Group Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training — August 16 – 20, 2023

Group Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training

August 16 – 20, 2023


PRATI believes experiential learning with ketamine is the best tool to learn the practical and fundamental skills needed for psychedelic medicine. If you are ready to expand upon the knowledge gained from a foundational experiential KAP Training, please join our experienced family of group ketamine providers and educators to learn how to successfully run KAP groups at our brand new 5 Day Group Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training.

Our material will expand upon the prior training with new clinical skills specific to group work, which will empower you to deepen your practice in this emerging field. You will be implementing skills within small cohort-style groups of six throughout the 5 day training in order to prepare and grow professionally for psychedelic group work. The program is limited to 24 participants to support learning and relationship building. We are confident that you will find this unique training a valuable addition to the knowledge and skills you have already gained.


What You Will Learn

PRATI’s Group KAP training combines didactic presentations with experiential components in a retreat-style setting. You will develop skills through participation in the three roles of facilitating, journeying, and observing in small KAP groups with other trainees. Over the five days, we will co-create a container for deep personal and professional growth supported by PRATI’s expert faculty and catalyzed by your own exploration of psychedelic group work.

In addition to preparing you for the clinical application of group ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, participants will gain clinical skills and hands-on knowledge including:

  • Clinical skills for co-facilitation
  • Deepen competence in dosing and routes of administration in groups
  • Learn new group-specific integration and ceremony through immersive activities
  • Practice in facilitating, observing and journeying in small groups (6 sessions)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of planning a group KAP session
  • 3 optional ketamine experiences (dependent on medical clearance) within the small group
  • Considerations of ethics and diversity within group psychedelic medicine
  • Safety and other considerations specific to psychedelic group work
  • Sound, somatic and ecological integration experiences.
  • Community building and networking opportunities



The PRATI Group (KAP) Training Program is designed for mental health professionals or medical providers who are clinically licensed/registered practicing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in their work. Candidates for the PRATI KAP Training Program must meet the following criteria:

Completion of one of the following experiential KAP training programs:

  • PRATI, Polaris, Ketamine Training Center, or IPI
  • **If the training program you completed is not in the above list or did not include an experiential component, please email to discuss eligibility prior to registering.

PRATI recognizes that practitioners interested in KAP may come from a variety of backgrounds and orientations in medical and behavioral health care. Eligible fields of practice include: Licensed mental health professionals, medical professionals, psychedelic nurse practitioners, social workers, counselors, chaplains, and hospice workers. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at before registering. If it is determined that you do not meet eligibility requirements, your registration may be canceled and your deposit forfeited.



Select your preferred ticket level (Standard or Scholarship) by clicking the link, and completing your checkout / registration to secure your space. Please carefully review the Tuition tab below for registration fee and cancellation information.


Cancellation Policy

Full payment deadline: July 10, 2023

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. We are unable to transfer tuition payments to a subsequent training in the event of any cancellations. Please understand that cancellations impose a burden on our staff and the below policy covers us in the event we are unable to fill a canceled spot.

  • If you cancel more than 60 days prior to the training start date, you will receive a full refund of tuition fees, minus deposit.
  • If you cancel after the full payment deadline up to 2 weeks from the training start date, you will be refunded 50% of tuition fees, minus deposit.
  • Cancellations 2 weeks or less from the training start date forfeit all of the tuition fees.


Training Length of Stay

The training runs for five days, from August 16 – 20, 2023. Check in at Sunrise Ranch begins on Tuesday, August 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. You may also arrive prior to the training start time of 8:45 A.M. on Wednesday, August 16. The course will wrap up around 3 P.M. on Sunday, August 20. All times listed are in the Mountain time zone. Two optional Zoom calls (about 2 weeks prior and 1 week after) round out the training with opportunities to meet the faculty and reflect on your experience.



Each trainee must register with Sunrise separately, as they charge by the bed, not by the room, and this price also includes all of the meals you will be receiving during the training. Additionally, we do not allow family and friends to stay with you at Sunrise Ranch while you are in your training experience, as this is disruptive to the container.

Group Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training — August 16 – 20, 2023

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Sunrise Ranch

Loveland, Colorado

Sunrise Ranch is located in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains about one hour from Denver. Besides being a resort and retreat center, it is also an intentional spiritual community and a working sustainable ranch. The farm-to-table food is delicious and inspiring in quality.

**Tuition price does not include accommodations or meals.**

In addition to making tuition payment to PRATI, all participants must register with Sunrise Ranch separately, as they charge by the bed, not by the room. This payment will also includes all of the meals you will be receiving during the training.Accommodation options include shared and private rooms. We require all trainees to stay onsite for the duration of the training course to ensure safety and support group cohesion. Additionally, we do not allow family and friends to stay with trainees at Sunrise Ranch during the training experience, as this is disruptive to the container.


Course Director: Allie Quade MA, LPC, LAC, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Fort Collins where she works with adults with a focus on trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues and more.Through her work as a therapist at an addiction recovery center she discovered her passion for group work where she helped develop the curricula for an Intensive Outpatient Program. She attended the PRATI KAP training in the fall of 2020 and has been inspired to educate other professionals in the beauty of psychedelic group work. She loves to incorporate experiential elements into groups with clients, including art, yoga and being in nature.

PRATI Faculty: Course Director Scott Shannon

Scott Shannon, MD, has been a student of consciousness since his honor’s thesis on that topic at the
University of Arizona in the 1970s. Following medical school, MDMA assisted psychotherapy
became part of his practice before this medicine was scheduled. Scott has published four books
on holistic and integrative mental health. Scott is a past President of two national medical
organizations and currently teaches ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for PRATI. He serves as a site Principal Investigator for the Phase III trial of MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Fort Collins. Scott is the CEO for the Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies.

Darrick May, MD, is a board certified general and addiction psychiatrist with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He takes an integrative approach with a particular interest in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Darrick completed a research fellowship studying psilocybin at Johns Hopkins, is currently a therapist in MAPS’ phase 3 study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and utilizes ketamine- assisted therapy in his clinic.

Christine Pateros, RN is a Shamanic Energy Medicine practitioner and ketamine therapist guiding and teaching private clients and groups to connect to their inner wisdom and essence. After “dying” in the Amazon jungle in 2011 in her own life affirming psychedelic journey, Christine’s course as a healer was transformed from nurse and clinical drug researcher to Cranio Sacral therapist, energy healing practitioner, and psychedelic therapist. Christine’s deep interest in research and the healing powers of psychedelics fuels her work so these medicines may be accessible to those they can help.

Larry Leeman, MD MPH, is a Professor in Family and Community Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine and board certified in Addiction Medicine. He has directed UNM’s Family Medicine Maternal Child health programs since 2020 and the Milagro Perinatal Substance use program since 2011. The program is a model for integrating prenatal, childbirth substance use and newborn care in a trauma informed model. He has been the medical editor of the American Academy of Family Physicians Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) program since 2009 and helped to introduce the program into Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, China, and India. He graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies Program in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research in 2021, has been certified in MDMA Assisted Therapy by MAPS and has trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with PRATI and Polaris. He is currently completing the second year of training in Hakomi, a form of Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy, the Internal Family Systems for psychedelics assisted therapy training and s in the Grof Holotropic Breathwork practitioner training program. During a research sabbatical at the University of Wisconsin in 2020-2021 he participated in research with psychedelic assisted therapies. He is on the Grof Transpersonal Training practitioner training tract and using Holotropic Breathwork in group settings for expanded states of consciousness. He is a facilitator at group retreats in Europe to train therapists in an Expanded ACT mode which incorporates trauma, parts, and somatic work. His current research at UNM focuses on psychedelic assisted therapies for trauma and addiction and the use of MDMA for postpartum women with PTSD and opioid use disorder with hope of decreasing intergenerational trauma transmission.

Mary L Delduca, M.D., has pursued alternative and integrative healing methods for most of her career in
psychiatry. She completed her medical degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson, followed by a conventional psychiatry residency program in Phoenix at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. From there, she gradually incorporated Ayurveda and Functional Medicine, completing training programs in both of these broad but intersecting disciplines. Along the way, she added Heartmath and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction principles to her therapeutic tool box. Located in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona, Mary ran a private practice in psychiatry, where she was honored to treat children, teens and adults for nearly 30 years. Concurrently, Mary was the Medical Director at 2 different residential treatment programs for addictions and trauma: Back To Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery in Flagstaff, and The Sanctuary at Sedona. After participating in the basic KAP training course at PRATI in 2020, Mary was inspired to create a group experience at Sanctuary. These days, Mary is focusing her energy on the Ketamine Assisted Treatment Program at Sanctuary, which provides a uniquely holistic approach for recovery from addiction and trauma. The KAT Program incorporates energy medicine, holotropic breathwork, psychotherapy, and spirituality in a ceremonial group setting.She and her team at Sanctuary have led nearly 200 group experiences for clients, staff, and professional colleagues. The improvements which clients experience are nothing short of inspiring and Mary is eager to share her knowledge and expertise.

Event Coordinator: Stephanie Thomas, PharmD, NTP, is a pharmacist and a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner focusing on the interplay between nutritional and mental health. In conjunction with the experience she has gained through her 400-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, she is well versed on the delicate synergy between the gut, mind and body and is interested in the healing potential these treatment modalities can provide.

Stephen Thomas, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and KAP practitioner in Fort Collins, Colorado. Formerly, he worked in nonprofit development and has been involved in media, education, and events promoting psychedelic medicines for over a decade. He is a board member of the Nowak Society, a Colorado nonprofit that helps build community and advance critical discussions in the psychedelic movement. Stephen has a keen interest in the role that these powerful teacher plants and molecules can play in resolving psychospiritual distress and healing the wounds of disconnection behind our mounting ecological, social, and political crises. In his work with PRATI, Stephen serves as the Course Director of the KAP Training Program and curates KAP playlists with a passion for music's ability to facilitate growth and transformation.

Darren Fisher, RN has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a concentration in Buddhist psychology and a second Bachelor’s in Nursing. He has spent years studying and practicing meditation in Asia and has facilitated meditation groups in the US. A hospice nurse for the last 9 years, he attended the Fall 2021 PRATI training after learning about the positive role psychedelics have played in end of life care. Interested in the many benefits of group work, he has created and co-facilitated group KAT retreats focused on healing and spiritual deepening. Darren is a musician and enjoys curating and creating sound experiences to support clients in their psychedelic experience.

$3,400 - Professionals (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD, APN, NP, PA, RN, etc.)

$4,800 - Physicians (MD, DO)

**Price does not include accommodations or meals.

All participants are required to make a reservation at Sunrise Ranch in addition to making tuition payment to PRATI. We require all trainees to stay onsite for the duration of the training course to ensure safety and support group cohesion.


Upon registering and paying the deposit, your space is secured for this training. Full payment of the tuition balance is due by July 10, 2023 or you will lose your deposit. You will receive an email with a link to pay the balance.

The PRATI training has been one of the more powerful therapy trainings I have ever done. The team of doctors, nurses and therapists etc are truly world class and embody the heart-centered, evidence-based approach that we need to transform mental health care.
- Tyler Stableford

This training was a life enhancer, both professionally and personally. I learned how to co-facilitate group KAP and so many ways to do integration in a group setting. Additionally, I experienced being truly connected to and held by my small group, as well as the larger group. The compassion and grace from the faculty was very nurturing. I highly recommend this Level 2 training.

- Alexandra Taylor, LPC

The experienced facilitators and thoroughness ensure participants leave with a sense of what needs to happen in creating and running groups, plus a sense of the vast range of possibilities, personalization and flexibility which can go into preparation, journeying and integration. Attention is paid to the ethics, medical safety/procedures and social dynamics inherent to group KAP, and there is a focus on the exponential healing potential through connectedness which groups in this space offer. It’s a logical next step from the Foundation training, but my sense is it’s as important to have.
- Joel Shane, LPCC