Session F1: The Theradelic Approach: Trauma-Informed Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy & EMDR

Friday, April 19th

Advanced, Intermediate

About the Session

Recent studies demonstrate that psychedelic-assisted therapy can enhance trained ‘psychotherapists’ ability to heal and integrate trauma. Currently, ketamine is the only legal psychedelic medication in the United States. Find out about specific protocols integrating Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with ketamine-assisted therapy. Administering ketamine at mid-range sub-anesthetic doses to complement the eight phases of the EMDR protocol can amplify the efficacy of trauma treatment. While clinicians must undergo specialized training in both psychedelic-assisted therapy and EMDR before using this approach, this presentation provides an overview of this innovative trauma therapy method. It introduces attendees to the exciting synergistic potential of combining EMDR and ketamine-assisted therapy for enhanced trauma processing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe how proper support during ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) enhances clients’ ability to process traumatic material.
  2. Participants will be able to explain how the eight phases of EMDR therapy are interwoven into a typical ketamine-assisted protocol (KAP).
  3. Participants will be able to discuss how the timing and dosing of ketamine as well as the integration of EMDR therapy varies for different types of clients.

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