Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training: November 3 – 6, 2022

Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training

November 3 – 6, 2022

 

 

PRATI believes ketamine is the best tool to learn the practical and fundamental skills needed for psychedelic medicine. Join our experienced family of ketamine providers and educators to learn about ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), ketamine infusions, and sublingual outpatient therapy. Our KAP Training Program course is limited to 26 professionals to support an intimate and personal experience.

We use ketamine as a jumping-off point to explore the transformational power of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Our multi-faceted program emphasizes practical skills and information that empowers you to begin practicing in this emerging field. You will be immersed in a joyful collective of passionate, knowledgeable teachers and make connections with like-minded colleagues. We are confident that you will find this unique training both personally and professionally transformative.

 

What You Will Learn

PRATI’s immersive KAP training approach combines didactic presentations with experiential components in a retreat-style setting. The training experience involves work in dyads as well as large and small groups offering a variety of opportunities for connection and learning. Over the four 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 ketamine medicine.

In addition to preparing you for the clinical application of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, this unique program provides a grounding in the foundations of psychedelic medicine. Participants will gain practical skills and hands-on knowledge including:

  • Two optional ketamine experiences (intramuscular and sublingual) supported by a fellow trainee and contingent upon medical approval.
  • KAP and psychedelic medicine preparation and integration
  • Guiding clients through non-ordinary states of consciousness
  • Tools for eliciting transformative sessions
  • Role of music and playlist creation in KAP
  • Clinical care of severely depressed and suicidal individuals
  • Best practices for dosing and routes of administration
  • Considerations of ethics and diversity within KAP and psychedelic medicine
  • Discussion of set and setting, ceremony, and ritual aspects of KAP
  • Nature-relatedness and systems change facilitated by psychedelic medicines
  • Community building and networking opportunities

 

Eligibility

PRATI’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training Program is designed for mental health professionals or medical providers who are clinically licensed/registered and will be able to practice ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in their work. Candidates for the PRATI KAP Training Program must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • 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 (Standard or Scholarship) 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.

 

Scholarships

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 based on financial need, BIPOC or other marginalized identities, and a commitment to serving disadvantaged communities.

We acknowledge the facts of a racial wealth gap existing in the United States and the intersectionality of health status, economic inequality, and marginalization by race, especially among black and Hispanic populations. While our Scholarship program is open to all applicants, we take these factors into account when making our award decisions.

If you are interested in a scholarship, please click the Scholarship Ticket link above. You will pay a $500 deposit and will be emailed a link to complete the Scholarship Application. Applicants not chosen will receive a full refund for their deposit. Scholarships do not include fees for meals or accommodations.

Please note that you are not confirmed for a scholarship until you receive notice from PRATI about award decisions. The deadline for scholarship applications is September 5, 2022. Award announcements will be made within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

As a limited number of scholarships and application slots are available, please only apply if you would otherwise be unable to afford this training. Scholarship applicants not selected are not guaranteed an opportunity to purchase a Standard Ticket, as our trainings often sell out quickly. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply for a scholarship. We ask that you only apply for one scholarship opportunity at a time. Thank you!

Waitlist

Please add your information to this form to be added to the waitlist for the PRATI KAP training from November 3 – 6, 2022.

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 four days, from November 3 – 6, 2022. Check in at Sunrise Ranch begins on Wednesday, November 2 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. You may also arrive prior to the training start time of 8:45 A.M. on November 3. The course will wrap up around 3 P.M. on November 6. 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.

 

COVID-19 Safety Policy (Revised 7/23/22)

PRATI is monitoring event guidelines from the CDC and Colorado health authorities to ensure our KAP Training follows current COVID-19 safety recommendations. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this policy may be revised at any time. 

COVID-19 Safety Requirements:

  • All training participants must present results of a negative COVID test (PCR or rapid antigen) to PRATI staff on the first day of the program in order to participate. Tests must be taken within 48 hours of the training start time. A photo of a negative test result is sufficient.
  • We recommend that training participants have received a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.
  • Per recent updates to local health agency guidelines, face coverings will be optional during indoor portions of the program. 

To further ensure safety, we will be conducting temperature and symptom checks at the beginning of each training day. High-touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly. We ask that all attendees help out by maintaining good hygiene as they move throughout the training spaces. As PRATI does not have control over COVID-19 policies across the Sunrise Ranch campus, we encourage everyone to stay within the KAP Training cohort to minimize possibilities for transmission.

Please note these additional COVID-19 safety policies:

    • If you have a known exposure to COVID-19 within one week of the training start date, you must receive a negative COVID test before arriving and alert PRATI staff about this situation. We will have Rapid Antigen tests available and may require you to take a test periodically, per discretion of medical staff.
  • If possible, we recommend participants travel by car rather than flying to minimize the likelihood of infection during your travels. If you will be traveling by plane, we encourage you to wear a face covering throughout your travels to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 infection.
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms at any point during the training, we request that you notify a PRATI staff member immediately.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within one week of the training start date, PRATI will work with you to address the situation, including the option of a refund of your tuition fees (minus deposit). We are unable to reimburse for any associated travel or lodging costs in this event. Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover expenses in case of illness.

We trust that all attendees will act in good faith to protect the safety and wellbeing of the group. COVID-19 liability waivers must be signed during onsite registration in order to participate in the training. Thank you for helping make this event as safe as possible!

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.

 

Medical Lead: German Ascani, MD, has a broad range of clinical experience having worked over a decade in public psychiatry, community mental health systems, and private practice in California. In his current Colorado practice he uses an integrative approach and uses Ketamine, including Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. He is a study physician and MAPS trained therapist working on the phase 3 study on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. German has particular interests in the potential for psychological, emotional and spiritual healing that new and emerging psychedelic medicines bring to the mental health field. He supports the clinical use of these powerful transformative tools to open up a process of deep exploration, self-reflection and lasting growth.

 


PRATI Faculty: Course Director Scott Shannon

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.

 


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.

 


PRATI Faculty: Jason Sienknecht

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, 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.

 


Dori Lewis, LPC, LMHC, (she/hers), is a licensed counselor practicing psychedelic therapy in her private practice, Reflective Healing, LLC. She is interested in supporting individuals in finding their own inner wisdom and healing through the use of sublingual ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Dori aims to support individuals who are struggling with depression, feeling stuck, or seeking to open to parts of themselves hidden within the unconscious shadow self. She is also a practicing sex therapist specializing in women's sexual empowerment through the lens of feminist based principles and transpersonal counseling.

 


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.

 


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.

 


Dawn Fabian, PMHNP, RN, LICSW, is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), currently working with The Wholeness Center and in private practice in Fort Collins, CO.
Dawn has over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the community health system and private practice in Washington State. She comes from a rich blend of training and knowledge of various psychotherapy modalities, working with adult survivors of abuse, trauma, and addiction. Dawn is currently enrolled in an intensive 3-year PhD, Psychedelic Studies program. Interweaving transpersonal psychotherapy, indigenous wisdoms, and modern consciousness research with on location indigenous medication experientials. She believes psychedelic medicines are the future to mental health and spiritual healing.

 


Event Coordinator: Scott (Scooter) Lowenstein is a lively and enthusiastic person, who lives in Westminster, Colorado with his loving wife and enormous golden-doodle. Scott holds degrees in business (from the George Washington University) and mechanical engineering (from the University of Colorado, Boulder). Scott has wide-ranging experience and capabilities around working with technology from backgrounds in mechanical engineering, programming, web development, graphic/video/lighting design, hardware design, and more. Currently, Scott works as an independent consultant helping companies to design and develop new hardware and digital products from early concept through delivery, and to help companies optimize operations in their businesses. Simultaneously, Scott is working in the psychedelic medicine space to design businesses that promote access to life-changing, psychedelic therapy technologies.

 

$2,950 - Professionals (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD, APN, NP, PA, RN, 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. We require all trainees to stay onsite for the duration of the training course to ensure safety and support group cohesion.

 

Accommodation prices range from $76 to $163 per night (roughly $300-$650 for a 4-night stay), with a variety of options from camping, dorm style arrangements, and private rooms in shared apartments. These fees also include all meals provided while onsite at the training.

 

Upon registering and paying the deposit (for Standard Tickets), your space is secured for this training. Scholarship applicants not selected will receive a full refund for their deposit. We look forward to connecting with you!

 

Full payment of the tuition balance is due by September 28, 2022 or you will lose your deposit. You will receive an email with a link to pay the balance.

 

Cancellation Policy

Full payment deadline: September 28, 2022

 

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable (with exceptions for Scholarship ticket holders). 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 cancelled 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.

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