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January 13, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 10:00 am

Educational Goals:  This presentation provides an introduction and historical overview of psychedelic assisted therapies. It will help you identify the various types of psychedelic assisted treatment including MDMA, ketamine, Igogaine, cannabis, and psylocibin assisted therapy, as well as ayuvasca retreats.  We will explore the most optimal circumstances for psychedelic assisted therapy by introducing the concept of Set and setting. We will identify the different types of treatment, who is and who is not a good candidate, and what therapies are currently available. We will discuss how to talk with clients who are interested in PAT and how to bring it up to those who might benefit from it as an option.  We will address the legal issues of psychedelic assisted therapy. Integration therapy will be introduced including specific interventions that can be helpful. This presentation is suitable for those new to PAT as well as those who have moderate knowledge of the topic.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize 6 different types of PAT (MDMA,ketamine, psylocibin, ibogaine, ayuvasca, cannabis)
  • Differentiate between who is and is not a good candidate for psychedelic assisted therapies
  • Identify legal issues with PAT.
  • Learn to apply specific interventions derived from integration therapy

Presenter:  Veronika Gold, LMFT, is a licensed therapist as well as a researcher, psychedelic activist, and entrepreneur. Veronika works as a sub-investigator and therapist at MAPS MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD treatment Clinical Trials MP16 and MAPP!. She also is a co-founder and therapist at Polaris Insight Center, providing Ketamine Assisted Therapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Charles University in Prague, and a Master’s Degree in Integral Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Sand Francisco. She specializes in psychedelic assisted therapy, integration therapy, and the treatment of tauma, anxiety, transitional and relationship issues.  She is also an EMDR consultant and EMDR HAP facilitator. Veronika is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, an Organic Intelligence Expert, and a Realization Process Teacher. www.veronikagold.com, www.polarisinsight.com

Meeting schedule:

3:45 – 4pm Registration
4 – 6 pm   Trauma and Disorganized Attachment

  • Recognize basic theoretical premises of disorganized attachment
  • Identify specific changes in brain structures with severe trauma
  • Identify parts concepts as responses to trauma
  • Apply two intervention/concepts to help clinicians respond to a disorganized client strategy

CEs offered: 2 CEs for $10, general admission is free.

SF CAMFT is a CAMFT approved CEU provider (#62283).  The above course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  If you are interested in obtaining CEUs, you may do so by paying $10 (cash or check) at the beginning of the workshop. To qualify for CE credit, you must arrive on time, sign in at the CE table, stay until the end of the program, sign out at the CE table, turn in the evaluation and pick up your certificate.

SFCAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs of any level of experience, in private practice, non-profit and hospital settings. SFCAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Contact: For any questions, concerns, special needs accommodations or grievances related to programming, please contact the Programming Chair, Rose Dito at (650) 692 – 4118.

Location instructions:

To access paid garage parking take the Duboce entrance between, Castro and Scott into California Pacific Medical Center, and drive straight to enter the parking structure. There is also free street parking around the hospital area. Bicycle parking is located in the parking structure just to the left upon entering.

To find the Gazebo Room, turn right upon leaving the parking structure, walk down the hill to the Emergency room entrance, walk in the door and then down the hall to your right. Take the elevator up one floor, and walk right to the end of the hall.  The Gazebo Room is at the left at the end of the hall.

We encourage you to wear layers of clothing as the room temperature may vary.


January 13, 2019
7:45 am - 10:00 am


Rose Dito


CPMC Davies Campus, Gazebo Room