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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Program
Get the training you need to start working with entheogens now


Pre-recorded Content available on demand

Next Live Online Workshop:​

  • August 26th, 2024

  • Monday, 10am - 4pm 

Group Ketamine Experiential in Portland, OR:

  • Friday, August 30th, 2024

  • 1:00 - 3:30pm in SE Portland, OR

  • Open to practitioners and graduates of other training programs

Program Overview

This 15-hour program, open to licensed healthcare professionals, will lay the foundations for working with ketamine for the treatment of mental health indications. It will consist of three hours of pre-recorded lecture completed at your own pace prior to attending a six hour interactive workshop, and a treatment at either AIMS Institute in Seattle, WA or Synaptic in Portland, OR if medically appropriate.

Enrollment in our program will include free access to over four hours of additional training on the role of music in psychedelic therapy, provided by Wavepaths ($199 value). This includes a discounted rate to their music software.

Faculty: Sunil Agarwal, MD, PhD; Alison Draisin, PsyD; Emma Knighton, MA; Matthew Hicks, ND, MS


For Naturopathic Doctors the program is approved by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine for 4 hours of pharmacy and 2 hours of ethics fulfilling the requirement to administer ketamine for NDs


Core program (3-hours pre-recorded + 5.5-hour online workshop):

  • $750


One-on-on experiential (90-min intake, 1-hr prep, 2.5-hr ketamine session, 1-hr integration):

  • At Synaptic: $1500

  • At AIMS: ~$2000 (most insurances accepted)

Group experiential (individual 30-min intake, 90-min group preparation online, 3-hr group session, 1-hr group integration online):

  • $420

Students of professional graduate level programs within one year of graduation (pre or post) may take the entire program with a group experiential offered in the Portland area for $1035. 

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

By completing this program in its entirety students will be competent in the following domains:

  • Regarding the use ketamine as a controlled substance, students will understand:

    • Licensure requirements for prescribing and controlling ketamine

    • The storage requirements

    • Documentation

    • Material requirements for administering or prescribing ketamine

  • Students will understand the clinical indications, both FDA approved and off-label, for ketamine

  • Students will understand the mechanism of action of ketamine 

  • Students will understand the physiological and psychological effects of ketamine at a variety of dose ranges

  • Students will understand the various routes of administration of ketamine and their relative onset, duration, dosing, and contraindications

  • Students will be able to summarize the findings of clinical trial data for ketamine

  • Students will be able to summarize the history and cultural context of ketamine

  • Students will be able to apply harm reduction principles regarding drugs of potential abuse

  • Students will understand the need for enhanced consent when working with altered states of consciousness

  • Students will be able to have conversations about the appropriate and consensual use of therapeutic touch during ketamine sessions

  • Students will understand basic concepts of intake, preparation, administration, and integration sessions in doing altered state of consciousness therapy

  • Students will understand the different demands of group versus one-on-one sessions

  • Students will understand the important role of music and sound in altered state therapy

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