Psychedelic Practitioner
Training Programmes 

Clerkenwell Health is transforming the face of
mental healthcare one practitioner at a time.

Which course is right for you? 

Psychedelic Practitioner
Foundations Programme

NOW AVAILABLE

This course is the first of Clerkenwell Health's  Training Programme series, designed to offer foundational knowledge on psychedelic-assisted therapy. 

Timing & Format

The Foundations Programme comprises 30 hours of online self-directed learning. Participants may start the programme anytime, and complete it at any pace. 

Entry Criteria

Anyone working in healthcare is eligible, including professionals in the healthcare industry but not directly working with patients, and university students studying towards a healthcare degree.

Description

This course will provide comprehensive knowledge for those who wish to work professionally with psychedelic and related compounds. 

It will provide learners with a thorough background in the history, current state of the evidence, treatment modalities, putative mechanisms of action, and future of psychedelic therapies.

The foundational module is designed to transcend cultural, racial, gender, socioeconomic, linguistic, and other barriers, ensuring adaptability across various settings without compromising underlying principles.

Price

500 GBP

Psychedelic Practitioner
Certificate Programme
Coming Q4 2024

This course is a continuation of the Psychedelic Practitioner Foundations Programme, including practical training and  in-person components. 

Timing & Format

The training includes a combination of self-directed learning, live lectures, and in-person intensives (approximately 100 hours). This course will run over the course of a year.

Entry Criteria

All healthcare professionals delivering psychological therapies and who completed the Foundations Programme. 

The applicant must show a minimum standard of competency in therapy skills in mock interviews. 

Description

This course is dedicated to those interested in developing the as psychedelic-assisted therapists, beyond foundational knowledge. 

Participants will receive practical training and mentoring in the delivery of psychedelic-assisted therapy and gain the required knowledge and clinical skills to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapy in a variety of settings.

Unlike other courses, we assesses clinical competence as well as theoretical knowledge. Candidates who complete the course will be assessed in an examination, which includes an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). 

Upon successful completion, participants are well placed to apply to be a therapist on a psychedelic research trial.

Price

2 000 GBP (instalments possible) 

Our mission is to be the gold standard, both for psychedelic research design and implementation, and for the training of professionals working with psychedelic therapies.



OUR BACKGROUND


Clerkenwell Health is an expert in designing and delivering clinical trials across various indications and psychedelic compounds.
We've worked with:

6

PSYCHEDELIC COMPOUNDS

14

MENTAL HEALTH CNS CONDITIONS



Our Training Programmes emerged from our personal
struggle to find trained psychedelic practitioners. 

Curriculum

Foundations Programme


Introduction to The Medical Use of Psychedelic Treatments

Mental Ill-Health: Aetiology, Mechanisms, Orientations, Classifications, and Evidence

Mental Health Treatments - Psychotherapeutic, Pharmacological, Lifestyle & other Non-pharmacological; Evidence, Risks, Benefits, Synergies

Introduction to The Medical Effects of Psychedelics

Phenomenology & Non Ordinary States of Consciousness

Putative Mechanisms of Psychedelic Treatments

Psychotherapy: Evidence, Risks, Benefits, Synergies, Common factors, & Therapist Factors

Context: Self, Relationships, Social Matrix, Healthcare Context, Minimum Viable Context 

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Existing & Emerging Models

Psychedelic Treatments - State Of The Evidence

Transdiagnostic & Transtheoretical Approaches in Psychedelic Treatments

Limitations of Psychedelic Therapy Research

Perspectives of Patients and Groups

Risks and Abuses in Psychedelic Treatments & Future Directions

Ethics and Status Worldwide - Psychotherapies in Psychedelic Research and Practice

Harm Reduction, Legal Challenges & Underground Practice: Reality and Risks

Psychedelics & Psychedelic-assisted Therapy in Specific Patient and Diagnostic Groups

Assessment: Multiple Choice Questions

Certificate Programme


The Certificate Programme includes the Foundations Programme, along with ten months of practical training, outlined below. 

Application of a transdiagnostic, transtheoretical, transdrug model to Psychedelics & Psychedelic-assisted Therapy 

Ethics of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Ethical Framework 

Preparation, Dosing, & Integration 

Working with Challenging Experiences 

Using Evidence and First Principles in Psychedelic-assisted Therapy 

Understanding Orientation-specific Case Formulation Using a Transdiagnostic Lens and Transdiagnostic Case Formulation 

Understanding a Transdiagnostic Approach to Preparation, Dosing, & Integration

Practical Application of a transdiagnostic, transtheoretical, transdrug model

Practical Application of a transdiagnostic, transtheoretical, transdrug model to Psychedelics & Psychedelic-assisted Therapy 

Practical Application of an Ethical Framework

Harm Reduction in Practice 

Preparation, Dosing, & Integration 

Working with Challenging Experiences 

Using Evidence and First Principles in Psychedlic-assisted Therapy 

Implementing Orientation-specific Case Formulation Using a Transdiagnostic Lens and Transdiagnostic Case Formulation 

Implementing a Transdiagnostic Approach to Preparation, Dosing, & Integration - including effective use of supervision and continuing professional development. 

Assessment: Written Assessment & Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Core Competencies

These are the Core Competencies that a therapist must be able to demonstrate before they are permitted to treat participants in any study at Clerkenwell Health. They are also the competencies that form the basis for admission to the practitioner training program and underpin the training curriculum and final assessment criteria.


The practitioner demonstrates that they are a Scientist Practitioner

                                                                                                                                                     

The practitioner demonstrates the ability to Reflect ‘in’ and ‘on’ Action

                                                                                                                                                      

The practitioner demonstrates the ability to Engage with Feedback

                                                                                                                                                      

The practitioner demonstrates a commitment to Deliberate Practice


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