Psychedelic Integration and Skill Sets for Therapists
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About The Event
This intermediate-level seminar explores eclectic skill sets for working with clients who use psychedelics for therapeutic purposes. We detail the therapeutic models that have emerged from psychedelic pioneers over the past several decades, review clinical research protocols for psychedelic-assisted therapies, and discuss a variety of somatic, psychological, and interpersonal approaches for practitioners. Psychedelic integration, considered by many to be the most important part of a therapeutic psychedelic experience, will be examined in detail as a skill that any practitioner can adopt to help clients anchor insights gained from a psychedelic experience into their daily lives. This seminar is for professionals who already have an introductory knowledge base and want to deepen their skill set and understanding of the psychedelic therapeutic process.
· Define and discuss psychedelic integration as a key component of a psychedelic experience
· Examine appropriate roles, activities, and ethical obligations for counselors and therapists in the psychedelic field
· Summarize emerging competencies for psychedelic therapists and guides
· Reflect on therapeutic modalities that attendees currently use & explore ways to adapt them to the psychedelic therapy context
· Discuss optional modalities to supplement current practice
Register for Day 1 and Day 2 together and receive $50 off total registration! Please note we will be in the Longs Peak Student Center, West Room of Front Range Community College (Larimer campus on Harmony and Shields). We will have a break for lunch. You can bring your own lunch, or buy lunch at a nearby restaurant. We will provide light snacks, refreshments, and coffee for the morning.
Dr. Rob Colbert, MA, PhD Dr. Rob Colbert earned his Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and his doctorate at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Colbert's research explores the experiences of adult couples who use MDMA recreationally and the perceived benefits of MDMA use on their relationships. The cognitive-relational model of MDMA use that emerged from this research suggests that individuals can make healthful choices about their drug use in recreational contexts and experience sustained benefits to relationships in their lives. Dr. Colbert is part of the therapist training for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, and has received training in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. In his private practice as a registered psychotherapist, Dr. Colbert specializes in working with young adults, non-ordinary states of consciousness such as hearing voices or having visions, and psychedelic integration.
Dr. Danielle Wise, MA, PhD
Dr. Danielle Wise has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for 18 years, focusing on the impact of trauma on interpersonal relationships and now, the healing potential of psychedelic experiences. Highlights of her career include teaching communication and trauma awareness courses based in somatic psychology, speaking on the topics of trauma and resilience for businesses and schools, and managing a U.S. national research team studying the lived experience of oppression that culminated in a performance ethnography. She is on the advisory board for Unlimited Sciences and co-founder of Women’s Leadership in Psychedelics (with The Nowak Society). As Director of Product Management and Education at Entheos Science Systems, Danielle is leading the development of a virtual integration therapy application and a training curriculum that can teach and inspire professionals to provide improved ongoing care for their patients.