Navigating Psychedelics For Clinicians and Wellness Practitioners

What mental health professionals need to know about psychedelics and psychedelic integration

Stay tuned for dates for the next edition of Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Wellness Practitioners - Live.

For now, you can purchase the Independent Learner version of Navigating Psychedelics, which includes all of the course material but does not include the live Zoom calls.

What is Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Wellness Practitioners - Live?

Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Wellness Practitioners - Live, is a 9-week, live-taught course specially designed for health and wellness practitioners who want to learn more about psychedelic medicine, wish to integrate psychedelics into their existing practice, and those beginning a new career in the emerging field of psychedelics. By enrolling in this course, you will receive full access to our foundation course, Navigating Psychedelics: Lessons on Self-Care & Integration plus our comprehensive series of practitioner-focused master classes.

At Psychedelics Today, we have tapped our extensive professional psychedelic network to address the complexities around psychedelic therapy. This course serves to enhance prior knowledge of psychedelics, or serve as an introduction to this emerging field of healthcare.

What will I learn?

By enrolling in Navigating Psychedelics, you will be educated on the most up-to-date information on psychedelics, including:

  • Psychedelic history
  • Science-based theory and current data
  • Harm reduction
  • Clinical applications
  • Space-holding skills
  • Legal considerations
  • Insights from experienced professionals already working in the field (pre-recorded)

Download the full course curriculum below.

Note: The curriculum is subject to change depending on group interests and guest presenters

Course Curriculum

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    What is the time commitment for the live edition?

    Nine consecutive weeks involve interactive, 1.5-hour sessions over Zoom that will educate and guide healthcare professionals on psychedelic medicine. A final project will conclude the course in Week 9.

    Upon finishing the course, participants will receive a Navigating Psychedelics certificate of course completion. (Note this course is for educational purposes. Psychedelics Today does not train therapists to facilitate psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.)

    Space is limited!

    We have kept groups small and intimate to ensure that all students can contribute to the live group discussions.

    Stay tuned for new dates.

    Your Live Instructors

    *Guest Instructors is subject to change

    Kyle Buller

    Kyle earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, where he focused on studying the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, Reiki, local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic and Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork. Kyle also earned his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on Somatic Psychology. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis and providing counseling to undergraduate/graduate students in a university setting.

    David Drapkin

    David Drapkin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Psychotherapist, based in New Jersey. At the age of 21 David’s near death electrocution experience resulted in a profound change in life direction, away from his BA in Economics and career dreams to be a stock broker to many years spent backpacking, spiritual seeking and disappearing into nature and solitude. Since then, David has received two MA degrees in Social Work and accumulated over 15 yrs in front-line clinical, supervisory, managerial and directorship healthcare roles. David has worked for three separate hospital based behavioral health departments, and was previously also the clinical director of an outpatient addiction clinic. David is a psychodynamic psychotherapist with psychoanalytic training from the William Alanson White Institute of NYC. His private practice has been open since 2017.David's encounters with non-ordinary states of consciousness go back to his teenage years. From raves and wilderness psilocybin journeys to solo fasting meditation retreats in India, Israel and New Zealand. David is particularly interested in the intersections between transpersonal states of consciousness and Kabbalah. In 2021 David joined Psychedelics Today, and is currently the Director of Education & Training.

    Diego Pinzon

    Diego was born in Bogota, Colombia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Canberra and a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. Since 2017 he has been involved in the psychedelic field and has worked in various organisations in Australia and the US. He is currently an instructor and coordinator for Psychedelic's Today 12-month training Vital and is helping to develop the curriculum for Psilocybin services facilitators in Vital Oregon.Aside from the psychedelic space, Diego worked in Community Mental Health for five years. He enjoys martial arts, swimming and meditation, and he is very passionate about Somatic and Transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy.

    Courtney Barnes, Counsel, Feldman Legal Advisors PLLC
    Courtney Barnes is a devoted social justice attorney and trailblazer in drug policy reform. She serves as Counsel at the law firm, Feldman Legal Advisors PLLC, where she specializes in advising clients on compliance and risk management in emerging industries. In addition to her legal practice, Courtney provides a variety of advisory services to the psychedelics ecosystem. She serves as Policy Advisor for the Mind Army, General Counsel for the Society for Psychedelic Outreach Reform and Education (SPORE), and Advisory Board Member of Heroic Hearts Project. Courtney was a lead drafter of Denver’s Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative (the nation’s first successful voter-initiated psychedelic policy reform ordinance) and has extensive experience drafting state and local policy relating to the regulation of cannabis and psychedelics. She is licensed to practice law in California, Colorado, and Texas.

    Angie Leek

    Angie Leek is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist located in Fayetteville, AR. Angie has a bachelor’s degree in Human Studies from Warren Wilson College and a Master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed professional counselor, and a clinical supervisor. Angie is also a registered yoga teacher and a student of Somatic Experiencing at the advanced level. Angie has completed psychedelic assisted therapy trainings with MAPS, Polaris, Ketamine Training Center and more. She provides ketamine assisted psychotherapy with a somatic and spiritually informed lens, as well as psychedelic integration, individual and relationship counseling and clinical supervision through her private practice, Holos Counseling.

    Dr. Ido Cohen, Psy.D
    Dr. Ido Cohen, Psy.D serves individuals, couples and groups in San Francisco. He received his Psy.D from the California Institute of integral studies and trained at the Jung Institute In San Francisco. He works with a diverse range of challenges childhood trauma, inner critic, relational issues, lack of fulfillment, psychospiritual growth as well as psychedelic integration and preparation sessions with individuals and groups. His doctoral study researched the integration process of Ayahuasca ceremonies, while applying Jungian psychology to better understand how to support individuals in their process of change and transformation. He is the founder of “The Integration Circle” and facilitates workshops on the different dimensions of integration and the intersection of mental health, spiritual health and the entheogenic experience. Ido is passionate in supporting individuals to create long term, sustainable change leading to vibrant, authentic, expressive and love filled lives. In his free time he likes to find new paths in nature, marvel at art, his community and his dog Luna.

    Bonus Extras

    Downloadable eBooks/PDFs of our popular Trip Journal and Integration Workbooks!

    Navigating Psychedelics TRIP JOURNAL

    Are you planning a journey in the near future or working with clients who may be planning a trip? This journal is something you don't want to forget!

    This journal will also help you or your clients best prepare for their experience and aids as a wonderful tool for self-exploration.

    The Navigating Psychedelics Trip Journal is the ultimate book to help one prepare, track, and begin to work with their psychedelic experiences.

    In this 68 page book, you will find preparation tips and advice, journal prompts, a psychedelic trip checklist, a trip report section, and more.

    Navigating Psychedelics INTEGRATION WORKBOOK

    Have you had a psychedelic experience and are unsure how to work with the experience?

    Psychedelic experiences can be difficult, confusing, blissful, and life-changing, but knowing what to do next can be overwhelming. That is why we have designed the Navigating Psychedelics Integration Workbook to help you with your process.

    This workbook can also be used with your clients as a starting point for their integration process.

    We have received amazing feedback from therapists and coaches who have been using these books with clients and absolutely LOVE them!

    This workbook consists of different activities such as meditation prompts, journaling exercises, and goal planning.

    "Psychedelics Today offers up-to-date information and intelligent, constructive discussion about everything psychedelic in today's medical and therapeutic communities. Joe and Kyle have a passion for the subject, and are highly skilled in sharing their knowledge. Their courses are packed with relevant information, well-paced, easily accessible and affordable. Psychedelics Today offers many advantages over more costly "certificate" courses: the on-line format eliminates travel time and costs, and the shorter course length shows respect for everyone's limited time, and helps attendees stay focused on the subject at hand. The limit on class size is another huge advantage, as it ensures ample opportunity for attendees to participate in class discussions and to get to know each other. Given how fast the field is moving, I think PT offers the best value for those professionals interested in learning about, and staying current in, psychedelic therapies and research."

    - RJ, LCSW (Graduate of CIIS Certificate in PAT&R)
    “Navigating Psychedelics: For Clinicians and Wellness Practitioners” provided an intimate and comprehensive learning environment for clinicians to develop a foundation for psychedelic assisted therapy. The self-paced learning platform covers a wide breadth of information and resources on various psychedelics along with perspectives from leading voices in the fields of psychedelic research and therapy. Possibly more valuable is the chance to join a learning community in the weekly online discussions. Joe and Kyle have a talent for letting the class self-direct and explore what was most interesting to the group in each week's lessons while still providing structure, helping create theoretical and experiential connections, encouraging reflection, and cultivating a sense of community between classmates. I left the course not only with a deeper knowledge of psychedelic assisted therapy and next steps to explore, but also a feeling of empowerment that arose from sharing and exploring an interest with like minded colleagues."

    - Nathaniel Robertson, MSW
    "I had the opportunity to take both the Psychedelics for Clinicians and Wellness Practitioners course as well as the Lessons on Self-Care and Integration course. I was well-informed through experience, personal research, and work experience prior to taking the courses and I have to say I completed the courses with a plethora of new knowledge. This course allows you to hear from therapists and clinicians already in the field doing the work. The value of that alone was priceless. The live zoom calls allowed me to dive deeper into some of the topics discussed in the course work and gain a holistic understanding of psychedelics. Kyle and Joe have a tremendous amount of expertise to share and I'd highly recommend taking their course no matter what step of the journey you are on with psychedelics!"

    - Jenkins
    "I just wanted to take a second to say what a great job Kyle and Joe did on this course. There is so much amazing information. I am so thankful we have lifetime access and can revisit the course as we need to on our journey because there is so much to take in. If I tried to retrieve all the information given in this course it would’ve taken me years. It’s also helping me see to what degree I want to incorporate Psychedelic Integration into my work. That clarity has helped me tremendously. I am very grateful that I found y’all and the course."

    - Donessa, Certified Hypnotherapist and Coach
    "I want to speak to the course I recently took to learn about psychedelics. I am a marriage and family therapist and I’m fairly new to the idea of using plant medicines in therapy so I decided to take the course by Joe and Kyle.
    A benefit of their course is that the guys are available to connect with while learning. For me, asking questions while learning was beneficial for my processing of information. They are available during the weekly classes when meeting on Zoom and also online more often through the Slack communication system. Another favourite part of Joe and Kyle’s course is that it has long term accessibility. I am able to access the whole course as I require. The team is not only Joe and Kyle, but all of the experts who are interviewed and provide extensive experience."

    "This was a wonderfully thorough survey of psychedelic integration and self-care. As a mental health professional, there was SO much value in this course for me that I can utilize both personally for my own growth, as well as to help others make use of their psychedelic experiences. Additionally, Joe and Kyle are a delight to listen to, and are quite knowledgeable and responsive to questions. Useful format, as well!"

    - Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.
    "I am currently retraining as a psychedelic guide/therapist. This course is an excellent introduction for therapists, clinicians, guides, or anyone who is curious about deepening their understanding of the therapeutic use of psychedelics. It covers all the basics, and opens plenty of doors to probe further if desired. Joe and Kyle know their stuff, and were always approachable and responsive to questions. And access to the graduate community is massively valuable in itself - I've made new connections and have had some great conversations. Highly recommended!"

    - Liam Farquhar, France

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When does the course start and finish?
    Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year. We also have an on-demand "Independent Learner" option that does NOT include LIVE sessions. You will be able to work through the recorded material at your own pace.
    How long do I have access to the course?
    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
    Does this course qualify me as a psychedelic therapist?
    No. This course is primarily for educational purposes. Psychedelics Today does not train therapists to facilitate psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. At this time, there are only a few organizations that can train therapists for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy research, such as MAPS. That said, there are legal options like ketamine and cannabis that are legal in many places for use in psychotherapy.
    Will I receive a certificate?
    Yes. You will receive a certificate of course completion upon finishing the course.
    Who is this course for?
    This course is for clinicians, therapists, coaches, body workers and any professional who works with clients who may be using psychedelics or interested in them. This class will provide you with a well-rounded foundation for addressing psychedelic-related topics including integration with clients. Students enrolled in a psychology, counseling, or social work program may enroll as well.
    Are CE credits available?
    CE credits are available for the live option only. Students have the opportunity to claim up to 12 credits for a small additional administration fee. This course has been approved for 12 CE credits for the LIVE webinars/class sessions. You must attend ALL of the LIVE webinars to receive credit. If you are late more than 15 minutes three times or if you miss a class in its entirety, you will need to forfeit your credits. CE Credits are at an additional cost of $85. Please check with your local state boards to see if this course can be approved for credits in your state. Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals *CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ‍ *The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. ‍ *LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. ‍ *SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes. For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, visit Psychedelics Today or email Johanna Hilla: [email protected] For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at [email protected].
    Are refunds available if I'm not happy with the course?
    We offer a 14-day money-back refund after the purchase date of the class.
    This course in no way promotes, condones, or facilitates illegal activity. This course is strictly for educational purposes only. Please be aware that most psychedelic substances are illegal in many countries. By enrolling into this program, you are agreeing that Psychedelics Today takes no responsibilities for your actions.
    This course does not provide credentials or training for therapists, coaches, and clinicians to provide psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy services. Largely these services are illegal.

    Informed Consent
    Please be aware that this course is for educational purposes only. This is not a substitute for traditional psychotherapy or medicine. This course is designed to provide education from our personal and professional experiences. If you are experiencing significant issues, please seek medical attention.

    Limitations of course
    The exercises in this course are oriented towards personal and spiritual development. The techniques or modalities are in no way a replacement for traditional therapy. Much of the information in this course could be applied to your on-going therapy, if you are currently utilizing mental health services.
    We believe that providing education, peer-support, and harm reduction is important for this field.
    Again, this course also does not train/certify therapists, clinicians, or coaches to provide/facilitate illegal activities.

    By enrolling in this course, you are agreeing that you understand the purpose and limitations of this course.

    Looking forward to taking this journey with you!

    Financial Assistance for Students

    If you are a student and cannot afford this course, please email us at [email protected] FROM a university .edu email address. We will offer you a discount coupon for the independent learner edition.

    You must email us from your school's email address to receive this discount.

    Students must be enrolled in a graduate program studying psychology, social work, counseling, and etc.

    Independent Learner Option

    If our live supported class is not currently being offered, is sold out, or if you wish to study at your own time, you can enroll in our "Independent Learner" option. For $750, our "Independent Learner" option includes all of the course material but does not include the live Zoom calls. This option is made with the busy-beyond-belief in mind, as we've created a flexible program that you can fit to any schedule. Our Independent Learner option still empowers you with all the tools you need to facilitate these life-changing psychedelic experiences.

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