Pre ICPR Events


Pre ICPR Events


Psychotherapy & Psychedelics

A Deep Dive Workshop

Join us for a riveting return of our sold-out workshop from ICPR 2022, Psychotherapy with Psychedelics, facilitated by renowned experts Janis Phelps, Torsten Passie, and Bill Richards. This full-day workshop is specially crafted for current and aspiring mental health professionals eager to explore the dynamic world of psychedelic-assisted therapies.

During this full day with world-class experts, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences, discuss the ins and outs of psychedelic therapies, learn about foundations, ethics, and current issues and what it takes to become and remain a good psychedelic therapist.

The workshop will be facilitated by some of the world’s most experienced clinicians in the field; clinical psychologists Janis Phelps, PhD and William (Bill) Richards, PhD and psychiatrist Torsten Passie, MD – experts involved in recognized international training programs for psychedelic therapists. Together they bring more than a century of collective experience in psychotherapy with psychedelics and perspectives from Germany, the East and West Coast of the USA. They will provide lectures, watch and discuss case studies videos, facilitate role plays to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies and challenges involved in psychedelic-assisted therapies.

Jun 5, 2024

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CEST

ML Hotel, Klokhuisplein 9, 2011 HK Haarlem, Netherlands

Why Attend?

This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn directly from world-class experts with over a century of collective experience in psychedelic research and therapy. Participants will dive into the essentials of becoming and remaining an effective psychedelic therapist, covering everything from the foundations and ethics of psychedelic-assisted therapies to practical skills and competencies. Through lectures, case studies, role plays, and live demonstrations, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the field and how to navigate the complexities of this transformative therapeutic approach.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this workshop, attendees will:

  • Gain foundational knowledge of the historical use of psychedelics in medicine.

  • Understand the basics of the pharmacology behind serotonergic psychedelics (psilocybin, LSD) and entactogens (MDMA).

  • Identify key risks and criteria for the use of psychedelics in treating psychiatric disorders.

  • Deepen their understanding of the psychological and neurobiological theories behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelics.

  • Recognize the nuances among major psychedelics regarding their administration, dosage, and impact across different psychiatric conditions.

  • Explore diverse psychotherapeutic strategies tailored to various mental health issues and psychedelic substances.

  • Weigh the benefits and challenges of individual vs. group therapy in psychedelic treatment settings.

  • Master essential practices for patient preparation and integration in psychedelic therapy sessions.

  • Distinguish between standardised protocols and the value of intuitive therapeutic practices.

  • Acquire core competencies and skills crucial for effective psychedelic therapy.

  • Appreciate the complexity of potential risks—physical, psychological, and ethical—in conducting psychedelic-assisted therapies.

  • Become familiar with the concept of different consciousness realms and strategies for navigating these states.

  • Value the spectrum of therapeutic methodologies available for psychedelic use, including psychedelic, psycholytic, and psychoanalytic therapies.

This small-scale, full-day, practical workshop is specifically designed for mental health professionals, including current and prospective psychedelic therapists. Registration is now open. Limited capacity.

Please note: participation in this workshop does not qualify you as a psychedelic therapist.

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© 2007-2024 ICPR by OPEN Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
© 2007-2024 ICPR by OPEN Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands