Psychedelic Harm Reduction & Integration: Introductory Training for Licensed Mental Health Professionals
May 24, 2024 – May 26, 2024
Ingmar Gorman, PhD + 1 more
This training is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed an interest in using psychedelics.
We start with the premise that your patients are curious about psychedelic research, and so are you! The early part of our program gives some background on psychedelic compounds, their history, and current research with MDMA and Psilocybin-assisted therapy. We then discuss recent and current clinical trials, outcomes, legal status, and what it all means for the future of addiction and trauma treatment. We then move to the practicalities of defining integration and how it can occur in a clinical setting. We focus on translating research findings into clinical practice, including working with patients who are considering using psychedelics, actually using psychedelics, or have used them in the past. This program includes discussion of assessment and integration techniques, resources, and legal and ethical issues. Program participant clinicians will complete the training with a conceptual and practical understanding of how to engage clients in discussions about psychedelics that are balanced, reduce potential for harm, and increase the potential for benefit from these experiences.
I heard and heeded the call that it behooves all clinicians in the field at this point in time, to get training in Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration Therapy given our clients are going to be increasingly coming to us with questions on the use of psychedelics in mental health, and/or help with integration. The technology of this course was very user friendly, and the material was straightforward, clear, and informative. I would highly recommend this course, even if you as a therapist have no desire to practice Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy.
This experience was truly helpful in learning how I can better support my clients who are interested in psychedelic use. My intention in enrolling was to ensure I practice safely and ethically and I believe this course has given me the tools to do so.
Psychedelic Integration: Premise and Promise empowered me to understand how to support my community in reducing the harm in using psychedelics and how to guide people to be safe and do what is possible in planning for a fruitful experience. I can talk about integration in a very professional way that will support and empower folx in their journey to wellness.
This course was just the right amount of educational baseline combined with opening up further questions and curiosity that will generate continued interest and further education in psychedelic therapy.
I am walking away from this course with so much gratitude. Gratitude for the instructor, the other course attendees, and for the course structure Fluence has implemented. I consider this model to be a key starting point for the clinical approach I will take in the future. I think the inner healer paradigm can have a much broader application within therapeutic practice.
I found Fluence’s Premise and Promise course a very helpful tool in beginning my journey as a Psychedelic Integration therapist. The content was rich–ranging from clinical practice to lectures to group discussion. The instructors were knowledgeable and clearly passionate about bringing this skillset to practitioners.