Reading List and Resources

Ethical Guidelines for Ketamine Clinicians:

Kriya Institute Guidelines:

 KAP training centers:

There are a number of KAP training centers — many of which are now offering virtual trainings:.

KRIYA — San Francisco, CA

Fluence – New York City, New York

Healing Realms – San Francisco, CA

Polaris Insight Center – San Francisco, CA

Subscribe to Polaris’ quarterly newsletter the Polaris Pulse, to get community updates and information on a wide variety of psychedelic-therapy topics.

Sage Institute – Berkeley, CA

Temenos~ Center for Integrative Psychotherapy – Petaluma, CA

The Ketamine Training Center – San Anselmo, CA

Phil Wolfson and Julane Andries

Training in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy:

California Institute for Integral Studies

Offers a certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research. Beginning in April, CIIS is beginning with the first East Coast cohort for this certificate, which has historically been based in Northern California. A year from now, there will be an additional 100+ trainees on the East coast who have completed the certificate.


Other websites with good Information and Further Resources:

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

MAPS is sponsoring the phase 3 clinical trials for MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD

Boston Psychedelic Research Group (BPRG)~ contact Anne St. Goar

This group meets roughly every couple of months. There is usually a presenter and discussion as well as break-out group discussions.

Ketamine Research Association

The Ketamine Library contains all the human studies from the beginning of research on ketamine to the current literature. It is updated regularly.

KRIYA~ Ketamine Research Institute

Founded by Raquel Bennet, PsyD~ Resources, a list of providers, trainings, and an annual conference from 2015-2019. They may hold future conferences focused on Ketamine treatment as well, but are on hold currently.



The Ketamine Papers, by Phil Wolfson, M.D. & Glen Hartelius (editors)

Handbook of Medical Hallucinogens, edited by Charles S. Grob and Jim Grigsby

How to Change your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence, by Michael Pollan

Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences, by William Richards

The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James

Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at their roots using Memory Reconsolidation, By Bruce Ecker, et. al.

A Primer on Memory Reconsolidation and its psychotherapeutic use as a core process of profound change by Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic and Laurel Hulley

Acid Test: Lsd, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal, by Tom Shroder

Trust Surrender Receive: How MDMA can Release Us from Trauma and PTSD, by Anne Other

Combining Ketamine with Psychotherapy

This list of articles  comes from the Kriya Institute Reading List

(They have many including those listed below regarding combining Ketamine with psychotherapy): 

Dore, J., Turnipseed, B., Dwyer, S., Turnipseed, A., Andries, J., Ascani, G., Monnette, C., Huidekoper, A., Strauss, N., & Wolfson, P. (2019). Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP): Patient demographics, clinical data and outcomes in three large practices administering ketamine with psychotherapy, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs,51(2), 189-198. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1587556

Gold, V. & Sienknecht, E. (2020) Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy online? Psychedelic Support, 06/19/2020.

Greenway, K. T., Garel, N., Jerome, L. & Feduccia, A. (2020). Integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology: Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and other combined treatments. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

Katzman, J. (2018). Rapid depression remission and the “therapeutic bends” with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Psychedelics Today.

Kolp, E., Young, S. M., Freidman, H., Krupitsky, E., Jansen, K., & O’Connor, L. (2007). Ketamine-enhanced psychotherapy: Preliminary clinical observations on its effects in treating death anxiety. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 26(1), 1–17.

Wilkinson, S. T., Wright, D., Fasula, M. K., Fenton, L., Griepp, M., Ostroff, R. B., & Sanacora, G. (2017).Cognitive behavior therapy may sustain antidepressant effects of intravenous ketamine in treatment-resistant depression . Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 86(3), 162–167. doi: 10.1159/000457960



Inbodied Life, with Lauren Taus : #24 The Women of Ketamine

The mindbodygreen podcast with Jason Wachob: 24Jan2020 Ketamine, MAPS & what’s next for psychedelic-assisted therapy, an interview with Gita Vaid, MD

Psychedelics Today podcast with Joe Moore and Kyle Buller : Veronika Gold talks about Methods of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy


About Trauma and Treatment:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Internal Family Systems Institute ~ List of practitioners and resources:

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, by Richard Schwartz

Speakers about trauma, neuroscience, dissociation and IFS

Frank Anderson speaks about trauma, neuroscience, dissociation and IFS

Jim Hopper teaches about the effects of trauma on brain and psychological functioning:

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)~ List of practitioners and resources:

Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists, by Janina Fisher, PhD

Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual, by Deidre Fay

Polyvagal theory

Informational website of Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory

Rhythm of Regulation with Deb Dana


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