2/24/2023: Mainstreaming Psychedelics: Clinical and Ethical Considerations for Therapists and Clients

Presenter: 
Sara Ouimette, LMFT

Multi-Date CE course: Fridays; February 24th, March 3rd, and March 10th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Mainstreaming Psychedelics:
Clinical and Ethical Considerations for Therapists and Clients

In this three-part course, the presenter will address the potential benefits and risks of psychedelic mainstreaming for both therapists and clients. This course will challenge clinicians to think critically and carefully about the interplay of psychedelics and psychodynamic psychotherapy. We will explore the historical foundations of psychedelics in America, indigenous rights, psychedelic therapy, harm reduction and risk, integration therapy and more.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe some of the socio-political and cultural issues with the current psychedelic "renaissance".
  • Participants will be able to assess risk when it comes to use of psychedelics by clients.
  • Participants will be able to apply some basic psychedelic harm reduction approaches.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate a preliminary understanding of psychedelic integration in a psychodynamic therapy.

Sara Ouimette

Sara Ouimette, LMFT, has a private practice working with individual adults in Oakland and online anywhere in California. She offers psycho-spiritual depth psychotherapy and specializes in cannabis use and abuse, psychedelic integration and various forms of trauma. Sara has been studying psychedelics and trauma for 20 years, spanning from her undergraduate studies in Amerindian Psychiatry to her recent role working on the M.A.P.S. studies using MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD. Sara is available for clinical consultation and can be reached at saraouimettemft@gmail.com. She lives in Oakland with her co-therapist, a Havanese named Ona.

Date & Time: Multi-Date CE course: Fridays; February 24th, March 3rd, and March 10th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date and used again for the two other meeting dates.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: Early Bird by 1/3/23 after 1/3/23 after 02/14/23
TPI Members $125 $155 $180
Nonmembers $165 $195 $215
Prelicensed Students/Associates $90 $120 $140

CE: 6 Credits. $5 additional fee per CE credit (i.e. 6 CE credits is $30 total). Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's.The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts continuing education credit granted by the California Psychological Association or by any of its Approved Providers. The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (see Registration and Course Policies).

Registration Closes: 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 3:00pm
$5 fee per CE