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Practical Applications of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy

Practical Applications of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy

Date and Time
May 31st -- 10:00am-2:00pm CT


In-Person at Ellie Mendota: 1370 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

4 CEUs

Kyle Ross, MA, LPCC

$ 45.00 
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This training is provided by Intero Psychedelic Therapy (Check out for more infromation about their team!)

Participants will understand the broad psychological effects of psychedelic experiences and learn to identify red flags and contraindications for psychedelic use. Expandupon baseline knowledge about psychedelics and their history within social and clinical use. Participants will learn the dangers of recreational psychedelicuse and learn how to help clients explore the risks and consequences ofpsychedelic experiences, and in general how to talk with clients about thissubject, through a harm-reduction lens. Clinicians will develop a deeper understanding of what Ketamine-Assisted Therapy is, who it's for, and how it'sdelivered. Further, they will be able to differentiate between KetamineAssisted Psychotherapy and Ketamine infusion clinics. They will gain an understanding of how to assess for candidacy by learning about physical,emotional, and social implications. Participants will develop knowledge of theKAP therapeutic process, and how to help prepare clients, as well as supporttheir post treatment integration and develop an understanding of what the Ketamine experience is like, so that they are able to follow, reflect, validateand support client's who've received the course of treatment. Participants willdevelop skills for supporting clients in processing their experiences, and inidentifying "seeds" (observations, changes, opportunities) that canbe "watered" with the support of clinician and learn the ACT model,and the 6 main domains of intervention, including some practical skills fromeach of these domains.


1. Discuss there-emergence of psychedelics in medicine, their application in treating PTSDand other conditions, and provide an overview of the effects, risks/dangers andconsequences of psychedelic experiences from a harm-reduction model. Thisincludes a differentiation between the recreational and therapeutic use ofpsychedelic substances.

2. Discuss theKetamine-Assisted Therapy treatment process, including assessment/diagnostics,preparation, treatment and integration. Assessment to includecontraindications, medical considerations, candidacy and relevant disorders forapplication, with a particular focus on trauma and treatment-resistant depression(w/suicidality). Consider how KAP impacts client’s families and relationships.

3. Discuss andexplore the integration process: define integration, identify relevantevidence-based therapeutic modalities that best support integration (includingIFS, ACT). Answer the questions: what is integration? Why is it important andwhat are the barriers to achieving it? Focus primarily on the ACT model.

Instructor Bios

Kyle is a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist (KAP) through the Inter,. which is beneficial to clients who may feel stuck in their progress, are medication resistant, or want a new and different way, to approach their healing process .He completed his MAPS certification in early of2022 and am a co-founder of the Intero Psychedelic Assisted Therapy clinic inMendota Heights/St Paul area!

Kyle’s training is based on Adlerian psychotherapy andincorporates many different styles and from other disciplines. He believes that knowledge comes from many areas in our life and seek to utilize knowledge frommusic, history, philosophy, and art. Healing is an individualized process. Heb elieves that every person has the knowledge and ability for self-healing, andsometimes we need another person to help as a guide or to provoke new ideas. He respects and encourage the autonomy of every individual that I work with, andhonor the stories shared with me. 

Relationships between others and to ourselves is a collection of stories andmemories. Learning to heal begins with being able to connect to certain stories and memories in a new way. Psychedelic assisted psychotherapy offers ways tounderstand in a profound way so that we can gain greater agency within ourlives. Through my training and experience my hope is to bring new andinnovative therapies to those struggling with the complexities of life. 

He has worked with many populations of individuals and have focused on Seriousand Persistent Mental Health, LGBTQ issues, suicidality, Borderline Personality Disorder, and individuals with significant trauma histories.

Ellie is offering a CEU series to the greater mental health community! All trainings welcome anyone who would like to join us to learn more about various topics. Following each training you will be provided a certificate of completion via email. CEU approvals pending for the following Minnesota regulatory boards: BMFT, BOSW, BBHT, and Nursing. If interested please sign up here and we will save your seat!