Psychotherapy with Psychedelics: Theory, Mechanisms and Practical Aspects
Psychotherapy with Psychedelics
Wednesday 22 September 2020
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
This small scale practical workshop is specifically designed for current licensed psychedelic-assisted psychotherapists. Capacity is limited to 30 participants.
This intimate engaging workshop is designed for current and future psychedelic-assisted therapists. The workshop will provide a short outline of the development of the use of psychedelics in psychotherapy, with a focus on psychological and neurophysiological foundations.
A next aspect presented will be the evaluation of appropriate patients and how indications (or counter-indications) can be established. A focus will additionally be on a presentation of optimal clinical competencies, skills and knowledge bases of psychotherapists who provide these treatments. Psychedelic and psycholytic therapy have been conducted in both individual and group approaches. Advantages and disadvantages of both approaches will be discussed. Recent practices of the use of MDMA and LSD in group settings will be discussed, as well as individual therapy with MDMA and classic psychedelics, including psilocybin. Also reviewed and discussed will be best clinical practices in preparation and integration of psychedelic sessions.
Finally, participants are encouraged to submit cases histories, which will be presented and discussed in a group Experiences and recommendations regarding precautions and safety guidelines will round out the workshop. There will be ample space for questions and discussions of specific issues encountered in therapeutic settings by workshop participants. Participants will be given relevant reading material beforehand for a full learning experience.
Janis Phelps, PhD, is the founder and director of the psychedelic therapists education program at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. As a clinical psychologist and doctoral professor, she has worked in these therapeutic modalities for 25 years.
Torsten Passie, MD, is professor of psychiatry and psychotherapy at the Hannover Medical School in Germany. He has more than 30 years of experience with these treatments and research related to them.
Date & Time
Wednesday 22 September, 10:00 – 18:00
This workshop will take place in the beautiful and historical Endegeest Castle, Oegstgeest, former residence of René Descartes.
- Regular: €199
- Discount for ICPR attendees: €125
Tickets include coffee, tea, drinks and a healthy lunch.
If you are a licensed therapist / psychiatrist or currently and have recently been involved as a facilitator / guide / therapist in a legal, clinical context with a psychedelic drug (including ketamine or MDMA), please fill in an application form here.
If not, you can still submit a brief motivation (max 200 words) and we might take it into consideration when we still have capacity closer to the workshop date. However, based on the expected interest in this workshop we estimate to fill this up soon.
A limited number of tickets will be made available for this exclusive workshop