IPI Online Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training

Get Certified as a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider (PATP)*

 

*Optional in-person ketamine experiential retreat

Year-Long Program
January 2022 – November 2022

Accelerate your therapy practice with the power of psychedelic medicine. Psychotherapy is undergoing another revolution: the fifth-wave of psychotherapy has arrived. With the aid of psychedelic medicines, many clients have an opportunity to break through long-standing trauma and mood issues in a matter of sessions rather than struggling for years. Deepen your skillset and learn how to harness the incredible power of psychedelic therapy. Join the revolution now.
Schedule a call to apply!
Limited spaces available.

“The energy of the training experience is like no other professional training I’ve attended. The immediate sense of community, openness, curiosity, and connection adds a depth to the information so it can be more fully integrated in both personal and professional spheres.”

Amber Kerby, LMFT
Iowa

Who should join the Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training?

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

This program is definitely for you if:

You’re curious and don’t know where to start and want to be led by the experts through a step-by-step process of building your competence in psychedelic-assisted therapy
You’re a therapist who wants to learn from some of the most experienced teachers of psychedelic therapy and research from MAPS, Johns Hopkins, Usona, and more
You’re concerned about how to safely and effectively provide psychedelic-assisted therapy
You want to learn how to ethically provide counseling and integration with clients who use psychedelics outside of a medical setting
You’re feeling frustrated because your therapy toolbox doesn’t crack the code fast enough for some of your clients
You want to get certified and learn how to legally get involved with psychedelic-assisted therapy

This online year-long course, taught by more than 30 experts in providing psychedelic-assisted therapy and research, will teach providers the protocols of evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment for PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. It will also go into the details of psychedelic sciences, therapeutic processes unique to psychedelic therapy, preparation, dosing, integration, clinic models, and how psychedelics work in combination with other types of therapies.

This 150 hour program was designed from the ground up to be taken online, allowing a busy therapist to take it without traveling.

Participants who attend the experiential live portion of the training will be eligible to become a Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Practitioner and receive a certificate of completion. If you do not choose the in-person experiential option you may still earn a certificate of completion upon the successful completion of program requirements, but you will not be eligible for the certification.

“World-class scholars, profoundly inclusive seminar, lots of new material for me that has rekindled my interest in many areas of therapy in addition to psychedelics. Bravo!”

 

Randy Buzan, MD
Colorado

 

Who Can Apply:

You must have an advanced degree in either medicine or mental health in order to apply. If you are an early career mental health or medical professional, we encourage you to apply so we can discuss your situation and evaluate whether this program fits for your level of experience.

Professional Clinical Counselors (LPC)

Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
Clinical Psychologists (PhD/PsyD)
Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)
Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
Pre-licensed therapists (MA)
Chaplains (M.Div.)
Physicians (MD/DO)
Nurse Practitioners (NP)

The hard truth about mental illness

The field of therapy has achieved many important advances over the last few decades. But despite these advances we are unfortunately not making a significant dent in the massive mental health crisis on this planet.

2030

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.

90%

90% of people experience trauma in their lifetime, according to a 2013 study. About 8 million people have PTSD in the U.S. in any given year. For our veterans, the PTSD and suicide rates are much higher. It’s hard to accept the statistic reported by the Veterans Administration that 22 veterans die by suicide each day.

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.

“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.”

Ektha Aggarwal, LCSW
California

“Recent data suggest that ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades. First and most important, several studies demonstrate that ketamine reduces depression within six hours, with effects that are equal to or greater than the effects of six weeks of treatment with other antidepressant medications. Second, ketamine’s effects have been noted in people with treatment-resistant depression. This promises a new option for people with some of the most disabling and chronic forms of depression, whether classified as major depressive disorder or bipolar depression. Third, it appears that one of the earliest effects of the drug is a profound reduction in suicidal thoughts.” (October 1, 2014 NIMH Director’s Blog)

Tom Insel MD, former Provost of Harvard University, American neuroscientist and former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) from 2002 until November 2015

The Integrative Psychiatry Institute program is unlike any other psychedelic training offered. Not only will you learn from the world’s leading experts in psychedelic therapy, you also will learn an integrative approach to mental healthcare that is long overdue.

Imagine not only offering clients a breakthrough with psychedelics, but also having an entirely new framework for mental health and the knowledge to properly set up clients for a path forward.

Watch the video to hear from a fellowship program participant about what it’s like to learn at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and how we are different.

Dee Dee Maltman MD – IPI Fellowship Participant
Saskatoon, Canada

Join the revolution and apply
to become a psychedelic-assisted therapy provider.

Schedule a call to apply!

Limited spots available

How we are different from other psychedelic therapy trainings

  • Gain proficiency in a new therapy modality online in a year long format
  • Engage with over 30 faculty experts
  • Learn how to get involved in ketamine-assisted therapy now
  • Get prepared for MDMA therapy and Psilocybin therapy
  • 90% live virtual learning with tons of faculty and teaching assistant contact
  • Community forum with faculty involvement for answers to your questions
  • In-person ketamine experiential retreat option
Schedule a call to apply!

Limited spots available

“Right out of the gate the integrative nature of the training has been an amazing way to deepen the connections that psychedelics inherently create. The teachers are super open, professional, vulnerable, great communicators and knowledgeable.”

Lindsay Coulter, LPC, ATR
Guatemala

Featured Faculty

You will be supported throughout your studies by a faculty of world-renowned leaders in psychedelic-assisted therapy and research. The faculty at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute is composed of the top-tier experts in their respective fields, teaching you the research, science and clinical skill sets needed for the use of ketamine, MDMA and psilocybin therapies.

Michael Pollan

For more than thirty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. Pollan is the author of eight books, six of which have been New York Times bestsellers; three of them (including his latest, How to Change Your Mind) were immediate #1 New York Times bestsellers…
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Robin Lester Carhart-Harris

Robin Carhart-Harris moved to Imperial College London in 2008 after obtaining a PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol, focused on the serotonin system, and an MA in Psychoanalysis from Brunel University, 2005. Robin has designed human brain imaging studies with LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and DMT, a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression…
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Rick Doblin, PhD

Rick Doblin, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana…
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Gabor Maté, MD

Dr. Mate is a bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker on addiction, trauma, and childhood development. For his groundbreaking work he has been awarded the Order of Canada…
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Annie Mithoefer, BSN

Annie Mithoefer, BSN, is a Registered Nurse living in Asheville, NC. She was co-investigator on two of the MAPS-sponsored Phase 2 clinical trials for individuals with PTSD and a pilot study treating couples combining MDMA-assisted psychotherapy with Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD…
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Michael Mithoefer, MD

Michael Mithoefer, MD, is a psychiatrist living in Asheville, NC, with a research office in Charleston, SC. In 2000 he began collaborating with MAPS on the first US Phase 2 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy. He and his wife Annie have since conducted two of the six MAPS-sponsored Phase II clinical trials testing…
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Resmaa Menakem, MSW, SEP

Resmaa Menakem, New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, is a visionary Justice Leadership coach, organizational strategist and master trainer. Resmaa is a leading voice in today’s conversation on racialized trauma. Resmaa created Cultural Somatics, which utilizes the body and resilience as mechanisms for growth…
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Joan Borysenko, PhD

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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Allyson Grey, MFA

Allyson Grey is a painter and social sculptor. With an MFA from Tufts University, Grey has long been an art educator, arts organizer and muse to artists worldwide. Since art school in 1975, Allyson has collaborated and shared a studio with the artist, Alex Grey. The Grey’s co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, (CoSM; cosm.org), a spiritual retreat center for artists outside of New York City…
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Alex Grey

Alex Grey’s legendary visionary art has been featured in venues as diverse as the album art of TOOL, SCI, the Beastie Boys and Nirvana, Time and Newsweek magazines, the Discovery Channel, rave flyers and sheets of blotter acid. Exhibited worldwide, Alex’s art has been honored with solo exhibitions at Feature Inc., Tibet House, Stux Gallery, P.S. 1, The NYC Outsider Art Fair, The New Museum in NYC, the Grand Palais in Paris, the Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil…
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William Richards, PhD

Bill A. Richards, PhD, a psychologist in the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research in Baltimore, has been implementing research studies with psilocybin within the psychiatry department of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine since 1999. He also is associated with the Program in Psychedelic Therapies and…
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Pat Ogden, PhD

Pat Ogden, PhD, is a psychotherapist, renowned innovator in somatic psychology, and leading expert in working through the body to resolve trauma. She developed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented approach to help patients process traumatic memories and manage threat responses…
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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.

Kekuni Minton, PhD

Kekuni Minton, PhD, is a founding trainer of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and co-author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (2009)…
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Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy consultant, and certified yoga instructor with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado…
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Megan Oxley, MD

Megan Oxley, MD is the founder and medical director of Michigan Progressive Health. A Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician, Dr. Oxley graduated from prestigious Wayne State University in 2009…
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Sandhya Prashad, MD

Sandhya Prashad, MD is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in interventional modalities for treatment resistant disorders with a particular interest and expertise in ketamine therapy. She completed both medical school and psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine…
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Amy Emerson, BA

Amy Emerson, BA, is the Chief Executive Officer at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization…
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Berra Yazar-Klosinski, PhD

Berra Yazar-Klosinski, PhD, is a Deputy Director of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)…
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Charles Raison, MD

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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Joseph McCowan, PsyD

Joseph McCowan, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, currently working in Los Angeles as a co-therapist in the MAPS sponsored phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD…
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Devon Christie, MD

Devon Christie, MD, is a family physician and certified Functional Medicine provider with a focused practice in chronic pain management. Devon is also a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and certified Relational Somatic Therapist…
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Ian Wickramasekera, PsyD

Ian Wickramasekera, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and have been a teacher of transpersonal psychology for over 20 years. He taught counseling related courses at Naropa University since 2015 and previously taught at Saybrook University…
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Lisa Harding, MD

Lisa Harding, MD, is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine. She finished her training as the Chief Resident of Intervention Psychiatric Services at Yale Psychiatric Hospital. She is now a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine…
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Shannon Carlin, MA, LMFT

Shannon Carlin, MA, LMFT, is the Director and Head of Training and Supervision at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)…
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Terence Ching, PhD

Terence Ching, PhD, is a postdoctoral associate at the Yale OCD Research Clinic. Terence received his PhD and Master’s in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to moving to the United States, Terence received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in psychology at the National University of Singapore…
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Brooke Balliett, LMFT

Brooke Balliett, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles, CA. Brooke has a passion for treating psychological, spiritual, emotional and relationship challenges through the development of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and recognition of the healing power we each inherently hold inside of us…
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Beatriz Caiuby Labate, PhD

Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) is a queer Brazilian anthropologist based in San Francisco. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, religion and social justice…
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Chris Stauffer, MD

Chris Stauffer, MD is dual board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Physician Scientist at the Portland VA Medical Center…
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Gabby Agin-Liebes, PhD

Gabby Agin-Liebes, PhD is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapy researcher. She has 10 years of experience working as a therapist and investigator on academic clinical trials with psychedelic therapy at New York University, Yale and UC San Francisco (UCSF)…
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Torsten Passie MD, MA

Torsten Passie MD, MA is a professor of psychiatry and psychotherapy at Hannover Medical School and visiting scientist at the Goethe University Franfurt/Main (Germany). He studied philosophy, sociology (M.A.) at Leibniz-University Hannover and medicine at Hannover Medical School…
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Mariel Buqué, PhD

Mariel Buqué, PhD is a Columbia University-trained licensed psychologist, holistic mental health expert, and sound bath meditation healer. Her work centers on helping people heal their whole selves through holistic mental wellness practices…
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Sara Lewis, PhD

Sara Lewis, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University, where she also serves as Faculty Director for Psychedelic Studies…
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Gregory Wells, PhD

Gregory Wells, PhD (he/him/queer) is a licensed psychologist based in San Francisco. He is a clinician and researcher in the field of psychedelic medicine and a supporter of cognitive liberty and decriminalization. He obtained his doctorate degree from UT-Austin…
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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…
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“As a trauma psychologist it really was so good at giving all of the important pieces of entering PAT from a scientific, inclusive, and intrapersonal stance. I love how it included the best and most relevant psychological theory all from theorists, researchers, and people leading the work.”

Karmen Thulin, PsyD
Texas

Teaching Assistants

Dan Ronken, LPC, LAC

Teaching Assistant

Dan Ronken is a licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor with over 10 years experience. As a person in long-term addiction recovery himself, Dan believes that people have the right to recover on their own terms and that there are many paths to addiction recovery…
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Shoshana Aal, PsyD

Teaching Assistant

Shoshana Aal, PsyD is a licensed psychologist practicing individual therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy(KAP) in the Denver metro area and the greater Colorado. Shoshana’s work has focused on a variety of matters including, trauma, relationships, grief/loss…
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Shane LeMaster, MA, LAC

Teaching Assistant

Shane earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, completed extensive coursework towards a Master of Arts Degree in Sport & Performance Psychology at the University of Denver, and earned his Master of Arts Degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Argosy University…
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Nancy Goodman, MA, LCSW

Teaching Assistant

Nancy Goodman, MA, LCSW has been in private practice since 2002. Historically, she has specialized in perinatal mood disorders and maternal mental health, working with new and growing families. In the last decade she has shifted her practice to supporting adults (and very aware adolescents!) as they recover from trauma of all sizes and origins…
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Justin Dentry, MA, LPC

Teaching Assistant

Justin Dentry, MA, LPC discovered somatic psychotherapy as a way of delving deeply into the psyche and souls of human beings and became certified in Hakomi Therapy in 2005. Around that same time he began sitting with a Columbian Taita (shaman) trained in the Kofan tradition of Yage (Ayahuasca) ceremonies…
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Jaime Davila, MA, LPC

Teaching Assistant

Jaime received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Regis University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. Originally Born in Puerto Rico, and raised in a military family, Jaime has spent time in Europe, Central America, and many states in the US. He brings a unique blend of interpersonal, analytic and technical skills to his healing work and also provides services in Spanish…
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Andrew Linares MA, LPCC

Teaching Assistant

Andrew Linares MA, LPCC is a LPCC with a lifetime of service, and holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University. He was trained in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy through MAPS, Hakomi (mindfulness-based somatic therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Men’s work, and mythology and dreamwork…
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Mailae Halstead, M.S, NCC

Teaching Assistant

Mailae Halstead is a Nationally Certified Counselor currently based out of Tolland, Connecticut. While much of her work is spent treating PTSD and OCD using empirically supported treatments, she is passionate about practicing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy that centers cultural humility and empowerment…
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Samantha Supit, MA, LMHC

Teaching Assistant

Samantha Supit, MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health therapist whose passions and work revolve around plant medicines/psychedelics, the interplay of energy, and spiritual/metaphysical explorations. Her belief is that where science and spirituality meet is where we as humans can exponentially grow…
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Orlando Zuniga, LMFT

Teaching Assistant

Orlando Zuniga is a bilingual and bicultural licensed mental health clinician practicing since 2013. Prior to 2013, Orlando was a healthcare administrator. Orlando is a firm believer that one must integrate healing by looking at a person whole…
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Margaret Brako, LCSW

Teaching Assistant

Margaret provides psychotherapy and Ketamine Assisted Therapy at Sage Integrative Health (Berkeley, CA). Earlier this year, she was part of the team that offered the clinic’s first Ketamine Assisted Therapy training. Her practice emphasizes trauma-informed, relational, and mindfulness-based approaches for healing…
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Sarah Eisenbud, MA, LPC

Teaching Assistant

Sarah Eisenbud (She, Her, Hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor situated in the traditions of narrative therapy, existential theory and contemplative/mindfulness practice. She currently works as a ketamine-assisted psychotherapist at Integrative Psychiatry Centers of Boulder while maintaining a private practice specializing in the treatment of adults with histories of trauma and clinical supervision…
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Nicole Sylvestre, MA, LPC

Teaching Assistant

Nicole is an LPC, shamanic bodyworker, and plant lover. She is a therapist for the Phase 3 MDMA for PTSD study in Boulder, and also has a private practice focusing on the intersection of psychedelics, shamanism, and somatics…
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Aliss Wang, MA, AMFT

Teaching Assistant

Aliss Wang, MA AMFT is a psychotherapist and Head Injury Integrations Coach, with an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and a BA in Liberal Studies, English and Business Administration from University of California, Riverside. She completed an Associateship and Practicum at CIIS Church Street Integral Counseling Center in San Francisco…
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Dylan Rivard, MA, LPC

Teaching Assistant

Dylan Rivard is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in wilderness and experiential psychotherapies. A Certified Hakomi Therapist, Dylan brings an understanding of somatic awareness to his clients that he uses to help them process and integrate peak experiences…
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Leadership Team

The psychedelic therapy training is led by top-tier experts in their respective fields, teaching you the latest breakthroughs in psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Headshot of founder Will Van Derveer, MD

Will Van Derveer, MD

Co-Founder
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

Co-Founder
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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Sara Gael, MA, LPC

Course Director

Sara is a transpersonal psychedelic therapist and teacher. She has worked as a therapist for the Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials for MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Sara served as the Director of the MAPS Harm Reduction department from 2016-2020 and continues to develop curriculum and training…
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Kelly McCarter

Program Director

Kelly McCarter, MBA has nearly 10 years of finance, operations and strategy experience across companies ranging from large cap to start-ups, both private sector and publicly traded, and across a wide range of industries. Kelly’s personal passion for an intuition-led, wellness-focused lifestyle combined with her business experience…
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Erin Vangilder

Student Success Coordinator

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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Kelsey Armeni

Kelsey is a Master of Counseling candidate at CU Denver and started studying psychedelics in 2013 at Naropa University. She is a certified holistic health practitioner and yoga teacher. She has sat with people in non ordinary states during breathworks, cannabis journeys, and at music festivals…
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“A rich and informative program that is grounded in both clinical, medical, & spiritual areas of the psychedelic work being done at the present time. Amongst the several programs offered in this country right now, this program is particularly grounded in clinical, medical, socially engaged tenets and in the cultivation of innovative, sound treatment models.”

Karen Schanche, LCSW
California

Earn Continuing Education Credits (CE)

Up to 80 hours of the program qualify as CE for therapists.

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.

SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196).

What You’ll Get

The IPI Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training has been designed to take advantage of recent advances in online education, with 150 hours of learning, allowing participants to get involved with psychedelic therapy and to sharpen your skills and get certified if you are already practicing.

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

Online Pre-Training Modules

This 15 hour series, available to you before the start of the actual program, is designed to introduce the basics so you can get started learning today.

Virtual Intensive I
20 Hours

Our training begins with the Live Virtual Intensive consisting of 20 hours of highly-engaging talks by expert faculty where you will learn the fundamentals of psychedelic-assisted therapy while building community.

Online Lectures
35 Hours

10 months of weekly 60 minute online lectures and panel discussions to help you become an expert in psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Large Group Seminars
35 Hours

10 Months of weekly 60 minute online groups in breakout rooms where you will practice and discuss different techniques of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Small Group Sessions
16 hours

Two zoom calls per month in your small group assignments discussing cases, homework and other relevant topics.

Community Forum

Community discussion and interaction with teaching assistants and faculty will occur through an innovative private online portal throughout the program, to ensure you have the support to maximize your learning experience

Virtual Intensive II
20 Hours

Our training wraps up with Live Virtual Intensive, with advanced topics and innovative specialized methods to ensure participants are confident in their new knowledge, and have the expertise to apply it correctly in their practices.

In-person Experiential Training (Optional)

Attend a 3-day intensive in Boulder, Colorado with your training cohort where you will have the opportunity to practice ketamine-assisted therapy with participants on ketamine. You will also have the opportunity to experience receiving a ketamine-assisted therapy session as a training method. This is required to receive the certification title.

“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!”

Amy Schimmel, LCSW
Arizona

Curriculum Details

In order to create a program that leads to a certification, the program focuses on five modules to gain expertise as a psychedelic-therapy provider.

Research and Science

  • Explore the current psychotherapy research protocols
  • Grasp the chemistry and pharmacology
  • Learn about proposed mechanisms of action
  • Get up to date on MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ketamine research
  • Find out about the history of psychedelic research
  • Understanding dosing protocols
  • Medical safety issues to know about
  • Regulatory Compliance topics

Therapeutic Process

  • Use techniques specific to psychedelic therapy
  • How to work with the Inner Healing Intelligence
  • Applying attachment theory in therapeutic process
  • Implementing somatic therapy techniques, parts work, & IFS
  • How to be with non-ordinary states of consciousness
  • Understanding Trauma Neuroscience
  • Providing adequate preparation and integration
  • Essentials of the Set and Setting
  • Navigating the safe uses of therapeutic touch

Integrative Treatment Planning

  • How to achieve values-based behavior change
  • Addressing an expanded spectrum of root causes
  • What to know about medications and supplements
  • How to maintain progress with lifestyle changes
  • Mind-body practices to support integration
  • Basic nutritional recommendations for optimal mental health

Professional Development

  • Psychedelics inside an integrative model of mental health
  • Essentials of harm reduction
  • Ethics in psychedelic assisted therapy
  • Providing culturally competent care 
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in psychedelic medicine
  • Addressing access to care issues
  • Professional Liability
  • Policy, Advocacy, and Collaboration
  • Learn about clinic models and individual psychotherapy
    practice settings

Intrapersonal Development

  • Therapist Self-Regulation
  • Transference and Countertransference
  • Protecting boundaries in psychedelic sessions
  • Practicing therapist self-care
  • Exploring breathwork
  • Embracing ongoing personal growth work
  • Understanding the importance of mystical & spiritual
    experiences
  • Using meditation & mindfulness for self exploration
  • Developing therapist self-growth practices
Schedule a call to apply!

Limited spots available

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At IPI we take the position that different perspectives and backgrounds are necessary for a vibrant community to thrive. In the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy, there are not enough providers who identify as members of groups who have been oppressed or marginalized. Particularly poignant is the reality that therapists who do not identify as members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities struggle with providing care that is both culturally competent and sensitive to the unique challenges of oppression and marginalization. We are committed to a diverse faculty, equity among the learners and education that creates cultural competency.

Scholarships

BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ Scholarships

Our Diversity Outreach Program is on a mission to increase diversity among the psychedelic therapy community, and to support inclusion to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+). In support of our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, we will be awarding scholarships at a 50% discount to qualified applicants. Candidates who demonstrate financial need will be prioritized. Please sign up for a call and you will receive instructions afterward. Scholarship application deadline is August 31st, 2021. 

Veteran Discounts

We are committed to support military veterans to gain access to training in psychedelic-assisted therapy. If this is you, please ask about our 30% discount for veterans on your discovery call.

Need-Based Scholarships

In an effort to include students experiencing financial barriers, we will be awarding scholarships at a 50% discount to qualified applicants. Please sign up for a call and you will receive instructions to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship application deadline is August 31st, 2021. 

In-person Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Retreat in Boulder, Colorado
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dates: TBD

A unique feature of this program is the opportunity to gather in person with a group of fellow learners for a 3-day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) retreat in Boulder, CO. Experiential learning is considered by many psychedelic therapy pioneers to be essential to gaining proficiency in psychedelic therapy. Retreat with colleagues to learn about psychedelic therapy is also a great opportunity to build community.

During this retreat, you will provide ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and will also be given the option to participate as a client. Participating as a client is not required to attend the retreat.

**Attending this experience in person is a requirement to meet the criteria to sit for the “Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Provider” certification examination. Undergoing a ketamine therapy experience at this training is not required and requires a ketamine medical screening. If you do not choose this option you will still receive a certificate of completion upon the successful completion of program requirements.

How Can I Use This Psychedelic Training?

The IPI certification is designed for qualified professionals who already have a significant foundation of relevant training and experience providing mental healthcare. Certification and certificates of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the program and demonstrating core competencies.

The only psychedelic medicine currently available to provide in a medical setting in the United States is ketamine. In this program you will learn about how to get involved, ethically and safely, with ketamine-assisted therapy. MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapy are currently in phase 3 FDA trials, and [for now] remain on US DEA schedule 1, making them illegal to use outside an approved research setting. As a training institute, we support following the outcomes of validated research, and, upholding the laws of the country in which you reside.

Tuition Details

Full Tuition

$9,500

 

Early Registration Tuition Available Until November 1st, 2021

$7,000

Add-On Optional In-Person Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Experience and Certification Fees (does not include travel expenses)

$1,000

Schedule a call to apply!

Limited spots available

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

Our Guarantee

Our commitment to furthering your education

The knowledge, experience, and confidence you will gain from attending the IPI Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training is unparalleled.

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 Psychedelic Therapy Training is a year-long online course that will not only help you feel confident providing ketamine, but will also bring your knowledge base up to date on the latest evidence.

Make an investment in yourself and your education. Take your practice to a new level of patient care.

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.

Have more questions? [email protected]

What Others Are Saying About The Program

 

“The program is highly comprehensive and well organized. I really liked the variety of perspectives that the presenters came from. The IPI staff did an amazing job organizing the event and managing any and all technical issues. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about psychedelics and psychedelic therapies and research.” -Shane LeMaster, LAC Colorado

“The intensive was phenomenal. Even more than I expected. Impressive lecturers and participants. Well organized. Participants are genuine and eager to learn.” -Leslie Madrak, DO New Jersey

“The presenters so far in this program have been phenomenal and engaging. The breadth of subjects in this psychedelic wellness field are highlighted very well. You can tell the organizers put a lot of care and thought into this program.” -Samantha Supit, LMHC California

“From the moment this training started, I found myself captivated by the instructors, course developers, leadership, and last but not least, my fellow students. It is phenomenal to see so many disciplines come together to collaborate, learn, and lift one another up! I’ve already learned so much, and continue to be inspired.” -Megan Sweeney, MPH California

“The lectures were well-organized and provided a wide foundation for psychedelic practice. The emphasis on being an ethically grounded practitioner was especially welcomed.” -Anya Ravitz, LPC Illinois

“It has left me feeling inspired and even more eager to learn more, which I wasn’t sure was even possible given how much time and energy I am already committing to my development in this area. I feel extremely fortunate to be part of of this program and cannot wait to continue the journey for the rest of the year and beyond!” -Angie Joerin, LLP Colorado

“The incorporation of a wide range of topics beyond the psychedelics such as integrative health, artists, visionaries, harm-reduction, racism – everything is so welcome and needed. Thank you for the great variety which will inform my practice for years to come.” -Liz Willis, RN California

“Mind. Blown.” -David Sherman, LPC Colorado

“This program is so much more than learning techniques but is a deep personal and collective dive into a greater possibility for human potential.” -Kathleen Friend, MD Arizona

“This experience will teach, inspire, connect, and ignite. If you are passionate about a better, more peaceful and loving world, where optimal mental health is the standard of all care, I recommend this training.” -Matt Jacobson, PsyD Hawaii

“I felt truly inspired by the caliber of faculty and information presented and also by the fellow attendees.” -Alexandra (Sasha) Teter, MFT Massachusetts

“Fantastic experience. Delved into the breadth and depth of psychedelics. Something for everyone. Extensive medical and psychological research, as well as experiential practices and talks from leaders in many fields. Just wow!” -Sonya Som, MFTC Colorado

“The PAPT program is not only about a new professional journey, this is a life changing interpersonal journey. I am so excited to be a part of this magic! ” -Rachelle Van Winkle, DNP North Carolina

“Outstanding experience. The very high quality of the presentations is remarkable. The globally regarded teachers, the spirit of the training in IPI’s DNA. All really exceptional.” -Wayne Martin, LCSW Texas

“It was amazing to get to hear from some of the most brilliant minds in the field of psychotherapy. I also felt a great sense of warmth and community from the other participants and am excited about the opportunities for professional and personal connections this training is creating. A sense that we are being held in a safe container with a well thought out structure for guiding us through this burgeoning field of psychedelic psychotherapy.” -Leah Smith, LMFT California

“I’m so grateful to have been accepted into this program and to be a part of what I believe to be a ground breaking experiencing. Thank you IPI for this wonderful opportunity and learning experience. ” -Huy Vo, CRNA California

“IPIs PAPT training program really respects the art, purpose, and impact of psychedelics without question. You not only learn about PAP, but you learn how to pursue and use this therapy in a way that is embedded within our humanity.” -Christopher Welch, MFT Tennessee

“The program scope, topics and presenters are great, and I am excited to continue growing and learning.” -Vanessa Merlis, LCSWR New York

“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, LPC Massachusetts

“This training alone has been transformational, planting the seeds for what I shall be working to bring to fruition. I feel incredibly full. I was deeply emotional this morning. I feel like I’ve already been on a journey.” -Rebecca Schillenback, MDiv New York

“I’ve found the training to speak to areas I know very little about and areas I thought I knew a lot. Very thankful for both the breadth and depth of the training.” -Anthony Dummermuth, LCPC Kansas

“The Integrative Psychiatry Institute’s commitment to the progress of mental health conceptualization and care is training a population of providers who are sensitive to the many facets of the human experience. This multidimensional view will help us all to view our own individual and collective wellbeing in holistic, responsible, practical, creative and beautiful ways. Many thanks to all who create this exquisite platform for learning. I will participate in absolutely every program you offer.” -Amy Benton Krenz, PhD Colorado

“I am certain I came to the right place. The energy and professionalism is palpable, very impressed.” -Márton Mányai, Pastor Hungary

“Blown away by the breadth and depth of the presenters. Giants in the field, and deep souls as well. From neuroscience to cutting edge cultural competency to psychedelic art, I felt challenged and inspired and excited throughout the weekend. The fellow students are exceptional and I can’t wait to get to know them more.” -Sally Schwager, Reverend Connecticut

“This program is so much more than what I thought it could or would be. World thought leaders, therapy modality developers, researchers and artists all coming together to help shape us to develop ourselves into the best therapeutic facilitators possible. Just amazing!” -Angel Avila, LCSW New Mexico

“I just cannot express how grateful I am for being able to attend this online training, living in Italy and not knowing anybody working in this field. It feels very “lonely” sometimes. I already feel like this training is beautifully filling the void I was experiencing, prior to being able to connect with this amazing community. Thank you!” -Eleonora Zuliani, Psychologist Italy

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the online lectures?

Our online lectures 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 large group seminars for feedback from teaching assistants, as well as during the live experience if you attend. In addition there is time for Q+A during every live lecture, as well as a community forum. 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 automatically certified at the completion of the program?

Currently, no national board certification exists for psychedelic-assisted therapy. If you choose to partake in the optional live retreat, you will become eligible for certification and will be awarded it upon successful completion of the program and demonstrating core competencies. If you choose not to participate, you will still receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the program and demonstrating core competencies.

Do I have to attend the two live intensives?

You are expected to attend both online conferences. We will be doing important group exercises, in addition to other community building activities. Please contact us with any extenuating circumstances.

When will I get access to the pre-training materials?

Immediately! As soon as you register, you will have received an account on the IPI website. The pre-training material will be uploaded over the course of March.

What format are the recordings in?

Recordings are video, audio and transcripts. Generally, a slide deck is also used by the presenter.