Pricing Options

Please select your ticket type depending on whether or not you require CE/CME.

  • No CE or CME: $525

  • Program with CE for Psychologists (APA & NYSED), Pharmacists (ACPE), Nurses (ANCC), and Social Workers (ASWB): $590

  • Program with CME for Physicians: $795

To obtain your certificate, the CE/CME forms must be filled out within 14 days of class completion. Please see all additional CE/CME info below.

Program Description

Live-Online Webinar 10AM - 5PM EDT, September 11 & 12, 2021

  • Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic also classified as a psychedelic. In the last decade it has become frequently sought as a treatment for depression and mood disorders. This training is designed for therapists, psychologists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals who want to better understand the basics of ketamine and how they can ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients.

  • While ketamine is a powerful and promising treatment, effective and safe treatment involves far more than administering the drug itself. This course will teach medical professionals and mental health care providers how they can help their patients safely and legally access ketamine treatment, as well as prepare for and integrate those treatments using a psychedelic-assisted therapy framework.

  • Participants in this course will learn principles for screening and preparing patients for ketamine treatment, and integrating the insights generated from their experiences into follow up psychotherapy. We introduce a variety of care models including ketamine-assisted therapy, ketamine infusions paired with preparation and integration provided by a separate therapist.

  • The presenters of this course will present case examples and opportunities to practice real-world discussions role-play exercises. While an overview of infusion session procedures and ketamine effects is provided, complete ketamine administration instructions for medical professionals is beyond the scope of this course.

Learning Objectives

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  • Describe the concepts of Drug Assisted Therapy to their clients

  • Describe how ketamine fits into treatment plans for depressive disorders

  • Apply and Integrate ketamine into their existing frameworks for managing clients with depressive disorders

  • Describe the current understandings of ketamine antidepressant mechanisms

  • Describe clients that might be appropriate for ketamine infusion therapy

  • Describe clients that might NOT be appropriate for ketamine infusion therapy

  • List the legal and practical hurdles in accessing this treatment for their clients

  • List the differences between the medical and recreational use of ketamine

  • Plan how to psychologically prepare their clients for the ketamine sessions

  • Prepare their clients in integrating the experiences from the ketamine sessions into their larger psychotherapeutic goals

  • Demonstrate specific psychotherapeutic techniques to maximize behavioral and cognitive changes during the neuroplastic windows opened by ketamine

  • Describe how ketamine could play a long term role in mental healthcare

Resources

Registration includes access to our online classroom, course handouts, and private course discussion board. All attendees may opt to be added to our professional community email list of over 600 professionals who have completed this (or similar) courses with us.

Certificate Program

This course can be taken in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Fluence Postgraduate Certificate in Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy.

Instructors

Assistant Trainer

Xiaojue Hu, MD

Dr. Xiaojue Hu is a psychiatrist based in New York City. She’s currently the Co-Investigator and a study therapist on a clinical trial investigating the impact of psilocybin on the treatment of major depression at the New York University School of Medicine. Xiaojue is also in private practice at an integrative mental health clinic, working with pioneering nutritional psychiatrist Drew Ramsey. She is trained in Focusing, a mind-body therapeutic approach, as well as psychedelic integration. Xiaojue is also interested in spirituality, women’s mental health, and cultural psychiatry, having worked as the leading psychiatrist at the Asian Bicultural Clinic at Gouverneur Health, an NYU-affiliated clinic providing care to the underserved.

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

Casey Paleos, MD

Casey Paleos, MD is a psychiatrist and researcher with over a decade of experience in the use of psychedelic medicines for the treatment of mental illness, dating back to his work, while still in residency training, as a study therapist in the landmark Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study at NYU, where Dr. Guss was one of his mentors. Since then, Dr. Paleos was Co-Principal Investigator in the NYU-Bellevue Ketamine for Depression Study and has been treating patients in his private practice with both ketamine infusion therapy and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy since 2016. Presently, he is a study therapist and Principal Investigator, alongside Dr. Gorman, in the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD Phase 3 Clinical Trial, serves as Scientific Director at Mindbloom, Inc., and is a co-founder of Nautilus Sanctuary, a non-profit psychedelic research and clinical institution based in New York City.

Assistant Trainers

Assistant Trainer

Jayne Gumpel, LCSW-R

Jayne is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of clinical experience and training. Non ordinary states of consciousness often offer clients extraordinary learning opportunities for deep and sustainable change, and Jayne offers support and integration guidance for those who are attracted to healing modalities such as plant medicine, ketamine, body centered therapies and breathwork. She is a MBSR teacher, experienced meditator, and co-founder of Access Mindfulness, a non-profit dedicated to bringing mindfulness to schools. She offers clinical services remotely and in person Midtown East, NYC and Woodstock, New York.

Assistant Trainer

Leah Gooch, 500RYT

Leah Gooch teaches yoga, meditation, writing, and art in order to help individuals approach a deeper awareness of their existence. After teaching art in New York City for eight years she facilitated the creation of a mural inside of Crossroads Detention Center in Brooklyn, completed by fifteen justice-involved youth. Leah is currently a teacher and Recreation Program Leader at a correctional facility. She facilitates public and private workshops and yoga lessons and is a reiki master practitioner. Her website is fourminutesaday.org - a reference to her initial commitment to meditate for (at least!) four minutes a day.

Accreditation

Continuing Education Credits for Health Professionals (CE)

  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

  • SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196)

  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact David Gumpel, david@fluence8.com. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Medical Professionals

  • In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Liberty Learning LLC. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  • Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 6.50 ANCC contact hours.

  • Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards(ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.50 GENERAL continuing education credits.

  • The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY,LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV,WY

  • * WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, then an application is required.

  • The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD,ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

  • AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

  • MI: No CE requirement

  • The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV,OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

  • MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

  • MI: No CE requirement

  • The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK,CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

  • Amedco 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-0031. 6.50 hours.

  • Fluence will issue a non-CE/CME Certificate of Attendance for all attendees who complete this program. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact David Gumpel, david@fluence8.com.

Accreditation and Affiliation

Accreditation and Affiliation