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Cultivating Liberation: Exploration of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy w/ Candace Oglesby, LCPC (with a focus on ketamine)

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


This workshop is designed for mental health practitioners interested in using psychedelics, particularly ketamine, in clinical practice, with an emphasis on social justice, social determinants of mental health, and liberation. Candace Oglesby will provide foundational education in psychedelic-assisted therapy (specifically ketamine) and an overview of current research on practices. Ketamine, a dissociative drug used medically since the 1970s, has shown substantial potential in conjunction with psychological interventions. The workshop will delve into practical aspects such as preparing clients for ketamine treatment, dosing and administration, and integration. Participants will gain insights into case conceptualization, facilitating psychedelic experiences, navigating challenging reactions, and employing harm reduction strategies. Small group work will allow participants to practice techniques for client preparation, dosing, and supporting post-treatment integration of insights and emotions. Candace will also share her experiences with these modalities as a clinical trial therapist, emphasizing their transformative impact on her psychotherapy practice, and how practitioners can engage in current clinical trials, focusing on reducing disparities in mental health care.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EST

Format: Hybrid

  • Livestream via Zoom, or
  •  In person: UNC School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

CE Credit: 6 CEs, read for full information on credit types awarded.
Fees: $90

Clinical Lecture Institute trainings are for students, professionals, and community members interested in therapeutic practices that are anti-oppressive, intersectional, and centered on self-determination. 

Free of charge for UNC School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, and practicum instructors. 2 CE for behavioral health clinicians including social workers, psychologists, and counselors.

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October 10
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Marie Finnigan


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, Auditorium
325 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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