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KAP Theory & Methodology | Spring 2023

March 20, 2023 - June 12, 2023
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A 12-week hybrid course with self-paced materials and weekly live-online meetings teaches a theoretically grounded methodology for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).


Shari Taylor, PhD


Live / Online


$1,800 (or included in KAP Certificate Program enrollment) Includes 15 hours of CE credits | Fluence is approved by APA and NYSED to offer CE for Psychologists, Social Workers, and LMHCs

Course Description

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the history and theory behind drug-assisted psychotherapy.
  • Compare drug-assisted psychotherapy from other psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • List the ethical standards of drug-assisted psychotherapy and informed consent shared with patients for clinical trial research and private practice.
  • Describe how integration sessions are designed and implemented in clinical trials of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • List common knowledge gaps patients may have about ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and appropriate knowledge resources.
  • Describe the proposed psychological mechanisms of ketamine’s role in psychotherapy.
  • Explain ketamine’s proposed mechanisms of action with regard to neuroscience-based narratives.
  • Explain how ketamine’s proposed mechanisms of action and neuroscience-based narratives inform clinical processes and practices.
  • Demonstrate how to prepare patients to safely receive ketamine-assisted psychotherapy so that they benefit from the experience in ways suitable to their life situation, diagnosis, and intentions.
  • Demonstrate how to prepare patients to engage with the experience safely and meaningfully by cultivating attitudes of openness and curiosity toward their experience.
  • List a variety of methods to integrate the ketamine experience with patients that align with the practitioner’s existing therapeutic model and the patient’s treatment history.
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the arc of treatment and nonlinear change.
  • Describe the wider sociocultural context of drug-assisted psychotherapy, including the stigma and judgment related to drug-assisted psychotherapy that may be experienced by patient and/or practitioner.


  • Registration includes access to our online classroom, course handouts, and private course discussion board. All attendees may opt to be added to our professional community email list of over 1000 professionals who have completed this (or similar) courses with us.
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