Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies
Mind Medicine Australia’s aims are to enable the development of regulatory-approved and research-backed psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP) for the treatment of mental ill-health in Australia. To this end, MMA will develop its own Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (CPAT) in collaboration with leading PAP practitioners in the USA and UK.
The MMA CPAT will give qualified clinicians the additional skills and awareness they need in order to safely and successfully facilitate PAP. Instruction will focus on a standardized approach to PAP that can be integrated with clinicians’ existing psychotherapeutic experience and training. The CPAT will include a mix of face-to-face and online learning components.
PAP is not yet legal in Australia. However, given the impressive early clinical evidence to date, and the near-term regulatory changes predicted in the US and EU subject to forthcoming data, this therapist training program will play a major part in responsibly preparing the Australia context for regulatory changes in the coming years. In the likely event that PAP is registered as a new treatment in Australia, there will be an immediate demand for clinicians trained in the safe and effective provision of PAP at that time. Graduates of our training program will be well positioned to meet this demand.
Please register for the Introductory 2 day Therapist Workshop and International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness taking place 16-19 November 2020. Don’t miss out…Tickets selling fast!
The two-day Introductory Workshop for Psychedelic Therapies is open to anyone with an interest in the topic and who is considering further development of their current therapeutic skills. It is particularly for those who are aiming to work in this field as and when these therapies become legally available in Australia. It will cover an introductory background history to psychedelic medicines, how they work and how they are applied in research and clinical settings. There will be a significant practical component focusing on integration of experiences – how to understand and use the kinds of experience commonly encountered when using these substances for better self-understanding and how trained therapists might help someone apply them in their own lives. While not providing a qualification of any kind, attendees can obtain non-accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates (related to your professional registration) for attending.
The workshop will also provide a taster for the contents of the longer Professional Development Program for clinicians and trained therapists due to commence early in 2021.
Please note that the introductory workshop is not a prerequisite for anyone wishing to go on to apply for the full course, and also unfortunately cannot guarantee acceptance. The longer training will include teaching by internationally recognised leaders in the field and will follow the highest standards for recognised medicine-assisted psychotherapy training (more details mid-2020).
Additional information you can provide on your background and readiness for this work will be beneficial.
We look forward to staying in touch on all developments.