Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum 2018: The Unfolding Promise was held Oct 11 – 14, 2018, in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada — with two full Forum days at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa (Thursday Oct 11 and Friday Oct 12), and a third and fourth day dedicated to weekend workshops held in downtown Victoria (Saturday Oct 13, and Sunday Oct 14).
Our keynote speaker in 2018 was Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, Head of Psychedelic Research, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.
Highlight topics at the 2018 Forum included psychedelics and the “entropic” brain, Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, activist therapists who are taking initiatives to change laws, and the training of psychedelic psychotherapists. Post-forum weekend workshops included Bringing Art Therapy into Psychedelic Medicine; Intention and Integration; and self discovery through Holotropic Breathwork™, SpiritDanceSoulSong™, and Gestalt Practice.
Our video recording of the 2018 Forum can now be streamed and/or downloaded through Vimeo On Demand, for CAD49.99
Check out our Resource listings following the 2018 Forum (including Therapeutic Psilocybin for Canadians; and Ayahuasca best practices, and more…)
2018 Forum Press release – Sept 28, 2018
Continuing Education Credits — For the 2018 Forum — including the Full Forum and post-forum weekend workshops, Integral Counselling BC was approved to provide up to 20 CME credits by the College of Family Physicians Canada (CFCP); up to 22.25 CE credits by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and up to 24 CEC hours by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). [Please note that Integral Counselling BC maintained responsibility for the Forum program.]
A SEA CHANGE IS UNDERWAY IN PSYCHEDELIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Since our first Forum in 2014, there has been many further developments in the research and training arena surrounding psychedelic-assisted therapies, and in the mounting of legal challenges that will eventually pave the way for patients to safely and legally use psychedelics for medical purposes.
California Institute for Integral Studies has offered the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research program since 2015, for licensed or licensable professionals in mental health and medicine.
We would like to thank our 2018 Forum sponsors — Major Sponsors MAPS Canada and California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as Supporting Sponsors Float House and Banyen Books and Sound. We would also like to thank our Scholarship Initiative supporters for 2018 – including Dr. Bronner’s, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Women’s Visionary Congress.
We are very grateful to our programming/content committee members, scholarship, and organizing committee, and volunteers for contributing towards the success of the 2018 Forum.
- Be in the forefront of rapid developments in the field of transpersonal psychology
- Find out about the latest research in psychedelic medicines and psychedelic-assisted therapies
- Build bridges and different ways of knowing, i.e. indigenous and western approaches, clinical and ceremonial, science and spirituality
- Develop community and connect with leaders and peers in the healing professions
- Discuss legal and ethical challenges for therapists
- Explore training possibilities in psychedelic psychotherapy
- Attain continuing education credits
Who should attend?
- Clinical counsellors, therapists
- Social workers
- Researchers, students
- Body workers
- Holistic/integrated practitioners
- Traditional healers
- Policy analysts
- Community leaders
- Change agents
- Anyone interested in psychedelic psychotherapy for personal and collective healing, and transformation.
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