Fluence Newsletter - September 2021
New website, expanded trainings for clinicians, and more
Psychedelics have plastered news headlines this past month, bringing awareness, but more importantly new information to the already growing space. To give clinicians access to this knowledge that you can use today, Fluence is offering more courses and webinar series, and we’ve launched an updated website to help you navigate all this information.
Our fall curriculum at Fluence is robust with a variety of trainings, from introductory courses like Psychedelic Integration: Premise & Promise and Understanding Ketamine, to more intensive courses such as Psychedelic Psychoanalysis and Psychedelic Psychopharmacology.
Recently, we announced our all-new 10-week webinar series, Access and Inclusion in Psychedelic Treatment. The webinar series will cover a range of topics, presenting challenges and future opportunities for addressing social injustice in the field of psychedelic medicine, focusing on the role of the clinician’s voice in context of the larger healthcare system.
Starting September 15, join Fluence Lead Trainers Jayne and David Gumpel for their 12-week Psychedelic Integration Clinical Consultation Group, which will provide a safe, informative and confidential place for therapists and other practitioners to discuss their clinical work in psychedelic integration.
Many of our courses may be taken in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Fluence Postgraduate Certificates in Psychedelic Integration Therapy or Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. Make sure to check out new updates to these certifications below!
As September begins, we are so excited to kick off our fall courses, and hope you are too. Until then, stay connected with Fluence on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Until next time,
10-week webinar series exploring access and inclusion in psychedelic treatment
As states and regulatory bodies consider making psychedelic-assisted therapy available, key social justice considerations come into focus, particularly around healthcare disparities and access to treatment, medicalization of plants that certain communities consider sacred, oppressive psychiatric treatments, and stigma experienced by people who use drugs.
This 10-session webinar series will cover a range of topics about both the present challenges and future opportunities for addressing social injustice in the field of psychedelic medicine, focusing on the role of the clinician’s voice in context of the larger healthcare system.
Register for the entire webinar series, or individual sessions.
The case for psychedelic couples counseling
Fluence Lead Trainer Jayne Gumpel
Fluence Lead Trainer Jayne Gumpel, LCSW recently chatted with GQ UK about psychedelic integration sessions for couples.
She explains how integration sessions can help couples understand what they experienced, creating a safe space to discuss the significance of the trip.
Fluence x Osmind Psychedelic Integration Study
We’re now recruiting psychedelic integration therapists for our Psychedelic Integration Study with Osmind.
The primary aim of this study is to obtain basic information about therapists who provide psychedelic integration, to better understand clients who seek psychedelic integration from these therapists, and whether such patients report improvements in wellbeing and decreases in stigma associated with seeking care.
If you’re interested in participating in this study, we ask that you attend one of our study orientation webinar sessions, which will provide more information about the methods of the research.
Psychological Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy
Psychological Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy, starting September 17, focuses on various psychological concepts that are critical for psychedelic therapy.
The goal of this reading and study group is to analyze and understand the ways in which psychedelic therapy helps individuals through a variety of indications. Throughout the course, participants will be asked to compare, critique, and explore new ways that psychedelic therapy can be used, including microdosing to enhance creativity.
If you’re interested in joining this course, apply here to secure your spot for the 12-week program which will provide more information about the methods of the research.
New Fluence Website Provides Updates on Postgraduate Certificate in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
On Fluence’s newly designed website, find updates to our Postgraduate Certificate in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy that teaches the basic principles of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is designed to teach licensed clinicians to apply the basics of psychedelic-assisted therapy to KAP. Clinicians learn how to conceptualize and talk to patients about the role of ketamine in their treatment, how to facilitate patient decision making, how to integrate those experiences into meaningful change, and much more.
Interested in learning more, or ready to sign up, check out all the updates on our new site.
Join Fluence Lead Trainers Jayne and David Gumpel for their Psychedelic Integration Clinical Consultation Group that allows participants to present case material from their own practices.
The goal of this group is to provide a safe, informative and confidential place for therapists and other practitioners to discuss their clinical work in psychedelic integration. Being able to discuss clinical work, expands psychedelic knowledge, helping others expand their work and understandings. Opportunity for the optional APA CEE for psychologists and also CEUs for Social Workers accredited by New York State (NYSED).
This 12-week course starts on September 15, so be sure to secure a spot.
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychedelic Integration Therapy Announcements
Fluence’s Postgraduate Certificate in Psychedelic Integration Therapy has new programming! After a fantastic year of the program, Fluence has expanded the curriculum and enriched the course with new ideas.
As of September 1, 2021, the Postgraduate Certificate Program will be a 150-hour program of study, including:
Access and Inclusion in Psychedelic Treatment Webinar Series
12 hours, required
This 10-session series covers key topics related to psychedelics and the socio-political context, ethics, and equitable dissemination of psychedelic therapies. Certificate Program students will complete the series either live or as self-paced video materials. CE is available.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Psychedelic Therapists
16 hours, optional, limited capacity
MBSR is an 8-week meditation course (2-hour sessions) that covers the foundations of mindfulness and its application to the reduction of mental distress. The course is practical and accessible, and will benefit psychedelic therapists by strengthening skills of attention, awareness, and presence. This program, taught by Assistant Trainer David Gumpel, a qualified and experienced MBSR Teacher, includes special focus on the application of mindfulness to psychedelic therapy.
8 hours, optional
This peer-led book club will meet once per month starting in September 2021. Participants will choose, read, and engage in open dialogue about a recent or important book in the field of psychedelic therapy. Fluence staff will be present for support and continuity.
8 hours, optional
Trainees bring a rich variety of existing expertise to the program. The Peers Present series is an opportunity for program participants to present ways they work with psychedelic integration patients, or skills they bring from their practice. Peers will have the opportunity to learn from each other, and practice preparing and deliver professional presentations on the psychedelic-related topic of their choice.
To learn more about the program, we invite you to attend one of two free Postgraduate Certificate Program Open House meetings this fall, led by Dr. Alex Camargo, Fluence’s Interim Integration Certificate Program Director, and Dr. Elizabeth Nielson, Fluence Co-Founder, taking place on September 27 (3-4 pm EDT) and October 9 (11 am-12 pm EDT).