Whether you seek a deeper understanding of boundary dissolution or wish to discuss boundaries in the context of psychedelic therapy, this course provides a platform to learn from and engage with others. The group will explore two primary topics related to boundaries with a focus on practical and useful applications.
First, the course will delve into personal boundaries with psychedelics. Through conversations and clinical practices, the group will examine healthy boundaries, core behaviors in changing conditions, and key therapy moments that are crucial for setting and discussing boundaries in psychedelic therapy
Second, the group will introduce abstracts and real stories related to boundary dissolution during psychedelic experiences, also known as Ego Death. This common, yet diverse experience involves the dissolution of one’s sense of self.
The course includes assigned readings, excerpts from books, and shared vignettes. During live course sessions, students will have the opportunity to discuss, critique, and share their ideas. The group will meet weekly, and membership will remain consistent throughout the 12-week program. Our goal is to create a supportive, safe, creative, and expressive environment with confidentiality parameters similar to those of a psychotherapy group. While personal sharing is encouraged, we ask that any confidential information related to clinician’s work with medications be kept out of group discussion. Client confidentiality must be strictly adhered to. This course is ideal for clinicians, graduate students, researchers, or individuals with an interest in evidence-based clinical integration for psychedelic therapy. Join us in exploring the intricacies of boundaries in psychedelic therapy while learning practical techniques.
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- Identify and define the concept of boundaries in the context of psychedelic therapy, including their importance and limitations
- Differentiate the boundaries established by clinicians and clients in a therapeutic relationship, and explain how these boundaries can affect the therapeutic process
- Analyze the various clinical boundaries that exist in practice, including ethical, legal, and professional boundaries, and understand how they apply to psychedelic therapy
- Evaluate how boundaries can vary across individuals and different types of psychedelics, and how external and internal factors can impact these boundaries
- Examine the historical, cultural, and other contextual dynamics that can influence boundaries in psychedelic therapy
- Describe the four segments of boundaries that can appear in a clinical practice, including physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual boundaries
- Explain the foundational concepts of psychedelic boundaries, such as trust, safety, and consent, and understand how they contribute to the therapeutic process
- Develop strategies for setting appropriate boundaries in psychedelic therapy, including techniques for communicating boundaries effectively and handling boundary violations
- Compare and contrast different approaches to boundary-setting in psychedelic therapy, and identify ways to foster a healthy and clinically approved therapeutic relationship with clients
- Demonstrate an understanding of the potential risks and benefits of different boundary approaches in psychedelic therapy, and develop strategies for managing these risks
- Analyze case studies and real-world examples of boundary violations in psychedelic therapy, and develop strategies for preventing and addressing such violations
- Evaluate the impact of cultural differences and power dynamics on boundaries in psychedelic therapy, and develop strategies for working effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds
- Describe the role of self-care and boundary-setting for therapists and other practitioners involved in psychedelic therapy, and develop strategies for maintaining personal and professional boundaries
- Assess the role of informed consent in boundary-setting in psychedelic therapy, and develop strategies for obtaining and maintaining consent throughout the therapeutic process
- Explain the potential impact of psychedelic experiences on clients’ sense of self, spirituality, and worldview, and develop strategies for supporting clients through these experiences while maintaining appropriate boundaries
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