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Jules Seeman Fall Workshop, “The Healing Presence of the Psychedelic Therapist” with Mary Cosimano, LMSW

Trevecca University Jackson Music Hall
502 Lester Ave, Nashville, TN 37210
Starts Sat Oct 21 2023, 09:00am CDT
Ends Sat Oct 21 2023, 04:00pm CDT

Link to register:!event/2023/10/21/jules-seeman-fall-workshop

In this workshop, Mary will present on compassion, connection, authenticity and play. She will cover the primary therapeutic competencies necessary for guiding psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and their importance for guiding psychedelic sessions with emphasis on presence, care, connection and non-directive support. Also covered will be the importance of establishing a safe set and setting in sessions with focus on safety issues, intentions and comfort. The importance of integration will also be discussed as well as the use of guided imagery in psychedelic-assisted therapy specifying when and how to use it. There will be a section about encounters with death in psychedelic experiences and the importance of personal death awareness to aid in being a better psychedelic guide and to live a more fully now. Didactic and experiential learning via a demonstration, guided imageries, a writing exercise and break out groups will to be used to incorporate the information and techniques discussed. Question and answer periods will follow each segment.

Presenter Bio:
Mary Cosimano, LMSW, has been with the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research since 2000 when they began research with psilocybin. She is currently a Psychedelic Session Facilitator and has served as Director of Clinical Services and as a research coordinator. She has been involved with all the psilocybin studies and has conducted over 500 study sessions including Club Drug studies with Salvia Divinorum and Dextromethorphan. Mary has trained post doctorate fellows, faculty, clinicians, and research assistants as guides and taught individual and group meditation to breast cancer patients in a Johns Hopkins research study. She is a teacher and mentor at California Institute to Integral Studies for their Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research (CPTR) certificate program and conducts trainings for therapists in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. In 2003 she started a meditation group for employees in her department. She also has 15 years of experience with direct patient care as a hospice volunteer.

$99 Students/ $199 Members/ $229 Non-Members
Scholarships Available

Link to register:!event/2023/10/21/jules-seeman-fall-workshop

Continuing Education:
This event is co-sponsored by the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers a total of 6.00 contact hours, with full attendance required. There is no additional fee to submit application for CE credit. Applications for CE credit will be available on site and/or from Nashville Psychotherapy Institute.