Week 7: Inclusive Models of Sexuality and Gender in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy

  • The traditional conceptualization of the male-female co-therapy team as the ideal has evolved.This webinar will present early and current conceptualizations of the psychedelic therapy co-therapy team, and explore sex and gender as part of set and setting. Inclusive models of gender in psychedelic assisted therapy impact all aspects of psychedelic treatment including creation of the co-therapy team, and how to work with clients in preparation, dosage and integration stages of a psychedelic experience.

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Learning Objective

At the end of this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the role of gender within psychedelic therapist dyads, and between dyads and participants.

Instructors

Assistant Trainer

Kelly Sykes, PhD

Kelly Sykes, PhD is a child forensic psychologist and maintains a private practice in Brooklyn, New York. She works primarily with court referred families as a custody evaluator, parenting or family coordinator, or therapeutic supervisor. She also provides expert consultation and testimony in matters that concern parent-child contact problems, child sexual abuse evaluations, trauma & parenting, and adoption & termination of parental rights. Her work is heavily influenced by psychoanalysis and attachment theory. Kelly’s interest in psychedelic integration therapy evolved from years of working with court-referred parents with histories of complex trauma, persistent mood disorders, and substance abuse problems. Noting that for some, talk therapies helped with insight but failed to inhibit endangering behavior or led to meaningful change such that they could parent their children. This sparked her interest in learning more about the role the brain plays in the chronicity of certain psychological conditions and the research on psychedelic treatments.

Psychedelic Integration Therapy Certificate Program Director

Alexander Camargo, Psy.D

Dr. Alex Camargo is a psychologist based in New York City and maintains a private practice in Manhattan. His work is heavily influenced by psychoanalytic and attachment theories where he works with clients to address anxiety, depression, life transitions and spiritual crises. In addition, he provides psychedelic harm reduction and integration, helping clients prepare for psychedelic experiences, incorporate insights or cope with challenges post-experience. He has also been employed to be a study therapist on a clinical trial investigating the impact of psilocybin on the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder at New York Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Camargo’s clinical training focused on providing mental health services in low-fee clinics and hospitals to traditionally underserved communities the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Nassau County.

Lead Trainer

Elizabeth Nielson, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Nielson is a co-founder of Fluence and a psychologist with a focus on developing psychedelic medicines as empirically supported treatments for PTSD, substance use problems, and mood disorders. Dr. Nielson is a therapist on FDA approved clinical trials of psilocybin-assisted treatment of alcohol use disorder, MDMA-assisted treatment PTSD, and psilocybin-assisted treatment of treatment resistant depression. Through Fluence, she provides continuing education and training programs for therapists who wish to engage in integration of psychedelic experiences in clinical settings. Her program of research includes qualitative and mixed-methods projects designed to further understand the phenomenology and mechanisms of change in psychedelic-assisted therapy, including the experiences of trial participants and of the therapists themselves. Having completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at NYU, she has published and presented on topics of psychedelic therapist training, therapists’ personal experience with psychedelics, and including psychedelic integration in group and individual psychotherapy.

Continuing Education Information

This course provides 1 hour of APA CE and NYSED CE for Psychologists, Social Workers, and LMHCs.

  • Fluence International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0674

  • Fluence International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0232.

  • Fluence International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0167.

  • Fluence International, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

  • Fluence maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about CE for this program contact Selah Drain, Selah@fluencetraining.com.