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Introduction to Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) for Mental Health Practitioners

November 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This course seeks to provide mental health practitioners with an overview of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) as it stands today, including the use of ketamine, MDMA and psilocybin. The field of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy is changing and evolving, with new laws being introduced across the country at a rapid pace. This course will include topics such as a brief history of psychedelics and the field of psychology in the US, ethical considerations, and an overview of current legal limitations and laws. Our presenters will discuss the anatomy of a PAP session, harm reduction in the field of psychedelic work, cultural concerns and considerations, as well as increasing accessibility for underserved populations. Special consideration will be paid to the importance of preparation and integration work for all clients, which providers qualify to provide PAP and the role of “sitters” or non licensed practitioners, clients who make good PAP referrals, and mental health challenges and issues which may be helped or improved by PAP. Finally this workshop will explore PAP clinics and retreats, both domestic and abroad. We will provide resources for further learning and how to get started building your PAP practice.

Instructors (Panel Presentation): Stephanie Field, LCSW, LCADC; Rena Beyer, MSW, LCSW; Liz Flores Farrell, LCSW; Leland Newman, LCSW & Denise Rue, LCSW
Instructional Level: Introductory


Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
(848) 445-3577