IPI Online Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training

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

Year-Long Program
January 2024 – October 2024

Over 1,300 Students Trained

  • 256 hours learning 
  • 90% live virtual learning
  • Research-backed lectures and materials 
  • 30+ faculty members comprised of world-renowned leaders & top-tier experts 
  • Supportive community of like-minded peers

Take your practice to a new frontier with the incredible power of psychedelic therapy.

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Limited spaces available. Please apply now to ensure we can accommodate your application.

Our program is the highest-rated psychedelic therapy training program with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 by over 1,300 students.

“The IPI community is so accepting and they really work hard to create a space for us to make connections with each other and also with the leaders.”

Mindy Tockman, MA, Missouri
IPI Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Program Participant

Who should join the Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training?

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

What Alumni Are Saying About the Program:

The IPI Online Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Program is a year-long course, taught by more than 30 experts in psychedelic-assisted therapy and research. This program will educate practitioners about the protocols of investigational psychedelic-assisted therapy treatments for PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. It will also dive into the details of what research and practice have uncovered in the realm 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 256-hour program was designed from the ground up to be taken online, allowing a busy therapist to take it without traveling.

Schedule a call to apply!

Limited spots available

“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

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)
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.


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% 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.

Tuition Details

Tuition w/o Experiential Retreats:



Early Registration PIF Discount w/o Experiential Retreats Available Until October 31st, 2023:



Add-On: Optional In-Person Oregon Practicum Experiential Retreat and Certification Fees (does not include travel expenses):



Add-On: Optional In-Person Colorado Practicum Experiential Retreat Fees (does not include travel expenses): 


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Limited spots available

Long-term payment plan options
may be available on your discovery call

“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

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 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 an IPI Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Program participant about what it’s like to learn at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and how we are different.

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
    • 90% live virtual learning with tons of faculty and teaching assistant contact
    • Community forum with faculty involvement for answers to your questions
Schedule a call to apply!

Limited spots available

Featured Lecturers

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.

Joe Tafur

Joe Tafur, M.D., is a Colombian-American family physician originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine training at UCLA, Dr. Tafur spent two years in academic research at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. After his research fellowship, over a period of six years, he lived and worked in the Peruvian Amazon at the traditional healing center..
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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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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

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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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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 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.

Melissa Lavasani, MPP

Melissa Lavasani is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Washington, DC-based Psychedelic Medicine Coalition, a national association committed to advancing the science supporting psychedelic medicine…
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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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Mary Sanders, LCSW

Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose focus is on addressing trauma in communities of color and marginalized populations. She has worked with Black, Indigenous, (BIPOC), Veterans, immigrants and refugees from Iraq and Syria, foster youth, and LGBTQIA+ community members…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sara Lewis, PhD, LCSW

Sara Lewis, PhD, LCSW, 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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Nicholas Spiers

Nicholas Spiers is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker. He co-founded Agua de Rayo, a non-profit civil organization based in Mexico’s Sierra Mazateca, which is invested in visual ethnography and community projects and which also has an interest in Mazatec psychoactive plant use….
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Kylea Taylor, MS, LMFT

Kylea Taylor, M.S., LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist (CA MFC #34901) who has been thinking, writing, and teaching about ethics for almost three decades. She developed InnerEthics®, a self-reflective, selfcompassionate, approach to relational ethics which she is now teaching in psychedelic psychotherapy trainings…
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David B. Yaden, PhD

David B. Yaden, PhD, completed his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and is now an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focus is on the psychology, neuroscience, and psychopharmacology of spiritual, self-transcendent, and other positively transformative experiences…
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Alan K. Davis, PhD

Dr. Alan Davis is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the Center for Psychedelic Drug Research and Education in the College of Social Work at Ohio State University. They are an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at OSU and also on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University….
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Kelley O’Donnell, MD, PhD

Dr. Kelley O’Donnell is a board-certified psychiatrist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and the Director of Therapist Training at the NYU Langone Center for Psychedelic Medicine. After receiving her medical degree and a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA…
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Joanna Simundic, RCSW, RCC

Joanna Simundic is the sole founder, owner and psychotherapist at Embracing Change Therapy, a private psychotherapy practice she started in 2013. She supports individuals in processing traumatic material using a variety of techniques such as: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Mindfulness….
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Ido Siemion, PhD

Ido Siemion, PhD., is a MAPS PBC (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) trainer, a Hakomi trainer and co-founder of the Hakomi Institute of Israel. He holds a PhD in East West Psychology and a M.A. in Somatic Psychology, both from the California Institute of Integral Studies….
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Phil Lister, MD

Phil Lister identifies as a white cis-gender male in his seventh decade. He was raised in a financially secure upper-middle class family with an abundance of love and a moderate dose of neurotic dysfunction. He has had the good fortune of health and wonderful educational opportunities which led to a medical degree….
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Mendel Kaelen, PhD

Mendel Kaelen is the founder and CEO of Wavepaths, a startup providing music both for and as psychedelic therapy. Prior to this, he worked as a PhD and postdoctoral neuroscientist at Imperial College London since 2012, where his research was the first to demonstrate music’s central role in psychedelic therapies…..
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Justin Dentry, MS, LPC

Justin Dentry has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Denver Colorado since 2010. Justin has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master’s degree in Counseling from The University of Southern Maine. Justin’s career started out working with at-risk youth…
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Tim Spalla, MA, LPCC

Tim Spalla is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate and owner of Agile Wellness Group, a private therapy practice in Denver, Colorado. Before entering the mental health field, he spent nearly 20 years living and working overseas, first as a US Army Ranger Intelligence Specialist with multiple combat deployments in Iraq….
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Katrina Michelle, PhD, LCSW

Katrina Michelle, PhD, LCSW earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University and her Master’s in Social Work from Stony Brook University. For her doctoral research she conducted a heuristic study on Exploring Resistance to Spiritual Emergence….
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Frederick Barrett, PhD

Frederick Barrett is a cognitive neuroscientist with training in behavioral pharmacology, and the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. Dr. Barrett has been conducting psychedelic research at Johns Hopkins University since 2013…
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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

Home Group Facilitators

Aliss Wang, MA, AMFT

Aliss Wang, MA, AMFT, ELI-MA, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and head injury integrations coach in California, with a MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She is in clinical practice at Bay Area Gestalt Institute and The Couples Center in San Francisco, and volunteers for Love Your Brain Foundation, UCSF-Benioff…
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Elizabeth Willis RN, MS

Elizabeth Willis RN, MS, PMHNP(c) is a co-founder of the Organization for Psychedelic and Entheogenic Nurses (OPENurses) and has practiced as an emergency department registered nurse (ED RN) in critical care settings for a decade. Passionate about disaster response and humanitarian work, her nursing path has taken her as far as Bolivia, Ecuador, Cambodia, Laos, and Zimbabwe…
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Drew Puxty

Drew is a licensed Psychologist who has experience working with individuals from the international community for a wide range of clinical disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction). In addition, his passion for the use of psychedelics for personal growth and transformation have led to contributions within the field of psychedelic research…
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Amy Margulies, MS, LPC

Amy is an IPI Certified Psychedelic Assisted Provider, engaged in research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a psychedelic assisted therapist. She has recently retired from her career as a mental health counselor, specializing in substance use concerns. Prior to becoming a therapist…
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Mona Irrmischer

Mona Irrmischer is a Neuropsychologist and received a PhD researching the effects of meditation on the brain at the Vrije University of Amsterdam. She is an integrative body-oriented therapist, psychedelic assisted therapist, breathwork and mindfulness trainer…
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Emily Hackenburg

Emily Hackenburg graduated from the College of New Rochelle in 2006 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her personal experiences with the healing potential of psychedelics have been transformational in her own life and has inspired her to pursue a path into psychedelic medicine. She’s a graduate of the Certificate of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research at CIIS. In 2021…
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Carsten Fisher

Carsten Fisher is a behavioral psychologist by training, experienced in working with populations diagnosed with an array of mental health challenges, and is a passionate harm reductionist and educator. Carsten has been a student of psychedelic-assisted healing modalities and integration practice…
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Comer Gaither

Comer Gaither has a doctorate in clinical psychology and works with children (in a school-based setting) in the mornings and with adults in the afternoon. He is trained in Hakomi, a mindful, somatic, psychotherapy, and is a part of the Hakomi South East trading staff. He supervises clinical psychology doctoral students at the University of Virginia…
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Jaime Dias Delgado, LCSW

Jaime Dias Delgado, LCSW (he, they) is a Culture & Identity consultant and trauma therapist with a practice rooted in liberation psychology. Jaime received an MSW from Fordham University and subsequently worked in professional-level foster care, intimate partner violence, youth gender and sexuality education, elementary education curriculum…
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Jordan Dobrowski, LCSW

Jordan Dobrowski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider with experience providing psychotherapy to youth and adults in both English and Spanish. She received her Master’s in Social Work with certificates in Trauma-Informed Care and Culturally Responsive Mental Healthcare for Immigrant Families from the University of Chicago in 2018…
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Teaching Assistants

Amanda Ream, LCSW, MSW, MEd

Amanda (she/her/hers) holds a dual-masters degree in Clinical Social Work and Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. Originally from Philadelphia, Amanda now resides in Denver, Colorado and runs a private psychotherapy practice here…
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Jessica Breemen, MSW, SWC

Jessica Breemen, MSW, SWC has focused her energy on social entrepreneurship, micro-to-macro health & wellness, criminal justice and drug policy reform, full spectrum harm/risk reduction, benefit maximization, and integrative medicine-assisted care…
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Michael Donisi

Michael Donisi is currently pursuing an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regis University and has a profound interest in the re emerging field of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy. With over two years of experience in this domain, Michael also has delved deep into integrative medicine, LGBTQIA+ issues, clinical operations…
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Zane Guilfoyle, LPC, LAC

Raised in the Colorado mountains, Zane wears shorts and Chacos even in the midst of the winter. He enjoys skiing powder, “wander” hiking, “creative” camping and is always up for an adventure. With a master’s in counseling from Naropa University, Zane has a passion for LGBTQ communities and sexual health…
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Susan Frederick, MD

Susan is Board Certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also a certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst. She works with individuals, families and couples. She also works with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression…
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Tori Buckley, MA, LPC

Tori (she/her) received a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Louisiana and Colorado. She is a graduate of the first cohort of IPI’s Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training program…
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Kris Isaacs

Kris Isaacs is a registered licensed therapist and certified addictions specialist in the state of Colorado. He received Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado and is a graduate of IPI’s Psychedelic Assisted Therapy training, Cohort 2…
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Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook, MA, LMFT is a passionate couples and family therapist in Denver. With over 12 years of experience, she continuously strives to support her clients in reaching their potential as they enhance their relationships and connections to the world around them…
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Thad Frye

Thad Frye is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Boulder, CO. He specializes in a somatic modality called Brainspotting. Thad is a certified Brainspotting Consultant who supervises therapists wanting to become certified in the modality. In his private practice he specializes in grief, sports performance and psychedelic integration…
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Amy Koehlinger

Amy Koehlinger is an educator with over 25 years of experience in post-secondary and graduate settings.  She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University, and an M.A. in U.S. History from the University of Oregon.  Amy researches, writes, and teaches about historical intersections of religious experience and structures of power in the United States…
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Arah Gould, MA, LPC

Arah is a mental health therapist, with close to 20 years of experience, working with adults in private practice and drawing from mindfulness, psychodynamic, and somatic approaches. In addition to her private practice, she also has nearly a decade of experience supporting adoptive and foster parents with trauma-informed parenting strategies and resources on child…
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Christine Marie Aitchison

Christine Marie has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, helping them unearth their truth, heal deep wounds, and live more meaningful lives. She has a background in working as an RN and has transitioned into owning her own private practice as a Writer & Healing Arts Practitioner (Celtic Shamanism, Reiki, Energy Healing) and is passionate towards…
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Douglas Wingate, DTCM, FMHC, L.Ac

Douglas Wingate, DTCM, FMHC, L.Ac, is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and certified clinician in hyperbaric oxygen therapeutics specializing in neurological, emotional, and neuro-cognitive conditions as well as acute and chronic pain having worked in private practice and OHSU hospital’s neurology department…
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Jessica L. Corp, LPC

Jessica L. Corp is a relational therapist who, for the last 12 years, has been collaborating with people who experience both symptoms of mental health disorders and symptoms of drug and alcohol use disorders. She has provided individual and group therapy in Residential Treatment Centers and Outpatient treatment…
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Lynne Shinto, ND, MPH

Lynne Shinto, ND, MPH (She, Her) is a Naturopathic Physician who is deeply involved in moving forward the integration of all types of medicine. She received her naturopathic medicine degree at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, and her Master of Public Health at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. She is a certified psychedelic-assisted therapy provider…
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Melisssa Landis-Padron

Melissa Landis-Padron has a Masters’s Degree in Education and has been a K-12 teacher for over 20 years. Specializing in behavioral supports, mindfulness, and Sensory Integration program development. She has also been a community events coordinator for the City of Eugene creating connections and networking with community partners to host community music…
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Molly Gage, LCSW

Molly Gage is an LCSW, specializing in hospice and palliative care.   She received PAT-C training in IPI’s third cohort.   She holds an MSW from Portland State University, BA from St. John’s College, Santa Fe and graduated from South Eugene High School.   She lives in rural Oregon with her family….
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Molly Powers, MA, LMT

Molly is an explorer of mind, body, and soul. In 2009 she received her Master’s degree from The California Institute of Integral Studies from the department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. For two incredible years she traversed the realms of the mind and soul and is still integrating all of the profound teachings and experiences…
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Melinda Halpern

Melinda earned her Masters in Counseling from Oregon State University and a Masters in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College. Her early work as a therapist centered on young children and adolescents, emphasizing Autism Spectrum Disorders and trauma. She has added expanded her work with adults and is a Level 2 EMDR therapist…
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Michele Soleimani, LCSW

Michele Soleimani is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in private practice for 15 years, with a focus on treating complex PTSD. Prior to that she worked in community based mental health, HIV/AIDS education, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for close to 10 years. Originally from New York City…
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Noora Via LMT, CHP

Noora is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner (a mindfulness center somatic  psychotherapy) and has been a Massage Therapist for 18 years specializing in  Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. She has completed extensive  training through the Hakomi Institute, Maui School of Therapeutic Massage…
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Shosh Dresdner

Shosh Dresdner, LCSW (she/her) is a bilingual (English & Spanish) Denver based, telehealth therapist. Her practice incorporates a holistic approach hinging on modalities aimed at supporting processes of mind, body, and spirit. She is trained in EMDR, Somatic Therapies, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy…
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Sonya Som

Sonya Som, MA, LMFT, LPCC, provides psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, the therapeutic integration of psychedelics, EMDR, and Brainspotting to individuals and couples. She feels passionately about the healing effects of psychedelics and the greater collective’s need for deep healing and growth…
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“I’ve known people, throughout this program, who had very little knowledge [about psychedelics] and by the end of this program they’re implementing new strategies in their practice to help people.”

Lynn Knight, MA, LCMHC, RPT, Tennessee
IPI Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Program Participant

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 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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Jaime Davila, MA, LPC

Director of Psychedelic Trainings

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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Rohini Kanniganti, MD

Physician Team Lead

Rohini serves at The Denver Hospice and Optio Palliative Health Services. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Kanniganti has been practicing in Colorado for over a decade. Dr. Kanniganti graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and received a Master of Science in Public Health and medical degree from the University of North Carolina…
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Jaime Dias Delgado, LCSW

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Jaime Dias Delgado, LCSW (he, they) is a Culture & Identity consultant and trauma therapist with a practice rooted in liberation psychology. Jaime received an MSW from Fordham University and subsequently worked in professional-level foster care, intimate partner violence, youth gender and sexuality education, elementary education curriculum…
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Mailae Halstead, M.S, NCC

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

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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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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Blakely Saucier

Head of Faculty and Retreats

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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Jay Thooft

Director of Group Engagement

Jay serves as the Director of Group Engagement with IPI overseeing the enrollment for the Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training Program. Jay works with individual students as well as large group practices, hospital systems, and behavioral health clinics to get their clinicians up to speed on Psychedelic Assisted Therapy…
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Samantha Yanas

Head of Product and Programs

Samantha is passionate about technology, streamlined efficiencies, and proactive workflows. With over 7 year experience in customer service, people operations, and technology, Sam is passionate about making a difference….
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Earn Continuing Education Credits (CE)

We were approved for 33 CE credits for the prior cohort and we are anticipating approval for this cohort as well.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by CME Outfitters, LLC and Integrative Psychiatry Institute, LLC. CME Outfitters, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

What You’ll Get

The IPI Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training has been designed to take advantage of recent advances in online education, with 256 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 Prerequisite Modules

This 20 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
12 Hours

Our training begins with the Live Virtual Intensive consisting of 12 hours of highly-engaging talks by expert faculty where you will learn the fundamentals of psychedelic-assisted therapy while building community.

Online Lectures
37 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
38 Hours

10 Months of bi-weekly 120 minute online groups in breakout rooms where you will practice and discuss different techniques of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Home Group Sessions
18 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
12 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.

“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

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
      • 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
      • Using meditation & mindfulness for self exploration
      • Developing therapist self-growth practices
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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.


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. Scholarships are no longer available. Please email [email protected] to be added to the scholarship waitlist.

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. Scholarships are no longer available. Please email [email protected] to be added to the scholarship waitlist.

In-person Practicum 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.

Rated a 4.8 Out of 5 by Over 1,000 Participants

How Can I Use This Psychedelic Training?

A Message From the Co-founder:

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.

What Others Are Saying About The Program

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