Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training — October 21 – 24, 2021

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Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training — October 21 – 24, 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 and educators to learn about ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, ketamine infusions, and sublingual outpatient therapy.

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.



** 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. We strongly encourage trainees to stay on-site throughout the duration of the program.**


Tuition Fees

**Nurse Practitioners should register at the Professionals level. Please disregard the discrepancy in the ticketing process that lists NPs as Physicians**

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

Note: A deposit ($500) is required to reserve your space for all tuition levels. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE, with exceptions for scholarship applicants. Please review PRATI’s cancellation policy in the Tuition tab below before making your purchase.



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.

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. As a limited number of scholarships and application slots are available, please only apply if you would otherwise be unable to afford this training. 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 August 18, 2021. Applicants will be contacted once scholarship award decisions have been made. Scholarship applicants not chosen will receive a full refund for their application deposit. Please only apply for one training scholarship opportunity at a time!


Please add your information to this form to be added to the waitlist for the PRATI KAP training from October 21 – 24, 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 updates on future KAP training dates, please subscribe to our mailing list by following the “Sign Up for Updates” link on our homepage. 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.



PRATI’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) 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 before registering. If it is determined that you do not meet eligibility requirements, your registration may be canceled and your deposit forfeited.


Training Length of Stay

The training runs for four days, from October 21 – 24, 2021. Check in at Sunrise Ranch begins on Wednesday, October 20, from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. You may also arrive prior to the training start time of 8:45 A.M. on October 21. The course will wrap up around 3 P.M. on October 24. 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.


COVID-19 Safety

Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing risks posed by the Delta variant, PRATI has modified our COVID-19 Safety Policy as of 9/6/2021. We now require that all training participants (including PRATI staff) are either fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or able to provide proof of a negative PCR test dated within 72 hours of the training start date (October 21st). If you are not fully vaccinated, please make arrangements to get a PCR test and email your results to us at within this timeframe.

PRATI is monitoring event guidelines from the CDC and Colorado health authorities to ensure our KAP Training follows current COVID-19 safety recommendations. We require attendees and staff to wear face coverings indoors at all times and practice physical distancing, regardless of vaccination status.

To further address safety concerns, 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 and sanitation as they move throughout the training spaces.

Please note the following COVID-19 safety policies:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks of the training start date, you cannot attend this training. Please inform PRATI in this event and we will issue a full refund of your tuition fees. We are unable to reimburse for any associated travel costs in this event.
  • If you have a known exposure to COVID-19 within one week of the training start date, you must receive a negative PCR 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 you develop symptoms and suspect you may have COVID-19 in the two weeks leading up to the training, please get tested to ensure you are negative before arriving. Additionally, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms at any point during the training, please notify a PRATI staff member immediately.

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!


Course Timeline

October 21 – 24, 2021

What you will learn

PRATI’s immersive KAP training approach combines didactic presentations with experiential components and discussion groups for a robust learning experience. In addition to preparing you for the clinical application of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, this unique program provides a grounding in the emerging modality of psychedelic medicine. Participants will gain practical skills and hands-on knowledge including:

  • Two optional experiential sessions with ketamine (sublingual and intramuscular) supported by a fellow trainee
  • KAP and psychedelic medicine preparation and integration
  • Guiding clients through non-ordinary states of consciousness
  • Tools for eliciting transformative sessions
  • Music playlist development, rationale, and curation
  • Clinical care of severely depressed and suicidal individuals
  • Best practices for dosing and routes of administration
  • Ethical considerations within KAP and psychedelic medicine
  • Discussion of set and setting, ceremony, and ritual aspects of KAP
  • 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. We strongly encourage trainees to stay on-site for the duration of the training course.


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.


PRATI Faculty: Darrick May

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.




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 therapist-in-training for the MAPS 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: 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, MSW, ACC, is a social worker and registered psychotherapist 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.



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.



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.



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.



Event Coordinator: Stephanie Thomas, PharmD, is a non-practicing 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.



$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 strongly encourage trainees to stay on-site for the duration of the training course.

Our ketamine and psychedelic medicine workshop is limited to 24 professionals to support an intimate and personal experience. Upon registering and paying the deposit, 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 15, 2021, or you will lose your deposit. You will receive an email with a link to pay the balance.


Cancellation Policy

Full tuition payment deadline is September 15, 2021.
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 between 60 and 30 days from the training start date, you will be refunded 75% of tuition fees.
  • If you cancel less than 30 days from the training start date, you will be refunded 50% of tuition fees.
  • 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