Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy (Ethics 102)

In Partnership with Psychedelic Support

Kylea Taylor, MS, LMFT

Online Course Description

This self-paced course is Part II of this two-course series.
See Ethics 101 for Part I.

Ethics goes beyond laws and guidelines. Ethical development requires acknowledgement of relationship. Relationship is at the heart of healing, and it is ethics that is at the heart of any healing relationship. An ethical relationship is one a client can trust.

This Part II of “Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy” course introduces participants to two additional means to assist in a practical way with awareness and maintaining Right Relationship with clients in the therapeutic container.

A therapist using psychedelic-assisted therapy is responsible to create the Right Conditions so that the inner healing capacity of the client can mobilize to do its work with the assistance of the psychedelic and therapeutic support.

This course provides a self-reflective and self-compassionate approach to Right Relationship. This internal approach puts our focus on motivations, attitudes, and biases—those deep, not always conscious urges that precede our behaviors with clients. Self-inquiry complements the external, behavioral approach of traditional ethics education (the laws, codes, and standards that guide us behaviorally.)

Options: Certificate of Completion or CE Certificate (2 hours).
Price: $39 (Completion) / $54 (CE credit)

Who is this course for?

This course is for professionals who are interested in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy or in assisting clients with the integration of profound experiences. This ethical approach is helpful to anyone working in therapy, and this particular course is focused on self-management and trigger management for those working with patients or clients in the field of psychedelics: psychologists, therapists, mentors, physicians, medical professionals, bodyworkers, teachers, and guides.

Course Curriculum

  1. Client’s ethical needs in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
    1. Common gaps in traditional Western ethical education models.
    2. Mindful, internal approach to ethics serves clients in psychedelic-assisted therapy.
    3. Ethical differences in therapy with clients who are in a non-ordinary state of consciousness and clients who are in an ordinary state of consciousness.
  2. Mindfulness for working ethically with vulnerable clients.
    1. Chart of Professional Vulnerabilities to Ethical Misconduct to identify one’s own motivations.
    2. Why self-compassion is a prerequisite for self-reflection.

After this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the ethical differences and special safety needs of clients in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  2. Apply mindfulness to ethical decision making to dilemmas that may occur during psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
  3. Analyze ethically precarious situations that may occur in professional/client interpersonal dynamics during psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

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I found that the tools presented allow a therapist to examine ethical dilemmas as opportunities to grow & develop rather than punish & judge, and that is how I intend to use all the tools (Protection, Permission & Connection, Ethical Vulnerabilities Model, Who’s This For?, C-DEEPEN, and Peer Consultation). I personally enjoyed the lectures with Kylea tremendously. In addition to the valuable tools that were included, what I found very valuable is looking at ethics from the point of view of relationship rather than law and examining how my internal motivations & values align with action through the ethical lens. ~ Lama Elkhaldi

I have found how important this topic is for me and its importance for my work. Before this, I may not have emphasized ethics at first, assuming that I already have the wisdom and integrity necessary. At the moment, I believe a strong and clear understanding of ethics will facilitate healing. The relationship is part of the healing process. It is much more important than I could imagine. I will continue to explore this book and the tools with my classmates in hopes of avoiding some common pitfalls and exploring when I am in and out of the right relationship with myself and others in both my personal and professional life. ~ Jorge Arias

A whole new understanding of ethics is now embedded in me. I use it every day, in all my relationships. ~ Marie-Louise Peterslund Triksys, Psychologist

I have now a different approach to Ethics, one that is more profound, more meaningful and that makes me feel excited. I really think it will be the foundation of my practice…. I got very excited when I realized you were going to be my teacher, I’m very grateful for it. Your classes were wonderful. ~ Carmen Perez, Mexico

The course was better than any course I’ve taken in my graduate education by far. I would genuinely look forward to what I was going to learn each class. ~ Ramon Aleman, USA

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