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profession & better serve 
our Central Coast community.

Ketamine Therapy as a Catalyst for Healing and Transformation

  • Fri, February 23, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


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Central Coast–CAMFT


Ketamine Therapy as a Catalyst
for Healing and Transformation

Presented By:
Ray Rivas, MD

Friday, February 23, 2024
10:00 am – 11:30 am

1.5 CE Credits

Online Via Zoom

Our Presentation

Discover the transformative potential of ketamine therapy. This 1.5-hour presentation will give you a foundational understanding of how ketamine therapy is helping change how we think about mental health. Designed specifically for licensed therapists, our presentation offers a nuanced exploration of ketamine's journey from an anesthetic to a therapeutic catalyst, providing practical knowledge on its mechanisms, applications, and integration into therapeutic practices. Join us to learn about ketamine’s healing properties to identify ideal candidates for treatment. We’ll focus on how therapists can use this powerful medicine to improve their patient’s outcomes. We’ll also address crucial aspects such as risks, safety measures, ethical considerations, and cost implications for both therapists and patients. By dispelling common misconceptions and setting realistic expectations, we aim to equip therapists with the knowledge and confidence to consider ketamine therapy as a valuable tool in their practice. Whether you're new to the concept or seeking to deepen your understanding, this presentation is a good opportunity to stay at the forefront of behavioral health.

Educational Goals

This presentation is designed to help curious and ambitious therapists start working with ketamine therapy to improve their patient outcomes.


  1. State one reason why researchers believe ketamine may make psychotherapy more effective.
  2. Name the two most popular routes of administration for off-label ketamine therapy.
  3. Describe the three phases of injectable ketamine therapy.
  4. Name four common misconceptions about ketamine or ketamine therapy.
  5. Identify three ways in which therapists can learn more about ketamine therapy.

About Our Presenter

Ray Rivas, MD, is a board-certified, acute care and trauma surgeon with over 12 years’ experience administering ketamine. Before founding Innerbloom in 2022, Dr Rivas worked on the frontlines of emergency and trauma medicine in Santa Maria, CA, and Austin, TX.

Closing date for registration is February 21, 2024 at 10pm.

Unless otherwise specified, our courses meet the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of this course earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, Associates and students, MSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


While the Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT makes every effort to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there may be occasional issues with regard to presentations/workshops which will require intervention and/or action on the part of the board. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

When a participant files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

  1. The participant(s) will be asked to put concerns in writing (this can be in electronic form, such as an email).
  2. If the grievance concerns a presenter, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put their comments in written format. The Board will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
  3. If the grievance concerns a presentation/workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Board will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the Board will:
  • provide a credit for a subsequent presentation/workshop or
  • provide a partial or full refund of the presentation/workshop fee

Refund Policy
Refund policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to an emergency. If you need to cancel, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at

Special Accommodations
If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of our events, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at

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