Certificate in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Healing Rooted in Science, Somatics and Ceremony

Embark on a transformative personal and professional journey into the healing potential of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. This program is crafted to equip physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals with a thorough grasp and practical skills essential for integrating Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) into their clinical practice. Our immersive KAP training blends online and in-person interactive presentations with experiential elements, fostering connections and providing diverse learning opportunities through dyad work, as well as large and small group activities. During the 4 Day Intensive, practitioners will have an opportunity to experience their own Ketamine session supported by our team and upon individual medical approval.

Through this program, practitioners will acquire expertise in

This training is designed to empower clinicians, enabling them to ethically and adeptly integrate this emerging therapeutic modality. By expanding treatment options, it aims to provide valuable support for individuals struggling with treatment-resistant mental health and trauma healing. Have questions or want to learn more? Sign up for one of our scheduled information sessions listed below. Class size is limited. Call Rebecca at (918)549-5019 to reserve your spot.

Certificate Training Dates

Session 1: Online Interactive Webinar, April 16th, 3-6pm

Session 2: Online Interactive Webinar, April 23rd, 3-6pm

4 Day In-Person Intensive: May 2nd – 5th, 2024
(including supported experiential session)

Session 3: Online Interactive Webinar, May 14th, 2024, 3-5pm

Free Information Sessions

Monday, February 19th, 6pm (Online)
Reserve your spot HERE..

Thursday, March 14th, 6 pm (Online)
Reserve your spot HERE.

Certificate Program Fees

$2250 registration deadline of April 1 st, 2024
$1950 Early Bird by March 1 st, 2024
30+ Hours of CEUs (ethics included) for LPC, LADC, LCSW, LMFT

To Register

Christina Conrad, LPCS, SEP

Christina Conrad, LPCS, SEP is a Somatic Psychotherapist and Executive Director of Palo Santo Therapy and Wellness, where she and her team offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, among other services. Christina is also trained in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy from MAPS, Psilocybin Assisted Psychotherapy and offers Psychedelic Integration Therapy and Community Education. With her training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, EMDR and iRest Yoga Nidra teacher, Christina offers a somatic informed Ketamine therapy and training experience.

Supporting Team

Dr. Chariny Herring, DO

Psychiatrist and founder of Tulsa Family Psychiatry
Dr. Chariny Herring, DO, Psychiatrist and founder of Tulsa Family Psychiatry has partnered with Palo Santo Therapy to offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy to our community. Dr. Herring completed her general psychiatry board in 2008 and has served the Tulsa community thru a variety of programs, serving both inpatient and outpatient agencies. In her attempts to always learn new and innovative ways to support mental health and wellness, Dr. Herring developed a special interest in animal assisted psychotherapy in traumatized children and also helped to create a program for children reading to dogs in the Oklahoma City public libraries. Since 2005, she has also served as a primary and sub-investigator for psychiatric clinical trials for ADHD, depression, and bipolar disorder in both adult and pediatric populations for Paradigm Research Professionals. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at OSU Center For Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry. To learn more about her and Tulsa Family Psychiatry, click here.

Michael Mason

Science writer and recipient of the UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship.

Micheal Mason is a science writer and recipient of the UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Discover magazine, and elsewhere. He has also interviewed researchers from the Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Research Center and the Imperial College of London, and has focused much of his own research toward indigenous approaches to plant medicines. As an assistant Zen teacher in the Sambo Kyodan lineage, Mason is collaborating with members of the Native American Church to harmonize indigenous spiritual practice with Zen.

Kyle Buller, MS

Co-Founder of Psychedelics Today VP of Training and Education
Kyle's interest in exploring non-ordinary states of consciousness began at the age of 16 when he suffered a traumatic snowboarding accident. After this near-death experience, Kyle’s life changed dramatically. Kyle subsequently earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, where he focused on studying the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, Reiki, local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork, and psychedelic psychotherapy. Kyle has been studying Dreamshadow Transpersonal breathwork with Lenny and Elizabeth since October 2010.
Kyle earned his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in somatic psychology from Prescott College. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early episode of psychosis and providing counseling to undergraduate/graduate students in a university setting. Kyle also has experience offering psychotherapy services specializing in psychedelic integration, spiritual emergence, and ketamine- assisted.

Angie Leek

LMFT/LPC-S, SEP
Angie Leek, LMFT/LPC-S, SEP is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist located in Fayetteville, AR. She has a master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has completed psychedelic assisted therapy trainings with MAPS, Polaris, Ketamine Training Center and more. Angie is also a core faculty of the VITAL training program through Psychedelics Today, where she also serves on their advisory board.  She provides ketamine assisted psychotherapy, as well as psychedelic integration, individual and relationship counseling and clinical supervision through her private practice, Holos Counseling.
Angie is also the founder of the Holos Foundation for Transpersonal Healing, a 501c(3) non-profit dedicated to integrating psychedelic assisted therapy into the heartland region of the country as it becomes legally available, supporting therapists training pathways and financial accessibility for all who could benefit from this care.
Angie’s interest in this field was inspired by her own experience with non-ordinary states of consciousness and a deep desire to find alternatives to the western/allopathic approach to mental health care in support of those who are suffering.  In her free time, Angie enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and in nature.

Program Objectives

Understand the historical context and theoretical foundations of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), including its evolution, current applications, and potential therapeutic benefits.

Demonstrate knowledge of the pharmacological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying ketamine's effects, including its impact on neuroplasticity. Best Practices for dosing & routes of administration.

Employ effective strategies for conducting patient assessments and screenings, evaluating medical history, mental health status, and risk factors to determine client suitability for KAP.

Integrate somatic, transpersonal and attachment modalities and interventions effectively within the framework of KAP sessions to enhance therapeutic outcomes and support clients through their ketamine experiences.

Understanding the dynamics of ketamine sessions, including set and setting, establishing rapport, guiding clients through non-ordinary states of consciousness, and managing challenging or intense sessions.

Addressing cultural competence, diversity, and inclusivity in providing KAP, respecting diverse belief systems, adapting therapeutic approaches accordingly and the need for greater access to services.

Understand the role of practitioner care and unique transference and countertransference dynamics that can arise in medicine-assisted psychotherapy.

Identify potential risks associated with KAP and develop safety protocols, emergency procedures, and risk mitigation strategies to ensure the well-being and safety of clients during and after sessions.

Engage fully in the process through a supported Ketamine experience, contingent upon individual medical approval.

Implement post-session integration strategies and follow-up support to help clients assimilate and integrate their ketamine experiences into their ongoing therapeutic journey.

Analyze and adhere to ethical guidelines, legal frameworks, confidentiality, and informed consent requirements specific to administering KAP, ensuring ethical and responsible practice.

Recognize the importance of and opportunities for clinical supervision, consultation, and ongoing professional development in KAP practice, fostering personal growth, ethical competence, and best practices in the field.