IPI Year-Long Fellowship Program

Certified Integrative Psychiatric Provider
August 2023 – June 2024

Welcome to the world’s most comprehensive integrative psychiatry fellowship where you’ll learn an entirely different framework for treating your patients and helping them achieve the highest standard of living. We are currently accepting applicants for next year’s fellowship. To begin the application process schedule a call.

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Limited spots available.

Do you have patients suffering from treatment-resistance in your clinic?

Do many of your patients rely too heavily on medication and
miss out on a true state of wellness?

Do you believe there’s more to the story than what you were taught about the causes of mental illness, but you don’t have a comprehensive approach to help all of your patients reach their highest potential? It’s frustrating.

But, imagine having the skills to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of psychiatric symptoms and the confidence to treat them effectively, reducing your patients’ reliance on unnecessary amounts of medication, and helping them get relief…

That’s exactly what this fellowship offers.

You became a psychiatric provider to heal others.

To eliminate resolvable mental health issues.

Conventional psychiatric techniques focus on symptom reduction, which has a time and place, but it will only get your patients so far.

Too many people never fully recover.

Many patients end up stagnating, believing their lackluster response to traditional psychiatric care is as good as it gets. They don’t realize there is another way to achieve high levels of stability, and, ultimately, a deeply gratifying experience of life.

What you weren’t taught in medical or graduate school, residency, or a fellowship program is that psychiatric symptoms arise from root causes, and patients are in desperate need of a new approach to address them.

The hard truth about mental illness

The field of psychiatry has achieved many important advances in technology and pharmacology over the last few decades. But despite these advances in psychiatry, it has become painfully clear the traditional approach is failing.


Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide and is predicted by 2030 to be the leading cause of the global burden of disease by the World Health Organization.


300 million people in the world suffer from depression, of which a third are not responding to conventional treatments. That’s 100 million people in desperate need for a better standard of care. 

1 in 5

adults experience some form of mental illness each year, and of these patients many have symptoms so severe their illness dramatically reduces their quality of life, limiting what they can and cannot do.[1][2]

“It gave a really holistic view of all the different modalities I can use to help my patients get better.”

Rozina Lakhani, MD – IPI Fellowship Participant

Tuition Details

Full Tuition



Early Registration Tuition
Available until June 1st, 2023


Additional discounts and payment plan options may be available on your discovery call

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The IPI Fellowship Program

The Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI) is an educational institution offering the most comprehensive evidence-based training in integrative psychiatry. We train Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Physicians, NP’s, PA’s, Naturopaths and Psychotherapists on the latest breakthroughs in psychiatric care aimed at resolving an expanded spectrum of root causes of mental illness with natural and pharmaceutical interventions.

Our flagship program is the Year-Long Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship designed to train healthcare providers in evidence-based, non-pharmaceutical interventions to assist patient recovery, restore balance in their lives, and achieve the highest standard of living.

You will train with expert faculty that have researched, developed, and practice revolutionary treatment protocols in all areas of integrative psychiatry in a comprehensive and deliberate approach, so you won’t have to keep guessing which diagnostic tools and interventions are best suited for individual situations.

Imagine having the skills to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of psychiatric symptoms and the confidence to treat them effectively, reducing patients’ reliance on unnecessary amounts of medication, and empowering them to feel a deep sense of gratitude for their lives.

Your patients will thank you.

Their families will thank you.

And you can renew the joy of practicing medicine, knowing that your actions are making a real impact in the world, and you will reclaim a sense of fulfillment in your work.

Join our fellowship and become a leading expert in integrative psychiatry.

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Limited spots available

“What I found most engaging was learning about so many other potential causes for mental illness, especially as an Internal Medicine doctor.”

Amna Ahmad, MD
Sacramento, CA

What makes the IPI Fellowship Program truly great

Designed to offer a rich and practical understanding of integrative psychiatry, the fellowship program combines a wealth of expertise under one roof.

Highly effective training environment covering the subject matter in detail
Combination of live events and online learning to follow at your own pace
Understand the pros and cons of all diagnostics and treatment interventions
Get informed with cutting-edge psychiatry and learn proven techniques
Designed specifically for the busy practitioner who wants to learn at their own pace
Join a vibrant community energized to revolutionize the field

The IPI Fellowship Program has been designed by practitioners for practitioners, so you can trust that what you learn is clinically applicable. This program, unlike others, is completely free of industry bias.

Limited spots available

Featured Faculty

Meet some of our faculty of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute

Throughout all of your studies you will be supported by a faculty of world-renowned leaders in integrative psychiatry. Discover the authorities you will be learning from.


Joan Borysenko, PhD

Topics: Spirituality, Neuroscience
Speaker | Author | Professor

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine and is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international healthcare revolution that recognizes the role of meaning and spirituality in health and healing…
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Gabor Maté, MD

Speciality: Addiction, Trauma
Speaker | Author

Gabor Maté (pronounced GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness…
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Scott Shannon, MD

Topics: Emerging Technology, Children
Clinician | Researcher | Author

Scott Shannon, MD, ABIHM, has been involved in holistic medicine for three decades. He is the past president of the American Holistic Medical Association and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine…
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Sara Gottfried, MD

Sara Gottfried, MD

Topics: Hormones, Diet
Speaker | Author| Clinician

Sara Gottfried, MD is a board-certified physician, researcher, and educator. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and MIT, and completed residency at UCSF. Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of four New York Times bestselling books…
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Marvin Singh, MD

Topics: Gut-Brain, Nutrition
Speaker | Author | Clinician

Dr. Marvin Singh practices as an integrative gastroenterologist in San Diego, California, is a diplomate of the American board of integrative medicine, board certified internist and gastroenterologist. Dr. Singh was trained by Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine…
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Charles Raison, MD

Topics: Inflammation, Depression, Psychedelics
Speaker | Author | Professor

Charles Raison, MD, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Department of Psychiatry, University of Madison, WI. He is the co-author of “The New Mind-Body Science of Depression” published by W.W. Norton in 2017…
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Noshene Ranjbar, MD

Topics: Child and Adolescent Nutraceuticals
Speaker | Clinician

Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Banner – UMC South. Dr. Ranjbar’s interests include
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Headshot of founder Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Topics: Coaching, Private Practice, Integrative Assessment

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC is the Co-founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. 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 to understanding the healing process…
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Will Van Derveer, MD

Topics: Psychedelics, Integrative Assessment

Will Van Derveer, MD, Co-Founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute, 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….
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Core Faculty

 The faculty at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute is composed of the top-tier experts in their respective fields, teaching you the latest breakthroughs in psychiatric care.


Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Topics: Trauma, EMDR, Polyvagal Theory
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Chris Lowry, PhD

Topics: Gut-Brain Connection
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Mary Rondeau, ND

Topics: Specialty Lab Testing
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Larry Cormier, MD

Topics: Nutraceuticals, Complex Medication Tapers
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Pierre Brunschwig, MD

Topics: Gut-Brain Connection
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Anu French, MD

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Amelia Villagomez, MD

Topics: Child and Adolescent Nutraceuticals
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Christopher Palmer, MD

Topics: Ketogenic Diet in Psychotic Disorders
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Daniel Emina, MD

Topics: SPECT, Suicide Prevention, Genetics
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Dr. Rohini Kanniganti

Rohini Kanniganti, MD

Topics: Integrative Care for Death and Dying
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Arwen Podesta, MD

Topic: Addiction
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Matt Erb, PT

Topic: Mind-Body Medicine
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Frederick Barrett, PhD

Topic: Psychedelic Research
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Kekuni Minton, PhD

Topic: Somatic Therapy
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Nishi Bhopal, MD

Topic: Sleep
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Lisa Harding, MD

Topics: Cultural Awareness, Equity
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James M. Greenblatt, MD

Topic: Integrative Approach to Eating Disorders
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Erin Amato, MD

Topics: TMS, Community Outreach, Media
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Leadership Team

Headshot of founder Will Van Derveer, MD

Will Van Derveer, MD

Medical Director

Will Van Derveer, MD, Co-Founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and Integrative Psychiatry Centers, conducted MDMA clinical research and provided MDMA-assisted psychotherapy with MAPS for several years. He has been providing and teaching others how to provide ketamine-assisted therapy for several years. In the 2021 publication of the “Handbook of Medical Hallucinogens”…
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Headshot of founder Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Clinical Director

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 to understanding the healing process…
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Michelle Flowers, MD

Course Director

Michelle Flowers, MD is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who is passionate about helping people embrace and enhance meaning in their lives. In her more than fifteen years of experience as a private practice psychiatrist, she has focused on empowering individuals, couples and families as collaborators on their personal journeys…
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Blakely Saucier

Program Director

Blakely Saucier received her BFA in Theatre Design and Technical Production from the University of Memphis, and spent the first ten years of her career working as a Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Program Manager, and Artistic Director for both professional and youth theatre companies. Equipped with a passion for plant medicine, community engagement…
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Erin Vangilder

Director Student Success

A lifetime ago, Erin received a BA in psychology and a double minor in holistic health & wellness, and nutrition. She is a certified health coach, yoga, breath, and meditation instructor, and a self-proclaimed food nerd. A plant-fueled human, she’s a firm believer in seasonal, organic, real food. This naturally makes her an advocate against cruelty and abuse of any kind to animals, people, and nature…
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Shelby Shaw

Director of Student Engagement

Shelby has worked as a researcher, educator, and leader in the fields of higher education, community education, and K-12 education for the past fifteen years. Shelby has a diverse background in the field of education: specializing in transformative pedagogy with underserved populations and having taught in a variety of arenas, including public schools, community organizations…
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“What I liked the most was how well it’s been structured given that it’s almost purely online. It’s been super well organized.”

Antonia Regojo, MD – Fellowship Alumni

Who should join the IPI Fellowship Program?

Designed for providers of psychiatric care, IPI gives Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Physicians, NP’s, PA’s, Naturopaths and Psychotherapists new ways for patients to overcome mental illness. Internal medicine providers, geriatricians, pediatricians, and other providers in any practice setting who routinely treat mental health problems would also greatly benefit from this program.

This program is definitely for you if:

You prefer an all-inclusive training on integrative psychiatric care
You need help to apply integrative techniques into your practice setting
You require a program for your busy schedule that you can complete in just 12 months
You desire to connect with like-minded peers in your field
You want to earn your CME hours learning techniques that you truly care about
You believe functional medicine is applicable to psychiatry and want to learn more

Who’s not a good fit for the IPI Fellowship Program?

Obviously, this program isn’t for everyone. There a number of reasons you likely wouldn’t benefit from this program.

The IPI Fellowship Program is not right for you if…

You don’t believe it’s possible to resolve root causes of psychiatric symptoms

You prefer to brave it alone, gathering this information by yourself

You’re satisfied with conventional care and your patients are achieving their goals

You believe you have enough tools for treatment-resistant patients

Schedule a call to learn more

Limited spots available

“[The program offers] a lot of resources that are beyond medication and once you apply it to your practice I feel like you will see phenomenal patient results.”

Dipali Desai, MD – IPI Fellowship Participant

What You’ll Learn

Here’s what to expect inside the IPI Fellowship Program

The techniques and procedures you will master at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute will provide you with a foundation of knowledge unavailable in any other program.

Learn about the root causes of psychiatric conditions
Learn techniques to overcome treatment resistance
Learn evidence-based alternatives and treatments to reduce medication reliance
Learn how to order and interpret specialty labs that apply to integrative psychiatry 
Learn ways to help empower and motivate your patients for real change
Learn how to apply the IPI expanded assessment map for root causes
Learn the signs of trauma and strategies to overcome emotional responses
Learn to treat the underlying imbalances that contribute to addiction
Learn insights from the latest research on emerging treatments
Learn the right way to prescribe nutraceuticals and complex medication tapers

And so much more…

“Another major benefit of the program is connecting with practitioners from all over the country who are interested in integrative psychiatry and medicine.”

Laila Contractor, MD – IPI Fellowship Alumni
Southern California

Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designated last year’s activity (combination of live and enduring activities) for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.


Last year’s IPI Year-Long Fellowship Program was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Integrative Psychiatric Institute.


The 2022 IPI Fellowship Program was intentionally structured to ensure you’re able to meet these requirements for two years, as our CME’s were roughly divided into 62.5 hours in 2022 and 62.5 hours in 2023.

We receive our approval for CME at early portion of 2023. Focus your efforts on a program designed to help you master integrative psychiatry, while earning CME in topics that matter most to you.

*Please note that this program is not available for NBCC credit.

“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”

June Shibley, Pharm.D., N.D.
IPI Fellowship Participant

What You’ll Get

The IPI Fellowship Program has been designed to be a highly engaging mostly online experience of 155 hours of learning, allowing participants to weave their new knowledge into their current practice base.

Every conference, webinar and live event is recorded in your online library, and readily available should your schedule not permit you to attend a certain session. In addition, you will have access to your online library for an entire year after the program ends.

Online Pre-Training Modules

This 25 hour series, available to you as soon as you register, is designed to introduce the basics so you can get started with your patients today.

Live Telesummit

Live Telesummit in August 2023 our opening conference will consist of 20 hours of highly-engaging talks by expert faculty where you will learn the fundamentals of integrative psychiatry while building community

Online Modules

Ten months of regular webinars and panel discussions to help you become an expert in integrative psychiatric care


During 30 hours over the course of the entire fellowship, you will have the opportunity to connect with your peers on private practice building, self-care, financial and emotional health, and community building.

Zoom Clinical Rounds

Two video calls per month offering group mentorship with senior faculty members for the answers you need on particular cases, and any lecture materials.

Live Conference 2

In Boulder, Colorado in June 2024 to wrap-up with advanced topics and innovative specialized methods to ensure all fellowship participants are confident in their new knowledge, and have the expertise to apply it correctly in their practices.

Curriculum Details & Benefits

In order to make a proactive leap towards integrative patient care, the IPI Fellowship Program revolves around core competency in the three fundamental areas for attaining wellness.


Module 1: Symptom Management

Anxiety / Depression / Bipolar / ADHD / OCD / Addiction / Psychosis

Discover the natural pharmacy for psychiatric medicine, and get the understanding you need to effectively prescribe these treatments to your patients. You’ll learn how to use evidence-based alternatives to treat insomnia, anxiety, addiction, mood, and more, using supplements, vitamins and botanicals.

Module 2: Gut-Brain Connection

Dysbiosis / Infections / Microbiome / Leaky Gut / Malabsorption

Discover how to order and interpret specialty lab testing, as well as treatment options that can resolve gut issues. You’ll learn how to overcome treatment resistance in psychiatry, by correcting dysbiosis and optimizing the microbiome, as well as strategies for repairing a leaky gut to slow autoimmune progression.

Module 3: Metabolic Regulation

Thyroid / Adrenal / Progesterone / Estrogens / Testosterone / Metabolic Syndrome

Discover how to recognize and treat hormonal imbalances, with a specific focus on minimizing the risks of hormone replacement therapy. You’ll learn expanded autoimmune thyroid testing, detailed adrenal fatigue assessment and treatment, alongside a toolkit for reversing metabolic syndrome and the supplements and medications to use to prevent treatment failures of genomic testing.

Module 4: Immune Modulation

Infections / Autoimmune Disorders / Inflammation / Allergies

Discover the link between psychiatric symptoms and infections like Candida overgrowth, Lyme disease, and mycotoxin exposures. You’ll learn how to order and interpret specialized tests for comorbid inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, alongside revolutionary treatment strategies to combat inflammation.


Module 5: Trauma

Complex / Single Event / Dissociation / Neuroscience / Emotional Dysregulation

Discover how to resolve the trauma that underlies a vast majority of the symptoms that present in psychiatry. You’ll learn the different presentations of trauma a patient may display, a practical toolkit to address the fight, flight and freeze response, and explore emerging treatments such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.

Module 6: Beliefs

Polarized Thoughts / Disempowerment / Apathy / Coaching Techniques

Discover a powerful approach to resolve complex psychiatric symptoms by restructuring thinking patterns. You’ll learn techniques being used by some of the world’s foremost personal development coaches to help people empower themselves in all areas of their lives.

Module 7: Spirituality

Disconnection / Existential Despair / Mindfulness Practices

Discover the power of being fully present in your life and how to help your patients achieve spiritual meaning for good mental health. You’ll learn mindfulness exercises, along with supportive techniques to give your patients a sense of belonging and overall meaning.

Module 8: Psychedelics

Research / KAP / MDMA / Psilocybin

Psychedelic-assisted therapy, currently in clinical trials, is an intriguing new approach to depression and PTSD and possibly more indications. Get up to date on the growing evidence base for MDMA and psilocybin therapy, and find out when to recommend KAP.


Module 9: Relationships

Miscommunication / Isolation / Sexual Issues / Attachment Patterns / Communication Skills

Discover how difficult relationships cause stressors which manifest in psychiatric symptoms. You’ll learn how to recognize and treat insecure attachment patterns, giving your patients an ability for enhanced relationships, improved communication skills, and satisfaction with their sexuality.

Module 10: Sleep

Sleep Deprivation / Circadian Rhythm Disorders / Emerging Technologies

Discover the role sleep issues play in treatment resistance. You’ll learn how to expand your differential diagnosis of sleep disorders, when to refer out, and how to use new emerging technologies to correct these issues.

Module 11: Habits

Alcohol / Drugs / Nicotine / Pornography / Work

Discover the addictions that are common comorbidities to major mental disorders. You’ll learn how to test for and treat the underlying biomedical imbalances and the little-known psychological patterns which underlie common addictive behaviors.

Module 12: Nutrition

SAD / Processed Food / Sugar / Toxins / Pesticides / Gluten / Dehydration

Discover which dietary changes will generate a significant clinical improvement in a patient. Learn how to recommend specific diets for various presentations, alongside effective techniques to motivate behavioral change in your patients.

Module 13: Exercise

Sedentary / Obesity / Strength Training / Cardio / Nature Deficiency Disorder

Research that indicates exercise performs as well as SSRI in some studies on depression. You’ll learn the art of recommending exercise programs for your patients, based on their individual needs.

Module 14: Private Practice Development

Attracting Patients / Local Networking / Online Marketing / Logistics

Learn how to effectively build local networks and restore your passion for practicing medicine by creating your dream practice.

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Limited spots available

“I think the community that we’re building is fabulous to be able to be online with so many other psychiatrists and primary care doctors who are really interested in the same approach of finding and treating root causes. And we discuss cases and discussion of the research, we talk about what’s coming up as the latest things in this field, which is so new, it’s one of the huge draws for me.”

Anu French, MD, IPI Fellow

The Year-Long Fellowship Live Conferences:
August 2023 (Telesummit)

June 2024 (Boulder, CO)

Embassy Suites in Boulder, Colorado

“Our one-of-a-kind hotel in Boulder, CO greets guests with an elegant design and floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing a picturesque mountain backdrop unlike any other. With our upscale furnishings, a vast array of thoughtful amenities and a deep-rooted local culture, you can anticipate a guest experience that’s equal parts style and service.”

“What I loved about the training is that it truly puts mind, body, and spirit together. I would recommend this training to psychiatrists, but also to anybody in primary care…”

Rohini Kanniganti, IPI Fellowship Participant

Tuition Details

Full Tuition



Early Registration Tuition
Available until June 1st, 2023


Additional discounts and payment plan options may be available on your discovery call

Schedule a call to learn more

Our Guarantee

Our commitment to furthering your education

The knowledge, experience and confidence you will gain from attending the IPI Program is unparallelled.

No other program provides a learning experience like this, from the quality of training to the world-class faculty ready for your every question.

The IPI Program is a 12-month course that will not only help you to reduce patient reliance on medication, but you’ll also learn how to make real breakthroughs in treatment resistance.

Make an investment in your education. Take your practice to a new level of patient care. Become one of the few providers who can offer patients the opportunity for true wellness.

And if you’re not happy with the program, you can get a full refund within the first 30 days after the date that you pay and register. Simply reach out to our team, let us know what we could have done better, and your refund will be on its way. 

“The faculty has gone above & beyond. Not only do they bring incredible expertise, but they have been available to answer questions. They’re genuinely interested in us becoming better providers.”

Katie Kern, ARNP, PMHNP – IPI Fellowship Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the online lectures?

Our online lecture will be scheduled in a regular time-slot during business hours so you can plan your schedule accordingly. However, if you cannot attend any of these lectures you will always have access to recordings of them in your online library.

What type of mentorship will I receive?

There will be time during the online lectures for q + a. You will also be assigned to a small group mentorship video call that meets for an hour twice a month with rotating faculty, where you can review case studies and ask further questions. The mentorship calls will also be added to your online library.

How long can I access my course materials?

Your course materials will be available for a full year following the completion of the program.

Will I be certified as in Integrative Psychiatry?

Currently, no board certification exists for integrative psychiatry. However, at the completion of the program, you will be required to take an online test demonstrating your competency in the program material, at which point you will receive an IPI granted certification. At that point, we will be mailing certificates of completion to graduates of the program.

Do I have to attend the two live conferences?

You are expected to attend the live conference. We will be doing important group exercises, in addition to other community building activities. Please contact us with any extenuating circumstances, such as difficult international travel, etc.

When will I get access to the pre-conference videos?

Immediately! As soon as you register, you will have received an account on the IPI website with these lectures in your online library.

What format are the recordings in?

The recordings are generally a video with a slidedeck and the presenter.

Have more questions? [email protected]