are later in the certification pathway require some foundational knowledge and skills. Applied Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Practical Applications of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy must be taken in the correct order in the pathway in order to progress through to certification.

 

Please see the specific prerequisite requirements on each course page.

There are rules in Ontario regarding cannabis use and driving and they can be found here.

There are certain limits of THC that are permitted. There is no concern with CBD as CBD does not provide impairing effects on driving. 

Most protocols at our clinic do not utilize THC during the day; therefore, you will be able to drive in most circumstances. If THC is used during the day for your treatment protocol, then discuss the implications on driving with the physician.

Yes, you can claim expenses related to medical cannabis up until a certain amount each year. This can be found on Lines 33099 and 33199 of your Canadian Income Tax Return

See here for more details.

The virtual education session for medical cannabis can be found here.

Dr. Evan Lewis has also developed various online resources here.

Dr. Evan Lewis has developed various online resources here.

A video on the laws & regulations of medical cannabis can be found here

Dr. Evan Lewis has developed various online resources here


A video on the basics of medical cannabis can be found here.

Unfortunately, occupational therapy appointments are not covered by provincial health insurance. Patients pay at the time of their scheduled appointment and may then be reimbursed by any private insurance plans under which they have occupational therapy coverage.

No, a doctor’s referral is not required to book this appointment. If you would like, you’re welcome to consult with your doctor and have them refer you, but it’s not a requirement.

Sessions start at $135. Please contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call for more information.

There are no age restrictions on who can see an occupational therapist.

We highly encourage you to see an occupational therapist if you have been diagnosed with concussion or persistent post-concussive symptoms.

For depression, TMS treatment is usually broken up into two phases: acute and continuation. The acute phase involves 20-minute treatments, delivered five times each week for four weeks. In the continuation phase, you will receive 10–16 treatments, delivered two times each week.

TMS therapy for OCD involves around 30 treatments, delivered five times each week for six weeks. The first session will be a longer 90–minute session. Each following session will be 40–45 minutes.

Yes, there are no medications that interact with TMS therapy. Your treatment provider will monitor certain health behaviours and dietary patterns throughout the course of TMS treatment. This includes caffeine consumption, alcohol use, and sleep. Let your provider know if your medication regimen changes at any time during treatment.

We work with a variety of insurance providers. Contact us to help verify and explain your insurance benefits. Typically, you pay your co-pay and we will bill your insurance company for you. In addition to insurance, we accept MasterCard, Visa, most health savings (HSA) cards, and cash payments. In the case we cannot accept your insurance, receipts can be provided to be submitted to your insurance company as an out-of-network provider. Please contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.

If you have any type of ferromagnetic metal in your head, you are not eligible for TMS therapy. This includes aneurysm clips or coils, stents in the neck or brain, implanted electrodes, deep brain stimulators, metal plates, or metallic implants. Braces, dental fillings, or titanium are fine.

To discuss other eligibility requirements including history of seizures or substance use, please contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.

During treatment, you might hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head. The most common side effect is mild discomfort in the treatment area, but this is usually temporary and only occurs during the first few days of treatment. There are no long-term side effects from TMS.

Please let the clinic know if you were in a MVA that led to your injury when booking your appointment. Please also let your therapist know at the start of your appointment, in case an OCF-18 form needs to be completed.

Unfortunately, physiotherapy appointments are not covered by provincial health insurance. Clients pay at the time of their scheduled appointment and may then be reimbursed by any private insurance plans under which they have physiotherapy coverage.

No, you do not need a doctor’s referral for this appointment. You may optionally choose to have your doctor refer you, but this is not required.

Initial assessments start at $135. Please contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call for more information.

Anyone over the age of 13 can be seen by our physiotherapists

Yes after each course and also at the end of the whole program.

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 Psilocybin, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 MDMA, 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.

Yes – for 50 hours.

In order to pass the exam, you need to achieve 80% or higher. If you achieve 70-79%, you will be eligible to rewrite the exam once to achieve 80% or higher. If you achieve less than 70%, you will need to take the full certification pathway.

No, this exam and the review content are not eligible for continuing education credit.

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.

Please also note that while this exam can be completed from anywhere, the subsequent Practical Applications course is in person.

After successfully completing the exam, you will receive a certificate of completion, however this certificate cannot be claimed for continuing education credit with your licensing body.

Yes – for 12 hours.

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.

Yes – for 4 hours.

Yes – for 16 hours.

The embodied inquiry model provides a reliable framework for orienting yourself in the arc of the therapy, freeing up cognitive bandwidth to bring curiosity, non-judgment, and kindness to the investigation of whatever is arising in session. These foundational attitudes enhance your own compassion and resilience and helps to strengthen the therapeutic container for your client’s exploration.

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.

Yes – for 10 hours.

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.

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.

Yes, once you complete 24 hours of training.

We will be reviewing mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, end of life distress, substance use disorders, and complex PTSD.

Yes, you will need to complete the following before registering:

  • Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy 
  • Familiarity and experience with motivational interviewing.

If you do not have this, please reach out to training@numinus.com for recommendations to support you.

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

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.

Please consult the Numinus Training Policies for more information about our policies.

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.

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.

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

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.

Psychedelic assisted-therapy is a form of therapy that involves the use of psychedelic medicines such as psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine for the purpose of facilitating mental wellness, therapeutic breakthroughs, and insight.

While still largely restricted to research settings, psychedelic-assisted therapy is a broad term that encompasses a number of different approaches and protocols using psychedelic medicines, and involves protocols and practices that have been studied since the 1950s. Though psychedelics like LSD showed promise as therapeutic agents in those early years, a period of prohibition starting in the 1960s and through the early 2000s significantly hindered the research and development of these modalities.

The last decade has seen a significant body of encouraging research supporting the efficacy of psychedelic-assisted therapy for a number of mental health issues, especially depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. Though most psychedelics are still regulated substances, the legal and medical landscape is changing quickly, and more treatment options are starting to become available to the general public.

Except for ketamine, which is legal in a medical setting, most psychedelic substances are regulated and can only be legally accessed through clinical trials or through special government approvals. However, the social and political climate around psychedelic medicines is changing as research continues to demonstrate clear benefits to those suffering with mental illness.

It is important for medical and public health care practitioners to provide information about ways of reducing harm for persons who use substances. We are aware that psychedelic use is increasing, and that many people require support.

Ketamine is a synthetic medicine classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. It was developed in 1963, approved for use in 1970, and adopted by many jurisdictions because of its rapid onset, proven safety, and short duration of action.

Though ketamine is most commonly used as an anaesthetic agent in surgical and emergency department settings due to its good safety profile, it has also been used to manage acute and chronic pain conditions.

In the last two decades, ketamine has been increasingly used as a treatment for various mental health conditions, such as depression, substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health conditions. If you would like to learn more about how ketamine could help you in your healing journey, contact us at +1 (801) 369-8989 or book a call.

Our ketamine treatments are flexible. They are designed to meet your individual needs and goals to best support your healing journey.

Your ketamine experience can range from:

Three sessions with two practitioners which include preparation and integration sessions

A single treatment session, including preparation and integration. You may choose to engage in healing without a therapist.

12 Spravato® Sessions that last 120 minutes each. Spravato is a branded form of ketamine available for clients with treatment-resistant depression.

During ketamine sessions, short-term changes in your state of consciousness can help you feel connected with your inner healing capacity and enhance your ability to meaningfully engage in therapy. You may be able to process strong emotions and memories that may otherwise be too painful or difficult to access. The experience can help you experience personal breakthroughs that may resolve some of the root causes of mental health conditions.

To determine the best ketamine treatment for you, contact us at +1 (801) 369-8989 or book a call.

Ketamine can be administered by intramuscular injection (IM), nasal sprays, and rapid dissolving tablets. Your medical team will determine which ketamine option and dosage is the best for you.

The physical and emotional effects of ketamine will differ from person to person; however, common experiences include:

Altered states of consciousness and feeling separated from reality

Disruption of negative feelings

A dream-like or “floating” sensation

Relaxation of ordinary concerns and usual mindset

A sense of euphoria

An altered sense of time (losing track of time; time slowing down or speeding up)

Diminished or altered body sensations; some people may have an “out-of-body” experience, where awareness of the physical body is reduced

Tunnel vision, or seeing things through a fog

Pain reduction

Mild changes in perceptions of sounds and sights

It is also possible to have uncomfortable feelings as suppressed traumas arise. Safety and care are the top priorities of our team members, and your practitioners will be there to support you as you navigate any challenging experiences.

 

Our rooms for ketamine dosing sessions have been intentionally designed to ensure your comfort and support your journey. You may choose to be in a reclined or semi-reclined position, wear eyeshades, and listen to music to enhance the experience. To learn more about our ketamine treatments, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.

At Numinus, ketamine treatment is only available to individuals between the ages of 14 and 65 in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Arizona, and Utah.

To be eligible for ketamine treatment, you must be evaluated by a medical practitioner and not have any contraindications to this therapy, including any medical or other psychiatric illnesses that suggest this treatment might be unsafe. Conditions that may make you ineligible for ketamine treatment include, but are not limited to: a history of psychosis (e.g. hallucinations), mania, untreated hypertension, heart disease or stroke, and seizures. Similarly, severe liver disease, untreated thyroid disorders, or other medical conditions may require management prior to ketamine treatment.

If you believe you are eligible for ketamine treatment and would like to proceed, contact us at +1 (801) 369-8989 or book a call.

Psychedelic harm reduction and integration (PHRI) is a therapeutic framework and psychoeducation for addressing various kinds of psychedelic use. It brings together harm reduction practices around substance use more generally, and an emphasis on the importance of “integration” work around psychedelic use more specifically.

It does not involve the use of any psychedelic medicines; rather, it represents the support that a therapist or coach might provide to an individual who has had or intends to have psychedelic experiences on their own, outside of therapy. For example, an individual who is exploring the use of psilocybin mushrooms may seek the support of an integration specialist to help them plan for experiences they undertake on their own, to minimize risks and increase the likelihood of positive outcomes.

PHRI therapists do not refer clients to underground therapists, and are in no way involved with the sourcing of psychedelic substances, nor do they conduct therapy while individuals are under the influence of psychedelics.

At Numinus, we are proud to offer trauma-informed, person-centred therapy. We offer a range of services, including:

Individual therapy

Group therapy

Couples therapy

To browse our full list of services, visit our therapy page.

The benefits of group therapy and group education are well-researched. Group therapy fosters recovery and improves mental health through decreased isolation, improved problem-solving and accountability, and greater empathy. Research suggests groups may be suitable for several mental health conditions including emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and ADHD.

SPRAVATO® is a branded form of ketamine.

SPRAVATO® can be administered through the nose, while most other ketamine treatments must be administered through injections.

For information about any Numinus service, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.

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