Meet certificate admissions staff, teachers, and several graduates of the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research and learn what this professional certificate program is all about. Ask questions after a presentation on the format of the training program.
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. Hear details about the choice of the Boston, San Francisco, or Online cohort.
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About the Program
The Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research Certificate Program serves a growing need for the training of skilled therapist researchers who will ideally seek advanced training for future FDA-approved psychedelic-assisted and entactogen-assisted psychotherapy research, as well as therapeutic work during expanded access clinic research programs. Enrollees are from specific licensed professions in mental health and medicine.
For more information, download the program and application 2023-2024 Information Packet.
For all cohorts, the 2023-2024 curriculum entails 150 total hours of instruction, including 120 hours of in-class learning (online and/or in-person) and 30 hours of individualized learning, mentor consultations, and online video instruction. Applicants will choose their preferred cohort at time of application: San Francisco, Boston, or Online.
The Online cohort will participate in the Boston class dates and times virtually for the training weekends. The San Francisco program is hybrid only. All applicants commit to the timing and type of the cohort to which they are admitted.
Hybrid Online and Residential Format for the Boston and San Francisco Cohorts
For both the Boston and San Francisco based cohorts, the certificate program course schedule will be comprised of seven total weekends; two 4-day in-person weekends, a 6-day in-person retreat, two 2-day online weekends, and two 1-day online weekends.
One fall 2023-2024 weekend will be in-person, there will be a 6-day in-person retreat in the fall, and the final meeting in the spring will also be held in-person. The in-person weekends will be conducted at a comfortable conference hotel. Hybrid cohort trainees are required to attend the in-person class weekend meetings.
We will again offer an Online cohort in 2023-2024. We have limited the composition of this cohort to licensed psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses. These licensed professionals have the necessary and sufficient supervised clinical and psychotherapeutic background in order to complete the required role-plays online.
In 2024-2025, we may allow other professionals to join the Online cohort, but for 2023-2024 this cohort is limited to these specific professional groups (see below for specific professions eligible for this cohort).
As with the hybrid cohorts, the Online cohort includes 7 total weekends, all conducted virtually via Zoom. There will be two 4-day weekends, a 6-day retreat, two 2-day weekends, and two 1-day weekends. All classes will be held concurrently with the 2023-2024 hybrid weekends. Online trainees will participate at a distance, doing the experiential learning modules via video conference break-out rooms.
For questions about registering for the Info Session, contact a member of the team at adminCPTR@ciis.edu.
CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 575-6243
We are an academic program, and we are not able to provide therapist referrals at this time.