The Utah Psychological Association,
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Presented by Emily Bullock PsyD and Scott G. Allen MD
6 CE Credits
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is the utilization of the ketamine medication within a therapy session, along with integration therapy sessions after each medicine session.
An increasing number of clinics are offering ketamine medication treatment as a stand-alone treatment, without any psychotherapy or integration services. Great Salt Lake Wellness and Satori Health are on a mission to train mental health conditions in the ethical use and administration of ketamine treatment via the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy protocol. Pairing the ketamine medication with talk therapy and integration services facilitates a more robust outcome. Ketamine is the “tool” used in KAP, but the psychotherapy and processing of unresolved trauma and underlying issues is what typically helps treat the mood disorder.
Participants in this training will achieve the following objectives/core competencies:
- Describe the field of psychedelic medicines and ketamine.
- Explain proper intake and evaluation processes to assess patients’ suitability for KAP.
- Demonstrate skills specific to KAP.
- Discuss assessing and managing suicidal ideation and appropriateness for KAP.
- Identify multi-cultural applications and Ethics in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
- Explain methods for assisting your existing therapy clients when they are receiving ketamine medication treatment at another clinic.
- Identify practice management issues (e.g., legal, insurance, safety)
Emily Bullock, PsyD
Dr. Bullock founded Great Salt Lake Medical to help individuals facing the real challenge of managing mental illness and mental health conditions. Specializing in treating complex trauma for individuals at Great Salt Lake Wellness, Inc. she is passionate about assisting individuals through the change process, to help them better understand the problems and difficulties of their unique condition, while holistically approaching their wellness through goals and treatment plans. As a behavioral health clinical psychologist trained in integrated psychedelic medicine, she specializes in treating complex trauma. It is both her personal and professional vision to continue offering affordable ketamine therapy to the general public, alongside ongoing mind-body connection education and services for a more peaceful mental and physical foundation to not only manage but thrive in life.
Scott G. Allen MD
Dr. Scott Allen, MD is the medical director and founder of Satori Health and Wellness. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist, practicing both hospital-based medicine and outpatient mental health services. Dr. Allen is a national leader in the emerging field of ketamine and psychedelic medicine. Dr. Allen is a national leader in the emerging field of ketamine and psychedelic medicine.
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| Early bird registration active through April 12, 2024
| After early bird registration
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|Non-Member Students /Residents
| No Charge
Register online at: www.utpsych.org OR Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337