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"Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Emerging Field - Zoom meeting"

  • April 11, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • On-line via ZOOM - Pre-Registration link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.


  • Available to members of the Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita Chapters. Membership will be verified.

Membership Meeting

Note:  Presented on Zoom.

Erica Siegal, LCSW

"Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: What Clinicians Need to Know About

the Emerging Field"

Join Erica for an overview of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy treatment models that are currently available, the clinical trials that are on-going and what the future of the psychedelic industry might look like for mental health clinicians. We will explore the current legal status of psychedelic treatments, discuss available options for professional training for integrating psychedelic therapies into your practice and discuss the harm reduction measures that must be taken to protect our clients in the rapidly emerging psychedelic industry. Erica will also discuss how to talk to your clients about recreational and intentional use that might not occur in a therapeutic context.

Come learn about the current availability and legality of psychedelic treatments and the potential benefits and risks of psychedelics (clinical and non-clinical) that your clients might be exploring. Explore a variety of complementary treatments/ interventions that would be helpful while waiting for access/ legalization (how to expand your knowledge base) and become more confident in talking to your clients about psychedelics and other emerging treatments.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 4 different therapeutic psychedelics and what disorders they are treating.
  2. Describe the legality of 4 therapeutic psychedelics and their timeline for potential access/legalization.
  3. Identify at least 3 alternatives to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy that can induce altered states of consciousness.
  4. List 5 potential risks of engaging in underground psychedelic therapy, for your clients and for you as a clinician.


Erica Siegal, LCSW is a professional harm reduction educator, trauma therapist and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist. Erica has trained and educated groups from all over the world in harm reduction, compassionate care during crisis and the integration of mystical/altered states. She has spent the past 6 years working on MAPS’ sponsored FDA approved MDMA-assisted psychotherapy clinical trials in Los Angeles, CA. In 2019, Erica started her own practice, NEST Harm Reduction that focuses on providing emotional support to first responders and people who are experiencing professional burnout and compassion fatigue. She currently has a telehealth clinical practice and offers custom-tailored educational programming and workshops to communities and groups, both large and small.

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       Sunday, April 11, 2021


  8:45am-9am Check-In*

  9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

      Chapter Announcements*

  9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

  11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

      Private Practice Announcements*

  11:15am-11:30am Break*

  11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting*

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


Online via Zoom. See registration message - below.

    The link to Zoom meeting will be sent in confirmation email upon registration


$15  SFV-CAMFT chapter members  (online , including day of event)

$25 Non chapter members   (online, including day of event)

$20 (STUDENTS ONLY - (online, including day of event)

No phone or email RSVP.
No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

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Refund Policy 

Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

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