The goal of this group is to provide a safe, informative and confidential place for therapists and other practitioners to discuss their clinical work in psychedelic integration. This group will meet weekly for 12 weeks, and will keep the same members for the 12-week period. We will be learning the principles of Psychedelic Integration and methods for working with psychedelic experiences into ongoing psychotherapies. Members will be asked to present case material from their own practices once or twice during the group, and guided discussion will be encouraged. This group will be a supportive environment with the same confidentiality parameters as a psychotherapy group, and invites personal sharing, but is not a venue for therapists to discuss underground work with psychedelics that they may have done as a therapist. The group is open to practicing, licensed clinicians of all persuasions, but will emphasize psychological and psychodynamic perspectives, including discussions of transference and countertransference. We are asking CCG members to commit 12 week's participation upon registration; it is not a drop-in group.
At the end of the program, participants will be better able to...
Assess and reflect on the motivations for which patients seek Psychedelic Integration Therapy
Assess and verbalize the complex motivations of patients to seek out and use psychedelics
Rate the variety of subjective experiences and emotions patients report with psychedelics with nonjudgmental curiosity
Describe and acknowledge therapist reactions to patients who are seeking psychedelic experiences
Rate in equal esteem psychedelic experiences that are thoughtful and growth oriented and ones that are recreational, spontaneous, or dissociative
Assess and articulate how psychedelics can amplify transference
Assess and articulate how transferences to psychedelics can become fused with therapist transferences
Prepare for shifts in language, meaning, and self-concept that may accompany experiences with psychedelics
Explain openly (in appropriate settings) about emotional responses (countertransference) to patient reports as they relate to the therapist’s own relationship to psychedelic therapy
Describe states of psychic disruption that suggest a need for more intensive treatment
Describe extended support services for the patient, including family or community resources
Plan the guidance and support of non-drug self-transformation efforts as part of Psychedelic Integration Therapy
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals (CE)
CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center 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.
LCSWs, MFTs, 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.
SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196)
For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact David Gumpel, David@fluence8.com. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.