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Program delivery

The Psychedelic-assisted Therapy program includes three theory courses and one in-person practicum. You’ll attend theory courses virtually for three hours each week. You can take part from anywhere in Canada.  Theory courses will run on Thursdays from 10am­–1pm PST.

Theory courses offer a comprehensive approach by incorporating practical activities centered around psychedelic therapy scenarios in small groups and in recorded therapy sessions. These hands-on exercises challenge students to apply their knowledge and bridge the gap between theory and practice effectively. Through real-life scenarios, students gain valuable experience in translating theoretical concepts into practical skills, ensuring a well-rounded and impactful learning experience.  

Assignments centre on personal and professional skill development. This will include activities that prepare you for your practicum.

An interdisciplinary team of experts with lived experience and representing various ways of knowing deliver the curriculum. By working in interdisciplinary teams, we actively decolonize how we deliver health care. The team collectively:

  • flattens power hierarchies
  • embraces perspectives across disciplines and cultures
  • cultivates the relational environment needed for inclusive and safe care

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Community of practice

A community of practice (CoP) is a group that shares knowledge and supports one another. The community of practice environment promotes rich dialogue and authentic relationships. The CoP will give you ongoing support, collaboration and accountability.

Supervised practice

You’ll apply what you learned in the theory courses during the 90-hour practicum.

If you’re local, you’ll gain hands-on experience in agencies that provide psychedelic-assisted therapies. You can complete the practicum over dates that work best for you and the practicum site. If you live remotely, you can make alternate practicum arrangements. 

See course outlines and admission requirements.