This conference will explore what clinicians need to know about the use of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) to treat a wide variety of conditions, including —

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • End-of-life distress
  • Addiction
  • Treatment-resistant depression (TRD)
  • Complex trauma
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autistic adults
  • Suicidality

Studies of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy promise a more effective and less costly approach to the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including especially PTSD and treatment resistant depression.

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy was already showing great potential in the 1970s before clinical research was shut down due to political pressure associated with the war on drugs. Research began again in the late 1990s, and has recently had a surprising renaissance. Several FDA-approved studies have already yielded dramatic results, resulting in some treatments being fast-tracked as “breakthrough” therapies.

This represents a new paradigm in psychiatry—using medications to expand awareness and facilitate psychological healing rather than to quiet the nervous system to reduce symptoms.

With proper screening, under clinical supervision in carefully controlled settings, psychedelics are proving to be safe and remarkably effective adjuncts to psychotherapy. Clients demonstrate not only alleviation of symptoms, but measurable improvements in well-being and life satisfaction.

Reported benefits include —

  • Increased optimism, positive mood, and hope
  • “Biophilia”—experiencing “awe” toward life and nature
  • Kindness, empathy, and compassion toward others and self
  • Reduction in self-preoccupation
  • Feeling part of the human family and the wider world
  • Increased neuroplasticity and ability to find new perspectives
  • Reduced amygdala response to threat
  • Greater openness to experience and spiritual awareness

At the conference, you’ll find answers to important questions:

  • How does psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy heal?
  • What insights can it give us into psychopathology and psychological suffering?
  • What does it tell us about mental health and human flourishing?
  • How might clinicians working in other modalities incorporate these insights into their work?
  • How can we help clients using psychedelics on their own integrate their experiences?
  • How can we learn to do psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy ourselves?

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7:30 am - 9:00 am


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Coffee/Tea

9:00 am - 11:00 am  

Forward to the Past: Healing and Therapies in the 21st Century

Presented by Gabor Maté, MD

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 Healing modalities in clinical therapy are constantly evolving. Shaman modalities have been used in traditional cultures for hundreds of years and are now increasing in popularity in first-world countries as well. Today, there is also great interest and study of the use of man-made psychedelic substances in healing. The principles on which these modalities are based have now been validated by Western scientific approaches such as psycho-neuronimmunology and interpersonal neurobiology.

While no panacea, shaman or psychedelic treatment can offer a complete transformative approach to treatment, it is important to understand how the various healing modalities can be used for different clinical conditions. Clinical pearls will emerge from the interactive portion of this workshop, where we will seek to understand the reasons why each modality would be best used in different circumstances.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Lunch on your own

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Open Question and Answer Session
with Gabor Maté

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Afternoon - Coffee/Tea

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learning from Non-Ordinary States: Mindfulness, Compassion & Psychedelics

Presented by Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

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  Over the past 15 years mindfulness and compassion practices have become part of mainstream psychotherapy, while more recently research on psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy (PAP) has mushroomed, offering not only possible breakthrough treatments for PTSD, treatment resistant depression (TRD), addictions, and end-of-life existential anxiety, but also providing new insights into the nature of psychological distress and the mechanism of healing.

How can these developments inform our clinical practice if we are not participating in the research? In this presentation, we explore the common healing factors in non-ordinary states as well as practical applications of these in all forms of therapy.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Stretch Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Moderator: Ron Siegel

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

(optional - no credit)

Evening Yoga

7:30 am - 8:30 am

(optional – no credit)

Morning Yoga

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Coffee/Tea

9:00 am - 11:00 am  

Trauma & Altered State of Consciousness: Results of Psychedelic Studies  

Presented by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

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  The interest in trauma and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is growing exponentially, due in part to the therapy field’s expanded view of the origins of trauma, and its impact on the psyche. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has had a profound impact in the understanding of trauma and treatment approaches. His interest in the potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy is making yet another impact.

Trauma has a wide range of levels. There are big T traumas, such as PTSD, and small t traumas that one cannot escape in the process of development.

Trauma treatment now recognizes more tools for trauma recovery. For example, a regular yoga practice helps recovery from trauma.

Trauma affects the body and mind, and perception and thinking. Research (Phase IV, FDA) and clinical studies have found significant benefits using Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) for trauma treatment and recovery. This presentation reviews the literature and clinical results in the treatment of complex trauma. Together we will explore trauma and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy as treatment. The benefits of PAP will be compared to traditional trauma treatment, and as an adjunct to traditional treatment protocols.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Lunch on your own

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Expanding the Nature and Breadth of Consciousness—Holistic Psychedelic Approach

Presented by Philip Wolfson, MD

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Psychedelics often show us who we really are, our “true self”. This is often not the image that we have had of ourselves. Who we are now? This workshop on psychedelic integration explores the importance of telling our “new” story from our psychedelic experience and integrating it into our daily lives.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Afternoon - Coffee/Tea

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Integration Strategies for Psychedelic Psychotherapy: Focus on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy  

Presented by Philip Wolfson, MD

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While the assessment is an important part of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, the integration after PAP treatment is even more important. Several key elements are involved in strategic integration in an attempt to not influence or fulfill the therapist’s agenda, rather than focusing on what is important to the patient. Ketamine has been used legally for depression, anxiety, and a host of other mental health conditions. The presentation reviews the key elements of integration strategies specific to the mental health condition being addressed. Ketamine treatment has some specific nuances that will be outlined and compared to other psychedelics. Ways to improve the efficacy of the integration are described with specific case examples to highlight tools to improve outcome. The attendee will leave with an understanding as to when ketamine-assisted psychotherapy might be beneficial to specific patients.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Stretch Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Moderator: Ron Siegel

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

(optional - no credit)

Evening Yoga

7:30 am - 8:30 am

(optional – no credit)

Morning Yoga

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Coffee/Tea

9:00 am - 11:00 am  

Internal Family Systems (IFS): A Simple and Effective Map to the Psychedelic Territory

Presented by Dick Schwartz, Ph.D.

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The psyche is a delicate ecosystem and psychedelics are powerful agents that can affect it profoundly.  That effect can be very positive but also there is the potential for extreme disruption.  IFS provides a non-pathologizing map to this inner territory that helps facilitators and subjects alike maintain steady presence and not overreact to sometimes dramatic shifts.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Lunch on your own

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Concurrent Workshops

Transformative Psychotherapy: Process and Methodology  

Presented by Gita Vaid, MD
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Psychedelic medicines when dosed correctly, in the appropriate context can act as powerful catalytic tools for healing, repair and new growth potentials moving healing paradigms towards wellness, resilience, emergence, and self-actualizations.  An overview of the transformational process, methodology and a clinical example will be presented. 
Training Medical and Mental Health Professionals in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies 

Presented by Janis Phelps, PhD

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Within the next several years there will be a national need to train thousands of medical and mental health professionals who will be ready to conduct psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.  We will review the optimal training curriculum and processes for this therapeutic specialty.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Afternoon - Coffee/Tea

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops

Transformation Psychotherapy: Process and Methodology (continued)

Gita Vaid, M.D 

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Psychedelic medicines when dosed correctly, in the appropriate context can act as powerful catalytic tools for healing, repair and new growth potentials moving healing paradigms towards wellness, resilience, emergence, and self-actualizations.  An overview of the transformational process, methodology and a clinical example will be presented 
Training Medical and Mental Health Professionals in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies (continued) 

Presented by Janis Phelps, PhD

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At the present time, only a few states are exploring guidelines and certification criteria for a PAP guide.
A review of the present guidelines establishes a good foundation in identifying areas of training to become a guide.
There are two guides in a PAP session, one male and one female. Only one of the guides needs to be licensed.
This warrants a training program that addresses both licensed and unlicensed guides.
This workshop will explore the important classes and experiences that can lead to certification as a guide.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Stretch Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Moderator: Ron Siegel

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to—

  • Identify one or more expected outcomes of PAP treatment for PTSD, treatment-resistant depression (TRP), end-of-life existential issues, and other mental health problems.
  • Identify the application of trauma treatment, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) using PAP.
  • List three criteria of set and setting for PAP treatment.
  • Identify the responsibilities and ethical issues for PAP guides.
  • List and identify the goals of assessment, implementation and integration in PAP treatment.

Forward to the Past: Healing and Therapies in the 21st Century led by Gabor Maté, MD

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to—

  • Identify and outline the basic principles of plant medicines and modern psychedelics as healing modalities in physical and mental health conditions, such as autoimmune disease and addiction.
  • List three to five preparation and guidance principles prior to, during, and after shamanic and psychedelic experiences.
  • Identify three principles and the essential importance of post-ceremonial or post-session integration.
  • Classify the psychedelics most effective for PTSD, depression, addiction, and end-of-life existential issues.

Learning from Non-Ordinary States: Mindfulness, Compassion & Psychedelics led by Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to—

  • Define non-ordinary states of consciousness.
  • Name three therapeutic mechanisms of action associated with non-ordinary states.
  • Describe unique insights derived from non-ordinary states of consciousness.
  • Apply practices related to non-ordinary states to enhance mindfulness and compassion in

Trauma & Altered State of Consciousness: Results of Psychedelic Studies with Bessel van der Kolk, MD

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to—

  • Define the various types of trauma, including the frequency and severity of trauma reactions prior to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP).
  • List the ways trauma affects thinking and perception.
  • Identify the benefits and positive outcomes for treatment of PTSD with psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • Classify the initial results of MDMA and ketamine in the treatment of complex trauma.

Love, Connection, Authenticity, Joy and Therapeutic Competencies with Philip Wolfson, MD

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to—

  • Assess 3 primary therapeutic competencies for guiding psychedelic sessions and proficiency criteria with these core competencies.
  • Assess at least 2 ways love, connection, authenticity, and play are important as therapeutic competencies in psychedelic sessions.
  • Analyze 2 to 3 ways of establishing a safe “set and setting” in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy sessions.
  • Name 2 reasons why integration is important after psychedelic sessions and 3 ways to integrate a psychedelic experience.

Expanding the Nature and Breadth of Consciousness—Holistic Psychedelic Approach with Philip Wolfson, MD

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to—

  • List the evolving methodologies of psychedelic-assisted psychology.
  • Compare in detail the psychedelic medicines and their particular signatures.
  • Identify three or more applications to and contexts of psychedelic psychotherapy.
  • Outline five key elements of a holistic, integrated context to trauma.

This hybrid event allows you to learn in the environment you are comfortable with!

In-person Attendees in San Diego, CA

Streaming Attendees Online

Benefits of attending this event in-person:

  • Learning in a safe in-person environment that follows all COVID protocols

  • Enjoy a wonderful getaway at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel & Conference Centre

  • Engage in live interactions with many of today's leaders in mental health and PAP research

  • Attend optional daily yoga and evening events

  • Visit the Exhibitor and Sponsor Hall Bookstore to enhance your learning experience

  • All handouts and resources will be sent to you virtually prior to this event

  • 1-year access to recordings of all events

Benefits of streaming this event:

  • Learning from the comfort of your home/office

  • Attend interactive trainings with a dedicated host, with opportunities for questions

  • Option for virtual networking and interaction during breaks and lunch

  • Receive virtual information about exhibitors and sponsors

  • All handouts and resources will be sent to you virtually prior to this event

  • 1-year access to recordings of all events

IBH Sponsors: 

  • Leading Edge Seminars, Toronto, Canada
  • Emotional Recovery Consulting, LLC, Tucson, Arizona

13.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit is pending approval. We encourage joining the panel discussions though CE credit will not be applied to these.

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed upon completion of the conference.

Gabor Maté, MD

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A renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on many topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development. His experience includes 20 years of family practice and palliative care. Dr. Maté also spent over a decade working with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. 
Dr. Maté is the bestselling author of four books published in over 25 languages. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian distinction, for his ground-breaking medical work and writing. He also received the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver.
Dr. Maté’s books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.   

Bessel van der Kolk, MD

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Bessel van der Kolk, MD, has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences. He has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of trauma therapy treatments for stress in children and adults.
In 1984, Dr. van der Kolk  set up one of the first clinical/research centres in the United States dedicated to the study and treatment of traumatic stress. Bessel was also involved in the first studies on the effects of SSRIs on PTSD as a member of the first neuroimaging team to investigate how trauma changes brain processes. He led the first research linking BPD and deliberate self-injury to trauma and neglect in early childhood.
Much of Dr. van der Kolk’s research has focused on how trauma has a unique impact at different stages of development and how disruptions in caregiving systems obstruct effective intervention. His work helped establish the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). This congressionally mandated initiative funds approximately 150 centres offering interventions and trauma therapy.
Dr. van der Kolk’s efforts also helped establish the Trauma Research Foundation. The Foundation’s clinical team specializes in the treatment of those with histories of child maltreatment. Its research lab studies the effects of neurofeedback and MDMA on behaviour, mood, and executive functioning. The Foundation also trains mental health professionals, educators, parent groups, policymakers, and law enforcement personnel.  

Richard Schwartz, PhD

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  Dr. Richard Schwartz, PhD, began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic. Grounded in systems thinking, Richard developed Internal Family Systems (IFS) in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. He has spent years focusing on the relationships among these parts.
It was while working with clients that Richard noticed there were systemic patterns to the way the various “parts” organized across clients. He also found that when the clients’ parts felt safe and were allowed to relax, clients would spontaneously feel confident, open, and compassionate. This is what Dr. Schwartz came to call the Self. He discovered that when in that state of Self, clients would know how to heal their parts.
A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz has published many books and over 50 articles about IFS. In this workshop, he delves into the relationship between IFS and psychopharmacology and whether psychedelic drugs can help heal our various parts.

Ronald Siegel, PsyD

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 Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for nearly 40 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Dr. Siegel is coeditor of the critically acclaimed text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, and author of a comprehensive guide for general audiences, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems. He is coeditor of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and coauthor of the professional guide Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. He is also coauthor of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain; and author of the forthcoming book, The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary: Finding Happiness Right Where You Are. Dr. Siegel is also professor for The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being produced by The Great Courses, a regular contributor to other professional publications, and co-director of the annual Harvard Medical School Conference on Meditation and Psychotherapy.

 Dr. Siegel is known as a down to earth, engaging, and entertaining presenter whose workshops regularly receive rave reviews.

Gita Vaid, MD

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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 psychedelic psychotherapist who trained at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and who practises 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.  

Philip Wolfson, MD

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Phil Wolfson, MD, is president & CEO of the non-profit Ketamine Research Foundation and directs the training of Ketamine-Assistened Psychptherapy (KAP) practitioners through The Ketamine Training Center. Phil’s book The Ketamine Papers is the seminal work in the burgeoning ketamine arena. He is principal investigator for the MAPS sponsored Phase 2, the FDA-approved 18-person study of MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals with significant anxiety due to life threatening illnesses. His clinical practice with ketamine has informed his leadership role in the development of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Janis Phelps, PhD

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Janis Phelps, PhD, leads The Center for Psychedelic Therapy & Research. Dr. Phelps received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. She has been a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies for the past 21 years. She is the former dean of the School of Consciousness and Transformation at CIIS. She is now the Director of the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research. As the Center’s founder, she developed the first academically accredited, professional certificate training program for legal psychedelic-assisted therapy and research. The Center also provides harm reduction workshops, webinars on psychedelic research and public educational programs.
A licensed clinical psychologist and LMFT, she has held faculty positions in the East-West Psychology and Clinical Psychology doctoral programs. Her theoretical orientations include transpersonal and wellness therapy models; Buddhism and Eastern disciplines; and phenomenology/existential philosophies. Her research and scholarly writing has focused on psychedelic therapy, entheogens, and mind-body wellness. Dr. Phelps teaches graduate courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods, mindfulness, Buddhism and psychotherapy, spiritual counselling, and principles of healing. Janis serves on the board of the Holos Institute and maintains a private practice. 

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What are the COVID-19 protocols for this event?

San Diego has among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates of convention destinations. More than 85% of eligible San Diego residents have received at least one vaccine dose, and more than 74% are fully vaccinated. See the County’s dashboard for the latest statistics.

Beyond our high vaccination rates, we have one of the most knowledgeable event teams in the nation, having supported 24/7 community response efforts in the building for 15 months during the pandemic. SDCC worked directly with County public health, CDC, and other medical experts to train staff and refine protocols to host people in the building safely and responsibly.

In California, unvaccinated people are required to wear face masks in all indoor public settings, including our convention center.

Policies for vaccinated guests vary by event. Our StateCounty and the CDC recommend everyone wear a face mask in indoor public settings, whether you’ve been vaccinated or not. Individual event organizers may require it.

Is COVID-19 Vaccination required for this event?

Yes. All workshop attendees are required to submit proof of 2-dose COVID-19 Vaccination (or a valid COVID-19 vaccination exemption certificate from a medical doctor, medical facility, public health unit, or pharmacy) to Leading Edge Seminars.

Who are conference organizers?

Richard Fields, PhD, Emotional Recovery Consulting, LLC, former owner/director of FACES Conferences is the primary conference developer and director.  His 35 years of experience in psychology conference development provides the experience and knowledge of continuing to provide excellent content, speakers, and a  well-managed and organized conference. 

Michael Kerman, MSW founded Leading Edge Seminar, Toronto which for 29 years has provided in-person high-quality continuing education workshops, webinars and conferences for mental health and helping professionals.

Where is the Hyatt hotel?

The 4* Hyatt Mission Bay Hotel  is only 6 miles from the San Diego Airport.

It is located on the picturesque Mission Bay, adjacent to the Mission Bay boat dock.  

How do I book Flight /Travel Arrangements?

Flight and Travel Arrangements are the responsibility of the individual participant. The 4-Star Hyatt Mission Bay Hotel  is only 6 miles from the San Diego Airport (SAN). It is located on the picturesque Mission Bay, adjacent to the Mission Bay boat dock.  

What is the cancellation policy?

Should you need to cancel for whatever reason, there is a $50 cancellation fee, 30 days prior to the conference (February 10, 2022);

There is no refund after February 10, 2022.  However, your registration is transferrable.

If there is a wait-list we will attempt to replace your registration if possible and provide a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. 

What are the restaurants on site?

There is a hotel restaurant with scenic views of the bay.

High quality food, perfect for a breakfast, lunch or dinner.

There is also a sports bar with sit down or take out food.

There is also an Einstein Bagel shop on sight,  for sit down or take out.

There is also a Taco shop for sit down or take out.

Note:  Due to the limits on restaurants, local attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.  This will help with lunch accommodations for out of town attendees.

How much time do we have for lunch?

There is 1.5 hours  for lunch.  Allowing you time to eat on site, or explore local restaurants on the beach a few miles from the hotel.

It is not suggested that you go downtown, as it will probably take more than 1.5 hours.

How do I register/sign in at the conference?

You can choose to pick up your conference packet, name tag, and sign in on either Wednesday, March 9th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, or Thursday, March 10th, from 7:30 am – 9:00 am.

Will there be coffee/tea breaks and lunch?

Refreshment breaks including coffee and tea are provided in the morning 8:00 am – 9:00 am, and in the afternoon, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Lunch is on your own.

Is there assigned seating?

No, attendees can pick their seat starting at 7:30 am on Thursday, March 10th on a first come first serve basis.  There are no reserved seats.  However, we will accommodate those individuals with disabilities.

Can you please tell me more about the yoga sessions?

There are optional, free yoga sessions most mornings and evenings.  No yoga mats are needed.  Those who prefer doing yoga on mats will have space to practice yoga on their mat. More details coming soon.

Will there be a book store at the conference?

We have books for sale at the conference.  Most presenters will be available to sign books at the conference.

Where can I park?

There is free parking on the street adjacent to the hotel on the Mission Bay side of the hotel.  Hotel parking is also available at a reduced cost.  Pick up your ticket for the reduced fee at the conference registration desk.

How do I get my handouts

Speaker handouts will be available online at Leading Edge Seminars ( one month prior to the conference.  Attendees are encouraged to view and/or print the handouts prior to attending the conference.  No handouts will be provided at the conference. If you have any difficulties, please email

Will this conference be recorded?

More details coming soon

Can I get CE's for this conference?

Continuing education credit is provided for psychologists, social workers, mental health and alcohol/drug counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

When you pick up your registration packet upon checking in, you will sign in and select which credit you need.

A follow up email will be sent to you at the end of this conference including instructions for obtaining your certificate of participation/credit

Attendees are encouraged to contact their local crediting agencies to confirm the acceptance and reciprocity of credit.

What is the psychoactive substance use policy?

It is our policy that attendees are required to not use psychoactive substances during the conference.


In no way are Leading Edge Seminars and Emotional Recovery Consulting, Inc. responsible for the content and opinions of our speakers.

Other Questions

You are encouraged to contact Leading Edge Seminars at 416-964-1133 or if you have any other questions or concerns.  We are committed to making this event an experience that you enjoy.

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SPACE IS LIMITEDWe strongly suggest registering early due to limited capacity, and a strong interest in this emerging topic of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies.

Due to the timeliness of the conference content and the high caliber of speakers we expect the conference to be sold to capacity.

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The conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency, Mission Bay, San Diego. The hotel is right on Mission Bay with water views and only 6 miles from the San Diego Airport.
We have arranged a special conference rate of $199 per night.  Just ask for the Psychedelic Conference rate, or mention Leading Edge Seminars.
We strongly suggest you make your reservations early, as there are a limited number of sleeping rooms at our discounted rate.

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