MDMA Therapy Training Program Update: December 2022 

The MAPS PBC Training Team had a robust and fulfilling year launching newly designed education experiences, including a weeklong in-person retreat.

The retreats were a learning journey for staff and trainees alike, offering scientific and therapeutic education from experienced lead trainers and assistant trainers who have worked on the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted therapy clinical trials, experiential activities that put skills into practice, exploration through art, music, and self-reflection, and building a joyous education community.  

In 2022, the MDMA Therapy Training Program educated 360 practitioners across six cohorts as well as an additional 500 practitioners through collaborations with organizations such as the California Institute of Integral Studies, Naropa University, and the Mount Sinai Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research. With the support of donors, the expanded Health Equity Leadership Program for Practitioners awarded over $500k to 130 recipients who will help shape a modality that can reach the communities that need it most. The scholarship recipients identified as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) (86%), LGBTQIA+ (54%), Transgender/Non-Binary/Two-spirit (13%), and people with disabilities (13%).  

We are grateful to all the practitioners and educators that were willing to give their time and presence to being a part of the MDMA Therapy education community.  

A special thanks to the teaching staff who joined us on this adventure and made 2022 so successful and rewarding:  

Marcela Ot’alora G.; Bruce Poulter; Michael Mithoefer; Annie Mithoefer; Keren Tzarfaty; Ido Siemion; Brooke Balliett; Philip Lister; Jennifer Jones; Michael Alpert; Chris Stauffer; Sara Gael-Giron; Nicole Sylvestre; Genesee Herzberg; Harvey Schwartz; Veronika Gold; Jason Butler; Joanna Simundic; Eric Sienknecht; Cristie Strongman; Evan Sola; Susan Walker; Elizabeth Call; Chantelle Thomas; Chistopher Nicholas; Andrea Rosati; Joseph McCowan; Paul Uy; Cheryl Breault; Yevgeniy Gelfand; Wende Reynolds; Kelley O’Donnell; Anne Wagner; Kevin Lutz; José Mata; Paulo Rebello; Amy Lehrner; Miryam Sperka; Lauren Lepow; Laura Pratchett; Mustafa Haznedar 

The MDMA Therapy Training Program is not accepting applications at this time. Practitioners interested in learning more about the MDMA Therapy Training Program and future education opportunities can sign up for the training newsletter to receive updates.