For Professionals…


This experiential workshop introduces clinicians to the use and merits of “art-making” activities within the psychedelic psychotherapy process.

What are the goals of psychedelic psychotherapy? What exactly is art-making? How can non-verbal visual expression of self, emotion and experience with art materials assist in initial screening and assessment, and in developing therapist-client trust and rapport prior to a medicine session?   How can visual expression help clients in representing their psychedelic experience as they seek to integrate it into their daily lives to promote sustained healing and growth? How can we best work with clients and their art conversationally so as to further therapeutic goals?

Let’s discuss these questions and more! Participants will have the opportunity to engage “hands on” in a range of graphic activities on paper, exploring them in both client and therapist roles in small learning groups.

No special art experience, training, or talent is required. Come expecting to have some fun and some personal challenge as you expand your range of clinical skills.

Schedule: Oct 13, 2018 (Sat), 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: Victoria Conference Centre

Maximum participants: 20

CE credits approved: 6 CME credits (College of Family Physicians Canada/CFPC); 6 CEC hours (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association/CCPA); 6 CE credits (Canadian Psychological Association/ CPA)


Regular: CAD160 + GST

Early Bird: CAD145 + GST


Workshop Facilitator:

Bruce Tobin, PhD, RCC, ATR

Bruce has been a Registered Art Therapist since 1977. He is a founding member of the BC Art Therapy Association (1979) and an Honorary Life Member. He taught art therapy at the University of Victoria for 25 years, and is the author of the textbook Expressive Therapies Now.   He has been a psychotherapist in private practice and a workshop presenter since 1980, and has followed the history of psychedelic therapy since the 60s.