Psychedelic Integration Clinical Consultation Group | Online

A 12-week clinical consultation group for therapists and healthcare providers practicing psychedelic integration, starts April 23 or May 14

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Event details

Faculty

Jeffery Guss

Location

Online

Dates/Times

Section 1 (This group is full): Thursdays 4/23, 4/30, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23

12-1:30PM EST

Section 2 (This group is accepting applications): Thursdays 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6

9:15-10:45AM EST

Cost

$1,200 for 12-sessions

Optional CE certificate for $65.

The goal of this group is to provide a safe, informative and confidential place for therapists and other practitioners to discuss their clinical work in psychedelic integration. This group will meet weekly for 12 weeks, and will keep the same members for the 12 week period. We will be learning the principles of Psychedelic Integration and methods for working with psychedelic experiences into ongoing psychotherapies. Members will be asked to present case material from their own practices once or twice during the group, and guided discussion will be encouraged. This group will be a supportive environment with the same confidentiality parameters as a psychotherapy group, and invites personal sharing, but is not a venue for therapists to discuss underground work with psychedelics that they may have done as a therapist. The group is open to practicing clinicians of all persuasions, but will emphasize psychological and psychodynamic perspectives, including discussions of transference and countertransference. We are asking CCG members to commit 12 week's participation upon registration; it is not a drop-in group.

This group is by application only, Please click here to apply.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be better able to...

  1. Prepare to understand the motivation of patients to seek out and participate in  psychedelic experiences that are not based in fear and caution only.
  2. Describe and acknowledge personal therapist reactions to patients who seek psychedelic experiences and want to discuss them in therapy sessions
  3. Compare psychedelic experiences that are thoughtful and growth oriented from ones which seem recreational or dissociative
  4. Plan for the shift in focus in sessions from transference focus to a relationship with psychedelic medicines that may be idealized
  5. Revise therapist expectations of change and transformation to include a new, powerful “other” that has suddenly emerged in the therapy relationship
  6. Prepare for a shift in language, meaning, and self-concept that may accompany experiences with psychedelic healing
  7. Apply the therapist’s usual method of working with dreams and fantasies to reports received of experiences during psychedelic sessions
  8. Prepare for emotional responses (countertransference) to patient reports based on the therapist’s own relationship to psychedelic therapy or experience
  9. Plan to expand understanding of clinical events to include psychedelic material as part of the ongoing treatment process, rather than as something foreign or intrusive
  10. Assess the shift in self/other representations, relational configurations, and identifications that may follow psychedelic work, especially if such changes are abrupt and seem sudden
  11. Predict changes in relationships if the patient becomes a regular member of a psychedelic healing group, church, or community
  12. Apply self-analysis to understand the patient’s reports in a way that allows for expansion of understanding of clinical material, rather than needing to fit it into the therapist’s existing narrative of clinical process

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center 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.

LCSWs, MFTs, 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.

SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Elizabeth Nielson, elizabeth@fluence8.com. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.