Group Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training — January 25 – 29, 2023

Group Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training

January 25 – 29, 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 our Level I KAP Training, please join our experienced family of ketamine providers and educators to learn how to successfully run KAP groups at our brand new 5 Day Level II Group Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training. Our piloted KAP Training Program course will be limited to 18 PRATI Alumni to support an intimate and personal experience.

Level II 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 order to prepare and grow professionally for psychedelic group work. 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 Level II 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 series
  • 3 ketamine experientials within the small group
  • Considerations of ethics and diversity within group psychedelic medicine
  • Safety and other considerations specific to psychedelic group work
  • Community building and networking opportunities

 

Eligibility

PRATI’s Level II Group KAP Training Program is designed for mental health professionals or medical providers who have already completed a preliminary KAP training program, are clinically licensed/registered and will be able to practice ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in their work. Candidates for the Level II Group KAP Training Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Proof of completion of a prior Level I Experiential KAP training
  • Active licensure or registration as a behavioral health or medical professional in good standing.
  • Demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of direct experience providing medical or behavioral health services.

 

Current graduate students must be within 6 months of graduation at the start of the training date to be eligible for this program.

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: mental health professionals, medical professionals, social workers, counselors, chaplains, somatic practitioners, and hospice workers. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at kaptraining@pratigroup.org before registering. If it is determined that you do not meet eligibility requirements, your registration may be canceled and your deposit forfeited.

 

Tickets

Select your ticket type by clicking the link above to complete your registration and secure your space. Please carefully review the Tuition tab below for registration fee and cancellation information.

 

Cancellation Policy

Full payment deadline: December 23, 2022

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.

 

Waitlist

Please add your information to this form to be added to the waitlist for the PRATI KAP training from January 25-29, 2023.

Once the training tickets are sold out, you can sign up for the waitlist to be contacted in the event that a space opens up. This waitlist is event/date specific. You will only be contacted if a space opens up for this specific training. Waitlists do not carry over to subsequent trainings. To get updates on future KAP training dates, please subscribe to our mailing list on the following page: Sign Up for Updates. We often have last-minute cancellations and, because of travel logistics, these opportunities work well for those located geographically close to the training location. If you are in the Colorado area, we recommend holding the training dates open in your calendar in the event of a cancellation.

 

Training Length of Stay

The training runs for five days, from January 25-29, 2023. Check in at Sunrise Ranch begins on Tuesday, January 24 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, January 25. The course will wrap up around 3 P.M. on Sunday, January 29. 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.

 

Accommodations

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.

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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.

 

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.

 


Shannon Darling, PMHNP, is interested in the integrative health and wellness of individuals with a passion for consciousness medicine. As a prescribing provider, her goals are to offer holistic treatment plans to her clients and support other practitioners working in this field to expand access to this care. She has a passion for practicing in a group setting and has been facilitating groups with frontline healthcare workers and first responders. Shannon is a PRATI alum and completed the Integrative Psychiatry fellowship through IPI. She is also a Colorado native and loves the outdoors and sunshine.

 


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.

 


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.

 


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.

 


Wilhelmina De Castro, LCSW is trained in KAP (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy) through PRATI (Psychedelic Research and Training Institute) and MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy through MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies. She is deeply committed to diversifying the psychedelic space and uplifting the voices, talents and work of the BIPOC community. Wilhelmina has conducted research and published in the areas of global human trafficking and trauma informed case management and teaches Masters level courses in Psychology, Human Behavior and Social Innovation. Wilhelmina provides a safe space for people to explore the root of their pain, the situations that perpetuate their challenges and solutions that will help them achieve their ultimate goals. Wilhelmina has worked with hundreds of people in California and all over the world in meeting their therapeutic goals. Her work specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma and life transitions. She has significant experience in working with women, the LGBTQI community and poly/non-monogamous people.

 


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.

 


Jamie Harvie serves as the PRATI Interim Executive Director and is an innovative systems thinker working at the leading edge of institutional and organizational change. Jamie offers a collaborative leadership style and practice which has resulted in highly successful national and local collaborations. He is nationally recognized for his extensive experience at the nexus of health, community, environment and healthcare and has been interviewed and cited in media including Time Magazine, USA Today, and National Public Radio.

 

$2,950 - Professionals (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD, APN, NP, PA, RN, etc.)

$4,350 - 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 December 23, 2022 or you will lose your deposit. You will receive an email with a link to pay the balance.

I came to the PRATI training naive and a little skeptical of the ketamine medicine. I left part of a family, having healed more and returned home to myself. I’m feeling more confident in becoming a provider of KAP.
- Sarah Good, LCSW

The KAP training by PRATI was first rate. The faculty are incredibly knowledgeable and approachable. The training was well grounded in the latest research and balanced with broad discussions and clinical applications by the faculty. I can’t recommend this course highly enough!

- Ethan Bratt, MS, LMFT, CST

One of the best training experiences I have had. The way the faculty modeled holding the medicine space was incredibly instructive.
- Matthew Cavanna, LPCC

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

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, MD

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

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 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