Upcoming Information Sessions


In-person at CIIS: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 7:00 pm PST (Room 307)
Online via Zoom: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 9:00 am PST
Online via Zoom: Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 6:00 pm PST
In-person at CIIS: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 7:00 pm PST (Room 560)
Online via Zoom: Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 9:00 am PST
In-person at CIIS: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 1:00 pm PST (Room 560)
In-person at CIIS: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm PST (Room 560)

Come find out more about the Certificate

Meet Dr. Janis Phelps, Director of the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research, and learn what this professional certificate program is all about. Ask questions, look around the campus or take advantage of online sessions, and hear about the need for the certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research in the culture at large. Participate in informal conversation with some of the teachers and current students. Hear why we designed the certificate, how you will benefit from it, and how you can be a part of the long-term vision. Learn how the certificate program can advance your progress toward your professional goals.

For a full description of the application process, download the 2018 Information Packet.

Information Sessions Location
In-person sessions take place at CIIS's main campus: 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103
Online sessions are interactive Zoom video conferences.

*There is no charge for these events.

Please arrive several minutes before the beginning of the session.

For a preview of the Information Session, you can watch the professional presentation by Dr. Janis Phelps on April 23, 2017 at the Psychedelic Sciences 17 in Oakland, California. She presented this to 160 attendees at the conference. Play Video
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About the Program

This Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research will serve a growing need for the training of licensed or ordained therapist researchers for future FDA-approved psychedelic-assisted and entactogen-assisted psychotherapy research, as well as therapeutic work during expanded access clinic research program. Enrollees are licensable/licensed professionals in mental health, medicine, or ordained/commissioned members of the clergy and chaplains. Download the program and application 2018 Information Packet.

Hybrid Residential and Online Curriculum: The 180-hour 2018 certificate program includes 6 meetings: 4 long weekends in the San Francisco Bay Area at CIIS; a 7-day residential Bay Area retreat in June; a 3-day Bay Area residential retreat in September; 30 hours of mentoring and volunteer work; and 25 online hours of review of instructional videos of the didactic modules. Thus, this well-organized hybrid academic program entails 125 hours of residential study in the San Francisco Bay Area and 55 hours of study and practice at home. Such a hybrid program enables trainees from outside of California to more readily participate in the training program.

Need to Contact Us?

CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Rachel Valenzuela-Ours
CPTR Program Manager
Email: rvalenzuela-ours@ciis.edu
Phone: (415) 575-6243

Dr. Janis Phelps
CPTR Director
Email: jphelps@ciis.edu
Phone: (415) 575-6243

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