Foundations of Psychedelic Therapies by SoundMind
A 12-Week Certificate Program for Clinicians and Facilitators
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
Invitation to our Online Community
Interactive reading and video materials
1-on-1 Mentorship Meeting with Dr. Hannah
Certificate Upon Completion
Learn about psychedelics
Meet new friends and colleagues
Hannah C. McLane
Live Zoom Classes with Guest Experts
Weekly live classes are recorded for your access during and after the program.
Meet Some of Our Former Students!
Who Can Apply for this Training:
This training is intended for clinicians and facilitators, including:
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?
Are there small group meetings too?
What is the time commitment per week outside of class (readings, homework, etc.)?
When does the class meet?
What if I miss one or two classes?
I’m not a clinician but I’m interested in the training. Can I still apply?
Can I legally provide psychedelic therapy after this training? What does the certificate allow me to do?
Do I have to go to graduate school to become a psychedelic facilitator?
What makes SoundMind Unique?
Our Speakers Include:
Kyle Buller (Psychedelics Today)
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)
Veronika Gold, MFT (Polaris Insight Center)
Jack Korbutov PharmD (Art of Medicine Pharmacy)
Joseph McCowan, Psy.D (MAPS Phase III Therapist)
Jeff Guss, MD
Chris Stauffer MD
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.
Daniel Wikler, PhD (Harvard School of Public Health)
Rodney Garcia (Church of the Eagle and Condor)
Pierre Bouchard, MA, LPC
- 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)
- 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 email@example.com 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
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
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)
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
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.
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
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
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.