Training Ketamine assisted psychotherapy
The seminar Ketamine assisted psychotherapy for physicians and psychotherapists will take place from 18.04.2023 – 22.04.2023 in Berlin. The course takes place over 5 days, 7.5h each day. One online lecture will be held beforehand on 28.03.2023, 6:00pm – 08:15pm:
Content of the online lecture: introduction to Ketamine assisted psychotherapy, Overview, Schedule, Q&A
The conference fee (room, supplies, coffee and lunch) is included in the price.
Continuing education credits are requested Berlin (53 CE)
The lectures of the Training Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy will be held exclusively in English and will NOT be translated.
In addition to the theoretical background, the participants will learn during the 5 days of the seminar the procedure and the implementation of a ketamine-assisted psychotherapy session in order to be able to apply it themselves later.
Our seminar Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy consists of a theoretical and a practical part.
In addition to the theoretical background, you will learn how to conduct a ketamine-assisted psychotherapy session. What needs to be clarified beforehand (indication and contraindication, off-label,…), how the session is prepared, conducted and followed up. You will have the opportunity to experience the effects yourself, as well as to take on the role of a psychotherapist and accompany a session.
Further contents of the advanced training Ketamine assisted psychotherapy:
- Introduction to Ketamine and history of the use of Ketamine in Psychotherapy
- Paradigms of Treatment
- Indication, contraindication, risks and side effects
- Working with altered states of consciousness
- Set and Setting
- Guiding Principles: Inner Healing Intelligence, Inner Directed Approach, Healing Through the Direct Experience
- Map of Consciousness and Types of Experiences
- Ethical Guidelines
- Preparation, Session, Integration
- Therapist’s Attitude, Transference, Countertransference
- (Complex) PTSD and Cognitive and Physical Processing
- self care
- IFS (Internal Family Systems)
- Body-Oriented Techniques: Polyvagal Theory, Emotional Regulation Strategies
- Types of Touch, Role of Touch
Training: Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
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MA, LMFT, Co-founder and CEO of Polaris Insight Center
Frauke Nees, Holder of a master’s degree in Psychology, Hypnosis (DGH), Person Centered Psychotherapy (Carl Rogers, GwG, HPG), treatment of patients with (complex) PTSD: PITT (Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy), »Traumatic Stress Studies« Bessel van der Kolk, IFS (level 3), Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (Polarisinsight, San Francisco, Ketamin Training Center Phil Wolfson and HealingRealms Center in San Francisco), Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies, Certified Practitioner bei AIN (Applied Improvisation Network).
She is also an experienced improviser, clown and a professional Tango dancer with in-depth experience of the Argentine culture. Excursions for psychotherapists to Cuba , Colombia and Argentina: Psychology within context of culture, politics and history.
Ketamin Assisted Psychotherapy: integrating Hypnosis, IFS and bodywork.
Initiating and co-organizing the first conference in Germany about Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (Online 13.10.21). Here you can listen to all talks www.ketamin-kongress.de
Dr. Mario Scheib
Specialist for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
1984 GP practice in Frankfurt with psychosomatic orientation. 1988 Practice for psychotherapy in Frankfurt am Main.
Since 1995, courses for basic psychosomatic care for doctors
with recognition by the medical associations in Germany and the Ministry of Health of the Balearic Islands. Since 2001 practice and beds for psychotherapy treatment and addiction treatment in Palma de Mallorca, associated with Palmaclinic and the Hospital Quirón Palmaplanas Organization and management of medical training in Spain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates,
inter alia, in the areas of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Addiction Medicine, Pain Therapy, relaxation techniques, hypnosis, sexual medicine.
Why ketamine in Psychotherapy?
Ketamine, classified as a dissociative anesthetic, can be used off-label in psychotherapy at lower doses to safely induce non-ordinary states of consciousness in which change is possible to occurs more easily and often in greater depth. It can reduce depressive and anxious states, the stress-tolerance window can increase and patients might find it easier to open up, which allows them to experience themselves in a new and different way. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy can lead to more self-compassion, clarity and confidence.
In recent years, ketamine has been increasingly used to treat major depressive disorders, as well as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, but also (complex) PTSD and addictions. Since ketamine promotes neuroplasticity, it is ideal for combining with different therapeutic methods.