Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training for Naropa: August 8-11, 2022

Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine Training

August 8 – 11, 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. This KAP Training Program course is limited to 30 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

 

Tickets

Purchase your ticket to complete your registration and secure your space. Please carefully review the Tuition tab below for the cancellation policy information.

 

Training Length of Stay

The training runs for four days, from August 8 – 11, 2022. Our program will begin on August 8 at 9:00 a.m. MST and will wrap up around 12 p.m. MST. on August 11. All times listed are in the Mountain time zone. Two optional Zoom calls (about 3 weeks prior and 1 week after) round out the training with opportunities to meet the faculty and reflect on your experience.

 

COVID-19 Safety

We require all participants in this training to abide by Drala Mountain Center’s COVID-19 Policy. Please review this carefully before registering.To further ensure safety, PRATI 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. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms at any point during the training, we request that you 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!

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Drala Mountain Center

Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

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

All participants must make a reservation at Drala Mountain Center 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.

 

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.

 

 


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: 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.

 

 


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 MA 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.

 

 


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.

 

 


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.

$2,167 - Naropa Participant


**Price does not include accommodations or meals.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to June 30th will be refunded full tuition costs minus a $250 processing fee. Cancellations on June 30th or later will forfeit the full cost of tuition. Please email clayton.ickes@naropa.edu for cancellation requests, questions, or issues related to registration.

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