Ketamingestützte Psychotherapie Seminar 2022

Training Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

The training ketamine assisted psychotherapy consists of a theoretical and a practical parts.  In addition to the theoretical background, you will learn very specifically, the process and implementation of a ketamine assisted psychotherapy session.  What needs to be clarified beforehand (indication and contraindication, off-label use, consent process, types of experiences), how is the session prepared, carried out and followed up.  You have the opportunity to experience the effect yourself, as well as to take on the role of psychotherapist and to accompany a session.

Ketamine assisted psychotherapy integrates various psychotherapeutic methods to enable new experiences and to integrate unprocessed memories.

The training ketamine assisted psychotherapy is aimed ad medics and psychotherapists.


  • 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
  • Mental Hygiene: Self of the therapist
  • Hypnosis
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • Body-Oriented Techniques: Polyvagal Theory, Types of Touch, Role of Touch

The lectures in german will be translated to english.

Continuing education credits are requested 40 UE (30 hours)

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Veronika Gold

Ktamingestützte Psychotherapie Vortrag Veronika Gold

MA, LMFT, Co-founder and CEO of Polaris Insight Center

She works as a therapist, trainer and supervisor for Ketamine- and MDMA- assisted therapy. Veronika earned her MA degree in Clinical Psychology from the Charles University in Prague, and her MA degree in Integral Counseling from California Institute of Integral Studies.  She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Organic Intelligence Expert, Realization Process Teacher and EMDR Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant and training facilitator.  Since 2016 she has worked as a sub-investigator and co-therapist on Phase 2 and Phase 3 MAPS-sponsored clinical trials for MDMA-assisted therapy for treatment of PTSD. She also serves as a MAPS supervisor and is a trainer in training. She and her colleagues at Polaris Insight Center developed and are offering a comprehensive 10-module theoretical training, Introductory-Intermediate-Advanced 5-day experiential trainings,  and supervision in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. Veronika is not only committed to ethical care and training of the future generation of psychedelic therapists, but as well to ethical and conscious psychedelic business practice and fair training and treatment opportunities. 

Frauke Nees

Frauke Nees, Ketamingetsützte Psychotherapie

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).

Dr. Mario Scheib

DR Mario Cheib, Kursleiter ketamingestützte Psychotherapie

Specialist for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

In addition to my work as a family doctor and emergency physician, in-service training in psychotherapy, hypnosis and psychoanalysis. Conducting continuing education and research projects on transcultural psychosomatics and psychotherapy history in Sri Lanka and South America. Since 1995, continuing education and training institute for physicians in Mallorca. Since 2002 private clinic for psychotherapy, psychosomatics and addiction medicine on Mallorca. Since 2020, additional practices in Munich and Berlin. Since 2015 use of ketamine as part of a multimodal therapy model with intensive psychotherapy, hypnosis and brain stimulation procedures.

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.


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