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The Most Comprehensive Education Solution for Mental Health Providers

Including Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, other Physicians, NP’s, PA’s, & Naturopaths 

We train mental health providers to resolve underlying causes of mental illness, so your clients/patients can go beyond symptom reduction and attain a state of wellness.

Our training programs were specifically designed to help you…

Gain the knowledge you need to harness the power of psychedelic-assisted therapy

Elevate your practice by becoming an expert in integrative psychiatry

Minimize provider burnout & find fulfillment in your career
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IPI Online Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training

Get Certified as a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider.

This training is designed for therapists, physicians, nurses and other allied mental healthcare professionals who want a comprehensive psychedelic-assisted therapy training, in order to utilize ketamine as a psychedelic medicine and ready themselves for the anticipated approvals of MDMA and psilocybin.

250+ hours learning

90% live virtual learning

Research-backed lectures and materials

Optional in-person ketamine-assisted psychotherapy retreat

Optional psilocybin practicum

30+ faculty members comprised of world-renowned leaders & top-tier experts

Supportive community of like-minded peers

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Psychedelic Training Testimonials

The PATP year-long course has been so rich and inspiring in its depth and breadth of content and the training was delivered within an inclusive, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed container. I am very grateful for this experience and feel IPI has well-prepared me to become a competent and effective psychedelic-assisted therapist!

Shayna Kelleher, LCSWCalifornia

This far surpassed my expectations. It was a grand vision, and IPI delivered. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had access to so many experts, and to start conversations about the future of mental health that I have been wanting to have for years.

Emily McKay, LPCMassachusetts

The program is highly organized, well developed, with a wide range of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy topics as well and inclusion and diversity education and awareness. The teachers had a palpable sense of integrity that, in my opinion, sets this program apart from the rest. Would highly recommend this program to others.

Leslie Madrak, DONew Jersey

We're more than just an education solution; We're a COMMUNITY.

Beyond providing knowledge and learning resources, we foster connections and collaboration among individuals from all walks of life. Within our community, learners become active participants, engaging in discussions, sharing ideas, and supporting each other’s growth. It’s a place where curiosity thrives, and knowledge is celebrated. We believe that learning is not a solitary pursuit but a collective journey, and together, we create an environment that inspires and empowers each member to reach their fullest potential.

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IPI Ketamine Medical Provider Online Training

This program designed for psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, other physicians, CRNA’s, NP’s, PA’s, and other allied healthcare providers, will teach providers all the details of evidence-based ketamine treatment for mental health and pain syndromes. Plus, you’ll learn routes of administration, psychedelic medicine, aftercare, building a business, and how ketamine works with other types of therapies.

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Nutritional Psychiatry Certificate Program

This program is designed to get providers of mental health care up-to-date on the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry and its applications to stabilizing and optimizing clients. If you are a medical provider who wants to make data driven nutritional interventions and you also want to know more about the underlying physiology driving personalized nutrition, this program is for you.

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Personalized Medicine For Mental Health Program

This program builds off of the year-long, integrative psychiatry fellowship allowing providers to truly move beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to mental healthcare. Now that you have the foundations of integrative, functional, and nutritional medicine, you’re ready to gain expertise in deep phenotyping of patients so you can make the most effective treatment plans that lead to wellness, optimization, and longevity.

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Meet Our Founders

We’ve been in your shoes. We understand the frustration that comes with struggling to find treatment options that actually work for your clients. We believe that all human beings can achieve wellness, and that providers deserve fulfillment in all areas of life. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help you provide the best level of care while enhancing your practice and minimizing burnout.

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Will Van Derveer, MD

Co-Founder

Will Van Derveer, MD is co-founder of Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI), along with friend and colleague Keith Kurlander, MA. He co-created IPI as an expression of what he stands for. First, that anyone can heal, and second that we medical providers must embrace our own healing journeys in order to fully command our potency as healers. Dr. Van Derveer spent the last 20 years innovating and testing a…
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Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Co-Founder

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC is the Co-founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and the Integrative Psychiatry Centers. He has practiced integrative psychotherapy for over a decade. After years of treating highly complex patients, as well as a personal journey of overcoming complex mood-related issues, he turned toward integrative psychiatric practices as a key component…
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Ektha Aggarwal, LCSW

California

“I was so taken back at how inclusive this program was. As a therapist of color, many trainings and programs include culture as part of the program. This program was different; it did not include culture, it made it the foundation of learning from every aspect. I felt seen, heard, and understood.”

Amy Schimmel, LCSW 

Arizona 

“This training has been well organized, professional and so very inspiring! It brings together all of the elements that are at times siloed in medicine, mental health and spirituality. Highly recommend!”

June Shibley, Pharm.D., N.D. 

Massachusetts

“Make sure you attend next year! There were so many integrative topics for psychiatric conditions. I was especially interested in learning about psychedelic studies, nutritional and herbal therapies, and tapering patients off drugs.”

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Sara Reed, MS, LMFT

Sara Reed is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and CEO of Mind’s iHealth Solutions, a digital health company that provides evidence based and culturally responsible mental health services for underserved groups. As a mental health futurist and clinical researcher, Sara examines the ways culture informs the way we diagnose and treat mental illness. Sara’s prior research work includes participation as a study therapist in psychedelic therapy research at Yale University and the University of Connecticut’s Health Center. Sara was the first Black therapist to provide MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in a clinical trial and continues to engage in ongoing advocacy work around health equity in psychedelic medicine.

Wilhelmina De Castro, LCSW

Wilhelmina De Castro, LCSW (She/They) is trained in KAP through PRATI (Psychedelic Research and Training Institute) and MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy through MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies. In addition to supporting IPI with building DEI initiatives, Wilhelmina works as PRATI's KAP Training Scholarship Program Coordinator and Co-Faculty for the KAP Training program.

She is deeply committed to diversifying the psychedelic space and uplifting the voices, talents and work of the BIPOC community. Wilhelmina has conducted research and published in the areas of global human trafficking and trauma informed case management and teaches Masters level courses in Psychology, Human Behavior and Social Innovation. Wilhelmina provides a safe space for people to explore the root of their pain, the situations that perpetuate their challenges and solutions that will help them achieve their ultimate goals. 

Wilhelmina is currently practicing KAP with individuals and groups and offering low-cost/ donation based KAP for historically marginalized peoples. She specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma and life transitions. She has significant experience in working with womxn, the LGBTQI+  community and poly/non-monogamous people.

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC is the Co-founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI) and the Integrative Psychiatry Centers (IPC) along with Will Van Derveer, MD. He brings a professional and personal passion toward the innovation and evolution of the field of psychiatry, psychedelic medicine and psychotherapy.

The Integrative Psychiatry Institute is an educational platform that is advancing the field of mental health care with provider training focused on integrative medicine, functional medicine, lifestyle medicine, and psychedelic-assisted therapy.

The Integrative Psychiatry Centers serve patients with integrative psychiatry services as well as psychedelic-assisted therapy currently in form of IV and IM KAP.

He graduated Naropa University in 2005 with a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. As a Partner of Boulder Psychotherapy Services, he has practiced integrative psychotherapy for over a decade. After years of treating highly complex patients, as well as a personal journey of overcoming complex trauma and mood-related issues, he turned toward integrative psychiatric practices as a key component to achieving mental health and understanding the healing process.

In 2014 he founded Higher Practice, an online company with the mission to empower therapists to achieve their highest potential in private practice. Keith believes mental health professionals are catalysts for positive social change and, therefore, are key influencers in uplifting consciousness and alleviating unnecessary suffering. With this in mind, he designed Higher Practice to provide mental health professionals with innovative clinical trainings for continuing education, as well as the most comprehensive business course available for those pursuing private practice.

He also co-hosts The Higher Practice Podcast for Optimal Mental Health. This weekly podcast interviews experts in the fields of neuroscience, psychotherapy, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, developmental psychology, human behavior, psychiatry, clinical psychology, and nutrition. The Higher Practice Podcast is dedicated to bringing mental health clinicians the most current and innovative methods for transforming clients’ lives, as well as their own.


Scott has been a student of consciousness since his honors thesis on that topic at the University of Arizona in the 1970s under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Weil. Following medical school, Scott studied Jungian therapy and acupuncture while working as a primary care physician in a rural area for four years. Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy became a facet of his practice before this medicine was scheduled in 1985. He then completed a psychiatry residency at Columbia program in New York. Scott studied cross-cultural psychiatry and completed a child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of New Mexico.

In 2010 he founded Wholeness Center in Fort Collins. This innovative clinic provides cross-disciplinary evaluation and care for all mental health concerns. Scott serves as a site Principal Investigator and therapist for the Phase III trial of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD sponsored by (MAPS). He has also published numerous articles about his research on (CBD) in mental health. Currently, Scott works extensively with psychedelic-assisted-psychotherapy. He lectures all over the world to professional groups interested in a deeper look at mental health issues, safer tools, and a paradigm-shifting perspective about transformative care.

Will Van Derveer, MD is co-founder of Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI), along with friend and colleague Keith Kurlander, MA. He co-created IPI as an expression of what he stands for. First, that anyone can heal, and second that we medical providers must embrace our own healing journeys in order to fully command our potency as healers.

Dr. Van Derveer spent the last 20 years innovating and testing a comprehensive approach to addressing psychiatric challenges which transcends the conventional model he learned in medical school at Vanderbilt University and residency at University of Colorado, while deeply engaging his own healing path.

He founded the Integrative Psychiatric Healing Center in in 2001 in Boulder, CO, where he currently practices. Dr. Van Derveer regards unresolved emotional trauma as the most significant root cause of psychiatric symptoms in integrative psychiatry practice, along with gut issues, hormone imbalances, inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and other functional medicine challenges. He is trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and other psychotherapy techniques. His current clinical passion is psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, which he mentors interested doctors in providing. An avid meditator, he has been a meditation instructor since 2004.

For the past several years Dr. Van Derveer has taught psychiatrists and other psychiatric providers integrative psychiatry in a number of settings, including course directing the CU psychiatry residents’ course as well as with Scott Shannon and Janet Settle at the Psychiatry MasterClass. In addition to his clinical work and teaching, he was co-investigator in 2016 a Phase II randomized clinical trial, sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He continues to support this protocol, now in a Phase III clinical trial under break-through designation by FDA.

Dr. Van Derveer is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABoIHM) since 2013, and he was board certified in the first wave of diplomates of the new American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABIM) in 2016.