Psychedelic Therapy Training

A grass roots movement of practitioners providing psychedelic therapy

JOIN A MISSION-DRIVEN COMMUNITY OF PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY PRACTITIONERS

Our goal is to make psychedelic psychotherapy accessible to you and your clients. We can do this through a supported community model that includes training, research and business development.

 

Validation & Precedence


Even though many states have already approved the use of cannabis as a treatment for the conditoin of PTSD, our goal is to both fine tune our approach to provide better treatment as well as establish the PSIP protocol as an accepted standard of practice in the eyes of state licensing boards.




Therapists Retreat


This final point is perhaps the most significant and most intangible benefit of being part of a larger practice community. We know from years of training students and professional therapists that the most difficult part is not the theory or didactic components of the model. The most difficult piece is that this work is highly experiential and very involving of the therapist’s own process. Our students grasp the theory well enough, they bump up against their limits as therapists when they discover their own unworked material. Our students frequently discover they have unworked trauma or that their attachment style is not as secure as they had thought. We cannot emphasize this strongly enough: the deeper you are able to go with your clients, the deeper you are called to go within yourself. The gift and pitfall of psychedelic psychotherapy is how thorough it can be. The depth of your client’s process will necessitate your own clearing. Your client’s process will ask for corrective developmental experiences such as touch, sustained eye contact and secure bonding with you, or they may ask you to hold a sense of perpetration by projecting onto you. Regardless of what is being asked, your internal flexibility, your own childhood history and capacity for love will be fully engaged and frequently challenged in this process. We are not suggesting that therapists need to come into this being thoroughly processed, in fact we fully expect the opposite. This is normal and something we find not only with our students but our staff in our clinics. This reality has to be held and worked with over time. There is no escaping it, there are no shortcuts around it. We fundamentally believe that healing is a community wide effort. You will discover a great deal about your own structure and get some significant work done through the PSI training given that well over 50% of the course is experiential in nature and we prescribe trades between cohort members. We are also dedicated to supporting your work through the supervision component as well with ongoing retreats both within and outside of the US. We find there is no greater indicator of a therapist’s longevity, growth and success in this work than their willingness to engage their own process.




Psilocybin Referral


PSI maintains clinic in Amsterdam to provide cannabis & psilocybin assisted therapy for individuals looking to treat mental health conditions. This program is staffed by PSI clinicians who are licensed to practice in the US. This program is also open to clinicians who have trained with us and are ready to deepen their personal work beyond what cannabis or ketamine assisted therapy can provide. Please see the following link (Therapist Retreat) for a more detailed discussion of this option.





TRAINING & EDUCATION

Validation & Precedence


Even though many states have already approved the use of cannabis as a treatment for the conditoin of PTSD, our goal is to both fine tune our approach to provide better treatment as well as establish the PSIP protocol as an accepted standard of practice in the eyes of state licensing boards.




Therapists Retreat


This final point is perhaps the most significant and most intangible benefit of being part of a larger practice community. We know from years of training students and professional therapists that the most difficult part is not the theory or didactic components of the model. The most difficult piece is that this work is highly experiential and very involving of the therapist’s own process. Our students grasp the theory well enough, they bump up against their limits as therapists when they discover their own unworked material. Our students frequently discover they have unworked trauma or that their attachment style is not as secure as they had thought. We cannot emphasize this strongly enough: the deeper you are able to go with your clients, the deeper you are called to go within yourself. The gift and pitfall of psychedelic psychotherapy is how thorough it can be. The depth of your client’s process will necessitate your own clearing. Your client’s process will ask for corrective developmental experiences such as touch, sustained eye contact and secure bonding with you, or they may ask you to hold a sense of perpetration by projecting onto you. Regardless of what is being asked, your internal flexibility, your own childhood history and capacity for love will be fully engaged and frequently challenged in this process. We are not suggesting that therapists need to come into this being thoroughly processed, in fact we fully expect the opposite. This is normal and something we find not only with our students but our staff in our clinics. This reality has to be held and worked with over time. There is no escaping it, there are no shortcuts around it. We fundamentally believe that healing is a community wide effort. You will discover a great deal about your own structure and get some significant work done through the PSI training given that well over 50% of the course is experiential in nature and we prescribe trades between cohort members. We are also dedicated to supporting your work through the supervision component as well with ongoing retreats both within and outside of the US. We find there is no greater indicator of a therapist’s longevity, growth and success in this work than their willingness to engage their own process.




Psilocybin Referral


PSI maintains clinic in Amsterdam to provide cannabis & psilocybin assisted therapy for individuals looking to treat mental health conditions. This program is staffed by PSI clinicians who are licensed to practice in the US. This program is also open to clinicians who have trained with us and are ready to deepen their personal work beyond what cannabis or ketamine assisted therapy can provide. Please see the following link (Therapist Retreat) for a more detailed discussion of this option.





NETWORK RESOURCES

Validation & Precedence


Even though many states have already approved the use of cannabis as a treatment for the conditoin of PTSD, our goal is to both fine tune our approach to provide better treatment as well as establish the PSIP protocol as an accepted standard of practice in the eyes of state licensing boards.




Therapists Retreat


This final point is perhaps the most significant and most intangible benefit of being part of a larger practice community. We know from years of training students and professional therapists that the most difficult part is not the theory or didactic components of the model. The most difficult piece is that this work is highly experiential and very involving of the therapist’s own process. Our students grasp the theory well enough, they bump up against their limits as therapists when they discover their own unworked material. Our students frequently discover they have unworked trauma or that their attachment style is not as secure as they had thought. We cannot emphasize this strongly enough: the deeper you are able to go with your clients, the deeper you are called to go within yourself. The gift and pitfall of psychedelic psychotherapy is how thorough it can be. The depth of your client’s process will necessitate your own clearing. Your client’s process will ask for corrective developmental experiences such as touch, sustained eye contact and secure bonding with you, or they may ask you to hold a sense of perpetration by projecting onto you. Regardless of what is being asked, your internal flexibility, your own childhood history and capacity for love will be fully engaged and frequently challenged in this process. We are not suggesting that therapists need to come into this being thoroughly processed, in fact we fully expect the opposite. This is normal and something we find not only with our students but our staff in our clinics. This reality has to be held and worked with over time. There is no escaping it, there are no shortcuts around it. We fundamentally believe that healing is a community wide effort. You will discover a great deal about your own structure and get some significant work done through the PSI training given that well over 50% of the course is experiential in nature and we prescribe trades between cohort members. We are also dedicated to supporting your work through the supervision component as well with ongoing retreats both within and outside of the US. We find there is no greater indicator of a therapist’s longevity, growth and success in this work than their willingness to engage their own process.




Psilocybin Referral


PSI maintains clinic in Amsterdam to provide cannabis & psilocybin assisted therapy for individuals looking to treat mental health conditions. This program is staffed by PSI clinicians who are licensed to practice in the US. This program is also open to clinicians who have trained with us and are ready to deepen their personal work beyond what cannabis or ketamine assisted therapy can provide. Please see the following link (Therapist Retreat) for a more detailed discussion of this option.





 MISSION DRIVEN COMMUNITY

PSI Psychedelic Therapy Training Testimonials

 
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Nicki - EMDR trained Psychotherapist

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Jeff - Addiction Psychiatrist

"It's exponential the ground I've taken since encountering your work."

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Reiko - Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

"For those working with trauma this is going to be the most powerful tool in your tool kit."

"One hit of cannabis took me where 7 g of mushrooms was not able to."

UPCOMING PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY TRAINING LOCATIONS AND DATES

You must fill out our training application prior to registering for a training. 

Salt Lake City

Dates: February 24-28

Boston, MA

Dates: March 6-10

 

Chicago, IL

Dates: March 20-24

 

Detroit, MI

April 3-7

Portland, OR

Dates: April 14-18

 

Portland, OR
Dates: April 24-28

Vancouver, BC

Dates: June 19-23

Seattle, WA

Dates: June 26-30

Denver, CO

Dates: July 10-14

Washington, DC

Dates: July 24-28

 
COVID-19

PSI is conducting regional trainings during COVID-19. Our policy:
 

  • Required COVID-19 test prior to training

  • Temperature checks at the beginning of each day

  • Recommended self-quarantine, minimize social activity during 5 day training

  • Masks worn during training

  • Hand sanitizer available during training

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CANNABIS THERAPY SESSION CLIPS

 

PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY TRAINING APPLICATION

Your fist step in beginning your new career with psychedelic therapy is to fill out our application. 

For more information on the training component of PSI-PC, read the Psychedelic Education article by PSI’s Director of Education, Saj Razvi, published in the MAPS quarterly journal.

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