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The Program

The Program

PSYK-ed believes that ketamine is the best tool to learn the fundamentals of practicing psychedelic medicine.

Join our experienced family of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) providers to learn about this powerful modality and use ketamine as a jumping-off point to explore the transformative potential of psychedelic therapy.

Our (PEP) Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy training program incorporates practical skills, clinical research, and supported ketamine experiences to inform and empower you in this emerging field.

Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend

  • Physician and Psychiatrist - MDS, DOs

  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologist—PhD

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor –LPCC

  • Marriage and Family Therapist–LMFT

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Registered Nurse– RN

  • Nurse Practitioner—FNP, NP

  • Naturopathic Doctor– ND

  • Ordained Clergy and Commissioned Chaplains

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Ongoing education

Our program includes a preparatory introduction to all participants via zoom with Dr Phil Wolfson

Our program enables a global team of practitioners to connect after the training in weekly zoom community calls

Prep Zoom 15th Jan 2023

Community call 1 zoom Feb 3 2023

Community call 2 zoom Feb 10 2023

Community call 3 zoom Feb 17 2023

Community call 4 zoom Feb 24 2023

Application Requirements

The Ketamine Training Center Application form with Intake

Personal narrative (You will be asked to submit this in the online application) that addresses the following topics including :​

Have you worked with Ketamine previously?


Tell us anything pertinent regarding your personal development and progress through the stages of licensure, commissioning or ordination that might relate to your interest in this program. Include descriptions of your training in therapy or spiritual direction.


Please describe any previous experience with non-ordinary states of consciousness that you believe are relevant to this training program.


While this training imparts a wealth of knowledge and observation of the KAP process, because of its experiential nature, most people also find it deeply enriching of their own process and personal process and life events. We support and integrate the deep personal issues that may come up. However, we do state that this is not primarily a workshop for personal counseling and you may not be able to use it to do the work that should be done in personal therapy. You may have much more to bring though in your own personal work afterwards


Are there life events, adversity, trauma that have triggered your interest in this work, and have any experiences with non-ordinary states furthered your growth?


Please share with us briefly what you hope to do with this training in your work in the world.

Credentialing Documents: Upon application completion and receipt of application payment, you will be prompted by email to send a copy of your license or your ordination/commission to

Indemnity of Liability Agreement: On acceptance into the program, you will be e-mailed an  Informed Consent and a full waiver and indemnity of liability .  At the conclusion of the Intake form below there is an affirmation and a waiver that must be signed and included with your application indicating your intention to provide this on acceptance and your understanding of its purpose.


The PSYK-ed training has an experiential component which is core to its process. Though PSYK-ed believes that participants who have passed the screening requirements are suitable to do this kind of work, PSYK-ed and KTC do not assume any liability for any claim which may arise from any participant’s participation in the workshop.


The PSYK-ed training is only open to licensed and experienced practitioners who have some familiarity with and are able to consider the risks and side effects associated with medications and guiding individuals in non-ordinary states. We do at times accept those without licensure but have interest and experience that would make this training valuable to them and them to us.


If you are a medical, psychological or palliative care professional who is unable to identify and assess the personal risk involved with this training, because you lack the knowledge, experience and skill set, then this training is not for you. We are exclusively seeking participants who come to this training of their own free will and volition, with a full understanding of the risks involved, and who agree to bear all the associated risks to participate in the training retreat. Ketamine is a very safe medicine.

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Collaborative Model

The training shall provide participants with the opportunity to attain competence, understanding, and the requisite skills for the creation of the appropriate set and setting for KAP. This includes learning the therapeutic modalities and tools necessary for guiding patients who are in non-ordinary states of consciousness.

The program will teach a collaborative model that leverages the core competencies of multiple healing disciplines to maximise the therapeutic and personal developmental benefits of this approach. Thus, the program will teach its participants how to work in teams that may combine medical psychological and pastoral practitioners, in which the patient receives both the best possible medical and psychological care and understanding. Team formation will be facilitated by KTC based on the settings and therapeutic objectives of participants.


Participants will learn the skills comprising KAP practice. While we expect that participants will have some familiarity with these, the KTC training program will emphasise the skills unique and germane to KAP. These include:


  1. The intake and evaluation of patients’ suitability for KAP.

  2. Patient preparation for treatment.

  3. Practice management issues (legal, insurance, safety).

  4. Facilitation skills unique to KAP—nest building; formulation and planning; ketamine recommendations, induction; meditation; guidance; suggestion, stimulation and pendulation; parts work; working with PTSD and ongoing trauma; working with life threatening illnesses and their personal and systemic trauma; recovery; integration; continuation; ongoing communication; maintenance; termination;, concomitant medication; collaboration with outside practitioners and much more.

  5. The unique aspects of ketamine as a medicine for deep psychotherapy

  6. Managing adverse effects–both during and after sessions

  7. Handing the interface of the medical, psychotherapeutic, and spiritual aspects as they surface over the course of therapy.

  8. Recommended post-treatment services.

  9. Facilitating continued exploration, growth and development.


  1. PSYK-ed believes that experiential learning is an essential part of KAP training to ensure that those who will deliver this service have had personal experience with this medicine in the context of a collaborative therapeutic practice. Since KAP fosters a unique non-ordinary mind state that is generative of therapeutic change and development, it is imperative to have had real time experience with ketamine–under similar conditions as those offered to patients. This teaches the nature and power of the ketamine experience enabling a skillful, aware, compassionate and empathetic understanding of patients’ experiences. All participants will be expected to participate in this experiential learning.

  2. Workshop participants will have the experience of intramuscular injection (IM). In an ascending order of intensity and appropriately administered based on assessment of effect for each individual. Participants will be guided and cared for–providing real time experience in the administration of ketamine, with facilitation of skills during dyadic sessions, as well as post session work to foster integration of the experiences.

  3. Each KAP team will determine the role and responsibilities of its members, with licensed medical practitioners always responsible for prescription and delivery of the medication itself under Schedule 3 practice guidelines. Each team will make use of its unique professional resources to determine the protocols that will work best for its collaborative efforts. All KTC graduates will have had a direct experience of the arc of treatment, from diagnosis and administration of the medicine through the processing and integration of the experiences.


PSYK-ed has chosen Israel as the first in a series of locations designed for a transformative spiritual experience while training for KAP certification. Israel is a uniquely spiritual place and the emerging practice of entheogens in the treatment of mental health and the betterment of the well is an advancing modality within therapy and psychiatry.


At PSYK-ed, we know that people of all ages deserve to have some fun. Join us for an intensive 5 day experiential training program in Israel immersed in the historic beauty of the land of milk and honey.


PSYK-ed has selected Selina Desert Gardens in the Rimon crater Israel as our retreat center. Selina desert gardens offers Unparalleled desert views and boundless horizons. Situated close to the largest erosion crater in the world, our enchanting Bedouin oasis is a unique way to disconnect from your every day. As well as a range of aesthetic suites and glamping tents, other on-site features include outdoor lounges, a coffee bar, a pool, a tour desk, and a wellness area.

Wake up to the smell of authentic Bedouin coffee and warm up with a hot yoga class. Wander through our dreamy outdoor lounge and grab breakfast at Ramona Restaurant, just a 2-minute drive away. Experience the unique flora and fauna of Israel’s Negev alongside our team of local experts - from jeep drives to electric bike rides and camel treks, we’ve got you covered! Back at Selina, experience a spectacular sunset and make a wish on a shooting star while you connect with our community under the Milky Way.

Selina Gardens
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