A 12-week clinical consultation group for therapists and healthcare providers practicing psychedelic integration.
Dates & Times
- Prepare to understand the motivation of patients to seek out and participate in psychedelic experiences that are not based in fear and caution only.
- Describe and acknowledge personal therapist reactions to patients who seek psychedelic experiences and want to discuss them in therapy sessions
- Compare psychedelic experiences that are t
- Plan for the shift in focus in sessions from transference focus to a relationship with psychedelic medicines that may be idealized
- Revise therapist expectations of change and transformation to include a new, powerful “other” that has suddenly emerged in the therapy relationship
- Prepare for a shift in language, meaning, and self-concept that may accompany experiences with psychedelic healing
- Apply the therapist’s usual method of working with dreams and fantasies to reports received of experiences during psychedelic sessions
- Prepare for emotional responses (countertransference) to patient reports based on the therapist’s own relationship to psychedelic therapy or experience
- Plan to expand understanding of clinical events to include psychedelic material as part of the ongoing treatment process, rather than as something foreign or intrusive
- Assess the shift in self/other representations, relational configurations, and identifications that may follow psychedelic work, especially if such changes are abrupt and seem sudden
- Predict changes in relationships if the patient becomes a regular member of a psychedelic healing group, church, or community
- Apply self-analysis to understand the patient’s reports in a way that allows for expansion of understanding of clinical material, rather than needing to fit it into the therapist’s existing narrative of clinical process