An Introduction to Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for Clinicians 

March 1, 2024 | 9:00am-12:15pm PST

w/ Jason Luoma, PhD and Brian Pilecki, PhD 

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About The Workshop

Psychedelic-assisted therapy is showing promise as a highly effective form of treatment that appears poised to become a major new form of mental health care moving forward. This workshop will provide health care professionals with an overview of this new clinical area. The basic model of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy will be explained with an emphasis on highlighting the importance of preparation and integration in obtaining therapeutic benefits from a psychedelic experience. Next, recent developments in research will be summarized including what conditions psychedelic-assisted therapy has the most evidence for and some of the leading scientific theories as to how psychedelics exert their therapeutic effects such as by increasing positive functioning, meaning, self-transcendence, flexibility, interpersonal engagement, and fulfillment. The current legal status of psychedelics will be reviewed, including a summary of psilocybin services in Oregon. Diversity and equity issues will be reviewed including lack of access for underserved and non-majority populations and the risks of cultural appropriation involved in modern psychedelic science. We will also provide recommendations on obtaining further training for those who want to learn more. This workshop will help clinicians understand the current state of psychedelic science, as well as to have more informed conversations with clients about psychedelics and their potential risks and benefits, legal status, and timeline for public accessibility. 

Meet Your Instructors

Jason Luoma, PhD

Jason  Luoma, CEO of Portland Psychotherapy in Portland, OR. His research focuses on shame, self-stigma, connection, and the application of ACT and psychedelic assisted therapy as an intervention shame and increasing self-compassion. He is currently running a clinical of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder that is one of the first trials of psychedelic assisted therapy in the Pacific Northwest. He also recently organized a special section on psychedelic assisted therapy and contextual behavioral science. He is also an internationally recognized trainer in ACT, former chair of the ACT training committee, and past president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He has over 80 publications including co-authoring two books:Learning Acceptance and Commitment TherapyandValues in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life. His work on shame and compassion can be read at 

Brian Pilecki, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Pilecki is a clinical psychologist at the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic that specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders (OCD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder), trauma and PTSD, and matters related to the use of psychedelics.  He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and practices from an orientation based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Brian also has extensive experience in the areas of mindfulness and meditation, and incorporates them into his therapy with clients.  He is an active researcher and has published on topics such as anxiety disorders, mindfulness, and the relationship between theory and practice in psychotherapyAt Portland Psychotherapy, Brian is also involved in research in the use of psychedelics for the treatment of mental health problems.  

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for up-and-coming professionals

  • Access to exclusive webinar setting with Jason Luoma, PhD and Brian Pilecki, PhD
  • Free Access to Portland Psychotherapy Community Resources
  • Must be enrolled in accredited study program

Professionals (w/ CE Certificate)


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  • Access to exclusive webinar setting with Jason Luoma, PhD, Brian Pilecki, PhD
  • Continuing Education Certificate
  • Free Access to Portland Psychotherapy Community Resources



The workshop is aimed at health care professionals who are new to psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, as well as those interested in an up-to-date review of the current legal, research, and clinical developments related to psychedelics.   


After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the theory and practice of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. 
  2. Participants will be able to summarize research findings and current legal status of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. 
  3. Participants will be able to describe the role of psychotherapy in preparation for and integration of psychedelic experiences. 


Registration is online. Presentations will be recorded and sent to anyone who registers for the event. 


We reserve a number of partial scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We give particular priority given to those who would add diverse and under represented voices to our field. To submit an application, please click here.


Portland Psychology Clinic, Research & Training Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Portland Psychotherapy, Clinic, Research & Training Center maintains responsibility for all programs and content.

This workshop grants 3 CE credits for therapists with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket and live attendance of the entire workshop. Credit will not be given for only watching the recording.

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS: We charge a $15 administration fee for cancellations made by participants more than two weeks before the training event. For cancellations within two weeks of the training event, we will refund 50% of the tuition. Alternately, participants may elect to apply 100% of their tuition to a future training event. No refunds will be given after training events.

SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS: Please contact us if you need accommodations to enable you to fully participate in the workshop. We will work with you and do our best to find a way to ensure your participation.

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