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#19 Beckley Academy: Charting the Course for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

#19 Beckley Academy: Charting the Course for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Welcome back to The Trip Report Podcast, a production of Beckley Waves, a Psychedelic Venture Studio.

Today, I'm speaking with Shirelle Noble, Deb Gardner, and Danielle Herrera, LMFT from Beckley Academy. They recently published A Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Learning Framework.

This is a research initiative that aims to foster a unified and comprehensive educational paradigm for psychedelic practitioners across the field.

With the advent of psychedelic-assisted therapy in regulated, unregulated, and legal grey areas, more and more therapists are seeking out training to learn how to administer this novel modality. 

In response, there is a growing market of educational providers that are vying for their business.

However, there are no agreed-upon standards for training, certification, and licensing.

As a result, the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy is at a pivotal juncture. Its potential to revolutionize mental health treatment is immense, yet the absence of agreed-upon training standards and certifications for practitioners remains a critical gap.

Beckley Academy co-founding team members Deborah Gardner and Shirelle Noble recognized the opportunity to analyze existing publications and create a unified learning framework – a first step in the direction of such standards.

The conversation I am about to share with you highlights the framework's pivotal role in addressing the current gaps within the field and the necessity for a standardized set of learning objectives. 

This open-sourced Learning Framework is a foundational step towards establishing a coherent and comprehensive educational standard for Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and advocating for a multifaceted and experiential learning approach that includes somatic and relational practices.

And now, I bring you my conversation with Shirelle Noble, Deb Gardner, and Danielle Herrera from Beckley Academy.

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The Trip Report by Beckley Waves
The Trip Report
The Trip Report is a podcast and newsletter about the business, science, and policy developments of the evolving psychedelic field. While the main organizing theme is psychedelics, it is really about the many different domains that are converging to bring about this field and the assembly of what many believe to be a “New Paradigm” in science, medicine, and our understanding of the human experience. Our goal is to foster an educated and informed psychedelic ecosystem, and to do that, we will feature in-depth conversations with scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders at the forefront of the psychedelic renaissance.