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Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy (Ethics 101)

Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy (Ethics 101)


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One Year
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Psychedelic Support has enrolled over 15,000 students in our free and paid courses! All proceeds from our paid courses have gone into funding more education and resources for the public around safe and ethical use of psychedelics in therapy and harm reduction.
Course Description

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

In psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, clients surrender to an as-yet-unknown transformation. It is crucial that patients are able to trust the person who sits with them during their exploration. They need to know the person they will rely on is willing to do their very best to attune to the extra-ordinary experience with them and to provide reassurance as needed in that world, yet, at the same time, maintain a safe physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual container for the explorer.

This course provides a self-reflective and self-compassionate approach to Right Relationship—an internal approach that focuses on motivations, those deep, not always conscious urges that precede our behaviors with clients. The self-inquiry of Right Relationship complements and amplifies the external, behavioral approach of traditional ethics education (the laws, codes, and standards that guide us behaviorally).

Ethics 102 and Ethics 103 are meant to follow the Ethics 101 course. Bundle these 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. Discuss how to mindfully apply ethics to psychedelic-assisted dilemmas.
  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
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, Denmark
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
I was impressed with the depth that Kylea Taylor stepped into with ethical principles in every level of clinical therapy.
Jennifer H., Licensed Professional Counselor
I was impressed with the depth that Kylea Taylor stepped into with ethical principles in every level of clinical therapy.
Jennifer H., Licensed Professional Counselor
I found this very helpful and thinking about work with extra ordinary states of consciousness as well as in thinking about my work as a traditional depth oriented psychotherapist.
Chris L., Licensed Clinical Social Worker
As psychedelics expand our scope of therapy, so to do so we need our scope of ethics to expand. This course provides just that. Kylea, the presenter, draws on years of therapy experience to provide an insightful, well-planned, and effective tool for therapists to expand their understanding of the ethics needed for working with clients in extraordinary states of consciousness.
Michael Watkins, MD
Kylea Taylor's course is an excellent and important investment in one's system. Any time is a good time to reflect and be reminded of the far-reaching and unmeasurable implications of this work.Interesting and concise.
Thersea J., Caretaker
This was a very well designed course that taught a lot of information in a short time frame. I will watch it over again to gather more of the details. Highly recommend for other therapists and guides.
Nev I.
Very engaging and informative training. Kylea's expertise in the worlds of Holotropic Breathwork and psychedelics is evident in how the similarities and differences of these modalities are woven into this training. These are two worlds in which I walk and I am thankful for an expanded model of ethics that includes the traditional approach without condemning it. This training has made me eager to hear more about the Ethics of Caring.
Christopher W.
I loved this ethics course! Kylea is full of wisdom. I walked away from this course with a great new set of tools in a short period of time. Thanks so much!
Alix A.
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)
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.
  • Course FAQ can be found here.

Self-paced course includes:

  • Video presentation (69 minutes)
  • Downloadable Course Syllabus
  • Downloadable Course Materials Booklet (29 pages) which includes:
    • Course slides
    • Chart to help identify motivations
    • Annotated list of ethically precarious situations in professional/client relationships
    • Chapter from The Ethics of Caring: Finding Right Relationship by Kylea Taylor (3400 words)
    • Optional suggested reading list
  • 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.
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, to request special accommodations, or report a grievance contact Psychedelic Support info@psychedelic.support.