This Introductory Workshop for Psychedelic Therapies will run over two days prior to the International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness. This will be a first-of-its kind opportunity in Australia for those wanting to gain direct insight and training into this approach from international therapists in the field.
The workshop will introduce participants to various approaches in psychedelic treatment for mental illness. The workshop is led by Nigel Denning, Dr Tra-ill Dowie with world-leading therapist trainer Dr Bill Richards (USA) from Johns Hopkins University. It is for anyone with an interest in the topic and who is considering further development of their current therapeutic skills or who are eager to gain a detailed understanding of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental illness.
Wednesday 17th November 2021
Welcome to Country and Psychedelic video with music
Meditation and Introduction to Teachers, outline for the 2 days, housekeeping
Our contemporary mental healthcare system, our mental health emergency and psychedelic-assisted therapies as an important new direction
Overview of Psychedelics
Practices for achieving altered states of consciousness (anthropology)
11:20 – 11:20
MORNING TEA BREAK
Overview of Psychedelics (continued)
The different substances and effects
MMA’s focus on psilocybin and MDMA assisted therapies
Small group discussions
Feedback, Questions and Reflections
1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 4:00
The Potentials of PAT in contemporary mental health
Major trial models
Explore the tensions between empirical scientific research and subjective experience
Mind Medicine model
Potential risks and pitfalls
4:00 – 4:20
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
Reflection on Day – Discussion Groups and Q & A
Thursday 18th November
9:00 – 9:15 (AEDT)
Bill Richards – Core Competencies for Psychedelic Therapists
Rapidly establishing trust: the being of the therapist
Therapeutic processes, cognitive frameworks and languages
Fundamental experiential knowledge & its enhancement
The art of facilitating rather than imposing/directing
Principles of “navigating in internal worlds”
Attunement to and definition of the varieties of psychedelic experiences
Ethics and self-care
MORNING TEA BREAK
Bill Richards and Tania de Jong AM – The Power of Music with Psychedelics
Appreciate structural components in music and their importance in ensuring safety and promoting efficacy.
Understand the potential limitations of personal musical preferences and the breadth of available options.
Comprehend music as a language and as a source of support and safe movement within consciousness.
12:30 – 1:30
Integration And Metacognitive Skills
Session video – Trip of Compassion extract
Discussion Groups on Integration – Personal experience, thoughts and reflection
Questions and discussions
4:00 – 4:20
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
The Future – Certificate in Psychedelic Therapy Professional Development Program
Discussion about MMA Certificate (incl handout brochure and registration details and special offer)
Humanitix booking fees are added onto the ticket price. Booking fees.
Cancellation policy: Once booked, tickets are non-refundable. They are, however, transferable.
If the event is cancelled outright due to COVID-19 a full refund will be issued.
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Early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.
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Covid-19 contingency plan
At this stage we plan to deliver this important event featuring a mix of local and NZ speakers and others from overseas who are interested in making a longer visit to Australia. We will also be using a top quality virtual platform which combines sessions, sponsors, meetings and networking sessions so that we can ensure that our international speakers and delegates can participate fully.