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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

PAT 501 (3) Introduction to Psychedelic Medicine

This introductory theory course explores the landscape of psychedelic medicine as it re-emerges in western psychotherapeutic modalities and medical paradigm. We will bridge Indigenous traditional knowledge and practice with scientific research and explore ethics, guiding / social justice principles and developing practice standards for reducing harm, and maximizing potential benefits. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

PAT 502 (3) Psychedelic Medicine: Trauma Informed and Inclusive Care

This theory course explores the interconnection and application of principles of inclusion, cultural safety, trauma informed practice and spiritual care in psychedelic medicine, in the western healthcare context. Considerations will include intersectionality, equity, diverse cultural and spiritual systems, expanded states of consciousness, and multigenerational trauma. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Must have completed or be actively enrolled in PAT 501.

Co-requisites: PAT 501.

PAT 503 (3) Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Professional Practice

This theory course is designed for multidisciplinary professionals preparing to support psychedelic-assisted therapy in medical or therapeutic roles. Building on foundational knowledge, participants will develop practice frameworks for diverse clients including intake and preparation; therapeutic methods and transformative processes; integration and community engagement; and cultivating essential practitioner competencies. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: PAT 501 and PAT 502.

PAT 504 (6) Psychedelic-assisted Therapy in Practice

This practicum is designed for interprofessional care teams preparing to facilitate psychedelic-assisted therapy in clinical or therapeutic roles. Participants will integrate research and context informed care by engaging experiential knowledge, ethical frameworks and principles to maximize therapeutic potentials. Skills will be developed in a supervised and peer-supported community of practice. (0:0:0 -90)

Prerequisite: PAT 501 and PAT 502.

Co-requisites: PAT 503.