Pricing options

Includes 6.00 CE self-paced + 4.00 CE live/online (10.00 CE credit hours total)

Dates & Times

  • On-Demand Content

    Includes self-paced learning materials–videos, readings, and assignments

  • Live-Online Meetings

    3 x 90 minute Zoom sessions on Thursdays 10/13/2022, 10/20/2022 & 11/3/2022

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time

    Live-online meetings with trainers for discussion, role plays, case discussions, and Q&A

Trainer

Live/Online

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.

Faculty

On-Demand Materials

Lead Trainer

Ingmar Gorman, PhD

Dr. Ingmar Gorman is a psychologist who specializes in helping people who use psychedelics and other psychoactive compounds. He received his clinical training at the New School for Social Research, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Columbia University, and Bellevue Hospital. He completed his NIH postdoctoral fellowship at New York University in 2017. Dr. Gorman was formerly the Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program at the Center for Optimal Living and is now the co-founder of Fluence, a psychedelic education company training mental health providers in psychedelic treatments. Along with Dr. Paleos, he is currently site co-principal investigator and therapist on a Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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.

Director, Training Operations

David Gumpel, MA

David Gumpel is an Integral Master Coach and a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through UMASS medical school. He completed his MA in Psychology at The New School for Social Research. David is the co-founder of Access Mindfulness and was a study coordinator for the MAPS sponsored MDMA-Assisted Therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder study in NYC. At Fluence, David provides guidance to Fluence trainers, leads experiential trainings and ensures the successsful implementation of Fluence’s many offerings. As a coach, David teaches mindfulness to clients in private practice and to groups in corporate settings. At Fluence, Find him online at ebcpathways.com.

Program Description:

This training is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed an interest in using psychedelics. The themes of spirituality, ethics, and critical discussion will be woven throughout the program with opportunities for connection, collaboration, and building community.

We start with the premise that your patients are curious about psychedelic research, and so are you! The early part of our program gives some background on psychedelic compounds, their history, and current research with MDMA and Psilocybin-assisted therapy. We then discuss recent and current clinical trials, outcomes, legal status, and what it all means for the future of addiction and trauma treatment. We then move to the practicalities of defining integration and how it can occur in a clinical setting. We focus on translating research findings into clinical practice, including working with patients who are considering using psychedelics, actually using psychedelics, or have used them in the past. This program includes discussion of assessment and integration techniques, resources, and legal and ethical issues. Program participant clinicians will complete the training with a conceptual and practical understanding of how to engage clients in discussions about psychedelics that are balanced, reduce potential for harm, and increase the potential for benefit from these experiences.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the historical justifications for psychedelic clinical research

  • Describe key theoretical approaches to psychedelic-assisted therapy

  • Discuss the state of psychedelic clinical research, rescheduling efforts, and how psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy works with clients

  • Compare psychedelic integration psychotherapy to integration in peer and shamanic settings

  • Assess clients for key “red flags” that indicate someone should seek specialized psychiatric care after a psychedelic experience

  • Utilize principles of psychedelic-assisted therapy in a basic/initial assessment of clients who report psychedelic use

  • List contraindications and discuss high risk cases of individuals who are contemplating psychedelic use

Continuing Education

6.00 CE self-paced + 4.00 CE live/online (10.00 CE credit hours total)


Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals: 

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0167.

  • The Department’s approval of a provider of continuing education does not constitute the Department’s endorsement of the content, positions or practices that may be addressed in any specific continuing education course offered by the approved provider.

  • For questions about receiving your CE/CME Certificate or Certificate of Attendance, contact Selah Drain, selah@fluencetraining.com.


(Is the CE offered by Fluence approved for my license?)