MDMA Therapy Training Program Update: July 2022

In June 2022, the MDMA Therapy Training Team delivered two more trainings, including a week-long in-person training retreat in New York and a week-long training in California in collaboration with the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research. The New York training was led by mentor trainers Bruce Poulter, MPH, and Marcela Ot’alora G., MA, LPC. In addition to the synchronous and online course content, the training retreat incorporated art therapy projects, an evening music experiential evening, and Holotropic Breathwork, among other immersive learning components. The retreat was supported by a team of Assistant Trainers including Harvey Schwartz, Ph.D., LCP; Veronika Gold, LMFT; Jennifer Jones, LCSW; Genesee Herzberg, LCP; and Jason Butler, Ph.D., LCP. The CIIS training was led by mentor trainers Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, BSN, and supported by Assistant Trainers Eric Sienknecht, Ph.D., LCP, and Joanna Simundic, LPC, LCSW. 

The next training will be a week-long collaboration with Naropa University for their inaugural psychedelic-assisted therapies certificate cohort, running July 31 – August 7.  

Upcoming 2022 Trainings 

The 2022 training schedule has been posted on the training website, including options for a blended (online/in person) training format. 

Blended Format Cohorts: 

  • September 12-18, North Carolina • Online Course starts in August 
  • September 25 – October 1, Colorado • Online Course starts in August 
  • October 9-14, New York • Online Course starts in September 

Application Information 

We are now accepting applications for the above training programs. (Apply Here

Previously submitted applications will remain on file and will be reviewed for upcoming training opportunities. 

Guided by our commitment to deliver on our public benefit promise that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to heal, MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) is growing its MAPS Health Equity Leadership Program for Providers (formerly Health Equity Scholarship). Establishing a trusting relationship between providers and patients is essential to effective therapy, and longstanding evidence has shown that the alignment of the social identities between giver and receiver of therapy improves treatment outcomes, safety, and trust. 

For eligible applicants interested in applying for our Health Equity Leadership Program, please find more information and the link to the application here.