Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training — May 6th – 9th, 2021

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Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training — May 6th – 9th, 2021




PRATI believes that ketamine is the best tool to learn the practical and fundamental skills needed for psychedelic medicine. Join our experienced family of ketamine providers to learn about ketamine assisted psychotherapy, ketamine infusions and oral outpatient therapy. We use ketamine as a jumping off point to explore the transformational power of psychedelic therapy. Our program emphasizes the practical skills and information that empowers you in this emerging field. This experiential training will be both personally and professionally transformative. You will be immersed in a joyful collective of experienced teachers who feel passionately about this topic.



** Prices do not include accommodations or meals. All participants are required to make a reservation at Sunrise Ranch in addition to making tuition payment to PRATI. If you are not staying on-site at Sunrise Ranch, you will need to make a reservation as a commuter.


Full Tuition Tickets

$2,950 – Professionals (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD, APN, PA, etc.)
$4,375 – Physicians (MD, DO)
$500 – Scholarship Ticket (Professionals or Physicians) **See below for qualifications.

Note: Down payment of $500 required to reserve your space for all ticket levels.

Scholarship Tickets

PRATI believes ketamine-assisted psychotherapy should be made inclusive and accessible to all people regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or marginalized identities. Scholarships are available for our KAP Trainings for participants based on financial need, BIPOC identification, and a commitment to serving marginalized or disadvantaged communities.

If you are interested in a scholarship, please purchase a Scholarship Ticket, and you will be sent a a link to fill out the application. A limited number of full scholarships are available. We ask that all scholarship awardees pay the $500 deposit as an investment in this training. Please note that scholarships do not include food or lodging fees. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 5th, 2021. Applicants will be contacted once scholarship award decisions have been made. Scholarship applicants not chosen will receive a refund for their full application deposit.


Please add your information to this form to be added to the waitlist for the PRATI KAP training from May 6 – 9, 2021.

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 the updates on future KAP training dates, please subscribe to our mailing list by selecting “Sign Up for Updates” from our homepage.



We require that current graduate students are engaged in supervised clinical practice and within 6 months of graduation at training start date. Current or recent graduate students might be asked to provide diplomas, further documentation of clinical internship, or residency.


Training Length of Stay

Checkin at Sunrise Ranch is on Wednesday, May 5th, from 2 – 5 PM MST. The course will wrap up around 3 PM MST on May 9th.



Course Timeline

May 6 – May 9, 2021

What you will learn

PRATI’s immersive training approach combines didactic presentations with experiential components. Besides preparing you for the clinical application of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, this unique program provides a grounding in the foundations of psychedelic medicine. PRATI is now offering a four-day training schedule, which will prepare practitioners to integrate KAP into their practice. Trainees will gain practical skills and hands-on knowledge including:
  1. KAP and psychedelic medicine preparation and integration
  2. Guiding clients through altered states of consciousness, including role-playing exercises
  3. Tools for eliciting transformative sessions
  4. Playlist development, rationale, and curation
  5. Holistic and integrative tools for natural mental health support
  6. Clinical care of severely depressed and suicidal individuals
  7. Ethical considerations within KAP and psychedelic medicine
  8. Discussion of ceremony, ritual, and intention-setting within KAP
  9. Community building and networking opportunities

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 delicious food is farm-to-table and inspiring in quality.

**Tuition 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. If you are not staying on-site at Sunrise Ranch, you will need to make a reservation as a commuter.


PRATI Faculty: Course Director Scott Shannon

Medical Lead: 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.


PRATI Faculty: Jason Sienknecht

Lead Faculty: Jason Sienknecht, LPC, CAC II, is a psychedelic psychotherapist with an interest in the potential for expanded states of consciousness to bring about healing and wholeness. He is a trained ketamine-assisted therapist and currently uses oral and intramuscular ketamine to help people heal from treatment-resistant depression and PTSD. He is also a MAPS trained MDMA-assisted psychotherapist.



Course Director: Stephen Thomas, MSW, is a social worker and psychotherapist in the community mental health system 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. 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.


Lead Faculty: Brianna Bendixsen, MA, is the study coordinator for the MAPS trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Fort Collins, and is currently a trainee of the MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program. She is also a registered psychotherapist and offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in private practice. Before landing in Colorado, she conducted research and completed her graduate internship working with children and adolescents with PTSD at Penn State Children’s Hospital and Center for Protection of Children. Bri is passionate about advancing research and community education into psychedelic-assisted therapies to reduce the stigma often associated with psychedelic medicines.


Event Coordinator: Stephanie Thomas is a PharmD 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.




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

$4,375 - Physicians (MD, DO)

$500 - Scholarship Ticket (Professionals or Physicians)

**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. If you are not staying on-site at Sunrise Ranch, you will need to make a reservation as a commuter.

Our ketamine and psychedelic medicine workshop is limited to a small group of professionals (24) to support an intimate and personal experience. The $500.00 deposit locks in your seat for this training on a provisional basis. Once we receive your deposit, we will reach out to you directly to explore your background and professional goals. We want to make sure that you are a great fit for this workshop. If accepted, this applies towards your total tuition. If declined admission to the training, the deposit amount is refunded minus a $100.00 application fee to cover our time in this process. However, scholarship applicants will receive a full refund for their application deposit if not awarded a scholarship. We look forward to connecting with you!
$500 down payment is required for application. The balance is due by April 2nd, 2021, or you will lose your deposit. You will receive an email with a link to pay the balance.
PRATI is only able to accept and grant a limited number of scholarships per training event, after the team reviews application materials, registrants will be notified 8 weeks prior to the event dates if their scholarship application is accepted. If your scholarship application is not accepted by this time, a full refund of the deposit will be returned to the payment method processed at registration. Applicants will be contacted once scholarship award decisions have been made. Current or recent graduate students may be asked to provide further documentation of clinical internship, or residency.

Cancellation Policy

Final payment for the event is due by April 2nd, 2021.
If you cancel over 60 days from the event, you will be refunded 80% of the tuition. If you cancel less than 60 days from the event, you will be refunded 50% of the tuition. Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to start of training date forfeit all of the tuition. If you find someone to take your seat, we can be much more flexible.

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