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Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Perinatal Period

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Perinatal Period


One Year Course Access
One Year
Course Access
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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

Perinatal/Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are an understudied and misunderstood concern that affects many new parents. One in 7 women may experience postpartum depression in the year after birth. Traditional treatments are limited and have unknown consequences on the developing child. These disorders affect many new mothers and can have a profound impact on their family systems. 

Interest in psychedelic medicines and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is growing. More and more studies are examining the benefits of psychedelics in a host of mental and physical illnesses. Ketamine is legal and available now, with more psychedelic medicines approaching FDA approval. Using her own personal and professional experiences, Kate will discuss the safety and the potential benefits psychedelics could bring to individuals experiencing perinatal mood disorders. 

Who is this course for?

This course is for both new and experienced guides, students, healthcare professionals, people taking their healing into their own hands, and anyone interested in gaining insight into the human psyche. 

Course Curriculum

Foundational Concepts

  • Perinatal experiences
  • Prevalence rates of PMADs
  • Current treatments available for PMADs
  • Efficacy of psychedelic medicines for mood disorders and perinatal mood disorders
  • Resources to find more information and contributions of others in the field of parents using psychedelics to heal

Learning Objectives
After this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss the postpartum experience and the needs that parents experience during this period. 
2. Define and identify prevalence rates of perinatal mood disorders (PMADs).
3. Discuss the costs and benefits of current treatments for PMADs.
4. Explore current research into psychedelics in the perinatal period.
5. Discuss the parallels between birth, postpartum, and non-ordinary states.

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
Coming soon!
Meet your Course Instructors, Contributors, & Peer Reviewers:
Kate Kincaid, LPC
Kate runs a group private practice in Tucson, AZ that specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, people in ethically non-monogamous relationships and people seeking psychedelic integration therapy and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. She has long been interested in non-ordinary states of consciousness and believes in the healing wisdom of plant medicines. She is a graduate of the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Studies and Research and her practice has applied to establish eligibility with MAPS PBC to offer MDMA-assisted psychotherapy if it becomes an approved treatment. She is also the co-creator of Southwest Love Fest, a conference on relationships, identity, and community. Kate’s therapeutic style is informed by feminism and social justice, seeking to help collectively dismantle systems of violence and oppression. She believes that many issues clients come to therapy with are rooted in a logical response to an oppressive system that is then pathologized and stigmatized. She has an eclectic and intuitive approach that is influenced by attachment theory, humanistic psychology, somatics, and neuroscience.
Kate Kincaid, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Tucson Counseling Associates, Soma Psychedelics
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 (40 minutes)
  • Reading Assignment
  • Course slides and resources including references, books, and website links
  • 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:

  • 1 hour 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.