PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY CREDENTIALING

Our credentialing program to become a professional psychedelic guide is simplified in two levels: Psychedelic Guide and Psychedelic Therapist.

Each level includes a series of 15 practice sessions, eight 1.5 hour long group supervision sessions, and an individual one hour coaching session with Daniel McQueen.

In addition to these requirements, we pair you with one of our psychedelic guide trainers who have professional experience in the field for a series of four monthly individual mentorship sessions per level. This requirement is new to the program; we’ve found it to be incredibly helpful for those who wish to have support in becoming a professional guide. A lot comes up for guides in training and this is a great space to share and receive guidance and support.

To be credentialed in our program means we vouch for your skill, commitment to a code of ethics, and community professional oversight. This requires completion of the credentialing steps and a signed commitment to our Safe Community Policy. We believe these are minimum commitments to practice as an ethical psychedelic guide or psychedelic therapist and to charge for your services.

Those who wish to join the program and only work with friends and family, or who wish to volunteer at festivals or in other communities, do not need to engage these professional track requirements.

MBPT Professional Track

Students can gain two levels in protected professional, credentialed titles that are registered trademarks of the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness and Psychedelic Sitters School. 

Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy® (MBPT), developed by Daniel McQueen, is a psychedelic therapy modality that integrates mindfulness practices, transpersonal psychotherapy and traditional guiding practices with somatically-informed psychotherapy and psychedelic medicines.

MBPT is the therapeutic modality that the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness teaches through Psychedelic Sitters School and is the modality our practitioners use during sessions with clients. The modality teaches that the presence of the therapist is central to the process and that “Awareness with Acceptance is the Healing Process.”

Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy® (CAPT) developed by Daniel McQueen, is a central speciality of MBPT that combines the modality with the medicinal effects of Psychedelic Cannabis. We call cannabis the “Somatic Psychedelic” because it affects both the 5-HT2A receptor of the brain (which other psychedelics activate) as well as the endocannabinoid system in the body.  These sessions provide a full body and soul holistic experience that is deeply healing. Cannabis allows clients to have increased awareness of difficult somatic sensations, memories, mental programs, judgements, and anxieties, and this exploration leads to a resolution and healing of unhealthy processes and potential clinical concerns. CAPT elicits a deeper awareness of emotional processes and activates physical and emotional discharges leading to release and healing.

The credentialing requirements are designed to provide the necessary tools and added support to aid students in the process of becoming confident and successful professional practitioners.

To be credentialed in our program means we vouch for your skill, commitment to a code of ethics, and community professional oversight. This requires completion of the credentialing steps and a signed commitment to our Safe Community Policy. We believe these are minimum commitments to practice as an ethical psychedelic guide or psychedelic therapist and to charge for your services. 

 Psychedelic Guide Credential in MBPT

  • Completion in about four months
  • Individual Mentorship – Four monthly individual mentorship sessions with a psychedelic guide 
  • Credentialing Mentorship – Eight group supervision sessions 
  • Practice Session Series – (Minimum of fifteen 3-hour sessions)

 Psychedelic Therapy Credential in MBPT 

Prerequisites: PSS 1 – 2 and Guide Credential 

  • Completion in 4-8 months
  • Individual Mentorship – Four monthly individual mentorship sessions with a psychedelic guide 
  • Credentialing Mentorship – Eight group supervision sessions
  • Advanced Practice Session Series – (Minimum of fifteen 4-hour sessions)

 Certificates of Completion

Certificates of completion are awarded to students who complete Psychedelic Guide Training (PSS 1 & 2) and Psychedelic Therapy Training (PSS 3). If they completed the MBPT Credentialing track then that will be indicated on the certificate.

As of January 2022, these are the four types of certificates we offer:

This certificate holder has completed 127 hours of Psychedelic Guide Training. They have completed two of three experiential intensives in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy. They have obtained the skill sets and logistics training needed to work skillfully and ethically as a Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Guide and may offer psychedelic guide services as a Community Guide which entails volunteer positions or offering of free services for friends, family and community members.

This certificate holder has completed 127 hours of Psychedelic Guide Training with an additional 29 hours of supervision and mentorship, totaling 156 training hours. They have completed two of three experiential intensives in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy. They have obtained the skill sets and logistics training needed to work skillfully and ethically as a Professional Credentialed Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Guide and may offer professional psychedelic guide services in accordance with MBPT protocols in settings congruent with other professional identities.

This certificate holder has completed 192 hours of Psychedelic Therapy Training. They have completed all three experiential intensives in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy. They have obtained the skill sets and logistics training needed to work skillfully and ethically as a Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Guide and may offer psychedelic guide and therapy services as a Community Guide which entails volunteer positions or offering of free services for friends, family and community members.

This certificate holder has completed 192 hours of Psychedelic Therapy Training with an additional 62 hours of supervision and mentorship, totaling 256 training hours. They have completed all three experiential intensives in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy. They have obtained the skill sets and logistics training needed to work skillfully and ethically as a Professional Credentialed Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapist and may offer psychedelic therapy and guide services in accordance with MBPT protocols in clinical settings.

Community Accountability

Professionals credentialed through Psychedelic Sitters School and the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness consent to follow the MM Safe Community Policy, and consent to community accountability through our Safe Community Council. You can email the council directly at safecommunity@medicinalmindfulness.org with any questions or concerns about practitioners affiliated with the program.