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Experience mental healthcare with a new approach

ATMA provides psychedelic education and training to practitioners so you can offer this ground-breaking treatment to your mental health patients.


Training for psychedelic-assisted therapy

Through the unique healing and transformative experiences of psychedelic-assisted therapy, we are witnessing a new frontier of treatment that is providing hope to those struggling with mental health concerns.

Creating a standard for which psychedelic therapists should be trained is an important step in the evolution of this field. ATMA’s psychedelic therapy courses help establish this standard of care. Healthcare professionals who achieve competency in this area will be able to adopt this treatment into their practice upon legalization of these medicines.



Your psychedelic training begins with us

Globally renowned leaders in the medical community have partnered with ATMA to develop the curricula, training models, and lectures for the psychedelic therapy course offerings.

Introduction to Psychedelic-assisted Therapy

This CE credited course offers an overview of psychedelic medicines in a convenient manner, allowing for healthcare professionals to gain familiarity with psychedelic therapy medicine.

Advanced Psychedelic-assisted Therapy (PaT) Certification Program

This program will provide the opportunity for legal experiential training under the supervision of skilled psychedelic guides and medical practitioners.


Meet our ATMA Academy Alumni from around the world

We’re proud to support mental health practitioners from around the world with our programs and initiatives. Learn how our students enjoyed learning with ATMA Academy.

"Great format of watching presentations ahead of time for the Q&A’s and then speaking to the amazing presenters about their experiences. Wonderful to connect with other therapists and interested individuals through breakout groups."
Alison Bell
ATMA Alumni
"It’s wonderful to be on live Zoom calls with so many amazing teachers. Thank you all, so much gratitude for this space!"
Karolina Mikos
ATMA Alumni
"The richness of the experience, expertise and discussion was deeply meaningful. Thank you ATMA."
Alison Bell
ATMA Alumni
"So informative and a must if you are interested in becoming a psychedelic therapist."
Caroldean Jude
ATMA Alumni
"This program has not only done a masterful job of setting the foundations for Psychedelic-assisted Therapy, but also helped connect participants with like-minded health providers and fostered a continued interest in exploring this needed healing modality at an even deeper level."
Mikael Bartholdy
ATMA Alumni


Leading psilocybin therapy clinical trials and research

As part of our initiative to move psilocybin toward legalization, we are working with Health Canada to conduct multiple clinical trials evaluating its safety and efficacy. View our current clinical trials based in our Calgary, Alberta office.


Our blogs explore informative and relevant topics on psychedelic medicine.

News & Media

The latest news and media releases on ATMA and our contributions.

Oregon Services

Learn more on how Oregon is accelerating psilocybin-assisted therapy for practitioners.

Psychedelic Exposé

Our free monthly webinars cover a variety of topics within the psychedelic landscape.


Building the largest online community for psychedelic therapy

Connect with your peers and industry leaders

With our community platform, we provide a solution for therapists looking to connect and network with one another. Our platform will continually support therapists, whether operating in a clinic or working independently. A supportive environment fosters higher levels of engagement; the sharing of data and experiences will lead to increased efficacy and will inform best practice

Exclusive discounts and events

ATMA Academy Alumni will have access to these community-based platforms, allowing for them to be actively involved in the psychedelic community and to be part of the paradigm shift the world is experiencing. Gain access to exclusive discounts and events as alumni.

Access your course materials

Access your video lectures, training materials, and most recent research and updates on the current landscape of psychedelic medicines on our platform. Track your progress with our platform and interact with other students as well as your instructors.

Stay up-to-date with the latest research

We are building the largest online community platform for psychedelic therapy practitioners by offering a clear, guided path for therapy providers to practicably adopt psychedelic-assisted therapy. Share data and experiences, facilitate group discussions, find support services and stay up-to-date with emerging research.  

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Dr. Anthony Bossis is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. He is Director of Palliative Care Research, Co-Principal Investigator, and a session guide for the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Project, a FDA-approved clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a psilocybin-generated mystical experience upon existential and psycho-spiritual distress in persons with cancer.

Dr. Megan McElheran is the CEO and Chief Clinical Psychologist of Wayfound Mental Health Group. Dr. McElheran completed graduate training at the PAU-Stanford University Clinical Psychology Consortium, during which she obtained specialized training in the treatment of PTSD through the National Center for PTSD in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. McElheran has been in practice in Calgary since 2008. She continues to focus on work with first responders, and her clinical practice involves work with active-duty members of the Canadian Forces, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, members of the Calgary Firefighter Department, medical personnel, and others who are directly or vicariously impacted by traumatic events. She routinely engages in teaching and supervisory activity to ensure the sound dissemination of empirically-grounded interventions for trauma. Dr. McElheran is regularly engaged in speaking events, both locally and internationally. She completed a TEDx speech in 2011 related to Trauma, Change, and Resilience and most recently completed a discussion for the Healing Project on trauma and PTSD.

Natalie has a deep passion for creating spaces for people to feel safe and open for personal transformation. Her experiences as an on-air radio personality, years as an on-air television journalist producing and directing a weekly show as well as contributing to a daily live program for a national television station, allowed her to witness literally hundreds of peoples individual stories. In addition to these public roles, she managed multiple television station locations, designed and oversaw studio expansions, managed a program for artists and musicians with an international humanitarian organization, after which she started and ran her own successful company focused on personal health and wellness for 6 years.

David has worked full-time for the past 5 years in researching, advocating and moving the work of non-ordinary state therapy and psychedelic medicine forward in Canada. He co-founded and led Catalyst Presents, a Psychedelic Research Conference, and ATMA Journey Centers, a Canadian non-profit dedicated to bringing psychedelic-assisted therapy to Canadians which was successful in achieving one of Canada’s first modern legal exemptions to undertake psychedelic-assisted work. With a Master’s degree in religious studies and having been both a college professor and international humanitarian relief worker, David has always dedicated himself to the service of others. He brings a deep experience and reverence for psychedelic medicine and believes that it will play a key role in bringing healing to humanity.

Mike is an addiction and trauma therapist with 15 years of experience working in residential and outpatient treatment programs with both individuals and groups. His therapeutic ethos focuses on offering the development of evidence-based skills as well as support to integrate these skills so that his clients may realize a more fulfilling life. He practices a blend of approaches including motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and existential therapy. Mike believes in the transformative power of psychedelic medicines to connect people with their inner healing intelligence and the embodied wisdom accessible to all. He recognizes the importance of a safe container being created (including preparation and integration), and values how this supports the development of psychological flexibility, potentially leading to profound and lasting improvements in the person’s quality of life via behavioural change.

Mike has been working with first responders for the past 2 years facilitating PTSD healing groups. His recent efforts have been focused on the development of Resilient Living Recovery (RLR), a 10 week online addiction treatment program for people with mild to moderate substance use problems. Since 2018, Mike has presented at the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference and has been training as a study therapist for clinical research led by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) on a clinical trial that will see the MAPS MDMA protocol for trauma applied to eating disorders. He has also been approved as a research therapist on a clinical trial with Numinous that will investigate the use of psilocybin for substance use disorders via motivational enhancement therapy. Mike has attended several psychedelic integration workshops and is a consultant for PsyGen Labs focusing on the therapeutic aspects pertaining to the development of psychedelic medicine clinical trials.

Trevor Millar is a social-entrepreneur who has played a key role in advancing the psychedelic movement for nearly a decade. He has the unique perspective of having operated a business where he legally administered psychedelics to over 200 people within Canada, mostly for substance use disorder. Since May 2018 he has been on the board of directors for the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada, where he acted as Chair of the Board for over two years. MAPS is a non-profit organization and a leader in supporting scientific research into psychedelics. He is also currently a board member and co-founder of the Canadian Psychedelic Association.

From 2012 to 2017, Trevor was active as the founder and President of Liberty Root Therapy Inc., a business dedicated to healing and transformation by legally providing the plant medicine ibogaine to people mostly with opiate use disorder. Trevor was featured in the award-winning documentary about using magic mushrooms and Iboga to treat addiction, anxiety and depression called DOSED, which was released in 2019. He is currently the Chief Psychedelic Officer of NeonMind Biosciences Inc., a corporation dedicated to developing and commercializing products that contain legal medicinal mushrooms and those that may contain psychedelic compounds. Trevor is also on the Advisory Board of Nature Spirit Labs Inc.

Bruce Sanguin has been a Clinical Fellow with the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for 25 years. He currently lives in Victoria, BC where he practices as a psychotherapist. He is the author of seven books, the latest of which, Dismantled: How Love and Psychedelics Broke a Clergyman Apart and Put Him Back Together, describes his own healing journey using psychedelics in the context of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. As well as practicing psychotherapy, Bruce is a keynote speaker at psychedelic conferences, with an active interest in the integration of spirituality and psychology.

Dr. Christie is a clinical instructor with the UBC Department of Medicine and a family physician with a focused practice in Multidisciplinary Pain Management. She is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor emphasizing Relational Somatic Therapy for trauma resolution and is trained to deliver both MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD (MAPS USA) and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, in a research setting. She is a recognized speaker and expert on the potential for incorporating psychedelic assisted therapies in an improved health care model for the future.

Dr. Ian Mitchell is an Emergency Physician working in Kamloops, BC and an Associate Clinical Professor at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. He has worked at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is interested in harm reduction and was the physician lead for the first emergency department distribution of Take Home Naloxone kits in Canada. He is a cannabis clinician and researcher, and was the qualified investigator in an RCT of cannabis for PTSD. He has been using ketamine as part of his emergency practice for 25 years and is on the board of directors for the Ketamine Assisted Therapy Association of Canada.

Dr. Saundra Jain is an Adjunct Clinical Affiliate, School of Nursing, at The University of Texas at Austin, and a psychotherapist in private practice. Dr. Jain is a co-creator of the WILD 5 Wellness Program and co-author of a well-received workbook written for those interested in improving their mental wellness – KickStart30: A Proven 30-Day Mental Wellness Program. She is co-creator of the Psychedelics and Wellness Survey (PAWS) exploring the intersect between psychedelics and wellness. She serves as a member of the Psych Congress Steering Committee providing direction regarding educational gaps/needs for mental health practitioners, and Sana Symposium providing psychedelics education for mental health and addiction professionals.

Dr. Erika Dyck is a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine. She is the author of Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus (Johns Hopkins, 2008; University of Manitoba Press, 2011), Managing Madness: The Weyburn Mental Hospital and Transformations of Psychiatric Care in Canada (2017) and the co-editor of Culture’s Catalyst: Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada (2016) and Psychedelic Prophets: The Letters of Aldous Huxley and Humphry Osmond (2018).

Mark Haden is an Adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health.

As the past Executive Director of MAPS Canada (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), he has published on the issue of drug control policy and psychedelics in the following Journals: Canadian Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Drug Policy, Encyclopaedia of Public Health, Harm Reduction Journal, Open Medicine, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, and the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Mark teaches in the UBC school of medicine (Population and Public Health), obtained an MSW from UBC and worked for the Addiction Services for 28 years in counselling and supervisory roles. He has provided public education on drugs and drug policy for over 30 years and works with the Health Officers Council of British Columbia on their position papers on the issue of a regulated market for all currently illegal drugs.

He has presented in conferences and training events in many countries and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for drug policy reform work in 2013.