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Introduction to Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Santa Clara County Psychological Association and

San Mateo County Psychological Association
Are Co-Sponsoring with CPA

Introduction to Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Presented by Harvey Schwartz, PhD & Veronika Gold, LMFT
2 CE Hours

February 7th, 2021, 10:30 - 12:30 PM
-Via Zoom Webinar-

1- Register for the Workshop
Registration Fees

SCCPA & SMCPA Members – $35
Non-Members - $40
SCCPA & SMCPA Student Members - $15
Non-Member Student $20

2- Afterwards, please register for the video portion of this meeting
After registering and paying for this workshop, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to register for the video portion of this workshop.

This workshop will be recorded.  Please be aware that comments in chat can be seen by others in the future.
Please log in with a device that identifies your name and email in order to receive CE certificate. 

Harvey Schwartz, Ph.D. and Veronika Gold, LMFT are co-founders of Polaris Institute and have both co-led intensive training workshops on KAP to help clinicians learn how to approach this work, integrating prior psychotherapy training, philosophies and style with this new medicine and new protocols of treatment.  They have presented at national and international conferences on psychedelic assisted therapy and KAP.

This presentation meets the APA standards for course content and syllabus by including both clinical and empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature. Ketamine and KAP are the sole topics at two annual national conventions: KRIYA and ASKP. The presenters have both presented at previous KRIYA conferences, as well as other national and international conferences on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and KAP.  In addition, both presenters have co-led intensive training workshops on KAP to help clinicians learn how to approach this work, integrating prior psychotherapy training, philosophies and style with this new medicine and new protocols of treatment.

Learning Objectives:

1.Attendees will be able to describe five main elements of the theory and practice of ketamine assisted (and psychedelic-assisted) psychotherapy.
2.Attendees will be able to name three stages of the ketamine assisted therapy protocol.
3.Attendees will be able to describe two screening interventions to assess suitability of ketamine assisted therapy for patients.






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Websites for further information (including additional references and videos)

Polaris Insight Center (SF)

Kriya Research Institute (Berkeley/East Bay)

Sage Integrative Health (Berkeley/East Bay)

Helios Psychiatry (Woodside/Peninsula)

Ketamine Research Foundation (San Anselmo, Marin)

Healing Realms Center (SF)

CPA is co-sponsoring with SCCPA & SMCPA. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 2 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.


Sunday, February 7, 2021, 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Additional Info:
Barbara Kirsch
Programs Committee Chair
Annette Taylor
408-757-7720 (p)
408-757-7720 (c)
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