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Microdosing Psilocybin & LSD: What We Know So Far

Microdosing Psilocybin & LSD: What We Know So Far


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Over 15,000 students taught
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

Dr. Zelfand takes a deep dive into the latest research on microdosing to summarize what we know - and what we don’t - about the effects of taking sub-perceptual doses of LSD and psilocybin. Featuring real cases from Dr. Zelfand’s practice, this class explains various dosage protocols, reviews the literature available, and summarizes general trends. The proposed mechanisms of action for microdosing are explained, along with safety considerations and drug-drug interactions.

Who is this course for?

This course is for both new and experienced guides, students, healthcare professionals, and anyone interested in gaining insight into the human psyche.

Course Curriculum

Foundational Concepts:

  • Definitions, dose, frequency, substances
  • Who microdoses & why
  • What does it feel like?
  • Microdosing & meaning
  • How it works (mechanisms of action)
  • Microdosing vs. trip dosing
  • Stacking

Indications for Microdosing - Review of the Evidence:

  • Microdosing for depression & mood disorders
  • Microdosing & addiction
  • Microdosing for chronic pain
  • Microdosing for ADD, ADHD
  • Microdosing for autism spectrum disorders
  • Microdosing for creativity
  • Microdosing & connection
  • Microdosing moms
  • Speech & facial expressions

Troubleshooting and Safety:

  • Placebo effect
  • Safety considerations
  • Contraindications to microdosing
  • Flow vs. hypomania
  • Negative side effects
  • Troubleshooting dosage
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Reasons people stop microdosing

Learning Objectives:

After this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define microdosing, and distinguish how it’s different from other ways of taking LSD and psilocybin.
  2. Summarize the theorized mechanisms of action of psychedelic microdoses’ effects on mood and behavior.
  3. List the safety risks, side effects, and contraindications for microdosing.
  4. List the conditions that may potentially respond well to psychedelic microdosing.
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
This was very helpful and gave me a great jumping-off point for diving into the research on my own and sharing information with patients and colleagues.
Caitlin B., MSN, FNP
Training was great. Super nice to take CEUs in something that is interesting and holds so much hope for clients. AND this will be much more relevant to my practice when LSD and psilocybin are legal!
Caitlin C., LMHC
Great instructor! Cogent, crisp.
Amazing course...Loved this!
Nicholas C., PCP
Dr. Z is my favorite of all the psychedelic educators I've studied with so far. I love her approach to the subject matter and the way she expresses her own curiosity and passion for the topics.
Megan L.
I'm the mother of an adult child with PTSD and MDD. I took this course to supplement my knowledge of microdosing psilocybin and found the workshop very informative. The instructor presented the material in an easy-to-understand, organized way.
Meet your Course Instructors, Contributors, & Peer Reviewers:
Dr. Erica Zelfand
Dr. Erica Zelfand specializes in integrative mental health and functional medicine. In addition to treating patients of all ages in her private practice, Dr. Zelfand is a ketamine prescriber, facilitator of therapeutic psychedelic experiences, trainer of psychedelic facilitators, acclaimed international speaker, and medical writer. She often presents at medical conferences on the clinical applications of psychedelic healing, and advocates for the legalization of psychedelics.
Dr. Erica Zelfand
Licensed Family Doctor
Right to Heal, Simba Health
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 (120 minutes)
  • Course slides and references
  • Discussion forum to engage with other learners and instructors
  • Knowledge checks
  • 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 at info@psychedelic.support.