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.
at a Glance
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access a wealth of downloadable tools, resources, and recommended reading materials complementing the course content for further exploration and reference.
Non-graded reviews within each module offer opportunities for reinforcement and review, aiding in understanding the material covered.
Engage in two independent research-based assignments to deepen understanding and stimulate critical thinking. Share and discuss these assignments within your small group.
Complete an experiential-based assignment independently and share it within your small group.
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.
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.
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Introduction to PaT and Advanced PaT Certification Program
Introduction to PaT and Advanced PaT Certification Program
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Meet your instructors
Featuring a number of leading experts
Dr. Anthony Bossis
Dr. Devon Christie
Dr. Scott Shannon
Dr. Rakesh Jain
Dr. Aviva Fohrer
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Questions about our Advanced PaT Certification Program?
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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.