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Our HPAP training program is where the two worlds of psychedelics and psychotherapy converge.

Designed for licensed clinicians, our program offers a comprehensive curriculum that blends the wisdom of the Hakomi method with the life-changing potential of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. We provide the knowledge and skills needed to guide clients through their inner journeys, fostering profound healing, growth, and self-discovery.

This unique training program combines our experienced faculty, skills-based somatic curriculum, expert guest lecturers, and transformational experiential learning to support participants to become a part of this exciting journey at the forefront of contemporary psychotherapy. 

Learn the power of Hakomi's relational philosophy to create profound safety for exploring expanded states of consciousness based on ethics, legal frameworks, and therapist self-awareness. These skills are applicable to all aspects of psychedelic psychotherapy, including preparation and integration of psychedelic experiences, as well as deep-dive psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy sessions.

Join us as we embark on a path of healing and transformation. Embrace the new possibilities at the nexus of Hakomi and psychedelic therapy.

Learning Objectives 

Core competencies - 

  • Diagnostics and Assessment - Why work with expanded states and what outcomes are hoped for, are foundational questions to ask.  Understanding indications and contraindications is paramount to providing safe and ethical care. 

  • Pharmacology of psychedelic medicines available for use. - Biology, applications, duration, dosage, side effects, and after effects. 

  • Ethics of working with expanded states.  Ethics and awareness of the impact of expanded state work is paramount in creating true safety for clients in the care of psychedelic therapists. We will focus on developing ethics through the lens of therapist self-reflection and awareness as well as industry practices and standards. 

  • Therapeutic preparation for deep dive sessions. - How to use the psychotherapy sessions prior to the deep dive session to define goals and intentions, prepare the psyche for psychedelic work, and teach resourcing to clients. Therapeutic agreements and support for expanded state work.

  • Somatic techniques for recognizing and working with trauma before, during, and after deep dive sessions. 

  • Elements of deep dive psychedelic sessions. From arrival to completion, we will explore techniques for “holding space” while clients are in expanded states, including use of ritual, altars, touch, sensory enhancements (such as scent) when appropriate, use of music and of silence, supportive touch when appropriate, use of movement, room setup, immediate aftercare including supplements and food.  

  • Integration of deep dive sessions. Timeline of unfolding of psychological/spiritual/emotional material uncovered during the session and in the weeks to follow.  Use of notes from the session. Reviewing and stitching together intentions and big picture material gleaned from a deep dive session.  


Who Is This Training For?
Licensed Clinicians including: 

  • Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)

  • Professional Clinical Counselors (LPC)

  • Clinical Psychologists (PhD and PsyD)

Medical Doctors (MD and DO)

Physician Assistant’s (PA)

Nurse Practitioners (NP)

Registered Nurses (BSN)

Post Graduate Prelicensed Clinican’s with at least 2000 hours of supervised clinical practice (MA)

Prerequisites: There is not a prerequisite for this training; however we recommend taking a Hakomi Introduction workshop.

Schedule Dates and Times: Australia Schedule (3 in person Modules + 3 Live expert webinars + asynchronous learning= peer group practice)

In-person Training Dates: November 27-December 1, 2024, February 7-11, 2025, May 1-5, 2025
Live Expert Webinar Dates: 
Peer Group Dates: October 17, 2024, November 21, 2024, March 6, 2024, April 10, 2024 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

AUS Schedule
Day 1- Day 5 Session Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 am Learning Activities
11:30 am - 11:45 am Break
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Learning Activities
1 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Learning Activities
3:45 pm - 4 pm Break
4pm - 5:30 pm Learning Activities

Cost: AUS $ 9900


Early Registration: $  if enrolled by   2024.
Regular Tuition: $   if enrolled by , 2024 (final registration date).

Pricing does not include any travel related expenses. Should minimum attendance requirements not be met, this event may be cancelled, and a full refund will be issued. 
Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email by the early registration date will receive a full refund minus a $30 administrative fee. 
No refunds will be granted for non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.   

This program is sponsored by Embodywise. Embodywise is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Embodywise maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

This course meets the qualifications for XXX  hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.
CE hours are subject to change with schedule changes.

You will need to sign our CE sign-in sheet and submit a signed class evaluation form to receive CE credit for this course.

We will email CE certificates within 30 days after the course ends.

If you live outside of California, please check with your local licensing board to ensure that they’ll accept this course for CE credit. 

For more information, including accommodation for special needs and details about our grievance process, contact our administrator at [email protected].