ATMA Psilocybin Therapy Program -1.0 Therapist Experiential and Guidance Program
Our Training Programs will provide legal psilocybin experiential and guidance training under a clinical trial umbrella as approved by Health Canada.
Clinical Trial Application to Health Canada >
At ATMA Academy we believe it is critical and beneficial, from both the client and health care provider perspective, for therapists to gain direct knowledge and an experiential understanding of the effects of psilocybin as psychedelic medicine in order to increase efficacy in the provision of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies.
The primary objective of the study will be the assessment of safety and tolerability of psilocybin when administered to healthy participants. Vital statistics including heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and ECG will be gathered from each participant for the duration of their experiential session and it will be combined with observations and assessment of any potential adverse events during the experiential session.
The secondary exploratory endpoint for this study will the completion of the psychological self and peer assessments before and after the experiential session, to document psychological outcomes. All data collected to be concluded in approximately 14 weeks.
Participants will receive 1 X 25mg capsule of psilocybin which they will ingest, initially, under the guidance of a medical practitioner, and will be monitored by two licensed therapist peers for the duration of the psilocybin-assisted experiential session expected to last between 4 and 8 hours. The full experimental intervention dose of psilocybin was chosen based on recently published data from clinical trials involving healthy individuals and is expected to produce all the canonical effects of serotonergic hallucinogens, including changes in visual perception, rapid and sometimes profound changes in mood, derealization and depersonalization as well as unusual experiences relating to the body and consciousness.
Full trial activities schedule can be found here.