Andrew Rose, Fluence Assistant Trainer.
Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 AM US Eastern Time (EDT through November 6th/EST starting November 7th)
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
$1,200 for 12-sessions
Optional CE certificate for $65
To obtain your certificate, the CE form must be filled out within 14 days of class completion.
This course is by application only, Please click here to apply.
A limited number of diversity scholarships are available, please complete this application, in addition to the course application.
This course can be taken in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Fluence Postgraduate Certificate in Psychedelic Integration Therapy or Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy.
This reading and study group will meet weekly for 12 weeks, and maintain the same membership for the 12 week period. The group will have a syllabus with papers or chapters that participants are expected to read. The format will include a short review of a selected paper by the group leader, followed by discussion of the content and related matters. This group will not be a forum for case presentations or extended sharing, either personal or clinical. The group is open to all, but will assume that members are interested in studying the academic literature on psychedelics from clinical, psychological, anthropological and philosophical points of view. We are asking Reading Group members to commit to the full 12-week series upon registration.
At the end of the study group (RSG), the participant will be able to:
1. Describe and clinically recognize the emergence of increased interpersonal ”connectedness” as a central component of improvement from depressive disorders seen with psychedelic therapy
2. Use the direct subjective experiences reported by participants in psychedelic therapy to establish and maintain abstinence in individuals with addictive disorders
3. List the ways that psychedelic therapy helped individuals with cancer related anxiety regain meaning in their lives and recover from existential distress caused by their cancer diagnosis and treatment
4. Describe the components of psychological rigidity and psychological flexibility and list the ways that psilocybin therapy facilitates improvement in anxiety and depressive disorders
6. Critique the concept of creativity and microdosing of psychedelic medicines and describe how these medicines may be used to enhance creativity in the future.
7. Analyze a recent research study on psychedelic and creativity to explain the historic anecdotal reports in enhanced creativity through use of psychedelic experiences.
8. Compare indigenous concepts of ayahuasca cosmology with those found in contemporary neo-shamanism, and apply this knowledge to experiences that patients report in traditional psychotherapy settings
9. Revise traditional meanings of terms used in Western psychology (light, dark, healing, change, spirit) in accordance with ones that patients learn in their work in neoshamanic ayahuasca ceremonies
10. Prepare to understand the meaning of purging and vomiting during ayahuasca ceremonies in ways that are radically different from the meanings commonly used for those behaviors in Western psychology.
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
At this time Fluence is not able to offer CE for NY-state Psychologists or NY-state Social Workers for this course