Foundations of Psychedelic Therapies by SoundMind
A 12-Week Certificate Program for Clinicians and Facilitators

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Begins January 2022
  • Lead instructor: Hannah C. McLane, MD, MA, MPH
  • 12 Weeks of daily readings and interactive content
  • Weekly live Zoom classes for 2 hours/week
  • Video and reading content for you to keep
  • Weekly assignments and accountability groups
  • Different guest instructors  each week on live call
Training overview:
This is a twelve-week graduate-level training for clinicians and other professionals to understand the literature and practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, including the use of ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin in the therapeutic setting. This training is designed for clinicians -  especially psychotherapists, physicians, and others - but being a clinician isn’t a requirement for acceptance. 
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Certificate program:
Once you complete the training and assignments, you will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate demonstrates that you have completed our curriculum in psychedelic-assisted therapies. You are then invited to participate in part 2 of our facilitator training, as well as our membership program, if you choose to continue our curriculum.
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training tuition:
The cost to take this training is $2800, with an option to pay all at once or in 4 monthly installments.

What's included?

  • 12 Classes
  • Invitation to our Online Community
  • Interactive reading and video materials
  • 1-on-1 Mentorship Meeting with Dr. Hannah 
  • Certificate Upon Completion

Learn about psychedelics

Psychedelic medicine is rapidly increasing in popularity. Ride the ever-growing wave with us and learn from reputable experts in the field. Learn about all of your options to become a provider and supporter in this space!

Meet new friends and colleagues

Meet new people with the same interests and become a part of the network of forward-thinking individuals. Our community is dynamic and exciting - you are invited to join our alumni community after completing the Intro level training. 
Meet the instructor

Hannah C. McLane

Hannah is a neuroscientist, physician, and psychotherapist. She attended Brown Medical School, and holds Master’s degrees in Public Health (Harvard) and Speech Pathology (Temple). Her residencies were in Neurology and Occupational Medicine (UPenn). In 2010 she founded SoundMind. Her research interests include psychedelic ethics - especially informed consent ethics and distributive justice - as well as psychedelics for cognitive diversity and PTSD. 
Patrick Jones - Course author
Meet the guest teachers

Live Zoom Classes with Guest Experts 

Weekly live classes are recorded for your access during and after the program. 

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Student testimonials

Meet Some of Our Former Students!

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Who Can Apply for this Training:

This training is intended for clinicians and facilitators, including:

  • Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Body workers
  • Music therapists
  • All other allied health professionals interested in psychedelic facilitation
  • Students considering applying to graduate school
  •   Professionals looking to know more about psychedelic therapy facilitation

Frequently asked questions

How long is the class and how much is pre-recorded content?

The class meets for 2 hours once a week for 12 weeks. These are live Zoom sessions with guest lecturers present, which allows you to ask questions directly. This is a special part of our curriculum and unique in the psychedelic education space. 

Are there small group meetings too?

Yes, we have reading accountability groups each week that are required, and are 45 minute check-ins with other members of your class. We set these up according to your availability, so match you with folks who can meet at the same time.

What is the time commitment per week outside of class (readings, homework, etc.)?

Readings and other activities typically take 3-4 hours outside of class each week. If you miss a week or get behind on your readings, we give you 3 weeks after the end of your last class to do make-up reading and assignments. To earn the certificate you need to have completed at least 10 of the 12 homework assignments and be present for 10/12 classes (if you have to miss more than 2 classes, a makeup plan can be arranged). All classes are recorded and you have access to those videos after each class and also beyond completion of the course. 

When does the class meet?

The class is usually offered on Mondays from 12-2PM or Tuesday 5:30-7:30PM, and we run an Intro-level course every 3 months. If you have applied and we are mid-course, please email us to receive pre-readings that can help you prepare for the next course while you wait. We will also soon be offering modules that can be taken anytime, and if you are a therapist or facilitator already you can directly apply to our membership program.

What if I miss one or two classes?

Not a problem! The classes will be recorded for you to catch up on what was covered that week. If you think you’ll miss more than 2 classes we recommend waiting until the next cohort for your benefit and optimal experience. 

I’m not a clinician but I’m interested in the training. Can I still apply?

Yes! We open the application to everyone who is interested in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy facilitation. About 30% of the students in previous cohorts were not clinicians yet, but had interest in pursuing that path or learning what ways they could get involved even without graduate school. We also offer a facilitator training that is open to non-therapists, so please check this out after completion of this course. If you are not a clinician, please keep in mind this program is designed for people who have some background in psychotherapy or clinical work. If you are still interested and have none of this background, please apply and if accepted we have some preparation homework to get you up-to-speed.

Can I legally provide psychedelic therapy after this training? What does the certificate allow me to do?

Ketamine is the only legal psychedelic at this time in the United States, and we will teach you about how this is used. There is no certification required to administer ketamine specifically, one needs to be a therapist and know an MD who can prescribe. 

Do I have to go to graduate school to become a psychedelic facilitator?

You don't actually! This is why we have opened our classes to non-therapists, but we do expect a certain amount of background knowledge about psychotherapy. Again, if you are not already a therapist, we can send you pre-readings to get you up to speed about psychotherapy basics. If you do decide to go to graduate school, or are already a physician or clinician, you will likely have more options of roles within the psychedelic ecosystem, but there will be plenty of other possible roles as well. Part of the purpose of this course is to get us all connected so we can form teams including all the different roles of people - prescribers, therapists, breathwork practitioners, music therapists, overnight sitters, designers to create the physical setting, mycologists and chemists, pharmacists, nurses, bodyworkers, and more. These classes are dynamic and the community-building is amazing! You will not be disappointed. 

What makes SoundMind Unique?

We pride ourselves in creating courses and trainings that have equity, social justice, and ethics as a centerpiece of all conversations. These therapies need to be made available to the most marginalized among us, and we need to start the conversation and any trainings there. We are a Psychedelic Center in urban Philadelphia creating inclusive and innovative psychedelic protocols for populations in need, and your participation in our courses and trainings directly benefits our nonprofit - all proceeds from this class go to the nonprofit and building out these therapies for populations who need them. This is unique as many other trainings you find online are for-profit and not community driven. This is not our motive, and we are excited to include you in the psychedelic revolution that starts with our communities and inclusivity. Welcome aboard!

Our Speakers Include:

Aubrey Howard

Aubrey Howard finds expression as Transformational Breath Facilitator and identifies as queer woman of color who believes in the natural healing power of the self through yoga, mediation, breath work and connection to spirit. She feels that at the heart of practice is the art of acceptance, stillness and surrender. Her own challenges with anxiety and depression prompted her to look further at the mind and how its influence affects our physical bodies and the way we move throughout the world; especially in communities of marginalized people. It wasn’t long before Aubrey realized that an exploration of mind, spirit, consciousness and human potential was beckoning her. Aubrey remains focused on health and wellbeing as she integrates shamanic healing with ancient wisdom to deliver exceptional perspective, skill and compassion to her students.

Kyle Buller (Psychedelics Today)

Kyle earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology, where he studied the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork, and the roots/benefits of psychedelic psychotherapy. Kyle has co-taught two college-level courses. One of the courses Kyle created as a capstone project, “Stanislav Grof’s Psychology of Extraordinary Experiences,” and the other one which he co-created, “The History of Psychedelics.”

Kyle completed his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in somatic psychology. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis. Kyle also facilitates Transpersonal Breathwork workshops. He is also a Co-Founder of the organization Psychedelics Today. 

Rick Doblin, PhD (MAPS)

Rick is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary's Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife, dog, and empty rooms from three children, one of whom is in college and two have graduated.

Veronika Gold, MFT (Polaris Insight Center)

Veronika Gold, a psychologist from the Czech Republic and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, has an expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She is a co-founder and CEO of Polaris Insight Center in San Francisco, clinic providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy treatment and training. She is also a co-therapist at San Francisco Insight and Integration Center, site participating in the Phase 3 MDMA-Assisted Therapy clinical trial for the treatment of PTSD sponsored by MAPS. She is as well an associate supervisor for the expanded access program and European MAPS trials. Veronika Gold is as well EMDR therapist, consultant, and a volunteer facilitator for EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Realization Process Teacher. Veronika provides Psychedelic Integration Therapy and serves as a consultant, trainer, and presenter on Psychedelic Assisted Therapies.

Jack Korbutov PharmD (Art of Medicine Pharmacy)

Jack grew up in the Philadelphia area and always had a knack for business. Since childhood, he worked for his dad and mom in multiple small business settings, learning and mastering the lost art of customer service. Jack attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences with the goal of one day owning his own pharmacy. After a brief professional stint in a retail pharmacy, just one year after graduating, he opened the doors of The Art of Medicine. Since then, he’s grown the business into Philadelphia’s premier compounding-only pharmacy. He’s gained the trust of hundreds of prescribers, been published in a major medical journal, precepted over 100 students, and affected the lives of thousands of patients. He is currently a Fellow of both the American College of Apothecaries and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.

Joseph McCowan, Psy.D (MAPS Phase III Therapist)

Joseph McCowan, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, currently working in Los Angeles as a co-therapist in the MAPS sponsored phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD. He is an alumni of MAPS August 2019 MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color. Joseph is deeply passionate about furthering education and awareness of the healing benefits of psychedelics for communities of color and in working to improve mental health outcomes for historically underserved communities.

Jeff Guss, MD

Jeff is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. He is Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Psychedelic Psychotherapy for the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project. He has recently published on the topics of gender and sexuality in Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society and Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Dr. Guss maintains a private practice of psychiatry in New York City, specializing in psychotherapy as well as the outpatient treatment of addictive disorders.

Harold Roth

Harold Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and the Director of the Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University. Roth is a specialist in Classical Chinese Religious Thought, Classical Daoism, the comparative study of contemplative practices and experiences and a pioneer of the academic field of Contemplative Studies.  

Chris Stauffer MD

Dr. Stauffer is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Physician-Scientist with the VA Portland Health Care System, and dual board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Stauffer is an OHSU medical school alum, completed Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and was an Advanced Neuroscience Research Fellow at the San Francisco VA prior to receiving a Veterans Affairs Clinical Science Career Development Award.

Dr. Stauffer serves as Supervisor for MAPS’ MDMA Therapy Training Program, mentor for the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research certificate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, core faculty for the Integrative Psychiatry Institute’s Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training, course contributor for Psychedelic.Support's "Foundations in MDMA and Psilocybin Safety, Therapeutic Applications & Research", member of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s research subcommittee, and is part of the training team with Polaris Insight Center.

Cristie Strongman 

Cristie works with individuals, couples, and groups utilizing a humanistic approach to focus on the whole individual and stress concepts such as free will, self-efficacy, and self-actualization. She advocates for improving the understanding of neurodiversity in mental health, specifically for BIPOC populations in the mental health care system. Rather than concentrating on dysfunction, Cristie strives to help people see their life’s ongoing journey as an endless source of wisdom and draw on internal strengths with innovative methods. Her specialty lies in helping clients with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relational issues, low-self-esteem, and loss of purpose.
Cristie completed a dual Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University as well as a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, where her studies focused primarily on ritual and urban shamanism. She is a trainee of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Cristie is currently working with MAPS on an FDA approved clinical trial study, as an investigator and co-therapist, examining whether MDMA-assisted therapy can help heal the psychological and emotional damage caused by sexual assault, war, violent crime, and other traumas. She is also a trainer to other professionals in psychedelic integration and psychedelic assisted-therapy. She is trained in cultural competency to work specifically with diverse minority populations, and is a fierce ally to LGBTQ+ folks. Cristie is bilingual and can also conduct sessions in Spanish.

Daniel Wikler, PhD (Harvard School of Public Health)

Professor Dan Wikler is the Director of the Harvard Program in Ethics and Health (PEH). His current research interests are ethical issues in population and international health, including the allocation of health resources. Prior to his time at Harvard, he served as the first Staff Ethicist for the World Health Organization. He also served on the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine in Washington, D.C., as Staff Philosopher for Biomedical and Behavioral Research. He has a particular interest in using simplified dilemmas to highlight the ethical issues involved in global health decision-making.

Nathalie Martinique

Nathalie is a narcissism hacker, independent workplace culture researcher, relationship coach and consultant for leaders and executives in healthcare and related industries globally. She helps leaders navigate complex professional, therapeutic and personal relationships using behavioural insights, strategic communication and relational skills while managing risks to their reputation and career progression. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on the influence of cellular environments on cellular behaviour during the development of diverse organisms and in healthy and cancer cells. She also investigated the conditions that promote and prevent healthy development and currently investigates the conditions needed to promote and prevent healthy relationships in diverse relational and institutional contexts to combat burnout, bullying and trauma caused by the spectrum of narcissistic behaviours. Nathalie enjoys speaking and writing to raise awareness about narcissistic behaviours, their early warning signs, the conditions that result in narcissistic relationships and how to strategically exit them, as well as self-preservation tactics to prevent psychological, financial or reputation harm. She is the author of The Little Book of Assertiveness and lives with her family in Melbourne, Australia.

Rodney Garcia (Church of the Eagle and Condor)

Rodney Garcia is a Curandero and ceremonial practitioner of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT). He also is an apprentice of the Shipibo Ayahuasca and Master Plant tradition working under Enrique López Fasanando, at Inkan Kena Centro Espiritual in the Peruvian Amazon. Rodney holds a Medical Doctorate specialized in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He is a licensed and Board Certified Anesthesiologist practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His passions for medicine, health, and wellness extend beyond Anesthesiology and the operating room and are expressed through various western medicine modalities including Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine, as well as Body, Mind, and Spiritual practices.

Spiritual, medical, and food sovereignty are of vital importance to him and, in alignment with this overarching approach to integral health, Rodney established and co-owns a regenerative, permaculture farm and homestead in the high desert environment of central New Mexico. Rodney and his partner are in the process of establishing a Ceremonial retreat and Wellness Center in Mexico, in the town of Tomatlan. The Center will serve as a traditional medicines practice and plant medicine educational center for the local communities and international visitors.

Cindy Kaza

Cindy has been extremely intuitive since very early childhood. At the age of 10 she had her first memorable experience with a spirit. Days after losing a childhood friend in a fatal car accident, Cindy woke up in the middle of the night to see her friend standing next to her bed. At the time, she dismissed this experience and convinced herself it was just a dream. It wasn’t until her early 20’s that she realized she was having psychic and mediumistic experiences all along. During this “awakening” she began searching for answers and reasons for her experiences and became aware of her multi-faceted abilities as a psychic medium. She began training not only in the United States but also at the Arthur Findlay School of Intuitive Sciences in Stansted, England. She believes in compassionately sharing her gift with others while also opening up others to the gifts they too possess and that everyone is inherently intuitive and able to feel Spirit!

Pierre Bouchard, MA, LPC

Pierre Bouchard is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private ketamine practice in Boulder, CO. He specializes in blending somatics, embodiment, attachment theory, and trauma therapy with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. A graduate of Naropa University (in Contemplative Psychotherapy), he has trained in several somatic psychotherapy modalities, most recently the Hakomi Method under Melissa Grace, and currently, in Ido Portal’s movement system. He supervises therapists around ketamine work. He has maintained a meditation practice for 20 years, and in his spare time, works as a vinyl DJ.

Lynn Kreaden

Lynn Kreaden is the founder of Lifeworks NY and a Senior Faculty member of The Institute Core Energetics in New York. With over 25 years' experience in intimacy and sexuality, she works with singles and couples, as well as survivors of generational, cultural and sexual trauma. She has a private practice in NYC where she leads workshops and training seminars on intimacy, sexuality and connection.
  • Each class meets weekly on Zoom as a group. Each class you are expected to read 2-3 articles and be ready to discuss them, and there will be short writing assignments as well for reflection.
  • This program is experiential in nature, and we will be offering various opportunities to experience breathwork and non-ordinary meditative states during this program - via guided sessions during the Zoom meetings - and ask participants to reflect on these experiences.
  • Every week we will also welcome a guest lecturer/teacher in addition to Dr. McLane, who can add to the discussion. These are people with specific areas of experience within psychedelic therapy as well as other subject areas. This can help you grow your psychedelic therapy network, and understand various players and experts in the field.
  • Our guest speaker lineup is an incredible group, and we can’t wait to bring them to you. Co-Instructors of our courses include Marcela Ot'alora G., lead trainer for MAPS MDMA therapy, and Joseph McCowan who specializes in diversity and inclusion in the psychedelic space and is also a therapist for MAPS Phase III trials of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy. Kyle Buller from Psychedelics Today will also be joining us, as will Michael Baime who directs the Penn Center for Mindfulness program. And many more!
  • You will receive a certificate of completion from SoundMind at the end of this program.
  • If you are interested but not yet ready to apply, please sign up for our newsletter. Thank you!

EVERY TUESDAY 5:30 - 7:30 PM EST

Jan 4 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week I: Breathwork for Psychedelic Preparation

Guest Lecturer: Aubrey Howard (SoundMind Center)


Jan 11 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week II: Sound Healing, Music Playlists, and Breathwork: The Importance of Set and Setting

Guest Lecturer: Kyle Buller (Psychedelics Today)


Jan 18 11-1PM EST

Week III: MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy and MAPS Training: Lay of the Land

Guest Lecturer: Joseph McCowan, Psy.D (MAPS Phase III Therapist) with special content from Rick Doblin PhD


Jan 25 11-1PM EST

Week IV: Psychedelic Therapy and Inclusion: BIPOC and other Marginalized Communities

Guest Lecturer: Joseph McCowan, Psy.D (MAPS Phase III Therapist)


Feb 1 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week V: Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy

Guest Lecturer: Jeff Guss, MD


Feb 8 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week VI: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Guest Lecturers: Veronika Gold, MFT (Polaris Insight Center) and Jack Korbutov PharmD (Art of Medicine Pharmacy)


March 1 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week VII: Meditation and Psychedelics

Guest Lecturer: Hal Roth (Brown University)


March 8 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week VIII: Bodywork and Somatics for Psychedelic Therapy and Integration

Guest Lecturers: Pierre Bouchard LPC and Lynn Kreaden


March 15 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week IX: Psychedelics, Clinical Ethics, and Boundary Violations: Spotting It, Stopping It, and Understanding Why it Happens

Guest Lecturer: Dan Wikler, PhD (Harvard School of Public Health)


March 22 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week X: Narcissism and Personality Disorders in Psychedelic Medicine

Guest Lecturer: Nathalie Martinique


March 29 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week XI: Ceremonial Use of Psychedelics

Guest Lecturer: Rodney Garcia (Church of the Eagle and Condor)


April 5 5:30-7:30PM EST

Week XII: Psychedelic Integration

Guest Lecturer: Harvey Schwarz (Polaris Insight Center)

TRAINING TUITION:

  • The cost to take this training program is $2800, with an option to pay all at once or in 4 monthly installments of $700. We do have partial scholarships and priority goes to BIPOC-identified individuals. Please complete your program application first before applying for a scholarship. You can email us at info@soundmind.center to learn more about this option. Tuition is non-refundable after the first class has occurred unless deemed extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the program leaders.


Hope you can join us and join our growing and dynamic community!

Hear from our Past Participants!

Jillan Sackett, MD, MS

PSYCHIATRIST

This class was an important comprehensive introduction to the necessity of psychedelics in mental health. It provided groundwork for the many different psychedelic compounds and how they can be utilized to help a person heal in a safe, therapeutic setting. Dr. McLane provided ample resources ranging from strictly academic to easy fun reads that helped me get a fuller understanding of the effect of these medications. The instructors are each experts in their fields, who managed to be open to all questions and dialog, while still maintaining enough framework for learning. The classes were simultaneously incredibly informative and fun/relaxed. My only issue with this class is that it ended. I would have loved to continue my learning and interactions with this amazing community of people. I am not sure how Dr. McLane managed to put this together, but I highly recommend it to anyone interested in this field. Which, as mental health workers, we all should be. I still have much to learn about psychedelics before I feel capable of using them in my practice, and I look towards Dr. McLane to have another learning series for this very reason.

Gail Serruya, MD

Psychiatrist

This course was incredible! I highly recommend it! It was a fabulous introduction to psychedelics in a small group setting, featuring accomplished and knowledgeable speakers in the field. I found the combination of high yield readings, lectures, and discussions to be a great format for learning. Dr. McLane is also a fantastic resource for many other happenings in this exciting field. I definitely gained a solid foundation in the psychedelic field, and this course played a definitive role in helping me to formulate my next career steps.




Deborahlise Mota, LAc, PhD(c)

HERBALIST, BOTANIST, AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER

SoundMind has been a phenomenal fit for me. As an herbalist, botanist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and an immigrant from South America, I have been both an advocate and protector of ceremonial plant medicine. Dr. Hannah created a safe and supportive space for those who practice on the fridge of conventional medicine, while weaving in her passion for ethics, social justice, and regard for Indigenous and ancestral medicine. The course curriculum and digital membership site are thoughtfully organized, packed with extensive resources and a fantastic lineup of guest teachers and facilitators. Without any doubt, I would highly recommend the SoundMind certification course to Western or Eastern trained practitioners, healers, and mental health advocates who want to work with these sacred and extraordinary medicines.

David J. Stern, PsyD

Psychotherapist

This was a great organized presentation of information on various aspects of the blossoming psychedelic world. From cutting edge research, to clinical applications, to conversations with experts in many areas of psychedelic research and practice, this was a rich opportunity for learning. Dr. McLane helped create a safe learning environment with plenty of opportunity for small group exploring and sharing. It provided me with an opportunity to see what role I might want to play in this psychedelic renaissance, and the role psychedelics can play for my clients and for our wounded and beautiful world.


Emily Hollerbach

Advertising Consultant

I'm not a therapist but ever since I learned about psychedelic therapy, I've just felt incredibly drawn to it. I signed up for this class, and a few others from different organizations, to learn as much as I could as quickly as possible. I enjoyed this class so much! This class was definitely the most professional, extensively researched, and backed by legitimate research studies out of all the classes that I took. Every week, we would have interesting discussions about all kinds of topics regarding psychedelic therapy. We got to hear from numerous different experts in the field and learned so much from hearing about their professional experience. I really looked forward to attending this class every week and I'm sad it's over. Can't wait to sign up for the next one!!!

Favianna Rodriguez, PhD

artist. activist. cultural organizer

Taking the course with SoundMind was a tremendously powerful and transformative experience for me as an artist activist who is working to shift the culture around psychedelics. I was thrilled that the curriculum included conversations on racial justice and access to plant medicines. The diversity of attendees in the class was also a big plus for me. I am not a licensed therapist, I am an artist working towards social change and I was happy to be welcomed as such to the class. My goal is to promote more inclusive narratives about psychedelics, and SoundMind helped me get closer to that goal. I highly recommend this class for people who are committed to healing communities that have been most impacted by oppression, white supremacy, and racial violence. I believe we urgently need more courses like this in order to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion in the space of psychedelics.

Madelaine Wolf Bukiet

MSW Student

Dr. McLane's Introduction to Psychedelic Therapies training course was a remarkable experience for me as a new therapist. Hannah introduced us to experts from all over the field and gave us the opportunity to engage with them about the most exciting and worrying aspects of the psychedelic therapy movement.

Hannah's teaching style is especially sensitive to non-neurotypical folks - there were always a variety of ways to learn and engage with the material. In addition to the material itself - which was always both cutting edge and fascinating - Hannah also introduced us to meditative states which would be extremely helpful to us as psychedelic practitioners.

I see Hannah as a community builder! The future of psychedelic medicine is going to require a lot of us to work together. In addition to the knowledge and information presented in this course, Hannah's Introduction to Psychedelic Therapies Course also helps encourage and expand the group of humans who are dedicated to helping people heal with psychedelic medicine.
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