Supporting Diversity in Psychedelic Training
At Fluence, we acknowledge the need for inclusiveness and diverse representation in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy. As we move toward availability of psychedelics in medical and therapeutic settings, the need for mental health professionals trained in psychedelic harm reduction, psychedelic integration, and psychedelic-assisted therapy becomes only more important. To meet this need in a way that truly benefits all people we as a field must train and foster the development of a diverse group of professionals who can meet the needs of diverse communities, such that psychedelic-assisted therapy and support for people who have engaged with psychedelics is available to all. For more information please see our Mission Statement and our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.
To this end, Fluence has established a Diversity Fund through a fiscal sponsorship agreement with Access Mindfulness, a 501c3 devoted to diversity in education in contemplative practices. Through our agreement with Access Mindfulness, contributions to the Fluence Diversity Fund are tax deductible. We are also thankful for the guidance we received from our friends at Chacruna in the establishment of this fund. Scholarship spots are funded partly by donations to the Fluence Diversity Fund, and partly by complementary admission granted by Fluence.
To provide scholarship funding for the Certificate in Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy, Fluence has partnered with the Healing Advocacy Fund and the Sheri Eckert Foundation.