Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Psychedelic Therapy: Cutting-Edge Treatment Options, Clinical Research, Contraindications, Treatment Efficacy and Planning

  • 01/21/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • CSCSW Members (Must enter code to register)
  • Non-Members
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January 2022
including Q&A

Friday, January 21, 2022
9:00 am-11:00 am

11:00-11:30 am (optional)
Participant Announcements

Via Zoom

2 CEUs

Psychedelic Therapy: Cutting-Edge Treatment Options, Clinical Research, Contraindications, Treatment Efficacy and Planning

Shannon Carlin, LMFT & Brooke Balliett, LMFT

The use of psychedelics as part of a structured therapeutic intervention is relatively new despite having been used for thousands of years for social, spiritual and physical health due to previous regulations that restricted their use in research and practice. Now, MDMA, Psilocybin and Ketamine offer the promise of exceptional efficacy for recovery from treatment resistant depression, PTSD, anxiety, Bipolar depression and substance use disorders. This presentation examines traditional indigenous practices, where many of the common elements of modern-day psychedelic therapy originated, alongside clinical research, treatment outcomes and practical practice for today’s therapist. Two clinicians experienced in using these substances in legal, clinical settings will explain treatment options, considerations for referrals, contraindications, and treatment planning.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 
  1. Identify three or more psychological disorders that may benefit from psychedelic-assisted treatment. 
  2. Describe the known efficacy of psychedelic-assisted therapies compared to other existing therapeutic interventions.
  3. List two clinical symptoms that increase risk for negative outcomes when using psychedelics.

Shannon Carlin, M.A., LMFT has worked as a psychotherapist on 2 MDMA-Assisted Therapy clinical trials, provides ketamine-assisted therapy and is the Chief Director of Training and Supervision at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation.  She is dedicated to service and creating pathways for all people to access the healing they seek.

Brooke Balliett, M.A., LMFT works as a researcher, therapist and supervisor for MDMA-Assisted Therapy via clinical trials in the US and Europe.  She has provided therapy on clinical trials using Psilocybin Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression. She co-founded the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy as a commitment to furthering access to psychedelic treatments to heal individuals and the communities surrounding them.  

For more information, contact Di Wilson or Leanne Nettles.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Friday, January 21, 2022, 9:00-11:30 am
8:30-9:00: Check-In
11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

9:00: Meeting Begins
11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
11:00 Meeting Ends

Online Via Zoom

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$25 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
CSCSW Members
$35 for Non-Members

2 CEUs Provided

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Registration CLOSES Thursday, January 20th at 10 pm.

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CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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