1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: Process & Practice
Instructors: Gita Vaid, MD; Steve Rosonke, MD; Dominique Morisano, PhD, CPsych
Thursday, May 26, 2022
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $200 CAD
Novel uses of psychedelic medicines are attracting attention in psychiatry as effective treatments for conditions ranging from treatment resistant depression, major depression, post-traumatic and acute stress disorders, anxiety related to terminal illness, and a variety of addictions. The manner in which these medicines are employed and the context necessary to maximize their full healing potential represents a radical departure from current psychiatric frameworks. It also presents an opportunity to reimagine psychiatry as a healing art. Drawing on knowledge from a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, meditation practices, intersubjective relational work and specific traditional healing wisdom, a novel psychotherapeutic methodology that can complement and leverage an optimal healing environment becomes possible.
Join Drs. Gita Vaid, Steve Rosonke and Dominique Morisano, to explore the ins and outs of this paradigm shift in the world of healing through ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). Research has shown that psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy can activate intrinsic healing potentials for repair and correction, foster integration of self states, improve resilience, and enhance creative expression and growth. This half-day workshop (3 hours) presents and discusses the transformational potential and process of KAP and implications for psychotherapy and psychiatry at large. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: How does it work?
- Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: The treatment process
- Implications for the psychotherapeutic process
- The role and function of psychotherapy within KAP
- Overview of preparation and integration for KAP
- Clinical vignettes – description and case examples of KAP in clinical practice