Entheogen Assisted Psychotherapy and Integration Series

The Entheogen Assisted Psychotherapy and Integration Training Series focuses on understanding and working with entheogens in psychotherapy with an ecological perspective. 

This 30 hour entheogen integration therapy series is for practitioners (from licensed clinical to unlicensed and non-clinical backgrounds) who are considering developing a relationship with psilocybin in therapeutic, spiritual, or peer-led contexts. It includes a relational framework that attends to preparation, experiencing the fungi and integrating the experience into work with clients, and is grounded in an intentional connection between humans and plants. A variety of tools will be offered to assist participants to creatively develop their own ways to attend to preparation and integration.

This training will provide a general orientation to practicing with ecological mindfulness, the integration of indigenous and western psychology tools (appropriate to context), understating harm-reduction, and principles of somatic interventions. Ethical dimensions will be addressed throughout the training series.

Program Principles

This training series acknowledges…

  • The physical, geographical, and social context of the work with mindfulness of the reciprocity and responsibility between the plants, the traditional keepers of the plants, the healers and those seeking healing.
  • The wisdom traditions and care modalities that may lie outside traditional psychotherapy/counseling training and that might be nested in Indigenous ways of knowing.

This training series is…

  • Client-centered, respecting the client’s autonomy, rights, and personal liberty with regards to their decisions regarding psilocybin use.
  • Collaborative with medical and mental health providers, somatic health practitioners, alternative healing practitioners, and spiritually oriented healers.
  • Offered in alignment with the social justice mission of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College, ethical principles for those who are not mental health professionals, provider’s professional ethics and in a spirit of inclusion, non-violence, affordability, and affirmation of marginalized communities.

For mental health professionals, this training series…

  • Is grounded in the practitioner’s existing training, experience, and practice.
  • Assumes all of the clinical, ethical, legal covenants that are attendant to the therapist’s scope of practice.