Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis & Indigenous Healing: Exploring Transformational Processes and Practices

This is a 3 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available immediately after successful registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is showing promise for conditions ranging from treatment-resistant depression, major depression, and PTSD to end-of life anxiety and addictions. Maladaptive personality traits are often diminished while valued attributes such as social connectedness and empathy show sustained improvement. The way these medicines are used and the therapeutic context that maximizes their healing potential are a radical departure from traditional psychiatric treatment. It’s a departure that can help us reimagine psychiatry as a healing art.

This workshop draws on knowledge from traditional psychoanalytic technique, meditation practice, intersubjective relational work as well as certain indigenous healing practices. It will present a novel psychotherapeutic approach that can complement and leverage psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy healing.

Join Dr. Gita Vaid—a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and expert in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy—and Dr. Ron Siegel—a psychologist with experience integrating mindfulness and compassion practices into therapy—to explore this paradigm shift in healing. You’ll learn how psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy activates intrinsic healing potentials for repair and correction, fosters integration of self states, improves resilience, and allows for enhanced creative expression and growth.

Through discussion and case-vignettes, we’ll explore ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, the transformational process, and their implications for psychotherapy and the deployment of expanded states of consciousness for discovery, exploration, healing, and growth. 

You will learn—

  • How psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy heals
  • The dynamics of the psychedelic-assisted treatment process
  • Implications of psychedelic-assisted pyrotherapy for other forms of treatment
  • The many functions of the psychotherapist in psychedelic-assisted treatment
  • How to prepare patients for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and help them integrate the experience afterward
  • The varied applications of psychedelic-assisted treatment 

Gita Vaid, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and co-founder of the Center for Natural Intelligence, a multidisciplinary laboratory dedicated to psychedelic psychotherapy innovation and clinical practice. A lead instructor at The Ketamine Training Center and a member of the Mount Sinai Psychedelic Psychotherapy Research and Trauma Center, she is a Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies-trained psychedelic psychotherapist practicing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in New York City. Vaid completed her residency training at NYU Medical Center and psychoanalytic training at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. She trained as a fellow in clinical psychopharmacology and neurophysiology at New York Medical College and completed a research fellowship at NYU Medical Center

Ronald Siegel, PsyDJoining Dr. Vaid is Dr. Ron Siegel.

Ron has spent over 35 years as a part-time assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He also teaches internationally about mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and other fields.

Dr. Siegel has edited and written several books, including the critically acclaimed professional text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, a comprehensive guide for general audiences. He also authored several professional guides: The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. His step-by-step self-treatment guide, Back Sense, integrates mindfulness practice, aggressive rehabilitation, and mind-body approaches to treat chronic back and neck pain.

Time Topic Covered
First 90 minutes
  • TBD
15 minutes
  • Break
Last 90 Minutes

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

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For US Participants

  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

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For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate CAD$139
All 3 parts CAD$312
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