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Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy (Ethics 102)

Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy (Ethics 102)


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Course Description

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

The 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.) 

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

Ethics 102 and Ethics 103 is meant to follow the Ethics 101 course. Ethics 102 contains a six-minute review of Ethics 101. Bundle courses to receive 20% off!

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.
    • Common gaps in traditional Western ethical education models.
    • Mindful, internal approach to ethics serves clients in psychedelic-assisted therapy.
    • 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.
    • Chart of Professional Vulnerabilities to Ethical Misconduct to identify one’s own motivations.
    • Why self-compassion is a prerequisite for self-reflection.

Learning Objectives

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.
Professional Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, Psychedelic Support offers continuing education for health providers through the the American Psychological Association (APA).

American Psychological Association Education Sponsor
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
The Ethics of Caring is an extraordinarily helpful and groundbreaking book for healers, clergy, therapists, and bodyworkers that illuminates what is necessary to offer wise and trustworthy relations to their clients.
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Author of A Wise Heart, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, and A Path with Heart
Kylea Taylor’s book is a pioneering venture into new territories, providing important guidelines for practitioners and students.
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Author of Psychology of the Future, Realms of the Human Unconscious, and The Adventure of Self Discovery
A great reminder for anyone working in psychedelic medicine about personal bias and how it can appear in a therapeutic relationship. There is work to be done on oneself even when in a provider role with a client. This is particularly a useful course if you feel that you have moments of rupture in your client sessions even though ‘you know better’.
Anonymous (Medicine Consultant)
I consider this course one of the best on ethics I've been part of.
Michael M., Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Kylea was very knowledgeable and masterful in her presentation. I appreciated her sharing examples of her own challenges, which served to humanize her and add more relevance to the content.
Jake K., Registered Nurse
I appreciated this take on professional ethics, and in particular the observation that traditional ethics has left out the therapist 's internal motivations, and any information about non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Greta L., Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
The presence of Kylea Taylor, permission to continue to dive deep into my own transpersonal transformational work and reflect on the professional vulnerabilities to ethical misconduct, and the concept of not doing during a participants experience.Doing by not doing is so important in non - ordinary states of consciousness and trusting the clients inner healing intelligence is guiding them and their psyche into the work that is just right for them at the time.
Nicole H., Psychedelic Integration Coach
What an incredibly valuable invitation to pause and ask yourself 'who is this for' when you are about to intervene with a client.
Julia M., Medicine Consultant
Meet your Course Instructors, Contributors, & Peer Reviewers:
Kylea Taylor, LMFT
Kylea Taylor, M.S., LMFT developed and teaches InnerEthics®, a self reflective, self-compassionate, approach to ethical relationship with clients that she is now presenting in psychedelic psychotherapy trainings. She is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #34901) who has been thinking, writing, and teaching about ethics for almost three decades. Kylea started studying with Stanislav Grof, M.D. and Christina Grof in 1984 and was certified by them as a Holotropic Breathwork® practitioner in 1990. She worked with Stanislav Grof and Tav Sparks as a Senior Trainer in the Grof Transpersonal Training throughout the 1990s. She also worked for nine years in a residential substance abuse treatment program, where Holotropic Breathwork® was part of the recovery program. In the 1990s she frequently assisted Stanislav Grof and Jack Kornfield, Ph.D. at the Insight & Opening weeklong programs that combined Holotropic Breathwork® and Vipassana meditation. Kylea is President of SoulCollage Inc., a company providing training and community worldwide to facilitators SoulCollage®, an expressive arts method for self-discovery. She is the author of The Ethics of Caring: Finding Right Relationship with Clients, The Breathwork Experience, Considering Holotropic Breathwork®, and is the editor of Exploring Holotropic Breathwork®.
Kylea Taylor, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Extra Info
  • Online platform access: 1 year.
  • After 1 year, renew your account for an additional year by purchasing any of our on-demand courses. All previously purchased courses will be accessible in your dashboard.
  • 100% student satisfaction or money-back guarantee.
  • For the best experience, we recommend taking the course on a tablet or computer.
  • Course FAQ can be found here.

Self-paced course includes:

  • Video presentation (70 minutes)
  • Downloadable Course Syllabus
  • Course Materials Booklet (28 pages) includes:
    • Course slides 
    • Descriptions of ethics awareness tools to help therapists:
      • identify motivations 
      • recognize ethically precarious situations 
      • identify conflicts of interest
      • assess the therapeutic container for a balance of safety appropriate risk, and intra- and inter-personal support 
  • Discussion forum to engage with other learners and instructors
  • Knowledge checks
  • Downloadable course references
  • 1 year access to our online learning platform
  • Invite to our monthly speaker series and access to videos from our past events
  • Official Psychedelic Support Certificate of Completion

Choose the Continuing Education (CE) option for:

  • 2 hours of continuing education (CE) credits
  • CE Certificate for licensed professionals, including psychologists, therapists, nurses, social workers, etc.
  • See below for more information about continuing education
Certificate Information

Interested in the different certificate options for our courses? Read on to learn more:

Learn more about Completion Certificate

Once you complete the course you will receive a Psychedelic Support Certificate of Completion. Choose this option if you are not a licensed health provider and do not need continuing education credit for your professional degree.

Learn more about CE Credit Certificate

Once you complete the course you will receive a Psychedelic Support CE Certificate. Choose this option if you are a licensed health provider who would like continuing education credit for your professional degree.

  • Be sure to select the CE credit option when purchasing the course.
  • Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance for your credits.
  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by Psychedelic Support, an APA-approved CE sponsor.
  • Psychedelic Support is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychedelic Support maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • FFor questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, to request special accommodations, or report a grievance contact Psychedelic Support info@psychedelic.support.