Ketamine Enhanced Internal Family Systems (K-IFS) Clinical Training

Ketamine Enhanced Internal Family Systems (K-IFS) Clinical Training

The use of ketamine as treatment for depression, suicidality, PTSD, and chronic pain is booming and sits at the forefront of altered state assisted psychotherapy. However, there is a lack of clinicians who are able to guide patients through this process to make lasting change in their life.

Training Description

This training blends ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) with Internal Family Systems (IFS) to provide clinicians with a map to support clients and patients through altered consciousness therapy. Ketamine enhanced Internal Family Systems (K-IFS) will instruct clinicians in K-IFS specific preparation for medicine work, therapeutic support, anchoring, and integrated embodiment. During this experience, participants will learn the basics of IFS, translate the IFS paradigm from ordinary consciousness into a map for medicine work, gain a foundational understanding of ketamine as a supportive medicine for psychological exploration, and practice facilitating ketamine enhanced IFS sessions as well as dive into the medicine to support your own internal processing. Participants will also learn about the ethics of altered consciousness psychotherapy and best practices for set, setting, and integration.

This experience is part professional learning and part personal retreat. We welcome you to bring your curiosity to get to know and care for your internal family more fully. Ketamine can be thought of as WD-40 (helps get stuck things unstuck :) ) for protectors which allows them to relax. During this window of time, we are granted greater access to parts that are often out of reach of Self energy that supports and nourishes all within our inner world.

In this small group learning retreat, all parts of you are welcome! The limited number of participants allows us to support your professional learning as well as your personal journey. This training retreat will include didactic learning, personal medicine experiences, practice facilitating ketamine enhanced IFS, and deepening your integration practices.

Just as all of your internal parts are welcome, all levels of IFS learners are welcome. For those who are new to IFS, we will cover the basics and begin the journey into this world-opening therapeutic lens. For those who are experienced in IFS, we will hone your skills as you shift from the application of IFS in ordinary consciousness into expanded consciousness. Ketamine enhanced IFS offers an opportunity to journey into the world of your parts and visit them in their internal home–as distinct from inviting them to come to the surface of conscious awareness in IFS sessions. This exploration into the inner world can profoundly shift your capacity to navigate non-medicine IFS work.

Registration and Participation are limited to professionals in a related licensed field, including psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physicians, etc.

Learning Objectives

Describe the basics of the IFS therapeutic modality including parts, Self, flow of the model and its application in KIFS.

Learn the pharmacology of ketamine, routes of administration, medical preparation and contraindications for ketamine use.

Facilitate KIFS sessions with supervision and support.

Participate in integration practices.

Discuss the role of ethics, consent and building a strong therapeutic alliance in the context of altered consciousness therapy.

Registration

Registration is limited to those in the mental health profession and includes the following: 

  • Room and Food for 7 days
  • 53 Learning Hours
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Two (2) Facilitated Medicine Experiences
  • Seven (7) Group Integration Sessions. 

**CE Approval from IFSI are pending.

Tuition: $6500. Payment plans are available. Scholarships are available upon request. Contact organizers for scholarships.

Location

Our NEW location will be at the Quintessential Cape Cod Estate. Exact location will be provided when registered.

Information on the Cape Cod Estate

Travel is NOT INCLUDED in the training price nor will it be provided. If you would like to connect and have group transportation, we will be more than happy to facilitate those connections.

Training Agenda

Friday, April 29

  • 4:30PM Participants Arrival
  • 5:00-7:00PM Opening Circle
  • 7:30PM Dinner
  • 8:00PM Medical Clearing Evaluation and Getting to know eachother

Saturday, April 30 –Thursday, May 4

  • 8:00-9:15AM Breakfast
  • 9:30-11:00AM Morning Session
  • 11:00-11:15AM Break
  • 11:15-12:30AM Early Afternoon Session
  • 12:30-1:30PM Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00PM Afternoon Session
  • 3:00-3:15PM Break
  • 3:15-5:30PM Late Afternoon Session
  • 5:30-6:30PM Dinner
  • 7:00-8:30PM Integration Session

Friday, May 5

  • 8:00-9:15AM Breakfast
  • 9:30-11:00AM Morning Session
  • 11:00-11:15AM Break
  • 11:15-1:30PM Morning Session
  • 1:30-2:30PM Lunch
  • 2:30-4:00PM Afternoon Session
  • 4:00-4:15PM Break
  • 4:15-5:30PM Afternoon Session
  • 5:30-6:30PM Dinner
  • 7:00-8:30PM Integration Session

Saturday, May 6

  • 8:00-9:15AM Breakfast
  • 9:30-11:00AM Morning Session
  • 11:00-11:15AM Break
  • 11:15-12:45PM Closing Circle
Total learning hours - 53
IFSI CE hours pending

Jennifer Baldwin, LPC, PhD


Jennifer is a certified IFS therapist in private practice. She completed her initial IFS training in 2009, was certified in 2016, and has trained directly with Dick Schwartz multiple times. In addition to IFS, she is trained in Somatic Experiencing (SEP), EMDR, heart rate variability, neurofeedback, applied shamanism, sound therapies, breathwork, and multiple movement practices. Jennifer completed her clinical training while in the midst of her doctoral work in Systematic Theology with an emphasis in Religion and Science. She was ordained in 2007, completed her doctorate in 2013, and has published five edited volumes and two monographs. She was trained in ketamine assisted psychotherapy in 2019 and MAPS MDMA assisted psychotherapy in 2021. She has facilitated over 120 ketamine enhanced IFS sessions since 2019 honing and refining protocols on the intersection of IFS and KAP. While between writing projects, she is developing a "blueprint" for integrative trauma care that actively accounts for alterations or expansions of consciousness, including trauma-related (Frewen & Lanius) and safety-dependent.

Karen Scott, MD


Karen is passionate about the promise of psychedelic medicines to help people find psychological healing and facilitate personal and spiritual growth. She is board certified in internal medicine with 20 years of clinical practice experience, including working in hospital medicine as well as addiction treatment. She has post-graduate training in ketamine assisted psychotherapy, psychedelic integration therapy, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and holds a certificate in psychedelic therapies and research from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Scott believes that all people have within them the capacity for wholeness, and that access to this innate healing capacity can be facilitated by the use of consciousness technologies including (but not limited to) psychedelic medicines. Dr. Scott is a long time practitioner of meditation, and holds with reverence the knowledge that all life is an interconnected whole. She aspires to embody integrity and compassion in all her actions. She believes that our natural state prior to trauma and adversity is inner peace, and that it is the birthright of all people to experience this peace in daily life.

Bhavya Rajanna, MD


Bhavya is a practicing Internal Medicine Physician, trained in Ketamine assisted psychotherapy, and graduate of Center of psychedelic therapy and research program at California Institute of Integral Studies. She is passionate about education and research in the field of psychedelic medicine focusing in the study of the neurophysiology and neuropharmacology of psychedelics. She is certified in guided imagery meditation and SKY yoga from Art of living institute. She is well traveled, and is passionate about travel with purpose. Interested in photography, food and learning about different cultures. She has captured all the landscape photographs in this website, depicting sunrise from different vantage points, a mark of ascension, of light, knowledge and wisdom.

Policies

COVID-19

Due to the variable rise and fall of Covid infection rates, we will require all participants to show proof of vaccination and booster in order to attend. We will also require a negative test upon entry to the training week. We recommend self testing 10 days prior to training and taking steps to minimize infection risk the 10-14 days prior to the beginning of training.

Absence Policy for Training

By registering for this workshop, you are pledging your full participation which includes being on time each day and staying for the full session. Not all CE granting organizations allow partial credit so it is possible that missing any of the training time will cause you to forfeit CE’s for the entire workshop. Due to the nature of the training, we strongly recommend remaining on site for the duration of the training.

The Continuing Education Team Consists of: Jennifer Baldwin, PhD, LPC ~ Director of Education Services: [email protected] 678-631-7630

Cancellation and Refund Request

$200 of your registration fee is non-refundable.

If you cancel your registration 60 or more days before the training, you may request a refund of the money you have paid, less the $200 administration fee.

If you cancel your registration less than 4 weeks before the first training day (for any reason), you will receive a 50% credit toward another training within the next 18 months.

If you cancel your registration less than 2 weeks before the training day you are not eligible for a refund.

If you do not show up for your registered training, you do not get a refund.

If Sapience Therapy or Grounding Flight has to cancel the training for any reason, you are entitled to a full refund (including the non-refundable registration fee) or you may transfer your registration to another training.

If the training is canceled due to a natural disaster, Sapience Therapy or Grounding Flight will not be liable for costs other than the registration fee.

Complaints about course content, speakers, and facilities.

The goal at Sapience Therapy and Grounding Flight is to provide an effective learning experience for all participants. If you have a grievance with the course content, speakers or facilities please submit a complaint in writing to [email protected]

The following information is needed to move forward with your grievance:

Name
Email
Date of Training.
Written grievance

Non-Receipt of Certificates

Certificate of completion will be provided to all participants on the final day of the training. If you do not receive your certificate please contact us by email at [email protected] Replacement certificates are $25