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PSYCHEDELIC PSYCHOTHERAPY FORUM III: The State of the Art -- October 14-15, 2016

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2016 Forum Presenters

Join us in beautiful Victoria, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, Oct 14 – 15, 2016, for the 3rd annual Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum, to learn, converse and connect about the healing potentials of psychedelic medicines.

This year, in response to the growing interest in this subject, we have extended the forum to two full days (Oct 14 – 15) in Victoria, BC, with post-forum workshops offered on Oct 16. We are pleased to update that we will be holding the forum (Oct 14 – 15) at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in the foothills just west of Victoria. The post-forum workshops (Oct 16) are scheduled to be held in downtown Victoria, at the Victoria Conference Centre. Click here for venue/travel details.

Rick Doblin, Founder & Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), will give the keynote address at this year’s forum. Highlight topics at the forum include the current state of MDMA research for alleviating PTSD; Ayahuasca therapy to treat eating disorders; Psilocybin studies and implications for cancer patients/end of life issues; training possibilities for psychedelic psychotherapists; as well as how to support clients to successfully integrate the psychedelic experience.

NEWS FLASH: To view the latest press release on the 3rd Annual Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum (distributed May 18, 2016), click here


New Yorker magazine, Atlantic Monthly, The Huffington Post, CBC, and CNN are just a few of the mainstream media sources that have recently featured stories on psychedelic science. While the media coverage is beginning to shift the public perception of psychedelic medicine, research into healing with MDMA, Ayahuasca, Iboga and Psilocybin is being conducted at major universities and hospitals and the governing bodies that regulate these substances are taking notice.

California Institute for Integral Studies is now offering a Certificate for Psychedelic-assisted Therapies and Research for licensed or licensable professionals in mental health and medicine. And a legal challenge is being mounted in Canada that will eventually pave the way for patients to safely and legally use psychedelics for medical purposes.


This year’s forum is an opportunity for physicians, psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists and anyone working in the helping professions to come together to network and connect about the future of this exciting and promising field. The forum is also an opportunity for those interested in their own healing process to find out what options are becoming available that offer an entirely new paradigm for healing

The last two Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forums, held in 2014 and 2015, were also held in Vancouver Island, BC, and organized by Integral Counselling BC.

We would like to thank our two Major Sponsors this year — MAPS Canada and California Institute of Integral Studies , as well as our supporting sponsor Float House Victoria for their continued support of the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum.

Why attend?

  • Build community and connect  with leaders and peers in the healing professions
  • Discuss legal and ethical challenges for therapists
  • Get updated on drug policies and education
  • Find out how to get involved in research and continuing education
Who should attend?

  • Clinical counsellors, therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Researchers, students
  • Healthcare professionals, integrated practitioners
  • Anyone that is curious about new directions in psychotherapy
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