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Ketamine for Clinicians

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Ketamine has emerged in the last decade as a novel, highly efficacious, and currently available treatment for depression and mood disorders. This training is designed for clinicians and mental healthcare providers who want to gain a better framework for using ketamine therapy for mental health, as well as those who want to learn how this treatment can be incorporated into their existing clinical practices.

In this course you will learn how to work with patients undergoing ketamine treatments and what is known about the combinations of ketamine and psychotherapy to improve long-term patient outcomes and wellbeing. This interactive training includes demonstrations, case examples, experiential learning, and role-play exercises.

While ketamine is a powerful and at times life-saving tool, ensuring safe, effective treatment routes for patients is not as straightforward as writing a prescription. This course will review the options available to practitioners in New York City looking to help their patients access this treatment and see them through the process of integrating it into ongoing psychotherapy and clinical care.

This training is presented by The Center for Optimal Living in partnership with Ember Health.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…

  1. Describe the concepts of Drug Assisted Therapy to their clients

  2. Describe how ketamine fits into treatment plans for depressive disorders

  3. Integrate ketamine into their existing frameworks for managing clients with depressive disorders

  4. Summarize the current understandings of ketamine antidepressant mechanisms

  5. Recognize clients that might be appropriate for ketamine infusion therapy

  6. Navigate the legal and practical hurdles in accessing this treatment for their clients

  7. Distinguish between the medical and recreational use of ketamine

  8. Distinguish between the various routes of administration and modalities of ketamine therapy

  9. Psychologically prepare their clients for the ketamine sessions

  10. Describe the range of subjective experiences that clients may have while under the effects of ketamine

  11. Assist their clients in integrating the experiences from the keamine sessions into their larger psychotherapeutic goals

  12. Employ specific psychotherapeutic techniques to maximize behavioral and cognitive changes during the neuroplastic windows opened by ketamine.


CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION - available as an add on at check out.
$50 for APA CE credits
$10 for CE credits for social workers

Optimal Living Psychological Services, PC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0534. This training has been approved to provide 12 number of hours of continuing education.

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact The Center for Optimal Living at igorman@cfol.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com


About the Instructors:

Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D., is the Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program, where he leads groups, trainings, and works with individual clients. Dr. Gorman is also site co-principal Investigator and therapist on a Phase 3 clinical trial studying the potential psychotherapeutic utility of MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is a NIH funded fellow at New York University and a board member of Horizons Media, Inc., a not for-profit educational charity and organizer of the Horizons Conference: Perspectives on Psychedelics.

Elizabeth Nielson, Ph.D., is the Director of Education and Training at the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program. She specializes in treating addictive and mood disorders with a blend of of mindfulness-based interventions, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT), and principles of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Dr. Nielson is part of the Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory at NYU Langone School of Medicine where she is a therapist on the psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcohol dependence trial and on the MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD clinical trials.

Nico Grundmann, MD, is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician and the co-founder of Ember Health. Ember Health provides ketamine infusions in a safe, monitored environment in conjunction with people’s existing mental health providers. Dr. Grundmann co-founded Ember Health as a way to help individuals take control of their lives and contribute to the shaping of a field in line with his values. He pursued his medical residency training at Kings County Hospital / SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, and received his Medical Degree and Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and family.

Ember Health works as a partner to improve our client's mental wellness by providing infusions of ketamine in a safe, monitored environment. We work in conjunction with, and as a complement to our patient's existing therapy and mental health services. Rather than seeing our practice as a silver bullet solution, we consider it a critical pillar in a larger context of care for patients with depression. We start by helping existing professionals identify patients who might benefit from ketamine, and then provide the support and follow up demonstrated to improve their long term mental wellness. With this collaboration we ensure that each client has the chance to take control of their depression and realize their best self. Learn more at EmberHealth.co or contact us directly at info@emberhealth.co


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