Weekend 1: November 14th – November 15th, 2020
What you will learn
This seminar is designed for health care professionals who wish to develop, open and manage a psychedelic medicine clinic. It is designed to be practical and cover basic fundamental skills needed to operate a successful business. You will learn basic essential skills that include how to:
1. Discover your goals and action steps.
2. Budget for set-up and operations.
3. Hire the correct clinical staff members.
4. Establish strong local community relationships.
5. Evaluate how Psychedelic medicine culture relates to outreach and marketing.
6. Identify the correct legal and tax structure for your goals.
7. Create a green clinic and operate it in a sustainable manner.
8. Formulate an operations manual that delivers value and to model what that looks like.
9. Set up real leadership and what that looks like in a business of this size.
10. Apply new team models that create effective connection and communication.
Course Director: Scott Shannon, MD, has been a student of consciousness since his honor’s thesis on this topic in the 1970s. Following medical school, MDMA assisted psychotherapy became a facet of his practice before this medicine was scheduled in 1985. Scott has been a transformative agent in mental health and a visionary leader in integrative medicine for over two decades. He is a cannabidiol and MDMA researcher as well as a sought-after trainer and speaker. Currently, Scott works extensively with a broad range of ketamine services including ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in his large innovative clinic. He lectures all over the world to professionals interested in a deeper look at mental health issues, ketamine, psychedelics and a paradigm shifting perspective about transformative care.
Mary Rondeau ND, RH(AHG), is a naturopathic doctor and registered herbalist who has a deep interest in plants and their ability to alter the human body and mind. She previously conducted research at Colorado State University on Mycobacterium tuberculosis prior to her completion of naturopathic medical school. She brings together a balance of being a practitioner and drive to teach other providers how to be successful business owners. She is driven to change the mental health field to be more holistically focused and this includes the use of traditional plant medicines to aid in healing transformations. Currently she has a private clinical practice and teaches nationally about integrative psychiatry, naturopathic medicine, nutrition, and botanical medicine.
Jamie Harvie is the founder of the One Sacred Earth Project and serves as President of the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute (PRATI) and the Duluth Whole Foods Co-op. Jamie is nationally recognized for his extensive experience at the nexus of health, community, environment and health care. Jamie led the successful coordination and passage of mercury product legislation. He is the recipient of the NRDC National Thought Leader award for his work on sustainable food systems and health care. His work is published widely for journals including the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and is a contributor to a textbooks including Integrative Medicine. Jamie offers organizational development, strategic planning and collaborative leadership training and serves as a racial healing circle facilitator.
Jessica Breemen, MSW, was awarded her Master of Social Work in May of 2020, has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology, and is a certified Scrum Master. Her research has focused on organizational development, criminal justice and drug policy reform, full spectrum harm reduction, as well as MDMA and ketamine-assisted psychotherapies. Jessica is a Senior Project Leader for a social justice non-profit dedicated to incubating and supporting social ventures to build progressive political power and civic engagement with low income and BIPOC communities. Jessica serves on the board of directors of DanceSafe and completed her MSW advanced specialty field placement during her 2019-2020 school year at Wholeness Center in Fort Collins, CO.
Andy Belanger is a strategic business coach with Heros Business Solutions Inc. He has been coaching Health professionals nationally/internationally for 32 years and counting. His passion is providing a strong Business of health foundation so that health professionals succeed and help more people.
Quanita Roberson is a life coach, and a storyteller. Over the past 20 years her work has been focused in the areas of healing, initiation, grief, leadership, diversity, and inclusion. Quanita brings a background in Organizational Management and Development with a focus in Integral Theory. Quanita has had the privilege of studying with some amazing elders, including Sobonfu Some and Jojopah Maria Nsoroma, keepers of ancient indigenous wisdom from the Dagara Tribe of Burkina Faso, Fanchon Shur in Embodying Creative Leadership through Growth in Motion, and Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea of The Circle Way. Recent projects have included work with The Kellogg Foundation’s, Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Program and People’s Action’s Heartland Initiative: A Listening Tour of Rural and Small Town America.
- Live Event: A ticket to attend the live event in Denver, CO. Also includes the PRATI Business Training manual, access to the presentation videos after the conference, and two post-conference group workshop calls.
- Virtual Live Stream Event: A ticket to attend the virtual live stream online event. Also includes the PRATI Business Training manual, and access to the presentation videos after the conference.
- Virtual Live Stream Event (Discounted Ticket): A ticket to attend the virtual live stream online event. Also includes PRATI Business Training manual, and access to the presentation videos after the conference. Please see guidelines for purchasing discounted tickets. **
** Discounted tickets are available for current students, recent graduates (0-2 years out of school), and therapists that are working with underserved communities (the majority of work is delivered to BIPOC, LGBTQ or low income clients). PRATI recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our wholeness and, therefore, to our wellness.
Refund / Cancellation Policy
We understand that things come up in life and you might need to cancel your ticket order. After purchasing a ticket you are eligible to receive a refund of 90% until October 15th, and 50% until November 1st. Cancellations after November 1st will forfeit all of the tuition.
While this event will be the first of it's kind, PRATI has received positive reviews for its other trainings. Here are some reviews for our Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy workshops:
This training blew me away. I did not expect it to be so full of heart and so full of practical, clinical skill building tools as a therapist. I feel confident that I am capable of integrating KAP into my practice after this weekend and supported by the staff at PRATI throughout the process. I would highly recommend this training.
- Dori Lewis, LPC
The psychedelic renaissance happening now brings with it much excitement as well as many challenges.The level of leadership, professionalism, knowledge (and playfulness) exhibited in this training is unmatched in this field. After nine years as a therapist, I have a new found enthusiasm and hope for the future of mental health and overall well-being.
- Dan Ronken, Inclusion Recovery LLC
This training provided the essential elements of embarking on the development of Psychedelic Medicine practice. Coupling experiential segments with didactic sessions brings a unison of intellect and lived experience, which enables participants to begin practice almost immediately. The faculty and staff were open, responsive and accessible, making this training worth it's weight in gold.
- Deb Azorsky, MA, LPC, CST
PRATI's training highlights the power of intention and personal growth that can be evoked by ketamine assisted psychotherapy. By steeping participants in the research, principles, and experience of ketamine assisted therapy, all involved are able to walk away with the confidence and skills needed to truly evoke transformation in their client. A profoundly magical and life changing experience.
- Dylan Rivard
I got more from the experiential components of this training than I had in all of the psychotherapy I've done combined. I can not wait to spread this gift to my clients.
- Melissa Quinn, M.D.
One of the best trainings I have ever attended. Brilliant staff who createted a near perfect learning environment. I came away feeling clear about the application of Ketamine to a therapy practice.
- Sue Maclaren LPC, LAC, former Arapahoe House Clinic Trainer extrodinaire
Scott Shannon has assembled an excellent team of clinicians who see healing as both science and artform. The training they provide reflects that, and empowers future clinicians to provide both precision and depth to the therapy they offer their clients.
- Nick B.
This was a life changing training.
- Maggie Sharpe
PRATI provides an exceptional training in ketamine and psychedelic-assisted therapy. The training included a well-rounded body of information on all aspects of psychedelic work. PRATI holds an obviously high standard of ethics, integrity, knowledge and research, and the facilitators created a safe, fun, and connected learning environment that supported both intellectual knowledge and embodied experience. I left feeling competent and ready to bring this work into my practice.
- Gail Margolis, MA, LPC
The most profound experiential training. Do this for yourself and for your clients. What a gift!!!
- Dawn Fabian, PMHNP
The team at PRATI is dedicated to expanding access to the transformative power of psychedelic medicine by training compassionate, ethical, whole-health professionals. Their attention to detail and ability to create an effective learning environment were unparalleled in my nearly four decades as a student. When the training was finished, I was both energized and grounded.
- Michelle Flowers