Advanced Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT) Certification Program

Advanced Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT) Certification Program

ATMA’s Advanced Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT) Certification Program is tailored for medical and mental health care professionals seeking comprehensive knowledge and experience in psychedelic therapy. Our program is designed for those aiming to understand psychedelic medicine and its therapeutic applications while confidently engaging in informed discussions with clients and peers on psychedelic therapy. Our curriculum provides the necessary knowledge and real-world facilitation experience required to excel in delivering psychedelic medicine.

Program Info
at a Glance

Program Dates

March 21, 2024
June 27, 2024
September 26, 2024


$5,626 CAD

Number of Hours

90 hours (60 hours of theoretical training, 30 hours of in-person coaching)

Credential(s) Earned

CE Credits


ATMA's Introduction to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT) Course or equivalent

Advancing psychedelic therapy in practice for the future of mental health

Available to medical and mental healthcare professionals, this program provides a comprehensive three-part framework comprising elite didactic coursework and personalized in-person coaching. Students embody the roles of the psychedelic guide, therapist, and client, fostering invaluable multi-perspective insights into psychedelic medicine. Join us to elevate your expertise, broaden your understanding, and confidently navigate the ever-evolving landscape of psychedelic therapy. Stay ahead of industry regulations and developments, ensuring ethical and informed practice as the field progresses.

11 lesson modules

Dive into 11 comprehensive modules taught by esteemed instructors in the field. Each module is meticulously crafted to offer in-depth insights, covering essential aspects of the subject matter and providing a solid foundation of knowledge.

6 live Q&A sessions

Engage in interactive Q&A sessions facilitated by expert instructors. These sessions provide an opportunity for in-depth discussions and insights into course material. Post-session recordings are included.

11 live self-care sessions

Designed exclusively for healthcare practitioners, immerse yourself in 11 purpose-built self-care sessions crafted to bolster your well-being. These sessions provide tailored support to enhance your mental and emotional health, equipping you with essential tools to navigate the demands of your profession.

100+ downloadable resources
Access a wealth of downloadable tools, resources, and recommended reading materials complementing the course content for further exploration and reference.
11 multiple choice module reviews

Non-graded reviews within each module offer opportunities for reinforcement and review, aiding in understanding the material covered.

Research-based assignments

Engage in two independent research-based assignments to deepen understanding and stimulate critical thinking. Share and discuss these assignments within your small group.

Experiential-based assignment

Complete an experiential-based assignment independently and share it within your small group.

Online community

Join our thriving online community—a hub for collaboration, sharing experiences, and networking with like-minded individuals passionate about the transformative power of psychedelic therapy.

What you'll learn

View our program curriculum

The Advanced Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT) Certification Program extends foundational knowledge from our Introduction to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Course.  Participants gain expertise in conducting preparation and integration sessions for clients seeking guidance with past or future psychedelic experiences.

Unit 1 - Fundamentals of Psychedelics

Topics include: Definitions of Psychedelics, Overview of the Different Psychedelic Compounds, Traditions and History, Contemporary History and Research, Pharmacology, Drug Interactions and Adverse Events, and Micro-dosing Research

Topics include: Indigenous Perspectives, Access for Diverse and Under-Privileged Populations, Cultural Implications, and Current Regulatory Status of Psychedelics.

Topics include: Psychedelic and Non-Psychedelic Expanded States of Consciousness, and Comparison of Psilocybin and MDMA Experiences and Outcomes.

Unit 2 - Fundamentals of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

Topics include: Core Competencies, Presence/Empathy/Humility/Non-Directive Support, Principles of Facilitation, and Self-Care for the Facilitator.

Topics include: Ethical Guidelines and Considerations, Diverse Group Considerations, Consent/Boundaries and Appropriate Touch, Consent/Boundary Considerations for Psilocybin and MDMA Therapy, and Harm Reduction in Challenging Situations and Adverse Events.

Topics include: Overview of “Set”, Screening for Safe and Optimal Experiences, Preparing the Client for PaT, and Effective Modalities for Preparing the Client.

Topics include: Importance of the Physical, Social, and Cultural Environment, Elements of the Treatment Space, the Role of Music, and Individual vs. Group Experiences.

Topics include: Importance of Integration, Integration Models, and Individual and Group Integration Considerations.

Topics include: Choosing the Correct Psychedelic for the Client, Addressing Issues including Addictions, PTSD, Palliative Care, Depression and Anxiety, Relationship Counseling, and Leadership/Personal Awareness/Enhancement.

Topics include: Complementary Modalities to PaT with Specialists including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Breathwork Techniques, Somatic Therapy, and Relational Integration.

Live classes and interactive sessions

All live sessions are recorded for later viewing.

Live Q&A Sessions

Wednesdays from 6-7pm MST

Engage directly with your instructors and peers in our live Q&A, gaining invaluable insights and fostering a deeper understanding of the program’s key topics.

Live Self-Care Sessions

Sundays from 9-10am MST

Tailored for healthcare practitioners, these 11 specialized self-care sessions equip you with essential tools to navigate professional demands while supporting your well-being. Ensure a minimum attendance of 4 sessions for maximum benefit.

In-Person Training

Recognizing the significance of practical learning, ATMA prioritizes firsthand experience for effective facilitation. Our PaT Certification Program incorporates an Advanced Coaching Program, featuring 3-day In-Person Training. Led by industry experts, this program equips students with the skills for psychedelic treatment facilitation through immersive instruction, interactive sessions, and role-playing.


Upon completion of the online training, students can register for live training within 12 months. Stay updated for various cohort options and locations, including planned venues in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.

Simple, transparent pricing

ATMA provides fair and transparent pricing options, including flexible payment plans. We prioritize affordability, ensuring that our transformative therapy remains accessible to all seeking positive change.

Training for a larger team? For group rates, please get in touch with us to learn more.

$5,626 CAD

One-time payment

$1,582 CAD/month

4x monthly payments

$3,883 CAD

One-time payment

$1,456 CAD/month

3x monthly payments

$7,230 CAD

Introduction to PaT and Advanced PaT Certification Program

$5,488 CAD

Introduction to PaT and Advanced PaT Certification Program

Registration Policy

  • Commitment to Growth: All purchases are final, reflecting your commitment to personal exploration. We prepare each course with dedication, unable to offer refunds.
  • Flexibility in Learning: If your plans change, you can transfer your spot to someone else, sharing the opportunity for discovery.

Need assistance or have questions? Contact us at We’re here to ensure your journey with us is seamless and enriching.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. We look forward to supporting your exploration.

Hear what people have to say

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

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.

Maya Sloan

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

The richness of the experience, expertise and discussion was deeply meaningful. Thank you ATMA.

Alison Bell

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, an ATMA psychedelic therapy course alumni

Mikael Bartholdy

I loved the diversity of the instructors and psychedelics discussed. The thoroughness of the information provided in the modules. The self-care Sundays. The small cohort work. The ability of people leading the Q&As and Sundays to keep the time on track.

Delia Comer

I loved the heart that was put into it, i.e. enthusiasm, quality content, professionalism, etc. I also appreciated my group I worked with, there were some very good conversations and sharing experiences.

Juan Jimenez

I am so grateful to have discovered this amazing program, and I am truly loving this learning platform and community. I was inspired to learn about psychedelic therapy and now I am convinced this is the field that I am meant to be in. I’m excited about bringing my unique offerings to this field and hopefully collaborating with this community along the way.

Cheryl K

Meet your instructors

Featuring a number of leading experts

Janis Phelps, PhD, Professor CIIS, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Janis Phelps

PhD, Director of Psychedelic Studies and Research - CIIS
Anthony Bossis, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry NYU, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Dr. Anthony Bossis

PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry NYU
Devon Christie, Clinical Instructor, UBC, Family Physician, , ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Dr. Devon Christie

MD, CCFP, RTC (Relational Somatic Therapy)
Dr. Alex Belser, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Alex Belser

PhD Cybin - Chief Clinical Officer, Yale University - Clinical Research Fellow
Mark Haden, VP of Clearmind Medicine, Adjunct Prof., UBC, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Mark Haden

MSW, Qi Integrated Health - Clinical Supervisor, Adjunct Professor - UBC

Pam Kryskow

MD, Roots To Thrive Program - Medical Lead

Dr. Scott Shannon

MD, Principal Investigator and Therapist

Ben Malcolm

PharmD, MPH, Spirit Pharmacist - Founder

Dr. Rakesh Jain

MD, MPH, Psychiatrist, Clinical Professor - Texas Tech University School of Medicine

Saundra Jain

MA, PsyD, LPC, Psychotherapist
Kim Haxton, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Kim Haxton

Indegeneyez - Co-Founder, Member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario
Zach Walsh, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Zach Walsh

PhD Psychologist, Associate Professor - UBC

Dr. Aviva Fohrer

MD, Triple Board Certified in Addiction , Family, & Preventative Medicine.

Mark Cornfield

MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist

Susan McBride

Trevor Millar, Board Member, Canadian Psychedelic Association, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Trevor Millar

Ambio Live Sciences Inc. - Co-Founder, Ibogaine Facilitator

Bruce Sanguin

Psychotherapist, Clinical Fellow at CAMFT
Philippe Lucas, PhD, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Philippe Lucas

PhD, SABI Mind - President

Paul Bridger

BA, ACC, CEC Intentional Directions, Integration Coach
Rich Tyo, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Rich Tyo

Psychotherapist CRPO

Jane Cooper

BSc, MA, CHyp, CCC,
Mike Mathers, Addictions and Trauma Therapist, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Mike Mathers

M.Sc., M.A., R.C.C., Addictions and Trauma Therapist

Rachel Dundas

Registered Psychologist

Natalie Bergstrom

ATMA VP of Programming

Matthew Kelemen

Sacred Row Academy, Self-Care Facilitator

Jeff Sorenson

breathARMY, Founder, Self-Care Facilitator
Thomas Hartle, ATMA psychedelic therapy training instructor in Canada

Thomas Hartle

Cancer Survivor - PaT Recipient (Section 56 Exemption, SAP)

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Begin your training with us today and take your practice to the next level, helping to shape the future of mental health care.


Questions about our Advanced PaT Certification Program?

Please reach out to us via phone or email if your question is not addressed on this page

The in-person portion of the Advanced PaT Certification Program is divided into our 3-Day in-person coaching.

Students have the option to register for the online learning portion only if they choose.  

This program is open to all eligible Canadian and international students.

Participants will receive an ATMA PaT Certified Certificate stating the total hours completed and can be utilized to claim CE credits with many organizations. ATMA is currently working on CE Accreditation with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). If you require assistance, please contact us. 

ATMA is not offering scholarships at this time. Any future updates will be listed on the website. 

All ATMA programs and courses are non-refundable. If your situation changes, contact us to discuss.