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Trauma-Informed Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy | Fall 2022

December 1, 2022 - December 4, 2022

Topic areas include the effects of drug policy and systemic inequality on the provision and practice of psychedelic-assisted therapy, the role of intergenerational trauma and trauma of oppression, and the practitioner’s role in a trauma-informed care model.

Faculty

Dr. Elizabeth Nielson
Victor Cabral, MSW, LSW, CCTP-I
Brian Pilecki, PhD
Joseph McCowan, PsyD

Location

Cost

Paid - This course is only available as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Psilocybin-assisted Therapy. This course includes 30 hours of APA CE and NYSED CE for Psychologists, Social Workers, and LMHCs

Course Description

Learning Objectives

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

  • Access higher meanings, values, and abiding purposes and integrated these into richer living and more creative lives with respect to themselves and their patients (clients) in their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Effectively engage in self-care as it relates to being a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Identify the need for expanded self care with respect to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Actively monitor themselves for bias and the role of privilege in clinical work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Prepare to provide professional psychedelic-assisted therapy services (Facilitation) and/or psychedelic integration therapy in ways that are aligned with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Prepare to provide professional psychedelic-assisted therapy services (Facilitation) and/or psychedelic integration therapy in ways that are aligned with the Oregon Psilocybin Facilitator’s code of ethics.
  • Apply their understanding of how racial and cultural dynamics affect interactions between patient (client) and psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Apply their understanding of racial justice, including the impact of race and privilege on health outcomes, to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Apply their understanding of the impact of systemic racism on individuals and communities to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Apply their understanding of the impact of drug policy on individuals and communities to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist
  • Apply their knowledge of the history of systemic inequity, including systemic inequity in delivery of healthcare, mental health and behavioral health services, to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Apply their knowledge of the intergenerational trauma to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Engage in responsible referral and support in their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Apply their understanding of ethical considerations relating to equity, privilege, bias and power to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Apply their Awareness of increased vulnerability associated with altered states of consciousness to their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to engage in patient (client) consent to physical contact conversations within the scope of their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Describe and explain Appropriate emotional and sexual boundaries between facilitators and clients, potential harm to clients and consequences for facilitators of breaching those boundaries with regard to work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of history of abuse and power associated with Psychedelics
  • Describe and explain how to refrain from engaging in financial conflicts of interest with patients (clients) in their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Demonstrate reasonable expectations regarding client outcomes in their work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of traumatic stress and how it may manifest during a psilocybin experience
  • Describe and explain trauma’s relationship to the body as it relates to work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Describe how repressed trauma emerging during a psilocybin experience can be conceptualized and worked with as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of trauma and traumatic stress resulting from systemic oppression with regard to work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural equity and its relationship to health equity with regard to work as a psychedelic therapist (Facilitator) and/or psychedelic integration therapist.
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