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Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (CPAT)

Mind Medicine Australia’s aims are to enable the development of regulatory-approved and research-backed psychedelic-assisted therapies (PAT) 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 PAT 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 PAT. Instruction will focus on a standardized approach to PAT 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.

PAT 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 PAT is registered as a new treatment in Australia, there will be an immediate demand for clinicians trained in the safe and effective provision of PAT at that time. Graduates of our training program will be well positioned to meet this demand.

  1. Download the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Course Information Pack  and Terms and Conditions here.
  2. Download the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Course application form here. (Fillable PDF)
  3. Download the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Course student code of conduct form here. (Fillable PDF)

Please register your interest for updates on this Certificate Program commencing in 2020 and view its dedicated website here.

Registrations will open on June 1. If you are on our mailing list, we will notify you. Please register for your place early as there is enormous demand. The application form is available now so you can prepare before 1 June 2020.

Please register for the two-day pre-Summit introductory workshop program 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 (CPAT) for clinicians and trained therapists.

Please note that the introductory workshop is not a prerequisite for anyone wishing to go on to apply for the full course, and participation in it does not guarantee acceptance in the CPAT. Both programs will include teaching by internationally recognised leaders in the field and will follow the highest standards for recognised professional development in this field.

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 and welcoming you to our innovative programs.

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