Date of training: 2023
Access to Level 2 is contingent upon the successful completion of Level 1. Level 2 covers advanced topics and specialized skills for experienced practitioners. Like level 1 it has both a didactic and experiential component.
1. Advanced Therapeutic Techniques:
Therapists will learn more specialized techniques for working with specific populations or conditions. This will include topics such as working with:
– end-of-life issues
– spiritual growth.
Therapists will also learn about the role of intuition in working with non-ordinary states of consciousness as well as techniques to practice and develop greater intuition.
2. Ethnobotanical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives:
Therapists will explore the cultural and historical contexts of psilocybin use and learn about different traditions and approaches to working with this medicine. This could include:
– learning from traditional healers
– exploring the use of psilocybin in different cultures
– examining the role of ritual and ceremony in the therapeutic process.
3. Research and Evidence-Based Practice:
Therapists will deepen their understanding of the current state of research in the field and learn how to integrate research findings into their practice. This could include learning about ongoing studies and clinical trials, exploring the latest research on psilocybin’s therapeutic mechanisms, and examining the limitations and challenges of research in this area.
4. Supervision and Consultation:
In Level 2 training, therapists will focus on developing their supervisory and consultative skills to support other therapists in the field. This could include learning how to provide supervision and consultation to less experienced therapists, developing skills for addressing ethical and clinical issues, and fostering a community of support and collaboration among practitioners.
5. Personal Growth and Self-Care:
In Level 2 training, therapists will deepen their own personal work with psilocybin and develop skills for self-reflection and self-care, as well as ecological and spiritual growth. This could include exploring the role of personal growth in the therapeutic process, working with challenging personal experiences, and developing strategies for maintaining a healthy and sustainable practice. It will also incorporate ways to develop a greater sense of interconnectedness with others and the environment.
6. Working with groups, couples and families