Psychotherapy with Psychedelics

ICPR 2024, 6-8 June > Workshops > Psychotherapy with Psychedelics
Pre-ICPR Workshop

Psychotherapy with Psychedelics

Becoming (and remaining) a good psychedelic therapist

Wed, September 21st, 2022 | 09:00 – 18:00 CET
 ML Hotel, Klokhuisplein 9, 2011 HK Haarlem 

Dr. Janis Phelps


Dr. Torsten Passie


Dr. William Richards


This intimate and engaging workshop is intended for current and future therapists considering working with psychedelic-assisted therapies. During this full day with world-class experts, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences, discuss ins and outs of psychedelic/psycholytic therapies, learn about foundations, ethics, and current issues in psychedelic-assisted therapies and what it takes to become and remain a good psychedelic therapist. 


The workshop will be facilitated by some of the world’s most experienced clinicians in the field; clinical psychologists Janis Phelps, PhD and William (Bill) Richards, PhD and psychiatrist Torsten Passie, MD – experts involved in recognized international training programs for psychedelic therapists. Together they bring more than a century of collective experience in psychotherapy with psychedelics and perspectives from Germany, the East and West coast of the USA. They will provide lectures, watch and discuss case studies videos, facilitate role plays to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies and challenges involved in psychedelic-assisted therapies.

Learning Objectives

Upon participation in this workshop, participants will:


Janis Phelps, PhD, is the founder and director of the psychedelic therapy education program at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. Janis has worked in these therapeutic modalities for 25 years as a clinical psychologist and doctoral professor.

Torsten Passie, MD, is professor of psychiatry and psychotherapy at the Hannover Medical School in Germany. He has more than 30 years of experience with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and related research.

William (Bill) Richards, PhD is a psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he and his colleagues have pursued psychedelic research during the past decades. Recent studies with psilocybin have focused on facilitating personal and spiritual development in non-clinical volunteers, existential distress in cancer patients and the continuing education of professional religious leaders. He is also director of therapy for Sunstone Therapies, based at the Aquilino Cancer Center in Rockville Maryland USA and the author of “Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences” (2018) translated into multiple languages.



This small-scale, full-day, practical workshop is specifically designed for mental health professionals, including current and prospective psychedelic therapists. 

Registration is now open. Capacity is limited to 35 participants. 

This workshop tends to sell quickly, so secure your spot timely. 

Please note: participation in this workshop does not qualify you as a psychedelic therapist.

Pre-ICPR Workshop

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All ICPR attendees are eligible for a €70 discount on this workshop. Check your email for a coupon code sent with your ICPR ticket confirmation.

Only 35 spots are available for this exclusive workshop.

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