This course covers introductory and foundational topics in the psilocybin-assisted therapy curriculum. Major areas are covered in this course are Oregon’s Facilitator Code of Ethics; historical, traditional, and contemporary practices and applications of psilocybin therapy; safety and the responsibilities of the psilocybin facilitator; psilocybin pharmacology, neuroscience, and clinical research; core psilocybin facilitation skills; and orientation and preparation of clients for psilocybin sessions. Students will engage with the topics of each lesson through background reading, audio, and/or video materials, a live-online meeting with their class and instructor including discussion and participatory learning activities, and skills practice sessions and assessment online using Skillsetter. This is the first course students will take in the Certificate in Psilocybin-assisted Therapy program, and is only open to students in the Program. There are no prerequisites for this course.
I have been so impressed with the quality of instruction as well as the skill level and competence of my classmates. The quality of training and education has exceeded my expectations.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my Fluence training. I appreciate the high-level skill of the instructors, the small group format, and the very effective learning platform. I’m appreciative of the relationships I’m making in my cohort. It’s developing into a very supportive environment as we learn the ins and outs of psilocybin facilitation in Oregon.
Although the class curricula required more time and work than I initially anticipated, I feel as though I am now well educated on the subject and prepared to conduct comprehensive preparation, administration, and integration psilocybin assisted therapy sessions in regulatory compliance with the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act.
Fluence is providing a science-informed, cohort-learning experience that forces us to think deeply about the history and issues underlying service delivery as well as to learn how-to skills. Our group is supportive of one another and will be a resource moving forward. I’m now more confident in creating role clarity between my mental health provider license and my facilitation work due to Fluence’s guidance.