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 Psychedelic Somatic Institute

   Highly Experiential • Deeply Relational • Psychedelic Therapy Training


- Ragnhildstveit A, Kaiyo M, et al. Cannabis-assisted

psychotherapy for complex dissociative post-

traumatic stress disorder: A case report.

Frontiers in Psychiatry (2023) vol 14

 Psychedelic Apprenticeship Training at PSI

The PSI training is not an integration model where traditional talk therapy happens after the psychedelic experience to provide benefit. Nor is PSIP a non-relational sitter model that often relies on a transcendent bypass of the painful aspects of being human and relationship. Human relational wounding requires human relational healing. PSIP is a comprehensive psychedelic assisted therapy model where the therapist is an active participant in the client's psychedelic session which keeps the process in the human relational realm. This yields visceral access to childhood developmental trauma, attachment wounding, transferential projection, and the homeostatic self correcting intelligence of the body.

We have a psychedelic training program through which you can provide fully legal, psychedelic therapy to your clients in your own private practice setting. We developed a psychedelic specific therapy modality, Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP), that uncovers and amplifies the psychedelic properties of easily accessible, legal substances such as cannabis and ketamine. These inexpensive drugs become potent psychedelic medicines when paired with a psychedelic specific modality such as PSIP. The therapeutic healing intelligence is in the process, the therapeutic relationship, and innately in the body. We have been providing this work clinically for years, this is how you can do it as well for your clients.




     Apprentice Training Model

We have developed a training model that is so highly experiential, individually focused and reliant on the therapist getting their own work done as part of their training that it is more appropriately an apprenticeship. The PSI Apprentice training is the gold standard for psychedelic education. Based on our experience running psychotherapy trainings since 2008, we have found that the single most important factor for learning PSIP (and psychedelic therapy in general) is to understand the work from the inside out by receiving it. The somatic (autonomic) and relational processing that becomes active in the psychedelic state, and which is at the heart of PSIP, needs to be experienced to be truly understood. Having a cognitive grasp of the material through lecture and watching video sessions is important, but knowing the process viscerally through your own personal experience develops depth, nuance, confidence and mastery with the work.

Apprentice is designed around students receiving their own sessions and observing the live sessions of other students. PSI faculty will work with an extremely small student cohort of just 3 people where each student will receive multiple psychedelic therapy sessions, observe live sessions, and engage in integration work. 


Click below to learn more about these training options. We also have a sample training excerpt that we recommend all students applying to our programs watch. 

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PSI Introductory Videos









Dr. Hillary McBride

White Paper

Download our free comprehensive theory paper that was published in the Journal of Psychedelic Psychiatry. It will provide a full overview of the PSIP model.

View A PSI
Training Excerpt

In addition to the above videos, we have an hour long training excerpt describing the body's role in psychedelic therapy. It is a useful map regardless of what modality you use.

 Articles & Podcasts:

Double Blind
The Psychedelic Therapy Podcast
Craig and Saj talk shop— Dissociation, the unconscious, countertransference sadism, and psychedelics
On Cannabis's Psychedelic Potential
Psychedelic Education, New Modalities, and Coming Opportunities in Mental Health
Healing trauma with psychedelics
MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment
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